Dagwood Bumstead is a main character in cartoonist Chic Young’s long-running comic strip Blondie. He first appeared sometime prior to 17 February 1933.
He was originally heir to the Bumstead Locomotive fortune but was disowned when he married a flapper (originally known as Blondie Boopadoop) whom his family saw as below his class. He has since worked hard at J. C. Dithers & Company (currently as the construction company’s office manager) to support his family. The Bumsteads’ first baby, Alexander, was originally named Baby Dumpling. The name of his younger sister, Cookie, was chosen by readers in a national contest. The family circle is rounded out by Daisy the dog. The origin of both Dagwood’s last name and Daisy’s name came from Chic Young’s long-time friend Arthur Bumstead and his dog, Daisy.
4 x 12 thin slices of white bread
1 dl [0,2 pt] (100 g / 3,5 oz) mayonnaise
4 large green lettuce leaves
4-8 slices cold chicken or turkey
4 slices of crispy bacon in strips
Makes 3 sandwiches
 Spread mayonnaise on all of the bread slices. Cover 4 of them with lettuce and thin slices of meat.
 Add 4 new slices and cover them with slices of tomato and bacon. Finally add the remaining slice buttered side down and press the sandwich lightly down.
 The sandwich may be cut into triangles using a sharp knife.