For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, almost 3 years ago


  2. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, almost 3 years ago

    @TEMPLO S.U.D.

    Indeed. By the way, I finally figured out what “SUD” stands for. It’s “Santos de los Últimos Días” (“Latter-Day Saints” in Spanish), right? :)

  3. pouncingtiger

    pouncingtiger said, almost 3 years ago

    Nice curve ball, kids.

  4. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    In Vancouver during the 50’s, there was a popular children’s radio show called, “Kiddie’s Carnival.” It was done in a small studio with a live audience, which you could be part of by writing into the program and asking for tickets. It was first write, first serve. My mom managed to score two of them. Not only did she and I have tickets, but we were told that I would get to be one of the children allowed to say “hello” on Kiddie’s Carnival radio!

    It was an exciting day. I had never been in a radio station before and when it was my turn to go up to the microphone, I was terrified. The host was reassuring. He moved the big silver microphone right under my nose and said, “Lynn, it’s your turn to say hello! Who would you like to say hello to today?” Meanwhile, my dad was at work. He had the radio on and everyone in Shores Jewellery was listening. Sweating and shaking, I leaned into the mic. and said, “Hello, Grandma and Grandpa!” Dad was crushed. He had expected me to say hello to him. I wasn’t thinking. I just blurted out the first thing that came to mind. When he got home later that evening, it was clear that I had let him down. Mom thought it was nice that I had thought of her parents, though, and decided to call them and ask what they thought of the broadcast. Sadly, they hadn’t been listening. To this day, I think about that missed opportunity and I wish that I’d acknowledged the one person to whom it really mattered.

  5. Darren Parr

    Darren Parr said, almost 3 years ago

    Lynne, does that one missed opportunity cancel out all the times you and your Dad hugged, and told each other – face to face, eye to eye – that you love each other?

  6. jim12345

    jim12345 said, almost 3 years ago

    What a let down !!!!!! 8^(

  7. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, almost 3 years ago

    re: night-gaunt

    every time one goes on radio, the heart pounds for the first five or ten minutes even after the interview has begun, and you keep hoping you got everything prepared.

    Only once been interviewed about a book on TV, but nervous is the word.

  8. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    It’s okay. They can send that one to Grandma, and then make another one for you and John. A good lesson in thinking of others.

  9. summerdog

    summerdog said, almost 3 years ago

    They have TWO grandmas. Which one is better than the other one?

  10. loves raising duncan

    loves raising duncan said, almost 3 years ago

    Gee, after you locked Mike out of the house in the snow and freezing tempetures, I can’t imagine why Mike wouldn’t make you one Ellie!

  11. oldman2015

    oldman2015 said, almost 3 years ago

    it’s the thought

  12. Elsie Ross

    Elsie Ross said, almost 3 years ago

    Kids are really honest with their feelings…..I know because I compete with 3 other sets of grandparents for my grandkids attention!!

  13. L Nelson

    L Nelson said, almost 3 years ago

    How sweet of them! Most kids don’t really check the calendar for anything though! Not at Mike’s age. How old is he supposed to be here? He seems to be acting old for his age to me. Sort of being a little man to his sister. Is he taking over where mom’s too busy? She should have shared the craft time with them, making valentines for grandma. And while I am wondering about something that is just a comic (!) why are the craft supplies out of reach? My kids had drawers and shelves full of the stuff and could use it whenever they wanted. Of course, they were home schooled, so we had lots of stuff!

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago


    I am aware of the time delay, usually 8 seconds, not minutes. I have been interviewed, person on the street. Never got to see it though. Pretaped of course.

  15. iced tea

    iced tea said, almost 3 years ago

    That’s the way it goes.

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