For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. g55rumpy

    g55rumpy said, 11 months ago

    lol i went from kid`s size to adult size over summer one year

  2. Jon Smyth

    Jon Smyth said, 11 months ago

    Whoever said that money can’t buy happiness severely underestimated the satisfaction supplied by toys, women, and a full stomach.

  3. Salinasong

    Salinasong said, 11 months ago

    Never where kids ae concerned!

  4. M2MM

    M2MM said, 11 months ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    One of the best ideas ever was the annual hockey exchange. As our kids grew out of their skates and uniforms, we gladly exchanged them for larger gear — used and still useable. Parents came to the Anglican/United Church basement with everything that didn’t fit and the bargaining began. This event made it possible for many of our kids to remain in the game. For a lot of families, hockey was just unaffordable.
    Good thing her family was bringing in good money.

  5. frugalnotcheap

    frugalnotcheap said, 11 months ago


    I had a couple of very large cousins: I’d still love to know what it got to feed them during their 2 year growth spurt.

  6. Dogday88

    Dogday88 GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    They weren’t talking about hockey, Ellie.

  7. sassy1

    sassy1 GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago


    You said good money, is there bad money? I don’t think so.

  8. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Kids are definitely not free, although they are one of the best things in my life.

  9. tom_wright

    tom_wright said, 11 months ago

    It’s free to Michael, he ain’t payin’ fer uthin.

  10. sjsczurek

    sjsczurek said, 11 months ago

    The best things in life are free,
    But you can give them to the birds and bees.
    Now give me mo – o – o – o -ney
    That’s what I want
    That’s what I wa – a – a – a – ant, yeah
    That’s – what – I – want.

  11. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, 10 months ago


    The concept is much much older than that play.

    You say that the concept is wrong? Speaking of monetary cost only I would say you are dead wrong. Love is free. The beauty of the world around us is free. I could go on, but you get the idea.

  12. snakemama

    snakemama said, 10 months ago

    my nephew grows like an accordion, thick around the waist and then stretch out tall

  13. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, 10 months ago


    You said good money, is there bad money? I don’t think so.
    “Good” money is money that shows little difference between its nominal value (the face value of the coin) and its commodity value (the value of the metal of which it is made, often precious metals, nickel, or copper.)
    “Bad” money is money that has a commodity value considerably lower than its face value and is in circulation along with good money, where both forms are required to be accepted at equal value as legal tender.
    The phrase comes from a time when people would debase the coins by adding base metals to the composition. “Good money” meant that the money was worth what it said it was worth.

  14. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, 10 months ago

    $90 is the price of a very good pair of youth hockey pants these days. You can get them for $30-40. I am not sure what they would have been going for back in 1984 when this comic strip was originally published.

  15. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, 10 months ago


    The beauty of the world around us is free.
    My son’s Scout troop has done a lot of trash pickup in state parks, and I can tell you that the beauty of the world is not free and does need to be protected.

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