Lynn's Comments: We had no smoke detectors when I did this strip, but it was fun putting all those letters across the top of the page. I think by the end of the 1980s most folks had detectors, and those who didn't felt pretty foolish.
Lynn's Comments: Our folks didn't suddenly wake up and discover our deeds that New Year's morning. Dad went to use the bathroom and found Alan doubled over the biff (from smoking the cigar), and me in the tub smiling stupidly. As I recall, neither of our folks was angry with us for trying out contraband; they were mad at themselves for leaving it there. We all considered it a lesson learned.