Ollie you need to ask the right questions.
I have a similar problem with most online news outlets. It’s tough to believe they got the facts straight when they don’t proof read the story to catch the errors in spelling and grammar.
Well, Wikipedia (via Google) says they ranged from Alaska to Mexico.
Which is why Red is “reluctant” to be seen by his schoolmates.
I’d bet it was never in force.
You can easily tell when Doug is hyped. He’s not sleeping.
Which is why we read and enjoy the strip. It is oh so easy to fit into the frame.
In general that is my attitude also. Tho strict adherence makes buying shoes needlessly difficult.
In case you’re not of an age to remember Perry Como’s recording of Delaware here is a url for your edification: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NztfOSyCCFM. If you are “of an age” perhaps it will bring back some memories.
I think it also has something to do with what Della wore.