The Dinette Set by Julie Larson

The Dinette Set

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  1. Leakysqueaky712

    Leakysqueaky712 said, about 3 years ago

    Their largesse overwhelms me.

    Good Morning Marg, Mikie, Susan, et al

  2. mikie2

    mikie2 said, about 3 years ago

    Operative word being “sold.” The Pennys do not know the word “give.”
    And good morning to you as well, Mr. Leaky!

  3. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, about 3 years ago

    I knew this one family, several siblings all wanted the same stuff. The will had a sale, for them only, proceeds being split equally. Anything left over was sold to the public.

  4. mikie2

    mikie2 said, about 3 years ago

    I think 61 comments on one strip might be a record. We rather did reveal our age with the memories of early TV programmming. I always was an avid student so one of my favourites was “Test Pattern.” It was on every night.

  5. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Burl’s is really saying “When I see ‘estate sale’ on the sign I know everything will cost 2 bucks extra so let’s leave…”

    Good morning, Leaky…. and everybody.

    And yeah, I’ve heard cartoonists complain because “old people” demand that newspapers don’t drop ancient strips and give new comics a chance….

    They don’t realise that THEIR audiences are geezers too.
    We just all have different tastes.

    People who watched Topper and My Little Margie as kids also grew up reading newspapers.

    We still read the comics, old and new.

    The Millennium audience that cartoonists THINK would vote them into the newspaper line-up, if only we seniors, with our supposed Mary Worth addiction,
    would get out of the way,
    are NOT reading newspaper comics.

    Or newspapers.
    Or the printed word.
    They’re watching YouTube, sending Instagram pictures, using smartphones to access Google hangouts.

    And so are some of us.
    But we also read the comics every day.
    And sometimes the forums sound like the senior center.

  6. Jane from Florida

    Jane from Florida said, about 3 years ago

    I “Like” the Dinette Set.

  7. loves life

    loves life said, about 3 years ago

    they are just mad because they weren’t the first to get there.
    Hi Jane from Fl. so am I. We are pretty warm here but the rain sure cooled us off yesterday.
    The reason for :selling" their grandpas stuff" was the twinky fund was low and they needed the $$$$$

  8. finale

    finale said, about 3 years ago

    After 35 years and 3 kids (8 years away at College total plus 3 movebacks) we will be moving within a year. One Rummage sale let us know we’ll get next to nothing for Clothes and most of the other stuff. A camera to document for the IRS and Goodwill, Salvation Army and a Family Shelter will benefit.
    We tried to force everyone who comes over to take a “bag of stuff” but Family members, the A/C repairman and door to door Religious representatives all declined.

  9. finale

    finale said, about 3 years ago

    BTW: 2 full sets of lime green drapes anyone? Free to a good home.

  10. InTraining

    InTraining said, about 3 years ago


    Think the record is 80+ a few years ago….! ! !

  11. InTraining

    InTraining said, about 3 years ago

    Selling the diaries and photographs seem a bit callus even for Crustwood…. But quite often they might find their way to a fire or to a garbage can…. ! ! !

  12. MaNoah

    MaNoah said, about 3 years ago


    One plumbing company had the Last Ad on before the anthem and shift to test pattern. Their competitor one-upped them buying the slot immediately ahead of it, running their ad with the national anthem at its end. clever. the lawsuit over it got dropped, as the first company made a laughing stock of itself.

  13. MaNoah

    MaNoah said, about 3 years ago


    pass the goodwill. nearly nothing goes to charity, there. minimum wage to employees, zero out-of-pocket expense for stock, and millions to the Sole Owner. be careful.

  14. Perkycat

    Perkycat said, about 3 years ago


    That’s funny! My husband is always dragging me to garage/yard sales. I see so much stuff that I already have at home. Don’t have any lime green drapes, though. But – no thanks.

  15. DAZZ

    DAZZ said, about 3 years ago

    @Susan, true (and I may be one of the oldest here) but I NEVER liked Mary Worth (I always have preferred the more irreverent/cheeky sort of comedy).

    When my parents passed on a lot of their old movies, slides and photos also went – mostly because my crass brother (the lawyer) was in charge). Fortunately I had a large box of old photos that I had borrowed in order to scan them to digital.

    Dad liked to document all of their travels, and until mom’s stroke back around 1969 they made one or 2 trips a year, making lots of new friends (with whom he continued to correspond) so many photos were of folks with whom I had no acquaintance. He showed his travel movies and slides for the family and for his Lion’s Club. They kept no diaries, but I still have the autobiography and genealogy of my maternal grandfather (who was a college professor of Latin and Greek taught me to count in Latin to 100 when I was in kindergarten ) and a cousin did a biography and genealogy of his lovely wife. Wedding photo.

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