Pickles by Brian Crane

Pickles

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  1. hsawlrae

    hsawlrae said, over 2 years ago

    If you didn’t have money to pay cash for it, you should have gotten a good running clunker.

  2. Llewellenbruce

    Llewellenbruce said, over 2 years ago

    I had to put my mother in a nursing home and after
    a couple of years there went my inheritance.

  3. beviek

    beviek GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Hmmmm, can you say ‘blackmail’?

  4. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, over 2 years ago

    Better to go down in a hail of bullets along with the person who tried to put you in one of those places.

  5. Labyr1nth

    Labyr1nth GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Wow, Llewellenbruce, so your lost inheritance is the primary memory from that event, huh?

  6. J. Short

    J. Short GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Did Earl mention he wanted the lawn mowed?

  7. Citizen GROG!

    Citizen GROG! GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    You may as well pack now, Earl.

  8. Linguist

    Linguist said, over 2 years ago

    That sounds exactly like something my daughter would say.

  9. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Totally off topic. Definitely.

  10. dfowensby

    dfowensby said, over 2 years ago

    @Llewellenbruce

    cold, dude. very cold. it apparrently wasn’t your money, but hers to spend. inheritances are Never yours until you recieve it. if any. i’d give almost anything to have my daddy back. money Definitely don’t buy happiness, here.

  11. john rieth

    john rieth said, over 2 years ago

    Simpsonfan2, I’m with you!

  12. SCAATY_423

    SCAATY_423 said, over 2 years ago

    No doubt there are people who warehouse old relatives in a nursing home just to get them out of their hair…in an old-movie cliché about an “old folks home”, that is. Three things wrong with that scenario in the real world:
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    (1) Most people in a modern nursing home are there out of medical necessity — these places are nursing homes, and the residents require physical/medical assistance and care on a more-or-less continual basis. Those who don’t need that level of care belong in a senior housing or assisted living facility if they’re unable to remain in their own homes.
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    (2) Actual nursing homes don’t want, and won’t accept, patients who don’t truly need the level of care they provide. They need the beds and the staff for those who do.
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    (3) Nursing homes are expensive. More families are impoverished by supporting a relative in a nursing home than are ever able to stash grandpa there just because they want to and can afford it.
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    There are exceptions, of course. And senior living housing and assisted living facilities can be dreary and lonely (not to mention expensive) if the real problem is that no one cares about the ones who live there.
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    But Earl doesn’t have to worry about that at this point. He’s a reasonably healthy, pretty likable old coot, and he’s on good terms with his extended family, as far as we know. And it doesn’t sould like anyone could afford to put him anywhere!

  13. rick mcdermott

    rick mcdermott GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    my daughter hit me up for a house payment,join the club

  14. QuietStorm27

    QuietStorm27 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I’m only 34 and both my natural parents are gone, I’d give anything to be able to take care of them. I was raised by my aunt and uncle and it probably won’t be my decision but I can’t see them being put into a home unless they need medical care.

  15. Menicus

    Menicus said, over 2 years ago

    Maybe you’d have that inheritance if you’d taken care of your parents instead of dumping them in a nursing home…

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