Agnes by Tony Cochran

Agnes

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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, over 1 year ago

    Cheese sales? That’s edam gouda idea.

  2. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 1 year ago

    We used to sell chocolate bars for our school. World’s Finest. Started at 50 cents, then went up as the chocolate bars became smaller.

  3. BRI-NO-MITE!!

    BRI-NO-MITE!! said, over 1 year ago

    I do not miss selling crap for school.

  4. The J.A.M.

    The J.A.M. said, over 1 year ago

    I always hated fund raisers. Never was able to sell a darn thing.

  5. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I remember selling Girl Scout cookies, and then in high school, certain groups having fundraisers…


    Like, the Pep Club having a bake sale to help surface the baseball diamond, or maybe the marching band raising money to participate in a big parade in Washington DC.


    But I never had to sell anything to support my school….and being a service brat, I went to different ones in different places.

    Wherever it was, we always had paper and pencils, and art supplies…
    my high school in Wisconsin offered driver’s ed…. the cars were loaned by the local Buick dealership.


    It was the baby boom…. a huge incoming population of schoolchildren….
    but schools weren’t impoverished like they seem to be now.

  6. J. Short

    J. Short GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    The cheese is in; and it’s ready to roll.

  7. rshive

    rshive said, over 1 year ago

    @SusanSunshine

    @Susan Sunshine – I was trying to remember how far back these things go. Can remember (I think) selling stuff for my parochial school in my small rural PA town in the 1950’s. As I recall, then it was Christmas wrapping paper. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

    We weren’t selling to get anything specific. But even in a town as small as mine, it involved knocking on the doors of people one didn’t know. These days, children seem to do the same thing. Only when they come, their parents (almost literally) are riding shotgun). I think the selling must be age specific, because my children weren’t asked to do it when they were in high school.

  8. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, over 1 year ago

    Three blocks of cheddar for me, Agnes.

  9. Perkycat

    Perkycat GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @simpsonfan2

    You are so funny!

  10. Perkycat

    Perkycat GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @SusanSunshine

    I am from that age too. I don’t get why kids have to buy 50 things for school and then the teachers buy lots of things for the kids too. All we needed was a pencil and notebook paper.

    I also sold Girl Scout cookies for 50 cents a box – a much bigger box than you get these days.

  11. MrJimCos

    MrJimCos said, over 1 year ago

    Have you seen the luxurious offices and the executives exorbitant salaries at Girl Scout headquarters? What a pyramid scheme! When a GS tries to sell me some cookies, I refuse to buy them, but will instead give the poor slave child plain old (keep it for yourself) cash.

  12. Dani Rice

    Dani Rice GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    We used to sell magazine subscriptions – Curtis Publishing, if memory serves. Schools really ought to sell thing parents need – Prozac and the like.

  13. QuietStorm27

    QuietStorm27 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    We mostly sold candy bars that you carried with you growing up. My children sell things you have to wait for like cookie dough and candles – makes no sense in these “instant gratification” times.

  14. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, over 1 year ago

    Good luck with that mam! Nice to see you by the way.

  15. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, over 1 year ago

    I know it SHOULD be a different teacher and definitely don’t remember this one.

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