Fred Basset by Alex Graham

Fred Basset

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  1. Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper)

    Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper) said, over 1 year ago

    Good idea Dad….less work and you may not like the sponging or other look…I like magnolia…

  2. Juice- Bruce

    Juice- Bruce said, over 1 year ago

    If it’s not broke, don’t fix it.

  3. IndyMan

    IndyMan said, over 1 year ago

    One thing I’ve learned in my married life(45+)is that women are never satisfied with the ‘status quo’. For some reason, they have this compulsion to change things(moving furniture to several different positions to end up back as it was) ! ! !

  4. david_42

    david_42 said, over 1 year ago


    Should say “woman”.

  5. Chickweed Fan

    Chickweed Fan said, over 1 year ago

    I do the painting and decorating in our house. Otherwise, it would be bland.

    Our living room was sponge painted. Sponge painting takes a long time. First I had to cover the previous paint with a cream paint. Then I had to sponge on the a peach paint and after that dried sponge on a gray paint. The color scheme is peach, gray and cream with gray carpeting.

    Our master bedroom and bath is in burgundy, cream and forest green. The wall have wall paper that give it a venetian plaster look. The room has pictures of Italian scenes.

    The hall bath has wallpaper that looks like vertical boards an old fishing shed. The border has manatees and tropical fish. The polished brass towel rods have sea shell supports. The light switches have tropical fish. There’s a vertical mirror that matches the switchplates with white sconces on each side. In the separate vanity area, there’s a fish net with a starfish, shells and an urchin glued to it.

    One bedroom had grass cloth with a border with giraffes, zebras and an African print. There’s also two dark bronze sconces with an elephant, zebra and giraffe on them. The curtains have lions, gazelles, zebras, giraffes and elephants on them and are hung up on the rod with jaguar, giraffe and zebra hooks. The trim is a light tan. This is referred to as “The African Room.” Another room has a fall theme.

    I plan on redoing the dining room to make it look like you’re inside a gazebo.

  6. Chickweed Fan

    Chickweed Fan said, over 1 year ago

    With that attitude, I’m sure women would be much happier without you.

  7. Chickweed Fan

    Chickweed Fan said, over 1 year ago


    Change is good. It’s nice to change things every now and then. Otherwise it’s boring. Changing things is cheaper than moving to a new place.

  8. Chickweed Fan

    Chickweed Fan said, over 1 year ago

    She should do the work. Then she will get what she wants and it will be done the way she wants it. He can do the yard work.

  9. Chickweed Fan

    Chickweed Fan said, over 1 year ago

    It seems that she’s always wanting him to do stuff like this in addition to doing the yard work. That’s not right. She should do more than just cook, clean and laundry. If she wants painting done, she should do it.

  10. Chickweed Fan

    Chickweed Fan said, over 1 year ago

    @Chickweed Fan

    One paragraph should read: One bedroom has grass cloth, not had grass cloth.

  11. rekam

    rekam GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago


    Not all women are like that! I sure am not and never have been and we were married nearly 55 years. Once I find the ideal spot for a piece of furniture, there it stays.

  12. Chickweed Fan

    Chickweed Fan said, over 1 year ago

    Clever idea.

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