For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. certafyable

    certafyable said, about 6 years ago

    I think that this is the last time Granpa is going to be seen in his body. The cycle is now complete for him.

  2. Nickiie5691

    Nickiie5691 said, about 6 years ago

    runar : oh come on, now! Not such a bad pun, besides, that is one of Jim’s big charateristics… This just shows that, although he’s bed ridden, his spirits are still high!

  3. Mowgli-Chiara

    Mowgli-Chiara said, about 6 years ago

    Please, Lynn has showed us and hope that from now on when one relative or friend goes thru what grandpa Jim has gone, we remember that they still can hear, feel and think like a person and please, do not treat them as an object, stop, look and listen just like Lizardbreath has done it.

  4. namenamename

    namenamename said, about 6 years ago

    I believe you are right, certafyable – otherwise how would we have the pathetic tearjerker moment of Jim dancing with his first wife in spirit during the first waltz at the reception?

    Oh did I say pathetic? I meant full-of-pathos. Boxcar! Yes.

  5. summerdog

    summerdog said, about 6 years ago

    The end for one….the beginning for another.

  6. westiewest Great-grandma

    westiewest Great-grandma said, about 6 years ago

    Why do cynical people re namenamename - bother to read sensitive or touching strips? Or do they do so just to have a forum to blurt out their insensitivity to build up their self-esteem and self importance.

    Mowgli has it right. Don’t ever assume a loved one has completely left us. Grandpa Jim’s wry humor will always be a part of him.

  7. bluetopazcrystal

    bluetopazcrystal said, about 6 years ago

    I love Grandpa Jim’s random thoughts. He’s quite witty, even while bed ridden.

  8. circuit7

    circuit7 said, about 6 years ago

    • and we’re on the inside, seeing more than the characters, inside the vision of this wonderfully talented artist!

  9. mackie6

    mackie6 said, about 6 years ago

    I have been reaqding FBOFW for a number of years a I just love the family. It seems so real to life. I love Granpa and I do hope he gets some better. Lynn has a wonders way of telling about the way a normal family lives.

  10. 436rge

    436rge said, about 6 years ago

    I don’t know if any other fans agree but this week of strips on the wedding has me crying each time!

  11. BeccaBelle

    BeccaBelle said, about 6 years ago

    I’m so thankful for today’s strip. I thought I remembered L. Johnson saying when she “retired” the strip, everyone would remain the same age and that Grandpa Jim wouldn’t pass away. I pray my old memory is accurate! How sweet!

  12. Gweedo - It's legal here !!! -  Murray

    Gweedo - It's legal here !!! - Murray said, about 6 years ago

    I believe I remember it the same way Becca. I seem to also recall Lynn saying that Tony and Liz wouldn’t get married and hoped that she would change her mind on that.

  13. CherylFlip

    CherylFlip said, about 6 years ago

    As my mom used to say: Jim’s got one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel.

  14. Toby Bartels

    Toby Bartels said, about 6 years ago

    runar: As annoying as you people-who-don’t-like-the-comic-but-for-some-strange-reason-keep-reading-it can be, I agree with you. Often I think that the strip would be improved if Lynn stopped trying to find a gag everytime and just let the strip be a soap opera. In this example, try rereading it without the final panel.

    BTW re namenamename: The original meaning of “pathetic” WAS “full of pathos”, nothing derogatory about it.

  15. Terrence Stamp

    Terrence Stamp said, about 6 years ago

    Anthony’s Song

    Girl, you make me so crazy Lynn’ll do newruns, she ain’t lazy

    I be thinking you so bleeep fly But your grandad, he’s gonna die

    I ain’t trying to make you sad Hope da bill 4 dis all is on yo dad

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