For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. mischugenah

    mischugenah said, over 1 year ago

    I remember my dad doing this with me! Ah, the memories.

  2. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, over 1 year ago

    @mischugenah

    I remember my dad doing this with me! Ah, the memories.
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    My kids don’t remember my doing this at all. However, they do remember me swinging them upside down by their feet.

  3. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    I can’t recall when it was done to me but I have seen other members of our family do it.

  4. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    My father loved to dance. He would pick me up and dance with me until I fell asleep in his arms. He could sing so well and knew the words to so many songs that he never seemed to run out of waltzes or shanties or tunes from the bar. I remember the swoop of his body as he waltzed to the “Blue Danube” with theatrical panache. He could two-step and tango and polka and jive, and I melted into his shoulder with the rhythm and the warmth of his style.


    Last November, my daughter, Katie, and her husband, Lane, presented me with my first grandchild. Laura is now almost two years old, and she loves to dance with me. I hold her the way my father held me. I sing the same songs, and I move with the same style. I thank him again and again for this memory and a gift that I’m now passing on.

  5. dukedoug

    dukedoug said, over 1 year ago

    @Bob Drake

    … and your comment is ?

  6. kfccanada

    kfccanada said, over 1 year ago

    I remember my dad always turning up the radio when they played Elvis’ Blue Suede Shoes and jiving with me….driving myself, older brother and younger sister to teen dances and hanging around till the band played Blue Suede Shoes, taking the time to jive with me and my sister and then coming back to get us when the dance was over.

    When Clay Aiken wore blue suede shoes and sang the song a la Elvis Presley in Toronto in 2005, I knew my dad would have made sure God gave him a front row seat.

  7. c.davies

    c.davies GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Bob Drake

    So what???

  8. c.davies

    c.davies GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @kfccanada

    Very, very cool. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Monkeyhead

    Monkeyhead said, over 1 year ago

    I remember if Grandpa was in a REALLY good mood after church, he’d put the coffee table on the couch and polka you around the room. He very rarely did it but it’s one of my favorite memories of him.

  10. Jean

    Jean said, over 1 year ago

    my dad never did this but I used to pick up my grandsons (twins) and dance with both of them when they were tiny………was fun.

  11. loves life

    loves life said, over 1 year ago

    You would like my husband ….. He thinks everyone is an idiot

  12. nemo5012

    nemo5012 said, over 1 year ago

    Everyone is an idiot except you and me and I’m beginning to have some doubt about you. Sounds ok to me.

  13. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave said, over 1 year ago

    @dukedoug

    Must be an old fart at a golf course with the 1st tee time…

  14. Mai Griffin

    Mai Griffin said, over 1 year ago

    @c.davies

    Getting up must have exhausted him – he went straight back to bed.

  15. BarBaraPrz

    BarBaraPrz said, over 1 year ago

    I dance with my cat. She never steps on my toes either.

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