Arlo and Janis by Jimmy Johnson

Arlo and Janis

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  1. mrbribery

    mrbribery said, about 4 years ago

    building a tire swing…

    for my great-grandson!

  2. toppop52

    toppop52 said, about 4 years ago

    “Life is just a tire swing…” (Jimmy Buffett)

  3. QuietStorm27

    QuietStorm27 said, about 4 years ago

    So cute!

  4. J Nichols-MacDonald

    J Nichols-MacDonald said, about 4 years ago

    He’s starting from scratch! :)

  5. Keith

    Keith said, about 4 years ago

    Oh that we all had such long-range planning skills and persistence to follow it through.

  6. prrdh

    prrdh said, about 4 years ago

    @mrbribery

    There is wisdom in Gene’s behavior far beyond his years:http://theseeker77.blogspot.com/2011/02/old-man-and-fig-tree.html

  7. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, about 4 years ago

    whmill: Works until the air pollution is so corrosive that it kills the trees.

  8. Arianne

    Arianne said, about 4 years ago

    My grandmother had a sampler hanging in her kitchen, it was so cheery and hopeful:

    Who plants a seed
    Beneath the sod
    And waits to see
    Believes in God.

  9. Arianne

    Arianne said, about 4 years ago

    I enjoyed your post – a story in two sentences – and “treenapped”, very much! : )

  10. iced tea

    iced tea said, about 4 years ago

    I have fond memories of my swing from childhood. It was a round plastic green disc tied to a branch of the sickle pear tree in our yard. I had much enjoyment from it.

  11. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, about 4 years ago

    Ours was a bag swing – a pile of worn-out fabric in a burlap bag. Conforms to the body and you won’t get hurt if it hits you in the face. Disadvantage: it takes a day or two to dry out after a rain – less if you don’t mind looking like you had an accident.

  12. Dani Rice

    Dani Rice GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    I used to lean across the swing with a rag in my hand and play tug-of-war with the dogShe’d pull my waaaay out and let go and then come running back in to catch me again on the return..

  13. Tom Wenzler

    Tom Wenzler said, about 4 years ago

    I remember this strip from its original printing, had it on my fridge for years. To this day it has always been my favorite Jimmy Johnson peice, and I love Arlo and Janis. I feel like I have know them most of my life.

  14. gocomicsmember

    gocomicsmember said, about 4 years ago

    Very rare indeed for a child of that age to show that much foresight.

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