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ID: 4779
Publication Date: 0000-00-07
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: It's All Downhill From Here (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Thinking about buying Mrs. Baird's house, Elly, Connie, Michael. This strip shares a 1987-03-06 publication date with another strip about Mrs. Baird's house that is NOT in Downhill book.
Caption: You Know, Elly, Maybe I'll Go And Look At It Again
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Strip For 071880
ID: 60
Publication Date: 1980-07-18
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: I've Got The One-More-Washload Blues (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: Something Old, Something New (Signed Copies)
Description: Michael picks flowers for Elly from Mrs. Baird's garden. Elly scolds him, but also points out that, when picking flowers, he needs to leave the stem attached.
Caption: ... but if you do - try and leave on the stem.
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Strip For 111080
ID: 3917
Publication Date: 1980-11-10
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Is This "One of Those Days", Daddy? (Signed Copies)
Other Books: Remembering Farley (Signed Copies)
 Treasuries: Something Old, Something New (Signed Copies)
Description: John and Michael are going to Mrs. Baird's house to look at puppies. Elly says that if they come back with one, she quits.
Caption: Ok...but if you come back with one...I quit!
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Strip For 111180
ID: 87
Publication Date: 1980-11-11
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Is This "One of Those Days", Daddy? (Signed Copies)
Other Books: Remembering Farley (Signed Copies)

Suddenly Silver (Signed Copies) Treasuries: Something Old, Something New (Signed Copies)
Description: Elly and Elizabeth go to Thelma Baird's place to see what's keeping John and Michael. John hands Farley to Elly. She knows it's a trap. Farley's first appearance.
Caption: This is a trap, isn't it.
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Strip For 111280
ID: 88
Publication Date: 1980-11-12
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Is This "One of Those Days", Daddy? (Signed Copies)
Other Books: Suddenly Silver (Signed Copies)

Remembering Farley (Signed Copies) Treasuries: Something Old, Something New (Signed Copies)
Description: Mrs. Baird tells Elly that Farley is the runt and she'd hate to have to put him down. He's been rejected by his mother and needs warmth and love to survive. One more shot at Elly's mother instincts and John's got a dog. Michael.
Caption: Give me another shot at her mother instincts and you've got a dog.
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Strip For 111380
ID: 3918
Publication Date: 1980-11-13
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Is This "One of Those Days", Daddy? (Signed Copies)
Other Books: Remembering Farley (Signed Copies)
 Treasuries: Something Old, Something New (Signed Copies)
Description: Michael, Elizabeth, Elly and John are carrying puppy Farley home from Mrs. Baird's house. Farley wets himself on Elly. John reminds her that she had wanted another baby. Michael, Elizabeth.
Caption: Didn't you say you might like another baby?
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Strip For 062581
ID: 4024
Publication Date: 1981-06-25
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Is This "One of Those Days", Daddy? (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: Michael and Elizabeth come home and show Elly the ice cream bars that Mrs. Baird has given them. Elly is not pleased that Mrs. Baird gives the kids treats right before supper.
Caption: ...and always exactly 10 minutes before supper.
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Strip For 062681
ID: 4025
Publication Date: 1981-06-26
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Is This "One of Those Days", Daddy? (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: Elly and Anne discuss Elly's exasperation with the way Mrs. Baird gives treats to the kids. Anne advises Elly to be more explicit about her feelings to make sure they're communicating. Elly wants to blow up Thelma's fridge.
Caption: I could blow up her fridge.
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Strip For 082181
ID: 165
Publication Date: 1981-08-21
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Is This "One of Those Days", Daddy? (Signed Copies)
Other Books: Remembering Farley (Signed Copies)
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: Mrs. Baird sees Farley shaved and is upset. Poor wittle doggums. She wonders what mommy has done to him, cut off all his hair, the poor baby. Michael tells Lawrence that Thelma is a little weird. Instead of having children, she had puppies.
Caption: Mrs. Baird's a little weird. Instead of havin' kids, she had puppies.
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Strip For 082281
ID: 4052
Publication Date: 1981-08-22
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Is This "One of Those Days", Daddy? (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: Elly complains to John that Mrs. Baird comes over and talks nonstop about nothing. It wears her out. John says that she should be able to handle that. Elly throws a coffee cup at his head.
Caption: You should be able to handle that!
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Strip For 111781
ID: 4094
Publication Date: 1981-11-17
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Is This "One of Those Days", Daddy? (Signed Copies)
Other Books: Remembering Farley (Signed Copies)
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: Mrs. Baird comes over to show off the award that her champion sheepdog won. Michael asks Elly if Farley would win a prize if they took him. Elly doubts there's an award in his category. Farley sleeps on the couch.
Caption: I don't know. I doubt there's an award in his category.
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Strip For 111881
ID: 6002
Publication Date: 1981-11-18
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Know which book? Let us know!
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: Over coffee, Mrs. Baird yacks and yacks about nothing. Could you imagine, such a shame. As she leaves she thanks Elly for having someone to talk to. Elly doesn't think she listened.
Caption: I don't think I listened.
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Strip For 062282
ID: 275
Publication Date: 1982-06-22
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: It Must Be Nice to Be Little (Signed Copies)
Other Books: Suddenly Silver (Signed Copies)

Remembering Farley (Signed Copies) Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: Farley runs off. Mrs. Baird told Michael that he was with other dogs chasing a female. Elly is exasperated by men.
Caption: Honest, Mom! - Mrs. Baird said him an' a bunch of others was chasin' a female! MEN!
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Strip For 091282
ID: 6088
Publication Date: 1982-09-12
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Our Sunday Best
(Signed copies of this book are not currently available.)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: Elly is frustrated because Elizabeth won't eat her soup. Elly says that if she doesn't want it then she gets nothing until supper time. When Michael comes home he tells Elly that Elizabeth is over at Mrs. Baird's house having lunch.
Caption: Hi, Mike. -By the way, is Lizzie still playing with the kids next door? Nope, she's at Mrs. Baird's house - havin' lunch.
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Strip For 062683
ID: 6112
Publication Date: 1983-06-26
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Our Sunday Best
(Signed copies of this book are not currently available.)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: Michael keeps looking in the fridge for something good. He and John find shrimp, strawberries, pineapple and chicken. They have themselves a feast not knowing that it was all ingredients for Elly's dinner party. Thelma Baird, Elizabeth.
Caption: That's OK, Mrs. Baird... for once I have everything ready!
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Strip For 072483
ID: 7140
Publication Date: 1983-07-24
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Our Sunday Best
(Signed copies of this book are not currently available.)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: Michael sees Mrs. Baird, who looks lonely, and asks Elly if he can take her some flowers from the garden. She agrees to let him take a few. Thelma is surprised and happy to receive them. Embarrassed Michael says his Mom wanted to get rid of them.
Caption: That's OK... uh ... Mom wanted to get rid of them.
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Strip For 112584
ID: 7172
Publication Date: 1984-11-25
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Know which book? Let us know!
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: 
Description: Elizabeth takes out cookies with hands she licked clean. Mrs Baird is over for tea. She is impressed at how quiet Elizabeth has been just watching her. Elizabeth finally asks Mrs. Baird why her skin doesn't fit. Elly nearly loses her tea.
Caption: Why doesn't your skin fit?
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Strip For 122584
ID: 4458
Publication Date: 1984-12-25
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: The Last Straw (Signed Copies)
Other Books: Remembering Farley (Signed Copies)
 Treasuries: Making Ends Meet (Signed Copies)
Description: Sitting down to Christmas Dinner, John tries to say grace but Elizabeth is already feeding a turkey leg to Farley. John, Elly, Phil, Ted McCauley, Michael, Elizabeth, Farley, Lawrence, Connie, Thelma Baird, Georgia.
Caption: ... for what we are about to receive, may the Lord make us truly...
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Strip For 042185
ID: 7050
Publication Date: 1985-04-21
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Know which book? Let us know!
Other Books: The Lives Behind the Lines (Signed Copies)
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Michael and Elizabeth visit Mrs. Baird and discover she is a widow with no children and no family of her own. She admits to being lonely so the kids take her home and tell Elly that they have adopted Thelma.
Caption: — We've just adopted Mrs. Baird!!
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Strip For 051186
ID: 7216
Publication Date: 1986-05-11
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: (This strip was not published in book form.)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Michael spends all morning helping Thelma Baird with her gardening and other chores. Elly thinks that's wonderful and asks him to do some of the same jobs around the house. If he does it at home, then it's WORK!
Caption: Here?!! But Mom!! That's WORK!!
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Strip For 081986
ID: 1077
Publication Date: 1986-08-19
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: It's All Downhill From Here (Signed Copies)
Other Books: Suddenly Silver (Signed Copies)
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Canoe Trip. John returns home to Milborough and the neighborhood greets him. First time home from a trip where the kids haven't asked him for gifts. Elly, Michael, Elizabeth, Anne, Steve, Leah, Carol Enjo, Thelma Baird, Christopher, Richard, Lea
Caption: It's OK, El. This is the first time I've come back from a trip and they haven't asked, "What did you bring me?"
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Strip For 012687
ID: 1112
Publication Date: 1987-01-26
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: It's All Downhill From Here (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Michael announces that Mrs. Baird is at the door. Thelma asks to come in for tea. Michael tells her that Phil saw her through the kitchen window. He embarrasses his uncle by asking Elly what is a "fogey." Elizabeth, Thelma
Caption: Mom?... What's a fogey?
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Strip For 012887
ID: 4751
Publication Date: 1987-01-28
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: It's All Downhill From Here (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Over coffee Thelma tells Elly that she is thinking of selling her house and moving into a senior's apartment. Elizabeth is shocked: Those places are for OLD people, not Mrs. Baird!
Caption: But Mrs. Baird! That's for OLD people!!
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Strip For 020387
ID: 1115
Publication Date: 1987-02-03
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: It's All Downhill From Here (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Michael and Elizabeth walk in the snow and lament Mrs. Baird's moving away. The neighborhood is changing. Soon nobody will recognize anybody around here. Winter clothing has them bundled up so you can't see their faces anyway.
Caption: Pretty soon nobody will be able to recognize anybody around here!
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Strip For 030687
ID: 6043
Publication Date: 1987-03-06
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Know which book? Let us know!
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Connie admits that she really wants to move back into the Milborough neighbourhood with Elly. Michael suggests telling her about Mrs. Baird's house. Elly tries to tell him it's a bad idea, but Connie breaks in with enthusiasm that the house is for sale.
Caption: Oh, honey, Connie wouldn't be interested in Mrs. Baird's House, it's... Thelma Baird's house? It's for SALE?!!
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Strip For 030787
ID: 4780
Publication Date: 1987-03-07
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: It's All Downhill From Here (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: House hunting Connie goes to look at Mrs. Baird's home. Thelma tells her that it's too big for her now and it needs to be filled with noise, love, and laughter. Connie wants the house. Elly is surprised, Michael and Thelma are delighted.
Caption: Mrs. Baird... I think you've found your family!
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Strip For 030987
ID: 4781
Publication Date: 1987-03-09
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: It's All Downhill From Here (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Elly is surprised that Connie wants to buy Mrs. Baird's house claiming she never liked it before. Connie sees the potential. A few renovations, some new wallpaper... With a son and two teen-aged daughters it has everything she wants... three bathrooms.
Caption: With a son and two teen-age daughters this house has everything I could want. - Three bathrooms.
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Strip For 031087
ID: 4782
Publication Date: 1987-03-10
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: It's All Downhill From Here (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Connie lists the renovations she wants done to Mrs. Baird's house after she takes possession. Elly tells her that Greg will raise the roof when he finds out what she wants done. Connie seems excited at the prospect of having the roof, literally, raised.
Caption: Connie, when Greg finds out all the things you want to do to this place, he'll raise the roof! Do you really think so?!!
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Strip For 050487
ID: 4797
Publication Date: 1987-05-04
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: It's All Downhill From Here (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Mrs. Baird is cleaning out her house prior to selling. She's collected photographs, medals, ornaments, etc... for her nieces and nephews. Giving away her memories. Elly, Thelma. 25 years of clutter.
Caption: Oh, Elly I'm giving away my memories!!
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Strip For 050587
ID: 4798
Publication Date: 1987-05-05
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: It's All Downhill From Here (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Mrs. Baird is packing her house and takes down her wedding photo. She talks about how Bill died so suddenly that she couldn't believe he was gone. She tells Elly not to take her marriage for granted, but to make every day count. Thelma, Elly.
Caption: So! Don't take your good marriage for granted, my dear. Make every day count!
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Strip For 050687
ID: 4799
Publication Date: 1987-05-06
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: It's All Downhill From Here (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Elly tells John about the memories and treasures they found while packing Mrs. Baird's house including toys she's had since childhood, clothing, jewellery, photographs, letters, etc... Elly has seen a lifetime in a day.
Caption: I've seen a lifetime in a day.
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