This is a Reboot, folks….and I’m glad you care so much about the characters. This story, and this strip…happens in the NOW….in Comic Land. Not in the 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s…etc. Eighty years is a lot of stories and a lot of jokes. Much of what Ernie wrote in the early days has been forgotten. Some story lines never finished up. This is a comic strip, remember. Thankfully, not real life. As the writer of this feature, I work at moving forward….without losing our base. As we go through this year..you will meet old characters again(some of you for the first time) and new characters in our comic strip world. I’ll be tying up loose threads from many years ago…and retelling some of the historic stories to bring you up to date. But, remember. This is NOW. Les and ‘More are new characters. They represent many characters" uncles" that were always mysteriously not there, or had been there and gone… that Ernie eluded to over the years….but, also….they are my creations. You’ll get to know them over time. God bless our Veterans. God bless our truck drivers and all the hard working people who make our lives better through the sweat on their brow. My thanks to the 200+ new subscribers we have since we started the retelling at Christmas!