For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, over 1 year ago


  2. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 1 year ago

    As I said yesterday “ellie is such a flake”.

  3. Salinasong

    Salinasong said, over 1 year ago

    Smoking can’t be good for his lungs and it takes a lot of lung power to play the trumpet.

  4. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, over 1 year ago


    Naw. She’s just a sister. Believe me, with two talented musician brothers, I can relate.

  5. kfccanada

    kfccanada said, over 1 year ago

    Am surprised Ellie’s brother even wanted to part with one of his trumpets. This may be just the think Michael needed to feel more important in his own eyes….and, he may be able to develop a future source of income from it when he’s older.

  6. Arye Uygur

    Arye Uygur said, over 1 year ago

    @kiccanada: Michael’s gonna be a writer not a trumpet player when he’s older.

  7. RanaRavens

    RanaRavens said, over 1 year ago

    Ellie’s not a flake; she just doesn’t want to listen to her kid making loud annoying noises every day.

  8. olddewd46

    olddewd46 said, over 1 year ago

    My second ex plays the paino. Often, the piano wins.

  9. dukedoug

    dukedoug said, over 1 year ago


    Agreed … My parents paid good money for me to learn to play the clarinet … and then couldn’t stand the “noise” when I practised at home. Somehow my mother seemed to think I would be expert and note perfect from day one …

  10. sjsczurek

    sjsczurek said, over 1 year ago


    “Piano” or “paino?”
    Maybe the latter is closer to the truth?

  11. loves raising duncan

    loves raising duncan said, over 1 year ago

    Silence is golden Phil!

  12. Slywlf

    Slywlf said, over 1 year ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    We didn’t have a garage, so my brother’s bands practiced in our basement. For as long as I can remember, the sound of their practicing was ambient noise, and when he wasn’t rehearsing with his buddies, Al practiced his horn for hours. The scales, the trills and the tricks of the tongue had to be repeated endlessly, and there were times I just had to escape from it. No amount of teasing or pleading kept him from practicing – which is why he was, in later years, such an excellent musician!

  13. Slywlf

    Slywlf said, over 1 year ago

    For what it’s worth, neither my brother nor I chose trumpet – I picked flute, he keyboards – but practice time was sacred. We were lousy at first, but we all knew it would sound better in time. Well, at least it worked in his case – I gave up torturing our eardrums when it became abundantly obvious that both the familial music gene and the sort of talent that appears after hard work had skipped me. He went on to score for several movies ;-)

  14. Jim Guess

    Jim Guess said, over 1 year ago

    … and a good trumpet player does not smoke …

  15. prfesser

    prfesser said, over 1 year ago

    I notice people tend to be a lot more tolerant of Ellie’s jabs at her brother than they are of Jon’s Jabs at Ellie.

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