For today, we return to a very common theme that we find in comics from that era. This is from the cartoon “All in a Lifetime” by Beck, and it’s dated August 28, 1947.
As I’ve said before, that’s the age that kids are growing like weeds. That’s why his feet are bigger; they’d be bigger regardless of whether he’d gone barefoot all summer long. Thus, he really did save all that shoe leather. Duh.
PS. Note the visual similarity to this other “All in a Lifetime” comic from 1939. Just the complaint has changed.