Friday, February 29, 2008

Sadie Hawkins Day

Can any of you remember Li'l Abner and Dogpatch, USA?


American cartoonist Al Capp introduced the concept of Sadie Hawkins Day into his long-running syndicated Li’l Abner comic strip. Sadie Hawkins Day (named for 'the homeliest gal in the hills'), in the hillbilly town of Dogpatch, always featured a race for spinsters. Any bachelor, if caught, must marry the spinster who caught him. Sadie Hawkins Day, made its debut in the strip published November 15, 1937, but by association with a Scottish tradition, February 29 is given that name.

4 comments:

SOUL: said...

nothin like a little trivia on a slow friday night---

i wonder why the school didn't have a sadie dance--they did when i was in school. hmmm.

course i never got a date. but i was too mortified to ask too.

did you??

laterz-

Mary said...

Absolutely, I did. No person in their real mind ever called me bashful. I walked right up to the captain of the football team and "tagged" him. I didn't even know his name, but I knew he was the captain. (At our school if you were "tagged" you couldn't refuse.)

Caroline said...

I thought I was the only one that remembered Sadie Hawkins Day.

SOUL: said...

oh NO-- i thing we just dated ourselves. :))

so mary-- did he say yes???

were you hot back in the day?
not that you aren't hot now---
but there was just somethin about those older photos.. every girl looked -- i don't know.. movie starish.
you should post your year book pic!

latah
and happy satahday

have you recovered from your trip yet?