Not a Typical Holiday

 

Growing up, it wouldn’t have been Sunday without the funny papers and L’il Abner.

November 15, 1937 
Debut of Sadie Hawkins Day in Al Capp’s “L’il Abner” comic strip.

Lil-Abner Sadie Hawkins Day

 

 

November 15, 2008 Sadie Hawkins Day

Not a typical holiday, Sadie Hawkins Day is the invention of Al Capp, creator of the Li’l Abner comic strip. Capp conceived of a day in Dogpatch, U.S.A., when all the unmarried ladies could pursue (literally) their men. If caught, the hapless bachelors were soon trudging down the aisle. This fictional world so captured people’s imaginations that Sadie Hawkins Day passed into the realm of modern folklore. The first Sadie Hawkins Day took place in November 1938. Today, it’s usually celebrated on the second Saturday in November to accommodate all the "girls-ask-boys" school dances and other events.

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20 Responses to Not a Typical Holiday

  1. Rosebay says:

    I enjoyed the Sunday morning comics hehe. I forgot all about Sadie Hawkins Day or I would have taken advantage of it and invited someone to go to the Ribfest 😉 Thanks for the post.
    Wendy

  2. Beth says:

    I loved this post Pat!  What memories!   I hope you are all doing well!

  3. Debbie says:

    Hi Patricia, I really loved this post today!  Thanks for sharing it!  It brought back memories of High School. lol  I hope you have a pleasant Sunday and lovely evening!  Hugs, Deb xx

  4. Babblelot says:

    This post was a joy! Loved it.Have a wonderful Sunday. God Bless.

  5. Lynne says:

    My school didn\’t have a Sadie Hawkins dance, but my kids\’ high school did, and my tall,handsome son was a much sought-after commodity in those years, not only by the girls at his own school,but by girls from several other schools as well. He had a date for Sadie Hawkins every year………..and probably could have gone to more dances after he graduated, with his younger  sister\’s friends.

  6. Lizzie-Beth4Him says:

    This was a wonderful blog and clips.  I do remember reading \’Lil Abner\’ and how \’Sadie Hawkins Day\’ came about… but have never appreciated the movie more than seeing parts of  it again in these clips.  Whoever wrote "the country\’s in the very best of hands" should get a medal if they are still alive.  I almost fell on the floor laughing.  Thanks for giving me a great remembrance back and a lot of humor.  I had to call K to come and enjoy this with me.  Hugs!

  7. Lizzie-Beth4Him says:

    Doing my addition…it would have to be posthumously.   Time sure DOES fly too fast.

  8. Rhonda says:

    Great blog!  I remember the Sadie  Hawkins dances when I was in school and I was always too shy to asky a boy so I never went to that one…LOL!  Hope you are doing well.
    Hugs,
    Rhonda

  9. Michiko's says:

    It was lovley your back arond the pictures of the Turkey and as usual nice blog with clips.
    The Sadie Hawkins day, I don\’t know anything about this but it seems everybody remember how wonderful day was when your friends were younger. Thank you for sharing, thank you for visits.
    Have a great week ahead,
    Michiko                                         

  10. Mei's says:

    Hi Patricia, thank you for your comments. I don\’t know much about Sadie Hawkins day, but it\’s nice to have days that we can think or dream about the old times or days. I just find out how to use youtube to watch TV soap from Hong Kong, don\’t know its good or bad, I spent too many hours on it, I did cut it down now. Need time to do my Engish home work. 😦

  11. Unknown says:

    Oh that brought back some great memories, Patricia.  Thanks for this blog. 

  12. Jorge says:

    You brought back a lot of fond memories with this post 🙂 Be well,
    J.

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  14. Kathryn says:

    I\’d forgotten all about Lil Abner (and Sadie Hawkins Day)!

  15. Cheryl says:

    I have not thought about Sadie Hawkins Day in a zillion years.  I maybe should go to a dance…you never know.  I remember when comics first came in color.  I use the funny pages for wrapping paper and nobody ever complained…

  16. Charlotte says:

    Oh that brings back a lot of memories… Go to church and stop at the drugstore on the way home to pick up a newspaper … come home.. dad would read the sports and the rest of the paper and I would read the funnies and then help mom with dinner…  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. hugs, lottemae

  17. J W says:

    Huck would have had my vote.  And I agree with your assessment of my letter to the president.  Our mothers didn\’t raise foolish children.  Your comment was most appreciated.
     
    John

  18. Leona says:

    Ooooo, this brings back such memories. Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

  19. Jorge says:

    If I haven\’t told you before, let me say so now – I love your graphics as well as your music. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving. Be well,
    J.

  20. Millie says:

    Wasn\’t there a character in Lil Abner named Doomsday who walked around with a rain-cloud over his head? Sometimes I related to him. I loved those comics.Have a nice Sunday.Hugs

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