JUNE 1955

The couple had arranged for their first long vacation together, which meant that they had to step up the finishing of a couple of stories in order to get them off to Western. These were the long adventure U$09 The Lemming with the Locket and the 10-pager WDCS182 'Grandma's Bull'. Several years later Carl shivered as he recalled finishing those two particular stories: We longed to get away on our vacation but I needed to finish the stories. And of course they were the ones that took longer time to finish than so many others. One frame called for numerous lemmings and in the bull story I had mounds of china to draw. Luckily Garé came to my assistance and when we at long last finished the last damned lemming we cheered so much that our good neighbors came running. They knew we were under a deadline and they congratulated us.
The vacation was chiefly spent touring up and down the west coast's Highway 1 with longer stops at Tulelake in Siskiyou County and Yosemite National Park in Central California.

 

 


Highway 1

Highway 1

Tulelake*

Tulelake

Yosemite

Yosemite

Yosemite

Yosemite
* Although the photo is double-exposed, it is highly interesting, because it - besides Garé - shows Carl's older brother Clyde.

 

 

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