Eh, I’m sure Walt would still like a toy or three …
Is Rufus related to those Elves?
Keep bringing him toys Santa. He can always find someone to give them to.
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.
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.
Gorgeous. What a fun place.
Miss Blue seems somewhat rebellious by dressing in green.
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.
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.
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! ;)
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?”
I want a toy like Miss Blue!
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.
110 years old!………………….Jeez you BETTER showing more of him! How much longer can you push this?
Devonshade why are you so hateful to Gertie? She’s not a bad person at all.
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.
By the way, “Walter” must have been a popular name in the 1890’s…
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.