Monthly Archives: June 2016


Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Lynn's Comments: In my elementary school, baseball was a big deal. When players were being selected for the teams, I was last to be picked.
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Originally Run: 1987-06-03
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Friday, June 3, 2016

Lynn's Comments: There were no dogs out there to spar with, just a few trees and the schoolyard fence. I was on my own.
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Originally Run: 1987-06-05
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Saturday, June 4, 2016

Lynn's Comments: What I stomped on was wasps' nests! Ground wasps were plentiful, and when I found one, I'd place a rock over the hole, twirl around on it and run before the returning wasps could see what had happened. It was a game of chicken, and much more exciting than the game I was supposed to be playing!
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Originally Run: 1987-06-06
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Sunday, June 5, 2016

Lynn's Comments: I was appalled when my kids were young and would see graphic material on TV which should never be allowed on prime time. I did this strip in solidarity with other parents desperately wanting their children to have a healthy view of conflict, sex, and politics. I can't imagine what the parents of today's youngsters are doing now!
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Originally Run: 1987-06-07
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Originally Run: 1987-06-08
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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Lynn's Comments: Even the scenario here with the baseball glove really happened. I will clearly remember this day forever--no matter how much it's embellished!
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Originally Run: 1987-06-09
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Originally Run: 1987-06-11
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Friday, June 10, 2016

Lynn's Comments: This was another of my son's off-hand remarks. If he knew how many of his comments became punch lines for the strip, I think he'd have asked for a byline!
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Originally Run: 1987-06-12
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Originally Run: 1987-06-13
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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Lynn's Comments: I put a lot of private, embarrassing truths into the strip. I often wonder if identifying all these faults and making fun of them made me a better person. If not, it surely made me more aware!
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Originally Run: 1987-06-14
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Monday, June 13, 2016

Lynn's Comments: My mother did make my daughter a lovely smocked dress to wear at my brother and his wife's wedding. I kept this sweet memento until my granddaughter was big enough to wear it, and when she put it on, it looked old-fashioned and unattractive. I gave this lovely handmade dress to the Salvation Army in the hope that someone out there would appreciate all the work that went into it. I didn't feel guilty. Very fortunately, that's what my mom would have done, too.
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Originally Run: 1987-06-15
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Originally Run: 1987-06-16
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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Lynn's Comments: One of my husband's favourite lines was, "It's best to be honest. And, once you've faked honesty, you've got it made!"
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Originally Run: 1987-06-18
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Friday, June 17, 2016

Lynn's Comments: This happened--but it was my dad who was caught smoking on the porch. He was dying of lung cancer at the time.
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Originally Run: 1987-06-19
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Saturday, June 18, 2016

Lynn's Comments: I think there's a play out there somewhere called, "I Love You, You're Perfect. Now Change." Does anyone know anything about this? Is it still running somewhere? I thought it was the best title, but never got to see the play!
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Originally Run: 1987-06-20
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Sunday, June 19, 2016

Lynn's Comments: My husband really was happiest when he was in his workshop. No matter what was going on around him, his hobbies and his various projects kept him focused and content. If you wanted to spend time with him, the workshop was the place to be. Katie learned this at a very young age, which is why she can now fix or make just about anything!
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Originally Run: 1987-06-21
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Originally Run: 1987-06-22
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Originally Run: 1987-06-23
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Originally Run: 1987-06-24
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Originally Run: 1987-06-25
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Originally Run: 1987-06-26
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Originally Run: 1987-06-27
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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Lynn's Comments: This was, and likely still is, a contentious issue. By opening the door to conversation on the topic of "when does life begin?" I was rattling a few cages. Knowing I was treading on thin ice, I made sure the punch line was innocuous, but I got the angry mail anyway. In the end, I was glad I had drawn this strip. It was something we were talking to our kids about and I knew other parents were struggling with this question as well. This shows you how much freedom I was given by my syndicate and many editors to write and say things that were sensitive and not easily mentioned in a comic strip.
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Originally Run: 1987-06-28
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Monday, June 27, 2016

Lynn's Comments: Having Connie, Lawrence, and their new family move back into the Pattersons' neighbourhood gave me much more to write about. Elly and Connie were a good mix of characters, and Lawrence was a wonderful sidekick for Mike. I had written them out of the strip without realizing how much they added to it!
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Originally Run: 1987-06-29
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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Lynn's Comments: Throughout my life, I have had wonderful friends--both men and women, who were there when I needed them. Likewise, I have always been there for them, too. Good friends are the bandages, the bed rest, and the chicken soup of life!
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Originally Run: 1987-06-30
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Originally Run: 1987-07-01
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