Enjoyed your July 1 Sunday cartoon as it gave me a chuckle. I am 90 years old and when I was about 2 1/2 my folks took me to a fair and bought me a balloon filled with gas. I can plainly remember our going up the walk at our house as my MOTHER TOOK THE BALLOON FROM ME AS SHE SAID I WOULD RELEASE IT. sHE PROMPTLY LET GO OF IT AND I REMEMBER SEEING IT FLY OFF IN THE NIGHT SKY. MY FATHER WAS VERY ANGRY SAYING "YOU TOOK IT FROM THE KID AND LET IT GO.
Jean A, MONETT, MISSOURII just finished reading your second treasury book and I noticed something. I remember a strip you did with Elizabeth teaching proper usage of "he and I" or "him and me". In the narrative texts in this book, in several places you violated those rules and went with "Alan and I" when talking about something that happened TO you rather than something you did. That mistake is so common in the past few years and I remember how gratified I was to see Elizabeth get it right with her students. I know this may sound trivial, but to me language is important and I am saddened by how the grammatical rules get ignored more and more often in today's world.
Jan C, Henderson, NV