Monthly Archives: September 2017


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Saturday September 2, 2017

Lynn's Comments: Creating storylines for the strip allowed me to go back and forth between child and grownup. As Elly, I would live in the moment; talk about the day-to-day things a mom might deal with. As Michael, entering junior high school, I would become a teenager again. It doesn't take much to open up those difficult, exciting, passionate, and intensely private times. Try it. Take yourself back to grade 8 and see how much you remember. When adults dismiss teenagers as being "just kids," we are forgetting how brilliant, aware, creative and fragile we were.
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Originally Run: 1988-09-02
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Sunday September 3, 2017

Lynn's Comments: When my daughter reads this now, she'll laugh out loud–she and I can spend a full day in a good mall and wish we had more time!
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Originally Run: 1988-09-04
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Originally Run: 1988-09-03
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Originally Run: 1988-09-05
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Wednesday September 6, 2017

Lynn's Comments: I often used to start big projects after dinner when the kids were in bed and the house was quiet. The trouble with this was that I couldn’t stop when I was tired–I was always determined to finish the job…which might be 3:00am.
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Originally Run: 1988-09-06
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Originally Run: 1988-09-07
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Originally Run: 1988-09-08
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Originally Run: 1988-09-11
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Monday September 11, 2017

Lynn's Comments: I did this. I had become somewhat good at wallpapering and offered to do my mother-in-law’s kitchen. She chose a Lily of the Valley pattern, and it wasn’t until I’d finished the entire room that she noticed the blossoms were upside down!
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Originally Run: 1988-09-10
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Tuesday September 12, 2017

Lynn's Comments: When I wrote about the children in the strip, I tried to create situations that were very obviously not about my own children. Nonetheless, Aaron had to explain over and over that Martha didn't exist! He even got a letter from a Martha, wondering if she was "the one."
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Originally Run: 1988-09-12
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Originally Run: 1988-09-13
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Tuesday September 19, 2017

Lynn's Comments: This is from my childhood. I used to lean on my mom when she was cooking and annoy my dad when he was reading the paper, and at the time, I didn't know why. It wasn’t until I was an adult that I realized I was looking for affection. It’s not always easy or convenient to stop what you're doing and hug your kids, but when I was a young mom, I tried.
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Originally Run: 1988-09-26
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Wednesday September 27, 2017

Lynn's Comments: I wrote a love letter to a boy in grade 8, and later, I saw him showing it to his friends. They were standing by the goalpost on the field laughing. I thought I would die.
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Originally Run: 1988-09-27
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Originally Run: 1988-09-28
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