Our comic for today is an old Mutt and Jeff from July 27, 1956. Mutt and Jeff ran from 1907 to 1982 and was written by Al Smith.
[Click for a larger, more readable version.]
When last I wrote about my library adventures (here is Part 1 and here is Part 2) regarding my local library, the one that I’d been using barefoot for nearly 20 years, I’d gotten to the point of being tossed three times because of their new shoe rule. I’d been denied in my official appeal to the library director and invoked my right to appeal to the full library Board of Trustees.
Here we will get to the thrilling conclusion and denouement of this story.
Last time, in Part 1, I described some of the background of my first lawsuit against a library. Writing that was prompted by my being ejected from my local Pickerington library for being barefoot, after nearly 20 years of being a barefooted patron there.
After my ejection (according to the director because I or another barefooted person might have Athlete’s foot and because they had kids on their floor, he could not take that risk) I wrote a letter to every member of the Board of Trustees.
And then . . .
Folks know I have had my issues (i.e., lawsuit) with libraries. I love books and libraries and it offends me horribly that they seem to find it “necessary” to keep out perfectly good and well-behaved patrons simply because the patrons aren’t dressed the way the library wants, and because the library buys into silly myths.
Fortunately, during all that time I had a refuge in my local, small-town library. They didn’t have the selection of the big-city libraries, but I still had access.
However, that all changed this past November.
For our comic today I return again to The Ryatts, written by Cal Alley. While last week’s strip was from May 1, 1959, this week is from May 1, 1958.
[As always, you can click on the picture for a larger, more readable version.]
Cal Alley also did a barefoot strip on May 1 in 1971. There seems to be something about that date that made him think about going barefoot . . .