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Old 02-18-2005, 08:58 PM   #15
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Dear HitNMiss,
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'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.

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Old 02-18-2005, 09:10 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by drcharles2
No. 1. Speaking of crimes, it seems apparent that Elvis is not going to resurface anytime soon. Dr. C.
Elvis coulda beat the crap outta Michael Jackson. Somebody should.
drcharles2, please don't get a hernia trying to pull the sword from the stone you have cast your name in.
You are a voice of calm in this sea of rotten floors, a beacon in the night that would surely calm troubled waters if only you had chosen to service your univolt. ( is away from the rocks).
I have read numerous scandals on the royal family and am therefore an expert on the topic.
I dub thee Sir drcharles2, keeper of the torch of humor in these forums and I would dub the bow of your vessel too if only I could afford a bottle of champagne.
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Old 02-18-2005, 09:14 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by drcharles2

Moon Mullins, featured a series of low-life characters,

and mamie with her tattoo was the posterchild for our present generation young skulles full of mush.....
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Old 02-19-2005, 04:29 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by HitnMiss
Thought this thread needed a ReWind. It's been a year.
What did he name it?

Seems when I was young the comics had a sub-character named Big Humphrey who pulled his house (trailer) around behind his bicycle.
Seems to me that any trailer named Humphrey should be parked in my drive...

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