One Big Happy by Rick Detorie

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  1. WillardMBaker

    WillardMBaker said, over 1 year ago

    Politically incorrect to give a kid a pocket knife now-a-days. I grew up carrying a pocket knife and even now feel naked if I don’t have my Stockman with me.

  2. MadCow

    MadCow GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    James Longacre Wood’s “Mumble The Peg” –
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  3. N7326 Foxtrot

    N7326 Foxtrot said, over 1 year ago

    I was in my high school ROTC program, and we even (ready for this?) fired guns on the firing range on school property.

  4. sueamarlucan

    sueamarlucan GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @comics lover…they invented video games to stifle the imagination of children.

  5. sbwertz

    sbwertz said, over 1 year ago

    I was on the Junior High School Rifle Team. We had a range in the school gym.

  6. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago


    No “political” here, matter of safety and liability.

  7. ReneTray

    ReneTray said, over 1 year ago



  8. ReneTray

    ReneTray said, over 1 year ago

    A “Leave It To Beaver”, Ward descriped the game and was told they be arrested if they did that at the park. And this was in the 1960’s.

  9. r2varney

    r2varney said, over 1 year ago

    We played a game where you threw the knife into the ground next to your opponents feet. You were not allowed to stick it into his foot or have it stick more than the length of the knife away from the foot. Your opponent then had to move his foot next to the knife. The person that had to straddle so far as to loose balance lost. Fun, but I expect my daughter would have something to say if I taught it my grand kids.

  10. 38lowell

    38lowell said, over 1 year ago

    Homer’s Crack the Whip recess picture would not even be allowed today!

  11. mabrndt

    mabrndt GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago



  12. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 1 year ago

    Interesting! It may not have been so dangerous as it seems because the knives were so dull back then. I remember they couldn’t cut anything. There are all these old time stories of whittling and carving wood but I found it wasn’t possible with the knives I had.

  13. ellisaana

    ellisaana GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @N7326 Foxtrot

    Funny, we were talking about something like that just recently:
    In the 1960’s at my husband’s high school, (in the DC suburbs)there was a rifle team which met after school.
    The team members (including my husband’s best friend) were allowed to bring their rifles to school and leave them in their lockers during class.
    A younger friend, who went to college in PA in the 1980’s, said during hunting season, people often showed up to class in camoflage and with guns so they could go hunting between classes.

  14. ellisaana

    ellisaana GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    And, for years, when I was working, I always carried a pocket knife, or at least a pen knife. It had a practical purpose: when I worked in a greenhouse, I used it to cut stems. When I became an auto damage appraiser, I used it to determine if a car had clear coat paint.Now this deal airline attendants being against taking little knives on planes bothers me. My mini Swiss knife is so dull it barely cuts through a rose stem.

    Shouldn’t they also want to ban sharp pencils, knitting needles, parkas with removable cords and long scarves?

  15. Uskoke

    Uskoke said, over 1 year ago

    When I was in the army, I saw a sing in the mess hall “Guns not allowed”, and I started singing myself"oohhh you’re in the army now"

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