Cathy by Cathy Guisewite


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  1. frightenup

    frightenup said, over 3 years ago

    When I call my mom, she usually does all the talking and I end up forgetting what I called about. And don’t get me started on when she has computer trouble – I have to interrupt her in order to get a word in edgewise!

    Good morning, Cathy clan!! Hope you had a good morning at the soup kitchen, Susan.

    @GretchensMom – Yes, I totally understand where you are coming from, and I have no problems with you! I’m sure a lot were uncomfortable with our exchange, which is why I apologized. Anyway, it won’t happen often, but I can’t promise that it won’t happen again. I hope that everyone here feels free to voice their opinion, and that others are respectful when they do that. Definitely no hard feelings, sister – hugs!

  2. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, over 3 years ago

    Why do mothers always assume the worst-case scenario any time they hear from their children?

  3. ncalifgirl58

    ncalifgirl58 said, over 3 years ago


    Because some children only call when it’s bad news or they need something.

  4. catsarge

    catsarge said, over 3 years ago

    Some of the most entertaining mother / child “chats” you’ll ever hear are on A Prairie Home Companion. Last Saturday’s pre-Mothers’ Day skit was a hoot. Today strip made me think of it. You can watch / listen to it here:
    Scroll down to “Mom.” Halfway to Friday, y’all!

  5. GretchensMom

    GretchensMom said, over 3 years ago


    And usually what they “need” is money (to pay their rent/bills/car insurance, etc.), someone to cook their meals, do their laundry or provide free baby-sitting service for them! (But a majority of the time, I’d say it’s just the money that they want!)



  6. GretchensMom

    GretchensMom said, over 3 years ago

    I really can’t handle talking to my mom on the phone every single day. I love her dearly (I say that a lot, don’t I?!?) but she’s always been the kind of person that if you asked her what time it was, she’d tell you how to build the watch/clock instead (in other words, she loves to talk and is VERY long-winded!). Her takes-forever-to-get-to-the-point stories are much easier to deal with when I see her on Sundays than when I have to stop whatever I’m doing during my busy week to talk to her on the phone whenever she calls me (and a majority of the time, whatever she has to say really isn’t anything that can’t wait until I see her again in a few days). But what else can I do? She’s my mother and if it’s important enough for her to say, then I guess it just has to be important enough for me to listen.


    Hi, rgcviper!


    lightenup: So glad we’re good, soul sister! (((HUGS!!!)))


    Hello and Happy Wednesday, fellow “Cathy” fans! Hope everyone has/had a really great day today!!!

  7. frightenup

    frightenup said, over 3 years ago

    Oh, okay. I thought you were up early for that. Don’t you normally go on Wednesdays?

  8. Nun'Ya Bidness

    Nun'Ya Bidness said, over 3 years ago


    As per Alley Oop’s Lawyer Doowee,
    your mom just wants to visit over the phone.
    My brother and I do that a lot, and talk for over 4 hours (or until one of our phone batteries dies) and at the end, we can’t remember much of what we talked about.

  9. rgcviper the black cat

    rgcviper the black cat said, over 3 years ago

    [Sigh.] For some reason, this one reminded of those annoying “Can you hear me now? Good!” TV ads. With our usual nut-job “Cathy” twist, that is.

    HI, MOM. Hello, Clan.

  10. GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    I heard that on PHC — it was hilarious!! Garrison always hits it right on. I felt bad that he lost his 97 year old Mom last year.

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