Introduction to Family Circus
Today’s comic is Family Circus. The cartoon was created by Bil Keane in 1960. Today, Family Circus is drawn and written by Keane’s son Jeff Keane.
The family consists of Bil, the father, and his wife Thelma/Thel. Together they have four children; their eldest son Billy, their only daughter Dolly, their second son Jeffy, and their youngest child and son P.J. The family is based upon Keane’s own family.
Today’s Family Circus is a family visit to Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Comic Breakdown – Wrigley
“Can we buy some chewin’ gum?” – Billy
Spelling: The proper way to write “chewin” (means to chew) is “chewing”. The spelling of chewing as chewin’ (the apostrophe takes the place of the last letter) is a short form that should only be used in quotation (speech).
Why is Billy asking his parent if he can have some chewing gum?
The family is visiting Wrigley Field, a famous baseball stadium.
Wrigley Field is the home stadium of the Chicago Cubs baseball team. The team was purchased by William Wrigley Jr. in 1921 and the stadium became officially known as Wrigley Field in 1927.
William Wrigley Jr. (1861 – 1932) was an American businessman who founded an industrial company in the late 1800s. One of the company’s most popular products is their chewing gum, Wrigley’s.
Wrigley’s chewing gum has been enjoyed by millions of people since 1893.
In conclusion, when people hear the name Wrigley’s they think of chewing gum.
Lastly, I forgot to post the link to yesterday’s image. I do apologize, here it is.