Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Snoopy the Flying Ace

Last week, on Remembrance Day, when I posted about Roy Brown, I recalled Snoopy's encounters with the same Red Baron. Of course, I didn't want to post about a cartoon character on that solemn occasion. But today, I find no need to be solemn.


Back in my more youthful days when I would read Snoopy comics, I had no clue about either Carleton Place or Roy Brown.



Now that I do know more, I observe that Snoopy was dressed authentically for battle, flew the correct Sopwith Camel, and chased the Baron in his Fokker (if you'll pardon my German).


The hound had many adventures with the Baron and with varying degrees of success ... such as this comic strip.


This flying ace adventures also made it to television such as in this Halloween special, which I can only link and not embed. Strange that.

Our hero also showed up at Christmas



And don't forget the song, which I did forget until I was reminded. This version is by the Irish Rovers.




So, there ya go with a little trip down memory lane for vintage people such as I. I think I like being called vintage; there are worse names for this stage of life, I think you must admit.

7 comments:

Marie Smith said...

I love how Snoopy is timeless. Our grandchildren love the Christmas special.

troutbirder said...

Sehr gut! Charles Schulz and I grew up in the same neighborhood in St. Paul (though he was twenty years older...:)

Silver Willow said...

who doesn't love Snoopy? :)

Jim Flack said...

I always loved Snoopy. And I also like the term "vintage," rather than "old" or "senior citizen." Sound much classier!! :)

Mage said...

Vintage is a very good thing. LOL
Rat a tat tat....

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

yes, if vintage is the word than count me in as well, John. We are also Snoopy fans and try to watch the holiday specials whenever they are shown. We bought the Christmas holiday one to include in our DVD collection of holiday films!

Mara said...

I used to learn French by reading Snoopy and Garfield. Much easier than just textbooks!