For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. John Pike

    John Pike said, almost 2 years ago

    But Dad, they are a defensive measure only. We would never attack anyone without provacation. And, besides, we’ll let you throw the first one.

  2. dukedoug

    dukedoug said, almost 2 years ago

    @John Pike

    S’OK then …

  3. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, almost 2 years ago

    If it’s soft, fluffy snow, let them have fun john. Just check from time to time to make sure the resulting snowball fights are fun, rather than nasty.
    .
    I was a lousy shot with snowballs, and usually got plastered by snow, but it was fun.

  4. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    Never had enough snow to have any of those games depicted. No snow men, no snow balls. And now even less snow if ever. But it is fun to see what others use it for.

  5. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    When it did snow, the stuff that fell on North Vancouver was perfect for forts and fighting. It was sticky and heavy and packed well. As soon as there was enough of it, forts would go up in minutes. My dad loved to make snow forts. He taught us to make the base wider than the next layer, and he was strong enough to lift the heaviest blocks into place for us. After the fort was built, of course, we needed ammo and after the ammo was piled, we needed an “enemy!” This is where my brother came in…Dad would build two forts and was the perfect mercenary — he fought for both sides.


    There were four boys in the neighbourhood who were regular chums of Alan’s. I had, perhaps, three friends willing to go head-to-head with the opposition and the fight would begin. Ducking, hiding, running, and throwing, we’d batter each other and Dad with hard, icy, wet snow, which stung as it splattered against our jackets, hats, and faces. We got soaked! I remember being so cold that my fingers felt like bones rattling against skin and my feet ceased to feel anything. We quit only when we were too cold and exhausted and a winner was declared.


    Our house was heated by a wood and coal furnace. Mom would hang our wet clothes over the vents and make us all hot chocolate. We’d huddle under warm blankets and dry socks were handed out all ’round. Having been enemies a few minutes beforehand, the two sides recuperated in comfort, happily sharing the same space.

  6. gmartin997

    gmartin997 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Dad just had a hunch.

  7. psychlady

    psychlady said, almost 2 years ago

    Oh, sure, mouth off so everyone knows what you’re about to do.

  8. flagfly

    flagfly GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    If you hurt anyone with a snowball in Vancouver, I’ll bet he let loose with a Vancouver “damm” !!!

  9. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    “So’s” …is this Canadian talk, like “eh”?

  10. nighthawks

    nighthawks GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    they can’t let their enemy gain an advantage.
    then there would a snowball gap

  11. jim12345

    jim12345 said, almost 2 years ago

    Duh ? 8^)

  12. mabrndt

    mabrndt said, almost 2 years ago

    Memories … Bill Cosby’s Revenge … I wonder what the kids in warmer climates did for free fun … baseball?

  13. Half Caper Farm

    Half Caper Farm said, almost 2 years ago

    @lightenup

    Apparently. ‘Murricans don’t use that term?

  14. BarBaraPrz

    BarBaraPrz said, almost 2 years ago

    @lightenup

    So as, contracted…
    There was a time when even kids spoke “proper English”

  15. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, almost 2 years ago

    @John Pike

    But Dad, they are a defensive measure only. We would never attack anyone without provacation. And, besides, we’ll let you throw the first one.
    -————————————-
    “Provacation”?
    You’re in favor of vacations, then?
    (heeheeheehee)

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