For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. Jenn

    Jenn said, over 2 years ago

    Ellie, Ellie, Ellie…you’re already a tubby housewife! Why add ‘dork’, too??

  2. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 2 years ago

    Got’em though Ellie looks in better shape than John.

  3. IndyMan

    IndyMan said, over 2 years ago

    Yes, she does but that outfit distracts you attention. Is Elle,
    anorexic(sp)? She looks fine to me.

  4. gaebie

    gaebie said, over 2 years ago


    Go back a couple of days and see how flabby she really is. Her outfit here is tight and holds that flab in.
    John isn’t really overweight, just a little belly fat. His problem is no upper body muscle; he does need to work out a lot with free weights. He looks just like me several years ago.

  5. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I think they’re both fine, weight-wise. Anyone who is cracking on either one of them needs to realize that these are drawings and will vary from day to day, and if they look at a picture of themselves will realize that they look just like Elly or John.
    But some exercise is always good for anyone. Too bad John won’t even go.

  6. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, over 2 years ago

    She better get a different outfit. No one wears that junk to the gym. But it would’ve been better if John joined with her and they both got fit.

  7. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 2 years ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    The truth of it was that we were all in pretty good shape. We walked to wherever we needed to go. We cut and piled firewood, we added to and repaired our own homes, we gardened, and in general, we worked hard. In the strip, I was imagining what it would be like to live in the city where I might have had more time to join a gym than my husband had. (Not that I would have actually joined a gym!)

  8. NightShade09

    NightShade09 said, over 2 years ago


    C’mon, Cofyjunky lighten up!
    She isn’t tubby, that’s normal middle-age spread. (I bet yer 6-pack abs are Coors.)

    What she’s wearing wasn’t dorkwear – that was high style (or maybe you never saw that Olivia Newton-John picture posted a few days ago).

  9. ewalnut

    ewalnut said, over 2 years ago

    Ellie looks like she gained weight for the shopping trip. She looked much slimmer a couple of days ago.

  10. loves raising duncan

    loves raising duncan said, over 2 years ago

    I guess she got to John!

  11. cbrsarah

    cbrsarah said, over 2 years ago

    I wouldn’t wear that even in my house. Why put on something only to practically rip it off because the material made you itch after you start sweating. Shorts and a t-shirt are good enough.

  12. Thunderdog

    Thunderdog said, over 2 years ago


    The style back then was pretty dorky. Olivia Newton-John just made it look good.

  13. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, over 2 years ago


    You don’t wear tight clothes to work out in. You would pass out. Those tights and leotard are very stretchy and wouldn’t hold anything in.

  14. Peyton Lingle

    Peyton Lingle GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    We drive 60 mi. round trip twice a week to go to water aerobics class. the best exercise in the world for folks with arthritis and bad hips, knees, etc.

  15. angusdad

    angusdad said, over 2 years ago


    Thanks for the notes from Lynn. It does give insight about what was going on behind the scene.

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