Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

Stone Soup

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  1. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, 7 days ago

    girls’ll be tomboys I guess

  2. Robert Nowall

    Robert Nowall GoComics PRO Member said, 7 days ago

    You do, Phil? Have we ever met them?

  3. hildigunnur

    hildigunnur GoComics PRO Member said, 7 days ago

    I’m with Val!

  4. zippy49

    zippy49 said, 7 days ago

    Many parents are over-protective. Others let their kids learn from their mistakes. I’m glad mine were the latter.

  5. Jen

    Jen said, 7 days ago

    We were always getting yelled at for climbing the maple tree out back.

  6. car2ner

    car2ner said, 7 days ago

    the days when we could use a hammer and nails and build tree houses and forts…before HOAs put a ban on such things.

  7. Dani Rice

    Dani Rice GoComics PRO Member said, 7 days ago

    Ah, the days of throwing a blanket over a card table and calling it “home”. Now, parents think a kid has to have a plastic playhouse from a store.

  8. Bruce1253

    Bruce1253 said, 7 days ago

    With your first kid you are running anytime the least thing happens. By the time the 3rd or 4th comes along its: “Mom! Tommy’s bleeding. A lot? Not much. Ok, I’ll be there in a minute.”

  9. cornelis

    cornelis said, 7 days ago

    Well, I survived free range parenting.

  10. MeGoNow

    MeGoNow said, 7 days ago

    We’d leave each morning with the express intent of finding adventures. Generally, we would find them. We’d do maybe ten miles, not counting ferry rides. (It’s important to travel away from your neighborhood, so no one can report some of your doings to your parents.) Sea water at the beach would wash away the dried blood.

  11. yaakovashoshana

    yaakovashoshana said, 7 days ago

    My mother told me to “Go play in traffic,” a lot. She also used to say she was going to kill me and tell God I’d died, or she’d threaten to give me to Lena Pope (local orphanage).

  12. Tue Elung-Jensen

    Tue Elung-Jensen said, 7 days ago

    They won´t learn to live if you are over protective of them.

  13. ebevey

    ebevey said, 7 days ago


    i went to jr. high and high school with kids from Lena Pope. I think it was a pretty good place. Are there still orphanages?

  14. snakemama

    snakemama said, 7 days ago

    alix must be part cat, climbing trees and then falling out of them

  15. beekaay

    beekaay said, 6 days ago

    @Dani Rice

    Yeah, and in those days ours were portable and disappeared when we were done playing with them.

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