FoxTrot Classics by Bill Amend

FoxTrot Classics

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  1. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, 12 months ago

    In the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I wasn’t born yet for the of allowing Church members of Black African descent into the priesthood in 1978 nor de the dedication of the Seattle Washington Temple (my little picture) in 1980, but my parents and a majority of older cousins were. As of 2010, I was around for the announcement of a temple to be constructed in Rome, Italy as well as for the lowering of the missionary age from 19 to to 18 for males and 21 to 19 for females in 2012. Both events weren’t in my grandparents’ nor mother’s lifetimes for they passed away before then. That’s just a similarity for me to be in Peter’s perspective.

  2. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    In other words, from Peter’s perspective if it didn’t happen in his own lifetime, it didn’t happen at all. Small wonder that most young people sniff at history (as opposed to those of us who love the stuff because we’re old enough to have developed a sense and appreciation of it (this year’s Sunday School course — Doctrine & Covenants and Church History — is my favorite for a reason!).

  3. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, 12 months ago

    My parents were in Holland in WWII. They didn’t talk much about it.

  4. William Weedman

    William Weedman GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Something I read once for perspective…todays’ high school graduates think of Operation Desert Shield/Storm like they think of the World Wars…I served during ODS but did not deploy, and I remember Vietnam as a child.

  5. kroykali

    kroykali said, 12 months ago

    Kids today think of the Apollo moon landings as ancient history.

  6. kroykali

    kroykali said, 12 months ago

    @TrapperJohn

    The original date is printed vertically between the 3rd and 4th panel.

  7. rpmurray

    rpmurray said, 12 months ago

    @kroykali

    So does the US Government.

  8. BradyB66

    BradyB66 said, 12 months ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    Mine, too! I had no idea that my father worked for the underground and that his family hid two Jews under their kitchen floor throughout the occupation until my high school history teacher told me. After that, they spoke more freely about it.

  9. Kab Buch

    Kab Buch said, 12 months ago

    And tomorrow we remember 9/11 what the country went through that horrible day turned everyone’s lives bad.

  10. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Did we have a 10th year celebration of Pearl Harbor?(wasn’t around in ’51)

  11. treesareus

    treesareus said, 12 months ago

    Most people think of history as “stand alone” periods because it is presented that way in history classes. Prior to Christ; then to Dark Ages; 1492-1620; 1620-1776 and so on. But history is like a river, what happed when Christ was born impacting us today is very apparent, as is when Muhammad, the founder of Islam was born.

  12. Scyphi

    Scyphi GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Peter has a lot to learn about history, then.

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 12 months ago

    @legaleagle48

    An insular perspective. They just don’t understand the import of what came before. I understand how if things happened differently we would be living different lives. That needs to be made plain and real to them.

  14. water_moon

    water_moon GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @kroykali

    want to freak out a 30 somthing person? tell them that Disney’s Little Mermaid was realeased closer to the moonlandings than the present day.

  15. dflak

    dflak said, 12 months ago

    History is a bunch of things that happened to dead people. It’s when you come to the realization that the same things can happen to you that the subject becomes interesting.


    I’m so old, I don’t have to study history. I can remember it. But if it weren’t for the stain on my tie, I coudn’t remember what I had for lunch.

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