For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. swami mommy

    swami mommy said, 9 months ago

    What’s with Elly’s backside?

  2. Thirdguy

    Thirdguy said, 9 months ago

    It looks so much better when you aren’t in arrears.

  3. bluskies

    bluskies said, 9 months ago

    Tough to assess a new environment when every time you look up all you can think of is an environmental disaster. A leak from that butt would put Chernoble to shame, and poor Lizzie has no escape route-she’s being dragged along behind.

  4. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Most elementary schools would have interesting things at a child’s eye level.
    Elly’s bottom looks similar to what most of ours look like from that viewpoint. Go ask any kid to look at yours and I guarantee the review won’t be flattering!

  5. Arthur Dent

    Arthur Dent GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Lynn’s Notes:

    Katie was starting grade two when we moved to North Bay. (The children in the strip were three years younger than Katie and Aaron). The little school she attended was about a mile and a half down the road, next to a hobby farm. At lunchtime she and the other children could watch the animals through the fence; a donkey, chickens, and some rabbits. On occasion, the farmer would take the kids for rides on his donkey, which I thought was charming. I said to her, “Katie isn’t this a great place to have a school?! This is something you’ll remember for the rest of your life!” and she replied, “Yeah, I will …’cause it stinks!”

  6. Tdog123

    Tdog123 said, 9 months ago

    Have a good first day, Lizzie.

  7. Dogday88

    Dogday88 GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    I remember my first day after ALL these years…my mother wore a grey suit and a hat with a feather in it (same planet, different time!) And I still think that nun, Sr. Francesca, was nine feet tall.

  8. LadyKat

    LadyKat said, 9 months ago

    I don’t really remember much of Grade 1, but I apparently ran away from school into the bush behind it every day for the first 3 weeks.

  9. argy.bargy2

    argy.bargy2 said, 9 months ago



  10. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, 9 months ago

    It’s a good looking school. But do they teach? Do they use textbooks and assign homework and give tests? Maybe not. We have buildings here in the states with the word “school” plastered on them. People think of them as schools but they are really holding tanks with a sports agenda. The mothers need to stay home and watch TV. The dads have to work to pay the taxes to support these holding tanks loaded with dead wood people in teaching and administrative positions.

  11. GuiltyBystander

    GuiltyBystander said, 9 months ago


    A 2,000-foot tower? Meaning the tower’s elevation above sea-level, including the hill it was on? I used to work at a station with its FM tower sitting on top of a 7,000-foot mountain…got calls with requests from all over the eastern part of our state even though we were only throwing out 35kW. I’m doing shortwave now at 100kW hitting four different CONTINENTS. That’s a nice long ego trip even if nobody’s listening.

    And there’s nothing wrong with Steely Dan. Now, as for Spyro Gyra…

  12. Reddyan

    Reddyan said, 9 months ago

    I remember going to my old elementary school one day to pick up my sister’s kids for her. As I walked through the halls I couldn’t believe how SMALL everything looked! It was a very strange feeling!

  13. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, 9 months ago


    Funny how our memory works sometimes, isn’t it? I know that when I tell a story, I don’t always use the exact same words each time. I think sometimes that I get some weird looks from friends who are hearing the same story for the second time, and the details don’t match exactly. I blame it on my memory.

  14. Carl42SG

    Carl42SG GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Elly seems somewhat self-centered — anxious to get her youngest out the nest perhaps?

  15. Doug A4

    Doug A4 said, 9 months ago

    Re: Artwork angle— Great! From Elizabeth’s view… gives some additional perspective to the story….
    Ha ha.

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