The Dinette Set by Julie Larson

The Dinette Set

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  1. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Of course they went for the food. Maybe they actually got a card for the bereaved, at the Dollar Store.

  2. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, almost 4 years ago

    But they don’t have to pay for it.

  3. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Yeah sad….

    It’s soooo sad, to think that their “hostess” (ie. the grieving widow) didn’t have time to fix them a proper meal, after they drove clear across town to bring her a card.

    I mean, why have the wake now, when you’re so busy?
    Why not wait till next week when you won’t have to be running back and forth to the funeral home and the cemetery?

    Then you can give this party the attention it deserves.

  4. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Another possible scenario:

    No one asks for potluck dishes for a wake… but most people will assume it would be appreciated.

    The Pennys don’t “get” anything not explained….
    so they show up 2 hours early with nothing to offer.

    The widow grabs all the food that’s been spoiling in the fridge during her grief and confusion and “fixes a plate” for the moochers.

    She knows they have no interest in the services or in comforting the bereaved relatives, so they’ll soon be gone if she feeds them.

  5. loves life

    loves life said, almost 4 years ago

    Remember you ARE what you EAT. do they ever read the heart? Maybe Pattie puts it up when they are not looking. Maybe the widow knew they were coming and kept the good food hid till they left,knowing how they were.

  6. Jean

    Jean said, almost 4 years ago

    When my father in law passed away we all met back at their house after the funeral for a late lunch. My father in laws brother ate like he had not eaten in weeks his first plate was heaping full and he went back for 2nd and 3rds. Everyone commented on it, there was plenty of food and he even took home a “doggie” plate.

  7. InTraining

    InTraining said, almost 4 years ago

    A bit confused here… Typically a wake there is coffee and cookies…. It’s after the funeral that lunch is offered…..? ! ?

  8. InTraining

    InTraining said, almost 4 years ago

    JOY musta got BURL’s shirt at the “MIchelin” outlet store where they sell irregulars or secondsl ..! ! !

  9. mikie2

    mikie2 said, almost 4 years ago

    I have to wonder if they even knew the deceased at all. I would not be surprised to learn that they surf the obits and go to the “best” ones for the free food.
    My grandmother had a friend who would go to funerals just for the fun of it, I guess. We to see “Don Giovanni” yesterday. Some funeral!

  10. InTraining

    InTraining said, almost 4 years ago

    BTW… The Daily Herald (Northern Illinois) dropped TDS today sighting that it offended some senoirs.
    The actual problem was that they made it so small that it could no longer be understood… especiall in B&W and with all it’s detail….
    The good news is it is here at GoComics in all it’s glory… Plus we get to enjoy all the comments made by our Crustwood neighbors…. ! ! !

  11. Shirl Summ

    Shirl Summ GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago


    Oh Gym Shoe. . tsk, tsk. A “good” wake includes all the booze everyone can drink in honor of the deceased of course. And lots of food, usually brought by the visitors. It;s supposed to be a celebration of their life.

  12. finale

    finale said, almost 4 years ago

    Burl took the day off for the Funeral also? Since Joy says they got there “early” they probably bypassed the service after they found out where the memorial luncheon was being held. I’m sure that the card contained their signature and nothing else. What a pair!

  13. Bakumanfan

    Bakumanfan said, almost 4 years ago

    Thrown together at the last minute ! Can’t people die at a time to provide better menu planning for the Pennys. Someone needs to slaps these two.

  14. homealone

    homealone said, almost 4 years ago

    I like the sign on the wall by Adelle Davis. Am I the only one who remembers her?

  15. Last Rose of Summer

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

    My MIL lived in the local retirement community. They went to all the funerals (lots!) and she always told us about the food. If I asked her about the deceased, most of the time, she didn’t know them! I swear that was a pastime for her and her friends! Leave it to the Penny’s to find free food! And I hope Joy didn’t wear that tee shirt, but she probably did!

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