For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, almost 4 years ago

    She’s right. The past isn’t what it used to be!

  2. MAC45

    MAC45 said, almost 4 years ago


    You`re right about that.Grade school wasn`t bad.Hi school was horrible.

  3. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, almost 4 years ago

    I survived 1-12 (not K-12 then). That is about all that can be said for it…

  4. QuietStorm27

    QuietStorm27 said, almost 4 years ago

    It was all terrible.

  5. Tog

    Tog said, almost 4 years ago

    I mostly enjoyed those days. Must be something wrong with me.

  6. psychlady

    psychlady said, almost 4 years ago

    We always tend to remember things the way they weren’t!!

  7. Jean

    Jean said, almost 4 years ago

    all the bad stuff that happened in school tends to fade so that the few good times stand out more and that is all we remember. I disliked school from grade 1 to grade 12. I am just sooooooooo glad I am not in school in this day and age.

  8. jim gamer

    jim gamer said, almost 4 years ago

    The good old days ??

  9. Snoopy_Fan

    Snoopy_Fan said, almost 4 years ago

    I do not long to be back in school, but I had some great times there as well as some forgettable moments. And I don’t miss the homework.

  10. rshive

    rshive said, almost 4 years ago

    Some good times, but mostly neutral to un-good. Like, @Nab, I never went to K; don’t know whether it had been invented yet. Really can’t think of a time that I’d want to go through again. But it is interesting to look back and realize those moments that, if they’d happened differently, would have changed your life.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    I think I see my school days through “rose coloured glasses.” I remember mostly good times, positive times with good friends and good teachers. I tend to forget the teasing, the bullying, and the tears. I’ve put aside the failures, the fiascos, and the teachers who made me want to quit. I’ve forgotten all the bad stuff and the sad stuff… and things I did that I wish, if given a chance, I’d do differently. My years in the hallowed halls now seem like the “good old days,” and perhaps that’s for the best. If I learned anything I guess I learned how to laugh at myself and be happy.

    School I can take it or leave it. I liked to learn just not the way they wanted to teach it. Jr. college at least was better.

  12. masnadies

    masnadies said, almost 4 years ago

    The more I read the strip and Lynn’s notes, the more I admire her. She puts her flaws out for all to see and criticise, and yet she carries on.

    Like many others, I remember grade school as mostly positive, though as my children go through it, I know I was also anxious about forgetting homework, bad spelling grades, friend drama, etc. I know I was lonely in 3rd and 4th grade, and on the outskirts even in 5th and 6th. Then I moved, and in junior and senior high, the only times I was happy was in academic classes.

    Now, college/university, I definitely see with rose-coloured glasses, because I did have friends who loved me, and between all the jealousy, there was friendship and belonging.

  13. lightenup

    lightenup said, almost 4 years ago

    I only liked school because it meant I didn’t have to be at home. But I hated jr high and high school was just okay. On the other hand, I loved college!

    Nab and I are in the same age group and Kindergarten definitely existed then. Maybe just not in the area he grew up in.

  14. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, almost 4 years ago


    Didn’t Marvin Hamlisch once write a song about that?

  15. snakemama

    snakemama said, almost 4 years ago

    the worst for me was middle school…cliques and hormones are a bad combination for any kid. high school was better, college rocked!!

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