Arlo and Janis by Jimmy Johnson

Arlo and Janis

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  1. Varnes

    Varnes said, over 3 years ago


  2. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Naw… it doesn’t work that way…. not with the kids I’ve know….

    They send out “announcements.”

    They’re only given a few precious “invitations” or “tickets” to the actual ceremony….
    If you get one of those you’re on the A-list indeed.

    The image in Arlo’s imagination totally works for “health clubs” and gyms, though….
    they’ll cheerfully take hundreds of dollars from 10 times the number of people who could fit in the building shoulder to shoulder…
    knowing most will never show up.

    Except the first week in January….
    when they look like that.

  3. Jean

    Jean said, over 3 years ago

    when my daughter was a senior in high school she only got 4 “tickets” and had to make a decision on who to invite besides her mom and dad, there was grandmother, sister, brother, step dad, step mom, so it wound up being Mom, Dad, Grandmother, and Sister. Lots of hurt feelings Then when she graduated from college she had 8 tickets but folks kept leaving after their graduate received their diploma so there was plenty of room.

  4. Jimmeh

    Jimmeh said, over 3 years ago

    Tossing an invitation? Pretty cold!

  5. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, over 3 years ago

    We received a graduation announcement for Hillary Tidd in Georgia.
    I assumed it was via some contact of Patsy’s.
    She assumed it was some relative or friend of mine.
    It turned out they had a David & Patsy Green for uncle and aunt here in Florida and figured it must be us.
    It also turned out there were six David & Patsy Green couples in Florida.
    When the mother, Caroline Tidd, gave us more information, we found the pair they sought, both mailing address and phone number.
    We sent Hillary a University of Florida gator, stuffed doll.
    We kept in touch, knew when she was graduated from Georgia Tech, started teaching, married, had children.
    Some day we’ll meet.

  6. Dani Rice

    Dani Rice GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    That is really nice, David, to go the extra mile for a total stranger. It would be nice if you do get a chance to meet.

  7. finale

    finale said, over 3 years ago

    Toss the Graduation invite….keep the Open House notice….if you think the food will be good.

  8. QuietStorm27

    QuietStorm27 said, over 3 years ago

    My son just graduated from early college. They gave 11 tickets to start and we asked for 10 more and got 5. Large family – of course the grandparents from both sides wanted to be there, the siblings, aunts and uncles. A lot more people are invited to his party.

  9. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, over 3 years ago

    “Not cost effective.”
    I flew up from Florida for my younger daughter’s MA or whatever it was in Music Theory from the U. of North Texas.. For her MA or whatever in Library Science a year or so later, I passed. We were MA- or whatever’d out. She actually got a job for awhile at the Beverly Hills, CA, public library as a music cataloguer. Had to help pick up books after the earthquake of ’94.

  10. Paul Roese

    Paul Roese GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    did Gene ever get his degree? remember Gene their kid? they pay more attention to their cat. don’t they have a boat? maybe Sandy wrecked it and killed the kid and his family? for all their interest, maybe?

  11. The Mom

    The Mom said, over 3 years ago


    Just like your daughter, I only had 4 tickets to my high school graduation in 1969. I still have all 4 tickets in my scrapbook. No one came to my graduation. My mom didn’t “feel good” so she and the rest of family skipped it. I was the only one of my brothers and sisters to graduate.

  12. curmudgeon68

    curmudgeon68 said, over 3 years ago

    @Paul Roese

    Aren’t you just the little ray of sunshine!

  13. catman5169

    catman5169 said, over 3 years ago

    I’m glad that mine was held in Bulldog Stadium….plenty of room for everybody with seats to spare.

  14. Dr Fogg

    Dr Fogg said, over 3 years ago

    My Son graduates from HS this year. Our closest relative is over a thousand miles away.

  15. Nicole

    Nicole GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Wow some teen really made her mad to toss it in the trash!

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