Lynn's Comments: Gordon did not have a happy home life. Everyone else's problems seemed trivial to him. His dad was abusive and his mother, complacent. It was up to Gordon to decide for himself how to navigate this pressure-filled world. Many young readers identified with him.
Lynn's Comments: When Gordon was roped into taking Tracey to the dance, I'd planned for them to become great friends—which is the best way to begin a romantic relationship. At the time, I had not envisioned their eventual marriage.
Lynn's Comments: In the top panel, the name “Voyer” was for our country neighbours across the road. The Voyer family were great friends and it was fun to wait for them to find a small surprise in the paper.
Lynn's Comments: We weren't allowed to say or show anything indecent. For good reason, but the cookie dough implies a shared experience.
Lynn's Comments: This really was my life. I used to think I could get so much done if I didn’t have to sleep. Looking back on all this now, I wonder how I had the time and energy to do the things I did...but then again, maybe I was just another busy mom!