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  1. GretchensMom commented on Big Nate about 21 hours ago

    Awwwwwww . . . poor little guy! Wish I could give him a great big hug right now!!!!! :-(

  2. GretchensMom commented on Cathy 3 days ago

    We’ve got a lot of really old stuff at my house. Both our cars (a Ford Explorer and a Honda Accord) are 17 years old, and pretty much every stick of furniture we have is closing in on the 30-year-old mark — all still in very good condition too. Why? Because they’re made of good quality products that were meant to last. Why replace any of it with some piece of cr*p made in China or Taiwan that’s not as well-made simply because it’s newer than what we have now? The cars won’t last forever no matter how well my husband takes care of them but there’s no reason our furniture shouldn’t last for many more years to come if we con-tinue using them as gently as we have been ever since we bought (or inherited) them.


    Hi, rgcviper!


    lightenup: Glad to hear things are going a little better today, Sis. My condolences, again, at the loss of your beloved father-in-law. ((( Hugs!!!!! )))


    Hello and Happy Thursday, fellow Cathy fans. Hope everyone’s having a really nice day today! :-)


  3. GretchensMom commented on Cathy 4 days ago

    Oh, for pity’s sake! Why so much angst here? This isn’t rocket science, people! Have you forgotten that your future son-in-law is a tech-geek?! Just give him a call already. Guaranteed that if he can’t help you, then he’ll know someone that can because that “someone” will be the exact same person that helped him at a time when he needed it too.


    Hi, rgcviper!


    lightenup: I’m so sorry to hear that, Sis! My deepest condolences to your husband (as well as the rest of you) at the passing of his father. What a blessing, though, that he got to see and spend so much time with all of you since your move to Spain last year! I’m sure your family’s closeness in physical proximity gave your F-I-L a lot of pleasure and hopefully, that’s also something that is a huge source of comfort to your husband now. ((( Hugs to you, Girlfriend!!!!! )))


    Hello and Happy Wednesday, fellow Cathy fans. Hope everyone had a really nice day today! :-)


  4. GretchensMom commented on Farcus 4 days ago

    And now, he’s about ready to put a real scare into you!!!!! LOL!!!!! ;-)

  5. GretchensMom commented on Big Nate 5 days ago

    I hate to be a party pooper but look at Trudy’s face in panel three. It looks like she’s not happy with Nate following her like a lost puppy.


    Nate’s not following Trudy like he’s a “lost puppy.” He’s there with her now because she specifically asked him to walk her home!

  6. GretchensMom commented on Marmaduke 6 days ago


    Today’s “Thatababy” comic strip:



  7. GretchensMom commented on Drabble 7 days ago

    I agree. If I was the donut clerk and had to watch this exact same kind of selfish gluttony on Steinbauer’s part happen day after day, I’d secretly set one aside just for Ralph and then sell it to him after the other guy paid for his and left. Otherwise, an up-til-now loyal donut-loving customer like Ralph WILL take his business elsewhere if he can’t mange to get ahold of his favorite donut at this shop at least ONCE a week anyhow. I know that’s what I’d do if something like this kept happening to me! ;-)


  8. GretchensMom commented on Cathy 8 days ago


    Hi, rgcviper!


    Hello and Happy Saturday, fellow Cathy fans. Hope everyone’s been having a really nice weekend so far! :-)

  9. GretchensMom commented on Cathy 8 days ago

    Comcast is why we canceled our cable 3 years ago. We abso-lutely positively despise those people!


    When my mom tried to cancel her cable over a year ago, they just about made it impossible for her to do so — and not in the usual way(s) either. The cable bill was in my dad’s name and my mom chose to leave it that way even after he died 13 years ago. So when she finally got tired of the ever-rising cable prices and not getting anymore additional channels in exchange for it, she de-cided to cancel it. When she called to do that, they refused be-cause the account wasn’t in her name! After going round and round with them and still not getting anywhere, my husband felt like he had no choice but to get involved and when he couldn’t get them to cancel it either, he finally ended up telling them that she would no longer be paying her cable bill and if they didn’t like it, they could take it up with the “official” account holder . . . over at the cemetery (and good luck getting any payment from him!). That’s when they finally decided to go ahead and cancel it “as a courtesy” to her. Do you believe it?! And they wonder why people hate them and are canceling their cable in droves. What a bunch of idiots they are!!!!! :-P


  10. GretchensMom commented on Big Nate 9 days ago

    I don’t think Nathaniel is all that silly-sounding.

    Meanwhile, Nate is also a nickname for Nathan so that could possibly be his real name instead.