The Dinette Set by Julie Larson

The Dinette Set

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  1. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Poor Ma, a cordless phone can be such a burden…

  2. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Hi Marg -

    So can her daughters, apparently.

    They not only saddle her with a cordless phone,
    NOW she has to invite them for coffee.

    A mothers work is never done….
    First you change their diapers,
    then you buy them school clothes (well, the first one, anyway… lucky when the second one is also a girl.)

    Finally you get one of them married off….
    but you still have to entertain them both.

    Oh well, she can ask them questions about the stupid phone, and give them some of those old cookies she’s been saving.

    And use her time productively by calling someone else while they talk to each other.

  3. mikie2

    mikie2 said, over 3 years ago

    Well, just because you can walk around doesn’t mean that you have to. Altho from the questions, it seems like she really wanted a cell phone.
    She better get off the phone pretty quick or her girls will have eaten all of her “old” cookies. Which is probably why she put them out.

  4. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    You find interesting things in Ma’s house….

    For example, I found the Find-It….. twice!

    I think Verl’s cup is meant to say Tagamet but it says Tagamen.

    And that might be Aunt Mildred with the framed picture …

    She was two years older than Ma, just like Joy is two years older than Verla.

    I bet that’s why Joy was named after her.

  5. PoodleGroomer

    PoodleGroomer said, over 3 years ago

    She needs an old wood phone booth with a door, light, seat, and table.

  6. InTraining

    InTraining said, over 3 years ago

    Love the wallpaper….. ! ! !

  7. loves life

    loves life said, over 3 years ago

    My husband got a cordless for his mom when she fell going to the mail box, She still had to put it down and go look
    for that address or phone #. Still had to sit in the same chair. Never got the hang of having it in the living room or bedroom. I think her son got it about a year later and she used the same one she had for the last 50 yrs or so.. Old habits are hard to break I guess

  8. finale

    finale said, over 3 years ago

    Wait until Ma figures out it can be used in the bathroom.

  9. DAZZ

    DAZZ said, over 3 years ago

    I was more tech savvy in those days. Phone co. used to charge for each phone/extension in your house (installed by them). I eventually paid for a 2nd line (when 4 kids were teens) and that new one was only for me. My basement office phone (wall phone mounted on my huge drafting table) had a toggle switch beside it so I could answer either line from my stool. I picked up phones from family Realty Co as many were abandoned in properties they managed; I was good even at soldering those miniscule wires in the connectors/switches, so I had extensions in as many rooms as I liked (once ran one over to a neighbor’s house) and also had voice-activated recorder on kids line for a while. Many stories about all those . .

    Later on (before cable) I had “ON-TV” and I had an even more elaborate network for those lines (so kids might not always watch what I chose to watch).

  10. Last Rose of Summer

    Last Rose of Summer GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Just how old is this strip? Ma’s cell phone has an antenna. Wait, the girls got it in a garage sale….that explains it!

  11. htownkev

    htownkev GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Last Rose of Summer


  12. recordman

    recordman said, over 3 years ago

    why do I read this s***?

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