The Comics (and Betsy Doll)

Popeye. Happy Hooligan.

I remember reading them.

Betty loved the comics.

She had a sense of humor.

The first thing I did when I got the L.A. Times was to hand her the comics section.

I took the main news.

She rarely laughed loud.

I would hear a “sneaker.”

She would put her hand over her mouth, suppressing a laugh.

(January 4, 2022)

Author: Morrie Markoff

Centenarian (born in 1914) who lives in Los Angeles, and is also a metal sculpture artist and the Author of "Keep Breathing," available on and other book seller sites.