Monday, December 03, 2007
Christmas with Ma and Pa Hubbard
Uh-oh. It's gonna be Christmas soon and me, the eternal procrastinator, tapping away on my keyboard writing this blog instead of shopping. ¢hri$tma$ ¢o$t$ big money, so I defer it as long as possible. Nowadays in order to spare the hassles of fighting crowds in stores I shop online. As I age it's almost as exhausting using my weakening eyeballs to read my credit card numbers as it is to walk through a shopping mall.
My eyes probably wouldn't be so bad if I hadn't spent my childhood reading comic books in the dark. I ruined my eyes on those damn funnybooks, just like Mom said.
But we were speaking of Christmas, and what's Christmas at Pappy's without the Christmas stories. This year we're starting out the season with wonderfully whimsical, and yet sentimental Walt Kelly and "Santa's Elves Meet Father and Mother Hubbard." It's from the all-Kelly Christmas With Mother Goose, published in 1945 as Dell Comics Four Color #90. Another story from this issue was posted in Pappy's #66.