Monthly Archives: January 2018


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Tuesday January 2, 2018

Lynn's Comments: My parents insisted we thank (in writing) everyone who sent us a gift. At the time, we thought it was a miserable waste of our time. Now, I know it was an investment in the relationship between myself and the kind person who had been thoughtful enough to send a gift.
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Originally Run: 1989-01-03
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Wednesday January 3, 2018

Lynn's Comments: I often used the strip in serious ways. Here, I was telling young people that the words "thank you" are never out of style. It was fun to hide a "lecture" in a series of drawings, dialogue and punch lines.
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Originally Run: 1989-01-05
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Friday January 5, 2018

Lynn's Comments: My friend Deborah and I walked past a bunch of construction workers who were sitting on a sidewalk having their lunch. We were in New York—it was a narrow space and they had to move their legs to let us by. As we passed, they continued their conversation and politely ignored us. When we reached the next block, Deb turned to me, smiled and said, "Remember when?"
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Originally Run: 1989-01-06
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Originally Run: 1989-01-07
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Sunday January 7, 2018

Lynn's Comments: I was going to write something about reading being far too important to allow TV and other devices to rob us of this essential skill. But I think I'll just let the strip speak for itself.
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Originally Run: 1989-01-08
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Originally Run: 1989-01-12
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Originally Run: 1989-01-14
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Sunday January 14, 2018

Lynn's Comments: This one strip brought so many comments that I had to have help to answer the mail. It seems that most of us see our pets as part of the family.
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Originally Run: 1989-01-15
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Originally Run: 1989-01-16
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Thursday January 18, 2018

Lynn's Comments: This, indeed, was what I experienced as a young mom. With a demanding job and many projects on the go, I hardly had time to think. I used to say, "If I didn't have to sleep, I could get SO MUCH done!"
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Originally Run: 1989-01-19
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Sunday January 21, 2018

Lynn's Comments: One year, the snow in Lynn Lake, Manitoba was perfect for snow forts. The temperature was above -15C, a rare phenomenon in this northern town. My husband took a shovel and followed Aaron, who must have been about 6, out to where there was a snow bank piled up by the grader. He dug and dug, and was so excited about his snow fort that Aaron got cold watching him and came home. He continued to dig until he realized he was alone. Then he continued to dig. The fort had become his! It must have been funny to see a grown man out there happy as a clam, full of fantasy, just being a kid in the snow.
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Originally Run: 1989-01-22
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Monday January 22, 2018

Lynn's Comments: I laughed out loud when this idea came to mind. I remember looking up into the void and saying "Thanks" to the spirit who was writing this stuff.
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Originally Run: 1989-01-23
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Tuesday January 23, 2018

Lynn's Comments: I remember feeling this way. It takes a long time to discover who your real, true friends are. Strangely enough, some of my true friends are people I have known since I was the same age as Elizabeth is in this strip.
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Originally Run: 1989-01-24
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Wednesday January 24, 2018

Lynn's Comments: I hated my nose. I hated the way it turned up, and I hated the freckles on it. I hated the shape of my forehead and the back of my head was flat. I also hated my shape. Strange how you spend so much time criticizing the things you can't change while ignoring the things you can.
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Originally Run: 1989-01-25
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Originally Run: 1989-01-27
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Sunday January 28, 2018

Lynn's Comments: I was about seven and my brother was five. We had been having one of our knock-down, drag out fights. Mom was in the basement and either ignored us or couldn't hear just how angry the fight had become.

Our one bathroom, which had a locking door, became a refuge. If you could get in there first, you were safe. You had to slam the door to get it to lock. I ran into the bathroom, slammed the door and Alan screamed. Thinking he was just screaming with rage, I continued to shove the door shut not knowing that his finger had been caught in the door jamb. By the time I realized there was something wrong, I had seriously injured his finger. Mom rushed us to the hospital where he was given a shot and had his finger bound with gauze. It wasn't broken, but his knuckle was severely bruised and the skin had split with the pressure. I was so sorry. Even though Alan accepted my apology, I've never forgotten the incident and I have never forgiven myself!
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Originally Run: 1989-02-01
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