It’s been a long time since Gary and Susie have used this format for the Sunday strip. I have missed this format! (I thought it might have been a rerun, but an investigation revealed the copyright year to be 2017.)
The only gutter we see is in the closing panel. In the rest of the strip, the gutters are off-panel.
Many of us can relate in our lives what these fictional characters are being depicting as going through in theirs. In case you didn’t know, sometimes the characters in a given strip are based on people the cartoonist knew in real life.
He didn’t have to see it. He could have known about it from being told about it.
You don’t have to give up the motorcycle, you just don’t drive it recklessly.
Oh, you do? In many cases, what Ignatz said is SO true.
Either one of you could be right. After all having a child late in life is really not so unusual. Years ago at a store I was working at, one of the women got the news she was pregnant on the same day that her mother got the news that she was pregnant. And my father was in his 50’s when I was born with mom being 41 at the time.
I’ve heard of some rare cases where some women had children in their 60s.
And if you look in the Bible, you’ll discover some women who were at an even more advanced age when they first had children. Abraham’s wife Sarah, comes immediately to mind. When she was told that God would grant her a child, she laughed, and that is how Isaac got his name. It literally means “he laughed”.
He’s already done something “crazy” — remember the “mud run” he did with Brad a few years ago? (Some on this board might say that buying The Fuse was also “crazy”…!)
Oh, and so that his wife would not become a widow all too soon.
I would like to think that Grandpa DeGroot quit smoking for one of the best reasons — to ensure that he’d be around for the milestones in his children’s lives, (graduations, first jobs, weddings, grandchildren, etc.).