Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Margie: Edna, I just had the most pleasant memory about Mama and Daddy. I bet you can guess what it is.
Think about comic strips and how Mama and Daddy loved the same one. Do you remember which one it was?
Edna: Of course I do, I'm not daft yet. They just loved that Blondie and Dagwood, Daddy said reading it always tickled his funny bone.
You know, my first husband Joe used to call me Blondie.
Margie: Good gosh a mighty, idiot, you always bring that up. That was 70 years ago and Joe is gone. He got religion after being married to a demon.
Anyway, you're so flusterating! Blondie was first published in 1930 and Dagwood was a rich playboy back then. I don't recall that.
Edna: Margie! Don't you go making our readers think I'm older than I am, I was married to Joe only 40 years ago and you know it.
And it just figures you'd notice that Dagwood was a rich playboy, you're such a gold-digging hussy. I suppose Blondie was his trophy wife?
Margie: I suppose Dagwood's daddy thought so because he disowned Dagwood when he and Blondie married.
Edna, remember how Daddy would have a Dagwood sandwich every Saturday after he did the yard work? Those were the days.
Edna: Now you're making me hungry, sister. Is it time for lunch yet? I've got a hankering for one of those sandwiches.