I thought this old A&J from 20 years ago would make an interesting companion piece to yesterday’s “Tan Lines.” This cartoon first appeared in newspapers May 7, 1999. It’s probably worth noting that this was only a couple of months after Janis went from herĀ  original long hair to a shorter cut. I was quite the sun worshipper myself when I was a younger man, especially in the early 80’s when I was living and working in Jackson, Mississippi. There really wasn’t a heck of a lot to do in Jackson on weekends off, and it was only a short drive to Gulfport, where one could catch a passenger ferry to Ship Island, part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore. A boat was the only way to reach the island, and we would leave town early to book passage on the first ferry run of the day. After the 45-minute voyage to the island, we’d set up base camp on the beach where we would drink cold beverages and lie about until late afternoon, when we’d board one of the last ferrys back to Gulfport. Come to think of it, there wasn’t really much to do on Ship Island, either, but it sure beat Jackson. This all reminds me: I have an appointment with the dermatologist Tuesday. Seriously, I do.