For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. Jean

    Jean said, over 2 years ago

    hey, in my day I not only had but attended a million Tupperware parties, I mean what else was there for a young mother to do in order to get out of the house once in a while. lol……….love Lizzies tongue thing in panel 2

  2. dbarnes639

    dbarnes639 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Here is my prediction. They will have the party and Jon will try to scare them. I recall this storyline from before the restart.

  3. lightenup

    lightenup said, over 2 years ago

    LOL!! It’s a hard day when you figure out what you’ve turned into. :-)
    I’m one now and although I think I’m still the hip, cool person from my college days, I’m happy with who I am now.

  4. jaeldid66

    jaeldid66 said, over 2 years ago

    I’m middle aged, an English teacher, I live alone with 2 cats. So last month I decided to just jump right off the stereotype cliff and joined a knitting circle.

  5. sleeepy2

    sleeepy2 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Why is it tacky? So judgmental.

  6. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 2 years ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    I loved making up names. When I thought up the word Grubberware, it immediately conjured up the idea of a party where toilet brushes, rubber gloves, plungers, and other unattractive bathroom cleaning stuff would be displayed and sold. This meant I could draw toilet-related stuff (which was rather discouraged) and possibly get away with it. I guess there’s a part of me that will always want to bug the guy in charge.

  7. gaebie

    gaebie said, over 2 years ago

    I like the look of Anne’s face in panel 3; hot.

  8. gmartin997

    gmartin997 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @dbarnes639

    I’ve only been reading FBFW since about 5 years before the restart, or since I started reading Gocomics, so this is all new to me. Alas, I won’t live long enough to see Elizabeth married again unless I live to be 100.

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 2 years ago

    “Grubber ware” for the grubber in all of us.

  10. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, over 2 years ago

    @gmartin997

    Lynn Johnston, being 65 and all, may not, either. I had thought she was still retouching the story, but Wikipedia states that “as of July 12, 2010, this practice was abandoned, and the syndicated strip now consists strictly of straight reprints of Johnston’s early 1980s-era work.”

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

    Gweedo - It's legal here !!! - Murray GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Gokie5

    I am glad she stopped “doctoring” the strips. Thanks for the info, Gokie.
    I like the word Grubberware.

  12. annamargaret1866

    annamargaret1866 said, over 2 years ago

    I thought I had read that she was retiring, but then her second husband dumped her, so she decided to keep at it, but went back to the beginning but with new strips, an alternative universe if you will.

  13. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, over 2 years ago

    @annamargaret1866

    Wow do you ever have it wrong.
    First, Lynn “dumped” her second husband for infidelity, not the other way around.
    Second, she retired because she is physically unable to keep up with the demand for full-time cartooning.
    Third, she never stated she was doing an “alternate universe” type of thing. All she ever did was to add new strips to the old story lines in order to expand on them and retouch others to make them a bit more modern (computer instead of typewriter or higher prices on merchandise – that sort of thing). As Gokie5 said, she stopped doing even that as of July, 2010.
    Check out her website to see what she does these days to keep up with her fans.

  14. samfran60

    samfran60 said, over 2 years ago

    I had enjoyed reading her strip from the beginning but, now I am caught up to where Lizzie is the age she is now. Wish Lynn would not go into every little detail and just move along a bit.

  15. samfran60

    samfran60 said, over 2 years ago

    I just mean leave out her every day conversations with her neighbors and get on with the rest of the story lines.

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