This Week in Milford

May 3, 2019

Shadow dancing

I want to start out by saying thanks to teenchy for filling in for me due to my mothers passing. She lived 93 years, her childhood was during the Depression, after high school she immediately got a job at a chemical plant, where she worked for 14 years. She wanted to try college, but her brother had recently been shot down over the Pacific during World War II, fighting for his country, and her father wanted his kids to stay close to home after that. So off to work she went, until meeting and marrying my dad in 1957, after which she quit her job and became a stay-at-home wife. In those days women often only worked if they werent married. My dad supported the family on his paycheck, the norm back then. 8 years afterward they adopted me from Chicago, and my sister joined us 2 years later. And we became a family in every sense of the word, and Mom was our heart and soul. Me and my sister could never repay those two for the difference they made in our lives. 48 years of happy marriage ended with my dads passing in 2005, and now with Mom joining him, again, they can rest assured knowing we will live  our lives with their love in our hearts.

To the strip– this hippo in P1 reminds me of Barney Rubble always getting his thumb in the way when he was taking pictures in one episode of the Flintstones. I thought at first it was an inkstain. Nope, just a shadow of a hippo.The sun couldnt do that if it tried.

I also recall the Angels in 2002 having a rally monkey, which they used on the way to a World Series title. Stupid, but hey, whatever works. I believe current Cub boss Joe Madden was with them.

Well it seeems to be working, if only for the hokey reason that its a comic strip and we need a reason for this hippos existence, aside from blotting out P1. Why not let the kids believe it works, even though logic dictates that hitting and pitching win games, not stuffed animals. Positive mental attitude never hurts anyones performance either.

 

 

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3 Comments »

  1. Really appreciated your words about your mother, she sounds amazing.Thank you for sharing with us and all good wishes to you and your sister. RIP.

    I’m sure that the remaining print newspapers with Gil Thorp aren’t too happy about the price of black ink used in P1, which no doubt would stain your finger if you touched it.

    Comment by Moon Mullins — May 3, 2019 @ 7:04 pm

  2. Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss and thank you for sharing your family’s story.

    Comment by timbuys — May 3, 2019 @ 7:36 pm

  3. Moms who went through the depression were extra tough. Mine too. And she did it all without a rally hippo!

    Comment by John S. Walters — May 4, 2019 @ 4:46 pm


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