The appearance of this strip was noted by the Idaho Daily Statesman, when
they saw the "Nampa" & "Idaho" on the bow and stern of the boat. "Miz Marilyn" was interviewed by the paper to learn why the
cartoonists happened to honor a lady from a small town in Idaho.
ran a three column picture under the headline "Pogo Passion";
subheaded "Nampa Fan's name surfaces in the Okefenokee Swamp" the day
before the strip appeared in the paper. I had hoped that it might flush out some
rare Pogo items, but nothing resulted other than friends saying "I saw you
in the paper".
When the strip appeared on Monday, there were a few
surprising results. A nephew from Boston called to say he always knew the
White's belonged on the comics page. Our son, who was in the Air Force in Guam,
reported that he ran all over the base showing the newspaper to all his friends
stating "that's my Mom!". Then there was the fellow Pogo collector who
called and said "How did you do it? I'm jealous."
November 19, 1990 was a big day for this Pogo collector.