Cartoons: Times Are Tight

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“I’d gladly loan you the money, but I don’t want to lose you as a friend.”
Chon Day
May 24, 1958

 

“It’s the first dollar George and I managed to save, and, of course, the last.”
April 25, 1959

 

“If we continue to save at our present rate, at retirement we will owe two million dollars.”
Bill Warden
August 11, 1956

 

Francis W. Dahl
April 11, 1959
“We’re spending altogether too much on necessities.”
Chon Day
May 30, 1959
“Let’s use the money we’re saving for a rainy day and take a taxi.”
Bill King
January 28, 1956

 

“You go ahead in…I want to have a last few moments alone with my paycheck.”
Bob Barnes
September 1, 1956

 

“And even if our ship does come in, I’d like to bet the harbor is paralyzed by a dock strike.”
Chon Day
July 27, 1957

 

“Well, it balances. I’m overdrawn exactly what I’m short.”
Roy Fox
April 16, 1960

 

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  1. My favorite here is number 6 down by Bill King. I’ve never seen the proverbial ‘rainy day’ people still try to save for visually depicted, instead of hearing the usual figure of speech. The husband’s nonchalant facial expression says the fact it’s raining cats and dogs (with no umbrellas) apparently still isn’t severe enough for him to spring for a taxi.

    Number 9 is wonderful. Her check book does balance (sort of) after all, right?

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