For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. kfccanada

    kfccanada said, over 3 years ago

    Am surprised my kids never thought of that idea! Lol

  2. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, over 3 years ago

    That means that I can have 53 people over for my birthday party next year (note to self: Meet 53 people this year)!

  3. sonny1

    sonny1 said, over 3 years ago

    I’d have 64 but I think most would be there for the food and drinks. Like I could afford to feed that many leeches. LOL

  4. DAZZ

    DAZZ said, over 3 years ago

    My next is 76. I don’t like to go to parties with that many, much less have them here where I have to serve them and wait for them all to leave. I like having any family over for dinner – don’t want any to stay, just my man.

  5. thebird55

    thebird55 said, over 3 years ago


    I pray you have a better 53rd year than I did. (Okay, yeah, I know. That’ll be the 54th year of life, but let’s not split hairs.) My life fell completely apart. Worst ever, except that I DID learn a few things from it.

  6. lightenup

    lightenup said, over 3 years ago

    This is really only fun until you reach 21, then it’s just depressing when you realize you don’t have that many friends.

  7. Monkeyhead

    Monkeyhead said, over 3 years ago

    I remember a rule during grade school that if you brought the invites to school then there had to be one for each girl in the class or boy if the birthday person was a boy. Otherwise you had to send them usps.

  8. Jean

    Jean said, over 3 years ago

    I will be 65 this year and I have never in my whole life ever had a birthday party, those awful cakes and cards at work don’t count. Now that I am retired I don’t get out much so I don’t know anyone except my family that would come to a birthday party.

  9. Night-Gaunt49

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

    Lynn’s Notes:
    This was the rule in our house when it came to birthday parties. Although the “rule” was often broken, it did help to reduce the number of kids in attendance.

  10. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, over 3 years ago


    Sorry to hear that, I hope things improve for you.

  11. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, over 3 years ago

    Hey what a cool idea. My next will be 55, but no way would I feed them all. If I could find that many people (adding in some of their relatives maybe to ensure 55 people) I’d ask them to come to a restaurant I picked out and they’d pay for themselves of course. Then I could give them a little party favour for attending. Gifts to me (lol) optional.

  12. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, over 3 years ago


    What I’ve learned in just the few weeks since turning 52 is that that’s when the body really starts falling apart. My hearing has gotten to the point that I’m getting hearing aids a week from Tuesday, my eyes have gotten worse (especially when it comes to seeing distances), I’m starting to feel occasional twinges in my joints, I’ve already had a pacemaker since 2009 — and don’t even get me started on the major dental overhaul that I know I’m going to have to have done this year and am dreading with every fiber of my being!

  13. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, over 3 years ago

    Egads — after reading that, I just realized that I’m turning into one of those elderly people. Age is only a number, legaleagle48, it’s only a number!

  14. Terri Brittingham

    Terri Brittingham said, over 3 years ago

    Why curb his friends? This can really promote onset of hurt feelings when having to exclude pals. Enjoy life/friends while you can. As you grow up they drift away.

  15. BookLoverExtraordinaire

    BookLoverExtraordinaire said, over 3 years ago

    If you can’t invite the whole class, don’t invite anyone. It happened to me 50 years ago and I remember it like it was yesterday.

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