The Dinette Set by Julie Larson

The Dinette Set

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  1. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Without your teeth? You gumming stuff to death?

  2. purple sky

    purple sky GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    No ‘Find-It’ today?

  3. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Yup…. she has a life….
    a toothless one, which I guess she doesn’t notice now that she’s used to it.

    Doesn’t take teeth to eat those cupcakes… or HoHos….
    or the boxed macaroni and cheese, Jello and canned peaches they feed them in her senior residence.

    I sometimes took my Dad out to dinner when he lived in one….
    I remember once when I asked him what he felt like having,
    and he said “Something I have to chew.”

  4. x_Tech

    x_Tech GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    @purple sky

    Today’s find it “Ma’s Life”

  5. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Yes, we have no Find-It today…
    Oops, since typing that, X posted…. that must be it…..

    Verla’s cup says “First Think.”
    If that’s the rule, she’ll never get any coffee.

    BTW, about a year ago, when Julie was answering her e-mail, and showing up here in the forum,
    somebody asked about the green blouse with orange flowers…

    She said she’d never noticed it was always colored that way, and would have to tell the colorist that Joy needed a new wardrobe.

    She tends to identify characters by a quirk of hair or wardrobe… like the shape of their glasses, or Verl’s bun.

    The originally B/W panels are recolored for each re-use, but that floral print is one of Joy’s motifs.

    It’s possible that she works far ahead, and her strips were colored so long ago that a change has only just filtered down to the newest submissions.

    The flower print remains the same, but the GB w/OF has been re-hatched in assorted hues.

  6. anniebodyhome

    anniebodyhome said, almost 4 years ago

    The “find it” is Ma’s teeth!

  7. mikie2

    mikie2 said, almost 4 years ago

    Smelling Burl’s shoes and flip flops must be some sort of extreme dieting trick, or even bulimic. Hurling, y’know.
    Also I wonder if Ma feels so entitled with “her life” that she wants someone to remind her to wipe her…..!
    Re: living with no teeth, my older brother has none at all as a result of years of bar fights but gums right along just fine. In a fit of sibling guilt I took him to my dentist, but he recommended against dentures. He said patients like my bro tended to (1) lose them, (2) break them, or (3) not wear them.
    I notice that Joy is back to “home cooking” with her famous homemade Stauffer’s lasagna. Yum! I could hurl just thinking about that.

  8. mikie2

    mikie2 said, almost 4 years ago

    Susan Sunshine, your name must be a bit of a misnomer these days. How are things holding up with you in Northern CA with this series of storms? Wx report?

  9. loves life

    loves life said, almost 4 years ago

    At least this strip has a wardrobe change. most of them wear the same clothes every day.So the gb w of don’t bother me as much. I do like the shirts with appropriate sayings on them. A lot to read in this strip.

  10. InTraining

    InTraining said, almost 4 years ago

    Is BURl at work…..? ? ?

  11. finale

    finale said, almost 4 years ago

    Ma is using her emergency backup uppers (the ones she got at BigMart…“Universal Fit”).

  12. RJ Hatton

    RJ Hatton GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago


    margueritem: I love your avatar! Are you celebrating Luciadagen next Thursday?

  13. Last Rose of Summer

    Last Rose of Summer GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    all my comics today have the dreaded little box with the red x, thay have been gradually going for a week, guess I have to go in and explore the neither regions of the computer. My late MIL had only teeth in the front, wouldn’t wear her bridges. Nibbled everything. The grandkids found this fascinating.

  14. DAZZ

    DAZZ said, almost 4 years ago

    I had issues in my childhood that gave me no enamal on teeth and lost them all by my 30s. I always wear my upper (need to talk properly and it shows in my smile) but I ONLY wear lower for eating – I do better in general without it to talk, whistle and . . .whatever. I have special pouches for it but in 40 years there have been embarrassing events :-P

  15. DAZZ

    DAZZ said, almost 4 years ago

    @RJ Hatton

    Saint Lucy is a nice Christmas image even if that is not celebrated.

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