One Big Happy by Rick Detorie

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  1. Leslie Barks

    Leslie Barks said, about 3 years ago

    Thank goodness I didn’t have Ruthie guiding my first trip to the library. My mom took me when I was 7. It was one of the old Carnegie biblio-palaces and smelled of books and magic and far-away places. I checked out a foot-high stack of 1/4 inch thick kids books every time we went and began a life-long love affair with both books and libraries. I was always too busy reading to make much noise—nobody had to shut me up.

  2. Michael G

    Michael G said, about 3 years ago

    She tells them about the library, then she stands up to the big kids. Way to go Ruthie !

  3. 1MadHat

    1MadHat GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @Leslie Barks

    I had a similar experience. I ended up with an adult library card at the Chicago Public Library before I was in Kindergarten. Kid’s cards were actually a part of an adult’s card, and my books were counted against my mom’s card.

  4. T_Lexi

    T_Lexi said, about 3 years ago

    @Leslie Barks

    : ) I’m envious of you – “a foot-high stack” – We could only check out three books at one time. Needless to say, I spent a LOT of time at the library!

  5. Kab Buch

    Kab Buch said, about 3 years ago

    A least you all got to go to library when you were kids. My mom never took sister and I to one more so during summer time. Living in town I did no know there was a library, when school started I did. During summer time no books to read. No book mobile either. At my moms neighbor there is activity center for public not sure when that was built and I did not know there is a vey much smaller version of library that will be closing.

  6. argy.bargy2

    argy.bargy2 said, about 3 years ago

    @Michael G

    Yes, it does seem odd to me that a totally different version of this comic runs on the Washington Post website each day.

  7. gmu328

    gmu328 said, about 3 years ago

    The library was a wonderful place as a kid. Nice comfy old chairs. I would get my kid book and go to the adult section to read sitting in an old comfy chair. The old one I used to go to is still there with the large stone exterior, marble steps and nice wood work inside

  8. Unca Jim

    Unca Jim said, about 3 years ago

    Farm kids with an attic full of books, the nearest liberry 18 miles away? Had to do it the hard way.. Shed full of old newspapers and their comics, pestering Ma ’what’s that word?’
    while reading Prince Valiant, Maggie and Jiggs (Bringing Up Father) and comics of the era. Good times..good times..

  9. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, about 3 years ago

    Leslie Barks: My great moment was when I discovered kids weren’t restricted to the children’s section, but could use the adult and reference departments. The universe opened.
    Night-Gaunt49: Our public library has a sign, “Unaccompanied children will be given an espresso and a puppy.”

  10. twatt2011

    twatt2011 said, about 3 years ago

    @Leslie Barks

    48 books ??

  11. LogicalDuck

    LogicalDuck said, about 3 years ago


    They might have been foot high books stacked side by side…

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