Were you a fan of “Dagwood and Blondie”? Did you read “Calvin and Hobbs”? Did you read the Funnies in the daily papers?
One of my favorite memories is of my family reading the funny papers on Sunday mornings or afternoons, if we went to church. I’m sure mama and daddy read the funnies in the daily paper, but they were in black and white. Though I was a compulsive reader, I wasn’t much into reading the paper or black and white funnies. Besides, I read books of my choice during the week.
The fun of arguing over the large pages made us laugh. My short arms made me awkward with the huge papers, but I was the big sister. My parents usually got first choices. They weren’t happy if we grabbed the funnies section first and left it messy. That meant I had to read “Mark Trails”, “Phantom” , & “Dick Tracy” first while I waited for the good pages. “Dick Tracy” seemed so impossible. Funny thing, since today people watch…
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