One Big Happy by Rick Detorie

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  1. IamJayBluE

    IamJayBluE said, over 1 year ago

    The Sheepshank “Redemption”….

  2. 38lowell

    38lowell said, over 1 year ago

    HA!
    At this age, a shoe tying knot would be plenty.
    God bless them!

  3. 38lowell

    38lowell said, over 1 year ago

    OMG!
    Another Boy Scout skill gone, like the DODO bird.
    Just shorten the ship loading chain!

  4. Kab Buch

    Kab Buch said, over 1 year ago

    And what is wrong with Mr. Rogers Neighborhood!

  5. corpcasselbury

    corpcasselbury said, over 1 year ago

    @Kab Buch

    Yeah, really. They don’t make them like Fred Rogers anymore. Or Bob Keeshan, for that matter.

  6. MrJimCos

    MrJimCos said, over 1 year ago

    I’ve known about sheepshank knots since I was a kid, but never had a use for one. Bowline, three-ring bowline and the clove hitch have secured many loads for me.

  7. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Besides the square knot, the sheepshank is the only Boy Scout knot I’ve ever used in my adult life, and that only once. I could still do a clove hitch, but if my life depended on doing a bowline-on-a-bight……AAAAGGGHHHH!!

  8. ArthurAllen

    ArthurAllen said, over 1 year ago

    She sells sheepshank by the sea shore.

  9. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, over 1 year ago

    The sheepshank has no purpose. Just tie the rope shorter. No one seems to know the taut-line hitch – moves easily when slacked, holds under a strain. Essential when lashing things down.

  10. DAZZ

    DAZZ GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    It has been so long I really don’t remember, but back when it was time to teach my 9 or so Cub Scouts a whole page of different knots, I think I threw in tying a proper dress tie and bow tie (just as for balance we DID walk on railroad tracks) but I was careful to watch for them and told them not to try without a parent. I had many unconventional projects.


    Being the rebel that I was, it’s surprising that I went from leader, to leader coach to assistant supervisor (except that even then, volunteers were hard to find).

  11. DAZZ

    DAZZ GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Speaking about tying loads (truckers maybe?) If I had known some use for those knots when teaching them, it would make it easier to teach (and to get attention of the kids). Nick is around my age (I’m guessing) as my youngest grandson is possibly older than Ruthie.

  12. locake

    locake said, over 1 year ago

    Other strip—— Someone 5 months pregnant with twins would be MUCH bigger than she looks.

  13. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 1 year ago

    Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts are a good activity for boys but there is less interest in them now. So my sister put her boy in football instead to keep him occupied. It is easy to see the disinterested attitude enveloping the kid already.

  14. Dry and Dusty

    Dry and Dusty GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Ah, Mr. Rogers! What a dear dear man!

  15. Dry and Dusty

    Dry and Dusty GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Ah, Mr. Rogers! What a dear dear man!

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