The Dinette Set by Julie Larson

The Dinette Set

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  1. mikie2

    mikie2 said, over 4 years ago

    I’m sure that in certain “specialty” sweet shops one can purchase chocolate anything to eat. I’m equally certain that Jerry knows just where one is. What I’m not certain of is just exactly what Jerry would like to eat in chocolate.
    Are all the children in bed?
    Leaky, we miss ye!

  2. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Leaky, heal quickly!
    Ma Darwin smells a rat, named Burl.

  3. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    C’mon, Joy, you know you’d eat anything with enough chocolate on it.

    (Ok, you guys, pipe down.)
    (Maybe that’s the secret of… no, never mind!!)

    Marg, I agree. He’s got an image in mind, and Ma can read him like a book.

    And Mikie… right you are.
    I am very hard to shock… but a few years ago I went to my first modern-day “bachelorette party,”
    and there were chocolate “lolliops” (plus plastic straws and cutlery, a cake, and various chintzy party favors) in shapes I didn’t expect at all, especially as the guests were mostly young adult friends of the bride and their mothers!

  4. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    In re Jerry’s comment…
    true story:
    When I was in about 2nd grade, a little friend tried to explain to me about Easter.

    (I’d been brought up with Easter baskets full of jelly beans and chocolate bunnies, with dyeing eggs and all that — but not the religious significance.)

    She showed me a coloring book with a picture of Jesus, that said “The Lamb of God.”
    And she told me that was why they had lamb for Easter dinner….
    and they got one of those cakes I had always coveted shaped like a lamb.

    I was totally confused.
    I asked her why they wanted to eat Jesus.
    She was so startled she ran home crying… not my intention at all.
    So for years I asked that question, and mostly just got eye-rolls in answer.
    Can’t say I understood till I was grown!

  5. Arch Stanton

    Arch Stanton said, over 4 years ago


    Are you saying that you understand now?

  6. GROG!

    GROG! GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    I’m glad they haven’t come up with a chocolate design for Mother’s Day.

  7. Shirl Summ

    Shirl Summ GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    How exactly do you tell it’s an American flag if it isn’t red, white and blue?

  8. DevilsNight

    DevilsNight said, over 4 years ago


    actually they have chocolate roses

  9. finale

    finale said, over 4 years ago

    Who’s place are they at and is the candy dish filled with decades old Jolly Ranchers?

  10. GROG!

    GROG! GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago


    I was thinking a lot worse.

  11. DAZZ

    DAZZ said, over 4 years ago

    Good Mornin’, I would guess that’s Ma Darwin’s house (more frills and hers with no his). I have many molds for chocolate and there was a time when I was always decorating cakes for parties and such (no bachlorette) I never made any in poor taste- My worst was a cake for a retirement party with a guilloutine and mushrooms growing around the base (It had a lot of symbolism for those of us in Zenith’s construction group). My favorite chocolate molds are little square boxes with tops and bows that can be filled with ice cream or small gifts.

  12. runar

    runar said, over 4 years ago

    Title 4, United States Code, Chapter 1, Section 4(i): “The flag should never be used for advertising purposes in any manner whatsoever. It should not be embroidered on such articles as cushions or handkerchiefs and the like, printed or otherwise impressed on paper napkins or boxes or anything that is designed for temporary use and discard. Advertising signs should not be fastened to a staff or halyard from which the flag is flown.”

  13. mikie2

    mikie2 said, over 4 years ago


    My goodness, then more than half of the marketers—and politicians—of the country are in violation of the law! I see blouses, ties, hats, watch faces, etc. etc. etc. all decorated or made from flag designs everywhere. Many people do it in the belief that they are being patriotic and criticize those who don’t disprespect the flag thusly! Thanks for the fact check!

  14. Number Six

    Number Six said, over 4 years ago

    Deja vu?

  15. runar

    runar said, over 4 years ago


    That’s covered by the next section of Title 4 as follows:

    Title 4, United States Code, Chapter 1, Section 4(j): “No part of the flag should ever be used as a costume or athletic uniform. However, a flag patch may be affixed to the uniform of military personnel, firemen, policemen, and members of patriotic organizations. The flag represents a living country and is itself considered a living thing. Therefore, the lapel flag pin being a replica, should be worn on the left lapel near the heart.”

    Section 4(i) is why I don’t buy or use stamps with flag designs. Even though they are printed and sold by a government-run agency, they are still technically illegal.

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