“In the thirties and forties when I was growing up the Cartoonist occupied a place in the cultural hierarchy not far below that of movie stars or inventors.”
I remember how each morning as routinely as he would have his breakfast of two eggs, toast with jelly and two cups of coffee (strong) my dad would always read the funnies.
Seems he always had to check out Dagwood and most importantly Alley Oop and Lil’ Abner. (Hey I remember Daisy Mae) Sometimes he would even turn to my mother and read or quote from a particular one he had just read.
Life was pretty simple…when folks could laugh at Dagwood…..times sure have changed.
I wonder today how many folks even eat breakfast before leaving for work or read the funnies….get real.
It is even interesting what some call humor today in comparison from past times.
February 5, 2017