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, over 3 years ago

    Ew, Michael!

  2. Night-Gaunt49

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

    @TEMPLO S.U.D.

    It isn’t worn, it is a form used. Only by human hands.
    -
    Nice bit of ingenuity Michael!

  3. Gweedo - It's legal here !!! -  Murray

    Gweedo - It's legal here !!! - Murray GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    The other one’s on a secret mission, Ell.

  4. Night-Gaunt49

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

    Lynn’s Notes:
    Canadian Gulf Delta Sierra Tango were the identification letters on the side of our last aircraft: CGDST. This was shortened to “Delta Sierra Tango” when we identified ourselves to the tower for take-offs, landings, and just checking in. DST was a beautiful Navajo, which seated six people and could carry two more if we took out the small portable toilet and the storage cabinet. We had owned various aircraft over the years, but this was a commercial plane, which had been built as a medevac: a rescue craft with an extra door to accommodate stretchers and medical equipment. This was our magic carpet. It could go anywhere! It was equipped with oxygen, which meant we could cross the country at higher altitudes — going over the Rockies safely and easily, avoiding the passes and the turbulence around the peaks.

    From the windows of DST, we saw most of Canada and the United States. Rod was an excellent pilot who took no chances; he knew all too well that pilot error was responsible for most airplane accidents. Despite our love of flying, a few years after we moved to northern Ontario, we decided to sell the plane. It became too costly to maintain, and we really didn’t need it as much as we did up north. At the time, I was doing a lot of travel for business, and North Bay has an excellent airport. It was much easier to jump on a commercial flight, which made it hard to justify owning such a fast and fancy machine.

    I worked hard to get my pilot’s license with the intention of eventually buying another aircraft, but we never did. I’m sad to see this chapter in my life over — we had some great adventures. In my next life, I’m gonna fly again!

  5. K.C. Fahel

    K.C. Fahel said, over 3 years ago

    50 channels? LOL!!! Back in the day!!! (I remember our first cable box had a slide channel selecter with about 30 channels!)

  6. jbmlaw

    jbmlaw said, over 3 years ago

    Funny, we have 70 over the air television channels here in Atlanta. Admittedly a dozen are only radio stations, and another dozen are Spanish- or Korean-language stations, and another dozen are shopping channels, and another dozen are religious broadcasting….

  7. Notgiven

    Notgiven said, over 3 years ago

    We only had 3 channels when I was a kid. Without putting up an outdoor antenna I would have one channel without cable.

  8. mkdonly1

    mkdonly1 said, over 3 years ago

    such an imagination!

  9. alcors3

    alcors3 said, over 3 years ago

    And there was always something worthwhile on one of those three channels….unlike now.

  10. mabrndt

    mabrndt GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    Navajo

  11. P Partridge

    P Partridge said, over 3 years ago

    made me think of this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLtyXhOQeOs

  12. T_Lexi

    T_Lexi said, over 3 years ago

    I wonder what Elly was planning to do with those cups.

    Perhaps she’s sewing a new swimsuit, and reusing them? My mom used to make suits for herself and me. You could use those in a sundress, too.

  13. prrdh

    prrdh said, over 3 years ago

    Funny timing: Delta Sierra Tango = DST = Daylight Savings Time.

  14. L Nelson

    L Nelson said, over 3 years ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    Usually a form is just used to “form” the shape for sewing, but in this case I believe she meant the cups themselves, the support part of the bathing suit. Otherwise she couldn’t take them out. I took it as she was altering her suit.

  15. oldman2015

    oldman2015 said, over 3 years ago

    he can make cupcakes?

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