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 2 years ago

    Elly, better have a BIG talk with Gordon’s folks.

  2. KenTheCoffinDweller

    KenTheCoffinDweller said, almost 2 years ago

    Templo SUD,

    Quite obviously you are not familiar with the first run of the series so I won’t spoil things for you or others. But the behavior is not surprising and back in the time frame that this takes place going to Gordon’s folks would not have been done.

  3. trekman58

    trekman58 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Mr. Peterson

    SPOILERS!

  4. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    Gordon Mayes was a composite of a number of people – kids I knew who had problems too big to talk about. We all knew who had troubles at home – without knowing what those troubles were. Sometimes the signs were too evident to ignore. The surname “Mayes” was for Carol Mayes – a friend of mine in elementary school.

  5. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, almost 2 years ago

    We can say that Gordon goes through a lot of grief but ends up doing very well for himself!

  6. mightaswellbe

    mightaswellbe said, almost 2 years ago

    Back when I was little I had a ‘Gordon’ friend. When my mom would ask me who had peed my pants I always blamed Tommy Tucker. :-) I think mine and Tommy’s mom had some good laughs over that.

  7. franbarces

    franbarces GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    i like your comments lynne i am also glad you divorced your husband… i hope you have found happiness i like you

  8. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, almost 2 years ago

    @trekman58

    SPOILERS!”


    Not so much. Predictions like that are made all the time. The kid who seems to have the least going for him can end up being the biggest man in town, whether in fiction or in real life.

  9. The Life I Draw Upon

    The Life I Draw Upon said, almost 2 years ago

    RUN! Forrest RUN!

  10. kaecispopX

    kaecispopX said, almost 2 years ago

    @TEMPLO S.U.D.

    Having a talk with Gordon’s folks would prove to be fruitless. Their “little darling” is never the problem. Even when there are witnesses to their son or daughter committing a felony, it is somebody else’s fault. Their child is always innocent.

  11. Nun'Ya Bidness

    Nun'Ya Bidness said, almost 2 years ago

    “Blame MUST be assigned!”

  12. loves raising duncan

    loves raising duncan said, almost 2 years ago

    @JanCinLV

    Very well put!

  13. loves raising duncan

    loves raising duncan said, almost 2 years ago

    Ellie’s been wrong before, and forbidding children to hang-out with each other doesn’t always work. Forgive me for being a spoiler but Gordon does turn out nice.

  14. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, almost 2 years ago

    @loves raising duncan

    Forgive me for being a spoiler but Gordon does turn out nice.
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    That’s not a spoiler. Gordon already is nice.
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    Just because Gordon does not follow Elly’s rules, does not mean Gordon is a bad influence. Elly is name-calling Gordon, which is not nice for a parent to do her son’s friend.
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    Observant readers will note that Michael is right back in the same situation which got him in trouble with Elly in the first place — he is out alone, walking the streets with Gordon. If Elly really wanted to solve this problem, she would let the boys play inside.

  15. USN1977

    USN1977 said, almost 2 years ago

    @kaecispopX

    Gordon’s parents do not sound like the kind that would see Gordon as their “little darling”. They seem more like the type who are fine with whatever he does so long as it does not cut into their drinking time or booze money.

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