In the episode above, from October 19, 1952, Mom, Pop and Chigger Bailey come to see Beetle at Camp Swampy. Apparently, creating havoc runs in the family. Sarge gives Beetle a weekend pass to get rid of the entire clan.
Earlier that year, Beetle went home to visit his family. His sister, Lois, did not appear in this story. The Flagstons showed up during Beetle’s 1954 vacation.
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A year later, in this Sunday page from November 22, 1953, Beetle’s parents are taking inventory of the damage he has left behind. They miss him so much; they send him a family heirloom to break. Killer thinks the Baileys are cuckoo.
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– Brian Walker