Monthly Archives: November 2017

Monday November 6, 2017

With friends who were dealing with step-children and new, mature marriages, I had plenty of material to work with. The tricky part was in keeping the identities of the moms and children who talked to me openly about their lives secret.

Tuesday November 7, 2017

All of the Remembrance day strips were done for my mother, my dad, and his brother who were all veterans of the Second World War. My dad was an instrument mechanic and my mother ordered all the parts for the aircraft. They met in England and had some wonderful stories to tell. Uncle Joe was a motorcycle dispatch rider. He never spoke about the war.

Wednesday November 8, 2017

How lucky my generation was to have grown up in the post war era. My children, too, have lived in a peaceful environment. I worry about what’s happening now, however. Every day the newscasts are full of unimaginable posturing by powerful men with nuclear weapons who are sounding and acting like children.

Sunday November 26, 2017

Our dog Willy would wait until we had finished eating before he dug into his kibble. If there was the smallest chance of leftovers, he wanted to be sure he had room. I did this strip with compassion and understanding—I wouldn’t want to eat the same thing everyday either!