Beautiful Daisy Mae Scragg was
hopelessly in love with Li'l Abner through the
entire course of the 43 year run of Al Capp's comic strip. During most of it
Abner took Daisy for granted and exhibited little romantic interest in her
voluptuous charms. In 1952 Abner reluctantly proposed to Daisy Mae to emulate
the wedding of his comic strip ideel, Fearless
Fosdick. Fosdick's wedding turned out to be fake, but Abner and Daisy's was
real. Once married, Abner became relatively domesticated and the two produced
their only child, Honest Abe, in 1953. Like Abner's
Mammy Yokum and other wimmenfolk in Dogpatch, Daisy
Mae did all the work while the menfolk generally did nothing whatsoever.
Despite this near slavish role, Daisy Mae seldom complained, one of her
countless virtues. Her blood family, on the other hand, was as evil as could
be. Wild plot twists often took Daisy Mae to exotic locales and she was
frequently wooed by rich and handsome men, but she always returned to Dogpatch
and her true, if worthless, love.
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