The Dinette Set by Julie Larson

The Dinette Set

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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, about 2 years ago

    That’s for show too, duh.

  2. mikie2

    mikie2 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    My God. My mother—and probably lots of other mothers as well—had tons of stuff that were “for show!” Several entire rooms even. Sort of like the old Hebraic Holy of Holies. Only certain people got to go in there and then only once a year. But it did have a window A/C all its own while the rest of us muddled along with less.
    And Dale, you and Jerry can use as much of the paper you find in there as you like, it’s provided by the Crustwood U-Stor-It.

  3. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Good one, Dale!

  4. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago


    Did your Mom put plastic covers on the furniture?

  5. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    I remember trying to sneak a piece of unwrapped hard candy from my grandmother’s covered glass dish.

    Most of it lifted up in one stuck-together block, and I had a hard time getting it back into the dish before anyone saw.

    My mother, my aunts, the neighbors…. all had bowls of inedible treasures… dusty, cracked Jordan almonds, faded gumdrops….

    I’ve visited my ex-husband’s mother since his middle-aged brothers were teens,
    and I still can’t get used to the idea that the little footed jars of M&M’s or nuts or mints in her living room are there to EAT
    I instantly feel guilty if I open the dish.


  6. purple sky

    purple sky GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Oh, my achin’ head. Yeah, I remember a lot of my relatives had stuff ‘just for show’, and several of them did, in fact, have plastic covers on the furniture. If we were even permitted in that room we, as kids, were told to sit on the floor, stop squirming and hush up. And I remember that melted-together-lump in the candy dish, too, Susan. This all brings back some not-so-fond memories.

  7. capndunzzl

    capndunzzl said, about 2 years ago

    I think the cartoonist has way too much time on his/her hands.

  8. Pacopuddy

    Pacopuddy said, about 2 years ago

    There was always a room kept for weddings, funerals and Royal Visits only – and had the Queen ever popped round, she would have had to be very careful not to drop crumbs . . .

  9. celestpuls

    celestpuls said, about 2 years ago

    Is the clown rolling his eyes?

  10. mikie2

    mikie2 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago


    No, fortunately, although she did have one lamp that still retained the plastic covering on the shade.

  11. fredb49

    fredb49 said, about 2 years ago

    That can of Lysol is not for show, close the door and use it!

  12. finale

    finale said, about 2 years ago

    Lump o’candy and f*rt noises from when you actually got to sit on the plasyic covered gold brocade couch so you could gaze at the deep maroon drapes with gold tassels. Good times.

  13. Lassie1

    Lassie1 said, about 2 years ago

    Ha! My mother had fancy chairs, rugs, and a couch (covered in plastic) – not only were we not allowed to sit on them, we had to eat down in the semi-refinished basement and hang out, entertain guests in our bedrooms (which got interesting when we were old enough to date). It will be my supreme pleasure, after mom kicks off, to call the Rescue Mission to haul her precious furniture away…And my aunt’s bathroom door opened directly into her kitchen. Where everyone sat, eating and visiting, while there you are having a major digestive upset, separated from the group only by a particleboard door….gah!

  14. mythreesons

    mythreesons GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    My living room is for kept “company neat” all the time. However, anyone who enters the house is “company.” My TV and comfy chair are elsewhere.

  15. mollie05

    mollie05 said, about 2 years ago

    Never lived in a house where the living room was not used on a daily basis for TV and reading, sat enjoyed the way it was meant to be …no plastic covers or old candy in bowls…who cares about “company” we enjoyed our home and I still live that way.

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