For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. M2MM

    M2MM said, over 1 year ago

    Ha! There was no trading at our house. My sister and I were too greedy to let anything go to someone else, even if we didn’t like it. :P

  2. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, over 1 year ago

    Although they’re children of a dentist, I’m not sure a child Elizabeth’s age should eat jawbreakers.

  3. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Well you can’t say she isn’t flexible as a negotiator.

  4. luckylouie

    luckylouie said, over 1 year ago

    Just like a woman — they learn fast.

  5. Salinasong

    Salinasong said, over 1 year ago

    I only liked certain candys so I let my brothers and sister have the rest … I was popular after Halloween!

  6. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    Penny candy was my childhood weakness. For a dime (my allowance), I could buy 30 jawbreakers or 5 liquorice pipes or 5 packages of Lik-m-Aid. Pop was 5 cents a bottle, and for a quarter the Dairy Queen made a cone too big to eat. My favourite things of all were the big 5 cent heart-shaped suckers which came out for Valentine’s Day. I could work the whole thing into my mouth, unfazed by the numbness in my lips and laboured breathing. I was a candyholic. Halloween was the night of the big score — the candy rush and the fun of eating all the best stuff first. I could walk for hours even in the rain as long as porch lights were on. One neighbour used to give us money instead of candy, and when my mom told me I should save it, I thought she was crazy. Having a bit of cash meant another run to the corner store for more penny candy!

  7. knuckler49

    knuckler49 said, over 1 year ago

    MY memory, too, of the general store with the penny-candy bins: why did you add ‘49’ to your username? Mine is because I had been throwing knuckleballs (on and off) for twelve years when Tim Wakefield (former RED SOX great)
    was born on my birthday.

  8. Jean

    Jean said, over 1 year ago

    when my kids were small I used to take the Halloween bags, after the kids were asleep and dump ALL of the candy into one big bowl and it was parted out one piece at a time for the larger stuff and a couple at a time for the small stuff. Usually in a couple of days they completely forgot all about the candy and would ask for other snacks after school. Before Christmas I would dump all the extra candy in the trash. My children do the same thing to their kids now, saves a lot of fights over who stole what from whom. So what if mom gets a payment for being the keeper of the candy. lol

  9. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, over 1 year ago

    My mom always just dumped everything together too and we hated it. We wanted to each keep our own but we had to share with the rest of the family and my mom doled it out a little at a time.

  10. firebrand1

    firebrand1 said, over 1 year ago

    Even if Lizzie doesn’t like jawbreakers, she can trade them,
    when the other candy is gone,for other things she does
    want. That is the power of trading.

  11. Rikkie Tavi

    Rikkie Tavi GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    The size of the candy is shrinking so you do get less. I couldn’t believe how light and thin a Hershey bar was when I picked one up-the same dimensions but paper thin.

  12. oldman2015

    oldman2015 said, over 1 year ago


  13. Miba

    Miba said, over 1 year ago

    We always traded! Reeses and hersheys were always the most expensive. Kinda helped that one of my brothers has an aversion to chocolate so he was more than happy to trade out his peanut butter cups for about 2-3 bags of skittles or 4-5 bubble gums. He always had more candy than us but I call us even cause I enjoyed that peanut butter cup way more than I would have enjoyed some icky packs of skittles. lol

  14. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    The whole comic made me laugh! This is totally how siblings operate. One tries to manipulate the other and it’s then reciprocated. When my younger one messes with my older one, I tell her that she learned it from her. I totally learned my ruthless tactics from my older sister!

  15. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I agree, Susan. Seriously, all politicians are terrible and the system sucks, so why bother to bring it up? The only reaction that I have to any political comment, no matter what side you’re taking, is “what an idiot, and no one cares what you think!”

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