Gasoline Alley by Jim Scancarelli for December 13, 2009

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    Ravenswing  about 14 years ago

    Eh, I’m sure Walt would still like a toy or three …

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    Wallcloud  about 14 years ago

    Is Rufus related to those Elves?

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    alondra  about 14 years ago

    Keep bringing him toys Santa. He can always find someone to give them to.

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    davidf42  about 14 years ago

    Chubsy, remember the Sunday strip usually doesn’t follow the sequence of the weeklys.

    Mucush - I certainly agree, especially since this could very well be Walt’s last Christmas.

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    axe-grinder  about 14 years ago

    I wonder if Earl will find a nice Christmas gift for Gertie. And I wonder if Upton has his own church by now, in time for the season.

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    stringmusicianer  about 14 years ago

    Gorgeous. What a fun place.

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    jpozenel  about 14 years ago

    Miss Blue seems somewhat rebellious by dressing in green.

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    Max Starman Jones  about 14 years ago

    With the death of Garland Adair this week, who was born in 1898, there are now only two males on earth still living who were born in the 1800’s. One is from Japan, and the other is Walter Breunig, who was born in 1896 and lives in Great Falls, Montana. Walt is now the third oldest man on earth.

    We need to see more of him, and pronto. Forget Rufus whoever and the stupid cats. I want to see Walt.

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    Durak Premium Member about 14 years ago

    I’m with you Max. I love the WWII flashback story line going-on on 9 Chickweed Lane. I’d love to see the same sort of thing here.

    Walt, “Hey Skeezix, did I ever tell you about the time I…”

    And then there you go. Walt needs to retire to the Old Comics home and show up once in awhile to reminisce.

    HectorPriam said, Wonder what kind of toys Miss Blue would be interested in. ———————— I predict Santa gets your present from the floor of the barn where he keeps the reindeer! ;)

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    OldManMountain  about 14 years ago

    A secretary named Miss Blue? That’s a steal from the “Amos ‘n’ Andy” radio show’s secretary of the same name, i.e., “Buzz me, Miss Blue!”

    And Bunky? A steal from Eddie Lawrence (the Ol’ Philospher) and his routine, “What’s the matter, Bunky?” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_Lawrence

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    JP Steve Premium Member about 14 years ago

    I want a toy like Miss Blue!

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    BlitzMcD  about 14 years ago

    That should clear up all of the ongoing confusion as to exactly how old Walt is.

    Being born in 1899 places Walt squarely in the middle of President McKinley’s administration. Billy Murray hadn’t even had his first hit record yet (that came in 1903) and the Spanish American War was in full swing.

    I concur that we need to see as much of Walt as possible in the coming weeks. Let’s celebrate him while he’s still with us.

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    willamp  about 14 years ago

    110 years old!………………….Jeez you BETTER showing more of him! How much longer can you push this?

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    alondra  about 14 years ago

    Devonshade why are you so hateful to Gertie? She’s not a bad person at all.

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    Max Starman Jones  about 14 years ago

    I am amazed at how time has flown. Three of my four grandparents were born in the 1800’s, and when I was born, we had a president who had been born in the 1800’s. Only a few years back, George Burns was still alive and active. Now, suddenly, we are down to two men from the 1800’s (there are still at least nine women, some from as early as 1895).

    Walt is now a national treasure. He could have voted for or against Woodrow Wilson, and was 42 years old by the time we got into WWII.

    Kudos to Scanarelli for mentioning Walt’s birth year. Some people had slowly been making him younger and younger. The fact that he can walk without a walker is phenomenal.

    Look up the name “Walter Breunig” on a search engine and read about him. He’s older than Walt, and still spry, but he prefers to cat around in a motorized chair.

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    Max Starman Jones  about 14 years ago

    By the way, “Walter” must have been a popular name in the 1890’s…

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    Xrystalia  about 14 years ago

    Wow, the black backdrop areas sure make the colors pop out in this strip… love it!

    Thanks for the name/quote references, OldMan! I’m too young to remember those, but old enough to remember who Amos & Andy are. ;0) I enjoy hidden treasures like that showing up in a comic strip.

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