March 3, 2024
Nancy Ritz: second grader since 1933
March 2, 2024

I was curious if Nancy’s last name being Ritz had any precedence, and I’m surprised to learn it dates back to 1937, if not earlier:

A teacher welcomes a new student to class, Miss Nancy Ritz.
December 2, 1937 (h/t Johnny Callicutt)

Also, I assume right before this comic starts Fritzi is recounting the horrific deaths of Nancy’s parents:

Fritzi and a man named Wally sit on a couch. 'So your little niece is staying with you now eh Fritzi?' he asks.
January 2, 1933