Agnes by Tony Cochran


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  1. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, about 3 years ago

    Apparently, in some countries, providing alcohol to children is perfectly normal.
    Around here, that’s considered abuse and neglect.

  2. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, about 3 years ago

    Yet they could afford Jim Beam?

  3. Last Rose of Summer

    Last Rose of Summer GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago


    With Trout’s mother its a matter of priorities.

  4. QuietStorm27

    QuietStorm27 said, about 3 years ago

    I understand Agnes, I worry a lot too.

  5. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, about 3 years ago


    I imagined it was an example of Trour’s mother’s priorities too, but it is possible an associate left it behind and she was just trying to conserve resources.

  6. rshive

    rshive said, about 3 years ago

    The Jim Beam sterilizes the bowl after the dog eats from it. But I’m not sure that Trout’s Mom realizes that.

  7. garycarroll

    garycarroll said, about 3 years ago


    No, they had an empty Beam bottle they could mix powdered milk in. Later, when they could afford milk, they also could get the Jim Beam. (Not saying which came first, the Beam or the milk.)

  8. sfreader1

    sfreader1 said, about 3 years ago

    Has anyone priced dry milk powder? It is more expensive than rhe real thing! I used to keep some of the dry around for cooking purposes, but have not bought any for years because of the price.

  9. fishbulb239

    fishbulb239 said, about 3 years ago


    When I was a kid, powdered milk was a lot cheaper than regular milk. I know that because, like Trout’s family, we could afford powdered milk but not regular milk (and my folks weren’t spending half of the food budget on Jim Beam). A coupla times a year skim milk would be on a good enough sale that we’d have that, and it tasted so amazingly rich and creamy.

  10. Crandlemire

    Crandlemire said, about 3 years ago

    Funny thing is now real milk is cheaper than powdered milk.

  11. Dogday88

    Dogday88 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago


    Don’t laugh too hard. It’s your tax dollars at work!

  12. Hunter7

    Hunter7 said, about 3 years ago

    Agnes – like the song – don’t worry, be happy. (But then you wouldnt be Agnes)

    Had to go to the calculator and the flyers. Depending upon the milk you buy (regular vs. organic or microfiltered) the powdered milk is still cheaper. Its just that your savings might be less if you compare it to the higher end milk.
    And ewwwwww! Skim milk! I refuse to drink what I call blue milk. In Canada (or at least in BC), skim milk is 0% fat. There is nothing creamy about it. I go as low as 1% milk, sometimes 2% if I want a little more richness.

  13. ladymadcat

    ladymadcat said, about 3 years ago


    During the depression my Mother’s family had a small farm. My Grandma sold whole milk for a nickel a quart. sometimes folks would ask if they could buy skim milk for two or three cents. Grandma gave it to them, as she didn’t consider it fit to drink! Mom said they fed skim milk to their pigs.

  14. rshive

    rshive said, about 3 years ago


    Around here powdered is a bit cheaper than 2% milk. I developed a taste for the powdered some years back when I had my own first apartment. I was using real milk exclusively for breakfast; and that spoiled if you kept it for more than a few days. Powdered never quite did; and if it did spoil, you didn’t lose the big cost—it was something like 1/4 the price of whole milk.

  15. Hunter7

    Hunter7 said, about 3 years ago


    Smart lady, your grandma.

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