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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Do you remember Blondie?

Depending upon the era in which you grew up, with only the mention of the name Blondie, it might not be completely clear as to whom I am referring. Your first thought might bring into the spotlight "Blondie" Chaplin who played in the band The Flames in the mid-to-late 60s. Doesn't ring a bell? What if we move into the 70s where Chaplin became known to international audiences as a singer and guitarist for The Beach Boys. Better picture? That may be but keep thinking for there's the American Rock Band, Blondie who was a pioneer in the early American new wave and punk scenes of the mid-late 70s. And, Blondie Lockes is a 2013-introduced character who's the daughter of Goldilocks in the fairytale The Story of the Three Bears and a student at Ever After High. That's a lot of Blondies!
If I add the year 1933, all of the aforementioned fade into the background so now your mental image has completely changed. Is there more to the name? Keeping the date in mind, let's add a last name, Boopadoop. Does that shed a brighter light? Um-m-m-m? Blondie Boopadoop?
What about a real picture instead of relying on a mental image? This will help all you folks who are visually inclined... It is always better to put a face to a name!

This Day in Comics History: February 17, 1933 


Image Source: en.wikipedia.org
The comic strip Blondie, distributed by King Features Syndicate, has been published in newspapers since September 8, 1930 and later became a hit on radio, television and in films. It was on this day, February 17, 1933 when the marriage took place between Blondie Boopadoop, the tile role and flapper in the comic strip and Dagwood Bumstead, millionaire heir and playboy. Of course, Dagwood as we know him in the comic strip never became a millionaire and his playboy days ended when he met Blondie. Click below for a synopsis of their romance as depicted by the daughter of its creator cartoonist Chic Young.
Image Source: The Blondie Story
The two unlikely misfits tied the matrimonial knot
in the memorable comic strip wedding scene of February 17, 1933.
Blondie's marriage marked the beginning of a change in her personality. From that point forward, she gradually assumed her position as the sensible head of the Bumstead household. And Dagwood, who previously had been cast in the role of straight man to Blondie's comic antics, took over as the comic strip's clown.
[Source: en.wikipedia.org]
Image Source: The Blondie Story
  Long live Dagwood and Blondie in all their matrimonial bliss and frantic antics!

Related Article:

Blondie Gets Married This article provides some of the comic strips from 1931-32 depicting the long and harrowing courtship of Dagwood and Blondie.