Lynn After reading some of the comments made by others, I just want to tell them to get a life. I find your comics insightfull an true to life. My fondest memories of my mother are sitting at the breakfast table reading your strip and discussing how much it sounded like our family. We all survied growing up inspite of all the things that modern physicologist tell us that our parents did wrong. Lynn, lets keep family going!
FlorLynn I have been very interested in reading all of the comments to your August 14 th strip. When was this strip originally in the paper? Did you get the same reaction then as you have gotten now?
Fran Stratford CTHi Fran! The strips that are currently running in the papers first appeared in 1983. We may have received a letter or two about this strip back then. What is different now, of course, is the internet. Now we receive far more feedback and it is instantaneous. In 1983, if you wanted to contact us, you would have to write to your local newspaper and ask them to pass your letter along. It would then be sent to our syndicate where it would eventually be forwarded here along with a pile of other letters from readers. Things certainly have changed in the last 30 years! I have a question related to the strip that ran on Tuesday, August 21, and I hope my asking this doesn't anger Lynn. In the Lynn Lake, Manitoba of 1983, was it common practice for a mother to send her three-year-old child to "go outside" on her own, as Elly attempts in the first panel? I don't think I'm especially over-protective, but I don't even do this with my nine-year-old.
Katje B., Albany, NYHi Katje! Yes, it was common for the kids to be outside (sometimes on their own) at such a young age. We lived in a very small, tight-knit community and our yard was fenced in. Perhaps if we lived in a different community, we would have done things differently.