Flicka...tickling the memory
Thanks for the resurrection. The dogs are named ReWind and WrongWay, but the trailer is the "Huggin' Duhs Air Scream" which appeared in a later post.
Coming from a family where literary tradition leaned heavily toward the picture postcard, your question about 'Humphrey' is intriguing. Living in Gary, In. during WWII, a father off fighting the yellow peril, our entertainment (no TV) was the funny papers....today's comic pages. The Chicago Tribune had the deepest talent. I faintly remember a tear drop trailer pulled by a bicycle, although amnesia rears its ugly head and I can't recall the character Humphrey, but perhaps "Skeezix" in the Gasoline Alley strip ? Another possibility, Moon Mullins, featured a series of low-life characters, aside from Mr. Plushbottom. And Smokey Stover drove the foomobile, but I think that was a two-wheeled fire truck. Pogo was mostly animals, but Lil' Abner could have been a possibility.
Only 5 years old, my brother and I cut out each days "Dick Tracy", our Dad's favorite comic and mailed them every month to the south pacific. More than fifty years later, when he died at age 87, we found all those old comic strips in his personal effects, amber and fragile with age. Each one was carefully folded and arranged by date. He had carried them in his gear for 30 months through the mayhem of tropical warfare, sharing them with fellow Marines, and to our astonishment had stashed them away for five decades. Unable to control the tears (the fate of square jawed detective daring feats had been cast, if only in a cartoon form), we decided to place them in the casket with his dog tags.
Thanks again. I hope someone can recall the character Humphrey for you.
South Bend, In
DeTour Village, Mi