Many of you have some time on your hands these days, so I thought I would repeat a lengthy sequence that formally introduced son Gene’s new girlfriend, Ruth. Ruth would be an intelligent and tempestuous member of the cast for several years to come. Remember, the date is the link. These cartoons are about as far back as the digital archives go. Anything much older I’d have to dig out of plastic bins in the attic and scan them in. For the first ten years I drew Arlo & Janis, I sent the original work overnight to New York City, via FedEx. If I were running late, which was often the case, I would miss the window for having my package picked up at my door, and I’d have to drive to the nearest FedEx facility. I had the blessing and the curse in those days of living in the vicinity of Memphis. All FedEx offices were open far later than those in most of the country.