The Dinette Set by Julie Larson

The Dinette Set

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  1. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    AHA, it was the milkman! (Who suffers from bad eyesight…)

  2. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    So… the milkman came over in the evening, and stuck his keys in the lock,
    AFTER Verl got home…
    and it doesn’t bother her?


    Of course, Verla would never leave her keys in the door.


    Which, by the way, Burl seems to be opening so far… or so hard…
    he knocked a picture askew on the wall.
    If not…. what IS that?

    No Find-It today?
    Or does Burl finding Verl’s keys in the door cover it?


    Good morning, Crusty friends.

  3. mikie2

    mikie2 said, almost 4 years ago

    The milkman, huh? One of the oldest butts of jokes. My grandmother used to regale us children with humour from when she was a new bride in the ‘90s. One was about a woman who didn’t have a working clock, who calls out to the milkman, “Do you have the time?” His response is, “Yes, but I don’t have anyone to hold my horses!” Followed by giggles all around. Sounds juvenile to us now, but Oma was only 16 when she married Opa. And they had a milkman as well as an iceman. (who cometh.)

  4. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Mikie I’m nowhere NEAR old enough to be your grandmother…
    but we always had a milkman when I was a kid…
    and the local organic dairy still had them here till around 1980….
    even glass bottles, and insulated aluminum milk boxes you left outside the door for deliveries.

    We didn’t have a real iceman per se,
    but in the 1950’s the ice cream truck would deliver ice blocks if you ordered them…

    I don’t think I knew anyone who used ice for everyday refrigeration,
    but LOTS of people still called the fridge the “icebox”
    … I don’t think it would sound strange to me even now.

  5. jmcx4

    jmcx4 said, almost 4 years ago

    We had our milk delivered by one of the local farmers. They had a few milk cows and would bring the milk in half gallon Mason jars. (‘shine came the same way, but that’s a different story).

  6. philyfanstukinmi

    philyfanstukinmi said, almost 4 years ago

    @SusanSunshine

    Milk, eggs and butter delivered to your door. Here comes the egg man, coo,coo, catchoo. Even used to shovel coal for the furnace back in the day. Was a treat to watch the coal truck dump the shoot into the basement.

  7. philyfanstukinmi

    philyfanstukinmi said, almost 4 years ago

    OH, and my grandparents had an icebox

  8. PipeTobacco

    PipeTobacco GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    I had misread Verl’s comment at first. I thought she was saying that only Joy, Jerry, and the milkman had keys. I was thinking it was extremely revealing that Jerry had a key to Verl’s “pad”. But, I was wrong.

  9. finale

    finale said, almost 4 years ago

    Verla’s wall decorations (obliques, angles with mirrored surfaces are straight out of the 40’s/50’s along with the color of the chairs (naugahyde, I’m sure).
    .
    Maybe that’s why we got a collective nostalgia hit here.
    .
    And yes, a cousin and I provided the family lore with a story when Granpa “busted us” for baking potatoes in the coal furnace. We sneaked upstairs for the butter, salt and paprika.
    I can also still feel the heaviness of the ash bucket and coal scuttle.

  10. InTraining

    InTraining said, almost 4 years ago

    The “Find-It” today is the “Find-It”…….. cannot find it…..
    .
    What’s it say on Verl’s shirt… ? ? ?
    Tin Bubbl Jacu2
    Must be TEXT speak………

  11. Dave Hussell

    Dave Hussell said, almost 4 years ago

    I think the Mailman/milkman references here were sarcastic jokes. My wife and I do the same thing. I’ll be out somewhere and call to say I am on my way home, she’ll respond, “Thanks, that gives me time to get the guys out of here”.


    I think she’s joking, right?

  12. dfowensby

    dfowensby said, almost 4 years ago

    @Dave Hussell

    yup, equally old: What 3 little words does one fear to hear while making love?
    “Honey, I’m home!”

  13. S H

    S H GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Tiny Bubbles Jacuzzi

  14. Saucy1121

    Saucy1121 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    We had a milkman until about 20 years ago. They started delivering at about 2 a.m. (bad enough in the hot summers) and my dog HATED the truck. After a few weeks of being wakened in the wee hours, we finally cancelled the service.
    I also remember having an egg man as a kid. He came a couple of times a week.

  15. PipeTobacco

    PipeTobacco GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    @finale

    Finale…. I am curious as to why you were “busted” for doing that? What was the harm in baking a potato?

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