Cathy by Cathy Guisewite


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  1. lightenup

    lightenup 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. lightenup

    lightenup 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

    rgcviper 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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