DAISY MAE (Scraggs) was hopelessly in love with Dogpatch's
most prominent bachelor Li'l
Abner through the entire 43 year run of Al Capp's comic strip.
During most of the epic Abner took Daisy for granted. He exhibited
little romantic interest in her voluptuous charms (much of it
visible daily thanks to her trademark polka-dot peasant blouse).
In 1952 Abner reluctantly proposed to Daisy Mae to emulate the
wedding of his comic strip ideel, Fearless
Fosdick. Fosdick's own wedding to longtime fiancé
Prudence Pimpleton turned out to be fake, but Abner
and Daisy's ceremony, performed by Marryin'
Sam, was "real." Once married, Abner became
relatively domesticated and the two produced their only child,
Abe Yokum, in 1953.
Like Abner's Mammy
Yokum and other wimmenfolk in Dogpatch,
Daisy Mae did all the work, domestic and otherwise, while the
menfolk generally did nothing whatsoever. Despite this near slavish
role, Daisy Mae seldom complained, one of her countless virtues.
Her blood family, The Scraggs, on the other hand, was
as evil and bloodthirsty as could be imagined. Wild plot twists
often took Daisy Mae to exotic locales and she was frequently
wooed by rich and handsome men, but she always returned ---virtue
intact--- to Dogpatch and her true, if worthless and undeserving,