Lynn's Comments: I did this strip to address the readers who insisted I change Elly’s hairstyle. As one of the main characters in the strip, I felt I had to keep her looking relatively the same. Over the years, she sported a pony tail, a bun, and at one time, I "gave" her a perm. Still, the part-in-the-middle-and-tied -back-look was her signature and I didn't want to alter it. The frump-look was firm. This strip let the critics know that I was aware of their hatred for the hairstyle...but I wasn't about to change it!
Lynn's Comments: More and more, Gordon's life and philosophy was based on a neighbour who owned a small auto body and repair shop. Gerry was honest and kind and so good at his job. It was a privilege to know him, and a pleasure to have him work on our vehicles. The time I spent at Gerry's Garage is reflected in the stories I told about Gordon Mayes.
Lynn's Comments: My grandkids and I have "squisher huggies" now. These days, I'm not strong enough to perform the "roller coaster!"
Lynn's Comments: Another pun and another untranslatable punch line!
Lynn's Comments: One of the many things about Ontario that I miss is the fall harvest. Along with the spectacular fall colours were the outdoor markets with their piles of pumpkins, crates of apples, fresh veg and homemade items of all kinds. Getting the Halloween pumpkin meant a long ride in the country to a big family farm where we'd buy produce and pumpkins, ride the hay wagon, and have coffee with friends. A signature pastry the family sold from their kitchen was a raspberry turnover to die for! You haven't tasted heaven until you’ve had one of these. Reading this Sunday strip brings back all those wonderful memories.