For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. pouncingtiger

    pouncingtiger said, almost 4 years ago

    It’s certainly one of Elly’s gifts.

  2. IndyMan

    IndyMan said, almost 4 years ago

    Oh, yee of little faith, Ms Newman. Ellie would never be that mean.

  3. Kab Buch

    Kab Buch said, almost 4 years ago

    Nice wrapping and just seconds to tear down.


  4. neatslob

    neatslob said, almost 4 years ago

    @Kab Buch

    Oh, I don’t know about that. For a long time my Mom was one who would try to save all the wrapping paper and bows. It would take her forever to open a present, and would drive us kids crazy. We opened presents one at a time, and my Dad wouldn’t hand out the next present until she was done.

  5. lightenup

    lightenup said, almost 4 years ago

    It certainly would be a pleasure to get one of those. Unfortunately, I’m practical, so my wrapping skills are limited to wrapping paper and occasionally some curling ribbon. But I do write my kids’ names on the paper so that it’s hidden, and they love trying to find that.

  6. summerdog

    summerdog said, almost 4 years ago

    With the presents I give, the less expensive the gift, the more fancy wrapping it received. You hope you get a plain one from me with a bow taped on top. Better yet, just thrown in a Christmas bag with tissue.

  7. ewalnut

    ewalnut said, almost 4 years ago

    I used to enjoy curling the ribbons with a scissors. Now they don’t sell those kinds of ribbons anymore in local shops and all you do is plonk a bow on top.

  8. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, almost 4 years ago

    My dad was meticulous and careful about opening his gifts. He carried a pocket knife and used it to slit the tape and then remove the paper and refold it. Only then would he look at what was inside. And if the box was taped shut, out came the pocket knife again. We, too opened gifts one at a time, and it was agonizing watching him. (I miss him so at Christmas time. I wish he were here to pull out that old pocket knife again.)

  9. gaebie

    gaebie said, almost 4 years ago

    “I just hope there’s stuff IN those packages.
    Check in with “Curtis” (not in GoComics). His mom did just that! Gift wrapped an empty box. She knew he would open it early.

  10. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, almost 4 years ago


    The ribbon is still out there, you have to search for it, though. I use strips of wrapping paper for “to/from” tags, and they too will curl when you slide the paper carefully along the edge of a scissors blade. Hold the scissors diagonally against the paper for a nice little tube effect.

  11. oldman2015

    oldman2015 said, almost 4 years ago


  12. earlcorley

    earlcorley said, almost 4 years ago

    `It is better to give than to receive` means Love trumps magic. Fanciful twrappings only need impress fools (both sides of the tissue).

  13. newworldmozart

    newworldmozart said, almost 4 years ago

    I use to love wrapping gifts, then I started getting ragged on by my family that I was too neat. Why do I have to do it so neat and pretty if they were just going to rip it apart. I use to say that it was so it was pretty under the tree, and made you think about what I may have gotten you. Then my job volunteers to wrap presents for customers and I jumped at the job. Then I got ragged on for being too slow and too neat. Kinda makes me not want to do it anymore. Still love wrapping, just not worth the hassle anymore.

  14. thebird55

    thebird55 said, almost 4 years ago


    I’m happy to know I’m not the only one who did that. (See today’s ‘Luanne.’)

  15. 67194

    67194 said, almost 4 years ago

    I wish I could remember/do the wrapping I used to! I’ve been wrapping my gifts lop-sid(d)ed. For some odd reason, I can’t cut straight.

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