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 2 years ago

    More likely they raised Phil; Elly was the good one.

  2. gkid

    gkid said, over 2 years ago

    Nothing like John.

  3. Michael Kuecker

    Michael Kuecker GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    She’s going to bop him one. Oh wait, they don’t bop. Sorry, I was mixed up with Andy Capp for a bit.
    Nevermind! – Emily LaTella. :)

  4. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 2 years ago

    re: templosud

    I’d guess from how she often acts, that Elly was the one who got away with stuff that her older brother didn’t. Which may be why he went into a lifestyle where he could call the shots.

  5. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, over 2 years ago

    Re: Item 2. John was not defending his son. He was agreeing with her and stating that the grandparents are able to deal with him.

  6. Jim in CT

    Jim in CT said, over 2 years ago

    HTD — do you have any kids?
    “Elly takes a cheap shot at Michael…”
    By saying he’s “a pain in the neck sometimes”?
    Every kid is, even me (I know; it’s hard to believe), and, if your parents were ever asked, so were you.
    Elly’s concern is because her parents aren’t young, running a farm is hard work, and they may have trouble keeping up with an active kid.

  7. sin d. divine

    sin d. divine said, over 2 years ago

    he’s probably spent more time sleeping on the couch than in bed.

  8. algurka

    algurka said, over 2 years ago

    If I remember this story, Elly’s parents live on a farm and keep Michael busy with chores. I won’t spoil it by saying anything more.
    As for John’s last comment: he’d better not sleep too deeply or he might wake up with bruises he knows not where they came.

  9. Beleck3

    Beleck3 said, over 2 years ago

    like i’ve said before, John is such a dumb idiot. unfortunately taht says something about Elly too.

  10. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave said, over 2 years ago


  11. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, over 2 years ago


  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    Aaron had a wonderful time in Vancouver. He was spoiled and pampered, and if he ever felt that he was getting less attention than his little sister, he was well compensated by the way my folks doted on him. Ahhh, this is what grandparents are for!

  13. ewalnut

    ewalnut said, over 2 years ago

    John is just teasing. Dentists do that a lot.

  14. cbar2

    cbar2 said, over 2 years ago

    Vancouver with farms close by? This was written awhile ago, eh?

  15. dsom8

    dsom8 said, over 2 years ago

    This whole strip is about being able to laugh at yourself – a good quality that all of us need. In spite of the look on Elly’s face, I suspect she would have simply bonked John with the pillow, laughed, and gone to sleep – tension released with a little humor.

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