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Saturday Comic

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.

The Ryatts, May 1, 1958

The Ryatts, 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 . . .

 

The Sentinel and Enterprise, in Fitchburg, MA has an advice columnist. In today’s issue, there’s this horrible office situation that “Dear Annie” has to deal with.

You’ll never guess what it is.

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Saturday Comic

Today we return to The Ryatts, which ran from 1954 to 1994. It was written by Cal Alley. This particular strip appeared on May 1, 1959.

The Ryatts, May 1, 1959

The Ryatts, May 1, 1959

There’s nothing like a comic strip for passing along common myths. (And there is nothing like a child to point out how silly those myths are.)

 

Saturday Comic

Let’s do another comic with Dennis the Menace. This one is from April 30, 2004. It struck me that we never see Margaret barefoot.

Dennis the Menace, April 30, 2004

Dennis the Menace, April 30, 2004

Maybe that’s one reason she’s “Little Miss Raincloud”?

 

Saturday Comic

Today’s comic is from Mutt and Jeff, and it appeared on June 24, 1972.

I’ll sometimes get people who worry about stepping on my feet because they are bare. But somehow they don’t worry about stepping on feet wearing flip-flops or sandals, even though that would hurt the same amount.

And then there are those who think it’s funny to pretend (or otherwise) step on them.

Mutt and Jeff, June 24, 1972

Mutt and Jeff, June 24, 1972

 

Barefoot Contest

Given today’s attitudes, can you even imagine a school holding a Barefoot Contest? Me neither.

But in the 1930s they held them.

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Saturday Comic

Our cartoon for today follows up on last week’s one, where Red of Red and Rover has stepped on a bee. This cartoon appeared on August 4, 2004.

Red and Rover, August 4, 2004

Red and Rover, August 4, 2004

Would you say that going barefoot brings out the poetry in us?

 

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