Cartoons: A Modest Proposal

Who knew “I do” could be so comical?

Man asking his girlfriend to marry him

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Man asking his girlfriend to marry him
“Marry me, Cynthia…and help me pay for it.”
Harry Mace
November 6, 1954

 

Man asking his girlfriend to marry him
“Can you wait ten minutes while I pack?
Chon Day
June 26, 1954

 

Man asking his girlfriend to marry him
“Feel that rough place? That’s the diamond.”
Don Tobin
June 4, 1955

 

Man asking his girlfriend to marry him
“Please be brief. Others are waiting.”
McCallister
May 14, 1955

 

Man asking his girlfriend to marry him
“Is there someone else, Jane? If there is, I’d like to sell this to him.”
Pearson
Mary 27, 1954

 

Man asking his girlfriend to marry him
“Come to think of it, you’re right! You’re not good enough for me!”
B. Wiseman
November 20, 1954

 

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  1. Look, I love the magazine but I was pressured by two separate subscription agencies to take the subscription from them! It always happened while I was writing, so I gave up subscribing to your folksy magazine. Now I receive only one each time, and don’t pay anything. I want to pay but not be bothered by those agencies.

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  2. What some people said in the mid-fifties Post editors, is downright shocking! Number 5 here (with Jane) has to be the most bold and degrading, with #6 a close 2nd!

    As a vintage car appreciator guy, I really love number 1. Most people are not going to notice what looks like a fairly realistic Buick concept sports car here. The grill, the Buick ‘check mark’ side, the Corvette-style rear quarter panel and taillights. Oh yes!

    It makes me wonder if the engagement & wedding ring he gave her was the real thing. Truth be told, I’m guilty of having gone the cubic zirconia route myself in 1991. The high cost of living! It lasted 3 years but then ended when she decided the agreed upon ‘no children’ agreement could no longer be kept. Today my girlfriend and I are happy pet parents, living in our own places. I don’t think my ex ever found out about the faux diamond rings, so that will remain our secret!

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