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Saturday Comic

Just like last week, today I have a comic from “All in a Lifetime” by Beck. This one is dated April 7, 1947. It does illustrate how ubiquitous it was for kids to go barefoot all summer long.

All in a Lifetime, April 7, 1947

All in a Lifetime, April 7, 1947

That kind of quilt-washing has also died out. But, unlike barefooting, at least there’s a good excuse for that.

 

Saturday Comic

Here’s a comic from April 23, 1948. It comes from “All in a Lifetime” by Beck. This strip, looking at “olden” times, has done quite a few barefoot comics. This is the sixth one of them I’ve shown.

All In A Lifetime, April 23, 1948

All In A Lifetime, April 23, 1948

Pretty obviously, dirty feet have been an issue with mothers for a long time.

 

Saturday Comic

Today I present a twofer. Both come from the strip Barney Google and Snuffy Smith, which I featured a few times last month. These are newer strips (they’re in color!), though, with the first one from August 27, 2007 and the second from March 29, 2014.

Barney Google and Snuffy Smith, August 27, 2007

Barney Google and Snuffy Smith, August 27, 2007

In this first strip it’s not clear whether he was going barefoot
surreptitiously and had put his shoes back on right before getting
back to the house, or if his shoes are so holey that he might as well
have been barefoot.

Barney Google and Snuffy Smith, March 29, 2014

Barney Google and Snuffy Smith, March 29, 2014

In this second strip, things are much clearer (and also muddier!).

[Hint: Keeping a tub of water on the front steps solves both problems.]

 

Here’s a story about a barefoot lawyer.

But no, it’s not recent.

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Saturday Comic

Today’s comic is from Wide Open, written/illustrated by Rich Powell. It appeared on August 21, 2014.

Wide Open, August 21, 2014

Wide Open, August 21, 2014

Uncomplicated. Uncomplicated by shoes.

That was just fairly normal back then.

 

Saturday Comic

Last week we saw “Barefoot Barlow” make an appearance in Barney Google and Snuffy Smith. Here’s another strip in which he shows up, from May 4, 1971.

Snuffy Smith, May 4, 1971

Snuffy Smith, May 4, 1971

That looks like a horrid place to try to walk even if shod (and those spikes would go right through a shoe sole). If you can’t go barefoot, that’s a hint that the area needs to be taken better care of.

 

Saturday Comic

For today let’s go with the Barney Google and Snuffy Smith published on April 30, 1974. For being hillbillies, most of the characters don’t go barefoot very often. But Barefoot Barlow does.

Barney Google and Snuffy Smith, April 30, 1974

Barney Google and Snuffy Smith, April 30, 1974

See how dangerous it is to go barefoot? 🙂

 

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