Now, we move on to Lucy's first appearance, when the kids grow up a bit.
Lucy first appeared on March 3, 1952. It seems that Charlie Brown was rude to her on occasion then, so I guess it is only fitting that she is mean to him today by calling him a blockhead and pulling the football away whenever she gets a chance. As I mentioned in my Schulz and Peanuts segment, Lucy was modeled after Schulz' daughter Meredith in her early years.
As far as the Lucy character goes, she is described as a "wide-eyed baby" on Wikipedia. Here's some examples: (Note: her father was mentioned often in the beginning, but later on, only her mother was mentioned. This was never explained. I think the answer lies in the Schulz and Peanuts book, but I cannot confirm that for sure.)
Getting back to the Charlie/Patty/Violet love triangle, it seems like the girls tired of his antics after awhile.
Up next--Schroeder appears, and Charlie flies a kite!