Bak in the good days – even before ball point pens were being widely used. This could actually be as late as the 50s. When I went to school, we first learned to print, using a large pencil and paper with widely spaced lines. Then we graduated to ink and learned to write in cursive. All of us had a place at our desks for our bottle of ink and we had to have two or three ink pens – which you filled by pulling back and forth on a little lever, imbedded in the side of the pen. Ball point pens might have been invented by then -but they were NOT used widely and certainly were forbidden tools for school work. All of your work had to be done with a “real” pen and “real” ink – or the teacher would automatically flunk you!
Definitely World War II – Looks like TIIC couldn’t think up a more recent name to insert – thankfully!
Back in the days when Radio was King of the Air Waves – it is VERY unlikely that anyone would have been talking about Tom Cruise. My guess is that the ORIGINAL star being mentioned was either Clark Gable or one of the Barrymores!
Just beautiful! The perfect way to wrap up a perfect year! This entire past year has been an exceptionally pleasant journey with Nancy, Aunt Fritzi, Sluggo and the return of Phil. May we all enjoy many happy returns of the same.
Fabulous – Plus – Happy First Anniversary of the return of Phil Fumble! Nancy has become the best comic strip available on the web!
Beautiful – Close to Perfect – And there is Walt!
$8 per day sounds like Depression Era wages. Of course, in those days, you could take your girl to a first-run movie, then treat her to a hamburger and cup of coffee at the local diner for twenty-five cents – and that included the movie and and the snack afterward for BOTH of you!
It is so great to see someone remember important events such as Pearl Harbor Day. Of course, some of us who are grandmothers of today’s eight-year-olds can ALSO remember how Nancy, Sluggo, Fritzi and Phil all pitched in to support the boys in uniform back in the day!
Most Pluggers I know were at work – not at school – when they heard the news about the tragic events in Dallas.
Re — Quartermain MILLER said, about 4 hours ago@Estrelita PhillipsIt was secret—-I was a Radar man in The South Pacific in World war 2 , aboard the Attack transport the U.S.S. St. Croix APA 231.
My Uncle served in a lot of very different places because of his radar knowledge. He was in France, but also spent time in the Middle East and also some time in India. During the War – he couldn’t talk about what he was doing. And after the War – he didn’t want to talk about what he had been doing – so family members are probably missing out on a lot of history.