The Dinette Set by Julie Larson

The Dinette Set

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  1. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    As Joy loads her purse….

  2. mikie2

    mikie2 said, over 3 years ago

    Matches as wedding favors? I guess it takes all kinds. Anyway, Marg is right, Joy and Burl will have a suitcaseful in her purse and his pockets. If there is a champagne toast they’ll try for a set of flutes as well, although with Ted & Sue it might be V8 in plastic cups.

  3. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Ok the sign says “Lessman wedding,”
    so presumably Ted is Ted Lessman….

    (This one is probably set in the 90’s…. today it would probably say something like “Lessman/Jones wedding.”)

    But Burl is holding up a matchbook that says G&N.

    The wedding couple’s initials are L for Lessman with Sue’s maiden initial…
    and all the other matchbooks say Sue and Ted.

    Then you see that the guestbook is rudely signed G&N in huge letters…
    (I’m surprised it’s not B&J)

    So… who are G&N?

  4. yoopergirl

    yoopergirl said, over 3 years ago

    Perhaps the “tradition” Joy is referring to is that of buying second-hand/close out items and using them as gifts. Especially likely if the newlyweds are related to The Pennys!

  5. purple sky

    purple sky GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Oh my stars, where to begin?!

    Oh, forget it…

  6. loves life

    loves life said, over 3 years ago

    Joys purse isn’t big enough for a lot of matches. Where are they hiding the book pack? It looks like a tacky place to have a wedding anyway, so they may be related to the Pennys’ .
    Or are they crashers? That would be my guess

  7. mikie2

    mikie2 said, over 3 years ago

    Loveslife is probably right. They most likely are crashers. (Next the White House?) But perhaps they were invited. But even Bridezilla and her mother wouldn’t have ivited them even if they were from money. So maybe this is one of those corporate merger marriages. And all the employees of the subsidiaries are invited. (Takes the place of the Christmas party.)
    Naaah. I’m with Loveslife on this one.

  8. finale

    finale said, over 3 years ago

    “GO FOR IT TED”?
    Well, yeh……but…oh, nevermind

  9. PipeTobacco

    PipeTobacco GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    Mikie… maybe it is a Mid-West thing, but around these parts it had always been traditional for the many, many decades I have been here to have matchbooks with the bride and groom’s names on them at the reception. They were of course much more popular when a significant percentage of people were smokers. I suspect these days they are an anachronism than anything. Me personally, I never much paid attention to them at receptions… as a pipe smoker, the little cardboard matches in a matchbook did not really work well for lighting my pipe.

  10. PipeTobacco

    PipeTobacco GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Susan… I am not sure, but perhaps I had been taking too high a dosage of BB. But, I sort of really enjoyed it too. It gave all that the Pennys would do a sort of “beautiful” and “ethereal” quality. That said, the idea of seeing the Pennys in that light scared me into trying to go at it alone. I still get a bit shaky in my resolve though, so I would be worried I would fall of the wagon if I had such easy access to even just the chews.
    I must admit, the idea of a nice, fruit-flavored BB chew is awfully appealing, though. I am flummoxed on how to proceed.

  11. DAZZ

    DAZZ said, over 3 years ago

    I remember the days when every restaurant (even very nice ones) gave printed matches and they were also one of the favors at parties. For a while (before I did the dressmaking) during my marriage, I did calligraphy for weddings as well as Bar and Bat Mitsvahs. Depending on the amount they wanted to spend, they had me do additional items, including matchbooks (some of which had fibers embedded in the material, catching on my pens if I was not careful). Many folks at both my children’s schools were familiar with my lettering because I used to be editor of the PTA newsletters at both their grade and HSs, hand doing many headings and illustrations. At least someone else ran the mimeo wheel and put them together.

    By the way, anyone interested in my murals can see a whole narrative towards the end of the Saturday Ballard Street (up to current house (which has many wall “treatments” but no murals.

  12. DAZZ

    DAZZ said, over 3 years ago


    Yes, I wondered if it referred to the Bride’s wealth or her other assets.

  13. jmcx4

    jmcx4 said, over 3 years ago

    ya can’t hide money.

  14. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    Sue and Ted were guests at G & N’s wedding. Knowing that their own wedding was less than a month away, they loaded up on matchbooks so they would have something to put out at their reception. RE the book signing: G & N noticed, quick studies that they are.

  15. Last Rose of Summer

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


    Oh my head…..

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