Cul de Sac by Richard Thompson

Cul de Sac

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  1. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Best thing about the beach-that lamp!

  2. Linux0s

    Linux0s said, 11 months ago

    Purchasing a seashell lamp could save a lot of money.

  3. thebird55

    thebird55 GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Three years in Hawaii spoiled me for beaches.

  4. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, 11 months ago

    Alice’s memory is so typical of very young kids! Go, Alice! (Stay, Petey!)

  5. cdward

    cdward said, 11 months ago

    Grew up in the Midwest. Never saw the ocean till I was a teenager. Actually, I like the beach and jumping in the waves. And yes, the bikinis do make for a nice change of scenery. Of course so do the dolphins playing off the shore. What I hate most is the sunscreen ritual before getting there. But Alice is right – the sea shell lamp makes everything better.

  6. Citizen GROG!

    Citizen GROG! GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    I wonder if they’ll leave the lamp on for you.

  7. Rp GG

    Rp GG said, 11 months ago

    It’s funny what we do and don’t remember from our childhood. Is it random?

  8. Puddlesplatt McLearn

    Puddlesplatt McLearn said, 11 months ago


    Try Midway Island for 5 years…Nada

  9. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, 11 months ago

    Our grandkids came down to St. Petersburg from Wisconsin for our fiftieth wedding anniversary. The almost-three-year-old, our “Alice,” went to the Gulf beaches off Pass-a-Grille and Fort Desoto, visited the Suncoast Bird Sanctuary, and stayed at a motel with a great pool. All she could remember, though, was the drink machine outside her room.

  10. Perkycat

    Perkycat GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    My daughter and I were talking about things we did when she was little. So funny the things they remember. You try to make a great experience for them and they remember the lamp.

  11. calliopejane

    calliopejane GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago


    But I don’t think the great experience is exactly “lost” from memory. Rather, the remembered object is imbued with the joy of the experience; it is recalled as being awesome because of the way you/he/she felt when it was seen/used.
    If Alice had encountered that same lamp a year ago in, say, some neighbor’s house, it probably wouldn’t have made such an impression.

  12. MysteryCat

    MysteryCat GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago


    Thank you for that comment. I think it was very insightful, it rings true. :)

  13. Perkycat

    Perkycat GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago


    Thanks. And, yes, that is very insightful. Makes me feel better. So I didn’t waste my time,

  14. Rick

    Rick said, 11 months ago

    That sounds like the way some of my tutoring students describe their vacation trips to me!

  15. NyukNyuk2000

    NyukNyuk2000 said, 11 months ago

    Where can I get one of those lamps?

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