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Vintage “Love is…” comics #tbt



Purrs and hooowdys, Kittens & Dawgs! I presenting to you my retro post editions in a new time with a new name, Throw Back Thursday (formerly Way Back Wednesday)!

Our school sold stuff like this to raise money for football, cheerleader, or band uniforms. I remember going door-to-door peddling it. I even had one of these groovy “Love” signs hanging on my bedroom wall. I wonder whatever happened to it? I wish I had it!

Everything seemed groovy in the 70s. I don’t know why I thought of this, other than perhaps subconsciously the seed got planted by the return of blogger pal, McGuffy Ann’s Monday inspiration post she calls “Sparks” and so like that *snap* the cartoon series “Love is” popped in my mind. Do you remember this popular comic?

“Love is” is a single cartoon illustration designed by New Zealand artist, Kim Casali, for her then husband-to-be, Robert Casali in the 60s. The series started as love notes to Robert that were published in booklets later in the decade before breaking into the newsprint of the 70s. Her cartoons became widely syndicated around the and her most popular phrase was “Love is being able to say you’re sorry…” in 1972; appearing on cards and souveniors, which I actually remember.

After Robert became terminally ill, Kim hired Bill Asprey, a London artist, to resume her drawings under her name to spend time with her husband. No doubt the sketches I grew up enjoying Asprey drew who began in 1975 and continues to the comic now.  After Kim’s death in 1997, Stefano, her son took over MiniKim the company that manages the intellectual rights. What does that mean anyhow?

Kim’s sentiments began with her husband and these expressions are felt by many still. I believe we need a dose of “Love is” today, so I’m gonna share with you samples of Kim’s work that is sure to make you smile.

The “Love is” cartoon has a sentimental place in my heart because this is something I enjoyed reading during my courtship with DH. Experiencing such deep love for DH, I now know just how much Kim loved Robert. It’s obvious because the way she felt for her husband matches the way I feel for mine. Love is more than love for a partner. Love is being able to count on a friend, like you!


These good feeling, positive vibes of love begin first within each of us and it’s up to us to nuture this love, sharing it with one special person, then spreading it to others. After all Love is….



Did you read the “Love is…” comics?

Do you remember the melted plastic popcorn art?

Write your own phrase, how would you finish, Love is….?

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Wednesday Hodgepodge Edition 50

Welcome to Wednesday Hodgepodge!  This is a weekly meme hosted by Joyce @From This Side of the Pond. I enjoy being a part of this get-to-know-me, get-to-know-you kinda fun  and I hope you’ll decide to join in!

Here are this week’s questions with my answers.

  1. What gives you goosebumps? Usually, I will get chills to run up my back when I or someone talks about divine intervention or personal testimonies. I always feel like I’m in the Almighty’s presence and I’m confident He’s joined me on many occasions. 
  2. Halloween – are you a lover or a hater? Okay, that sounds harsh…Halloween – yay or nay?  I don’t love it or hate it. I just see it as something sort of fun to do, mostly eating the candy part nothing else. I discourage trick or treaters by keeping our porch light off. It’s a hassle, plus I keep thinking about all the whacked out people who purposely want to hurt children. I think it’s far safer for kids to either stay home or go to a controlled environment, like a church function or social function of close friends or only allow your kiddos to go to the homes of people who are they know.
  3. Can you respect someone you do not trust, and can you trust someone you do not respect?  Truly a tricky question. I believe I can respect say the President, but I may not always trust him. In this case, I really do not trust this President. It’s more a less the institution President I respect and it certainly depends on the person occupying that post about trust issues.  However, in thinking about the average person. I respect some one’s opinions, but I may not always trust that person’s character because of their opinions because this plants seeds of doubt in my mind about that person. This is a bit wordy, but I believe you said it far better.
  4. Apples or oranges? Yes, you have to choose. In the autumn, I love apples, especially golden delicious apples. Mmm, the yummy sweetness goes great with caramels.  Of course, I won’t turn down anything with apples – cider, dumplings, cake, donuts, or pies – baked or fried
  5. What is something you wish was in your town? (shop, restaurant, attraction, etc) I’m stumped on this one. I can’t think of a single thing I’d like to see pop up in Knoxville. For its size, it’s fairly impressive and I’m totally happy with what’s available to us for the most part. Of course, we could use more independent ice cream and doughnut shops in the area.
  6. What non-food item is in your refrigerator or freezer? Batteries – yep batteries! My DH keeps them in the refrigerator so they’ll keep longer. Oh yes, and in the freezer, we have Blue Ice blocks.
  7. Are you at all superstitious? No, I’m not in the least. I don’t believe in good or bad luck. If something happens resulting in, either then I just chalk it up to either coincidence or God’s planning.
  8. Insert your own random thought here. All this talk of apples, Halloween remind me of one of the earlier posts I did on home-made caramels. Do you like them? If so, check out my recipe, Mystery Revealed…What’s In The Pot?  Our fall foliage around town isn’t all that spectacular. The colors are dry and muted, but that’s what my DH predicted weeks ago despite what the experts were saying. Thinking ahead to next month, I sense a slight swell of anxiety for all of my to-dos on my plate, but at the same time excited about the opportunity and challenge. You see, I’m going to be in charge of preparing Thanksgiving dinner for my in-laws. My MIL’s years in the kitchen have come to an end much to her resistance, but it’s necessary for us to pick up the work load. Over the years, she worked tirelessly  doing for each of us on many occasions and it’s now our season to shine for her and my FIL. They definitely deserve a little TLC.

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