Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

Stone Soup

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  1. rayannina

    rayannina said, about 4 years ago

    That’s Holly – drama for drama’s sake.

  2. kreole

    kreole said, about 4 years ago

    I liked gramma’s suggestion to be sure Val’s sister brings her babies to this family dinner.

  3. The J.A.M.

    The J.A.M. said, about 4 years ago

    I bet that on Saturday, at dinner, he won’t show up because Holly forgot to invite him. :D

  4. somebodyshort

    somebodyshort said, about 4 years ago

    “What should “WE” make …” rather presumptuous of Val.

    “…like some wifey to be” Your right Holly, mom’s looking to the future to marry you off.

    “…women just serve him.” Good one Holly, nowadays equality is king, and don’t you ever forget it.

  5. OldPossum

    OldPossum said, about 4 years ago

    I’m the first one to champion women’s equality (and have been doing so for more years than I wish to contemplate), however… If you invite someone to dine with you there is no inequality in cooking a nice dinner for that person. This is a social nicety, nothing to do with sexual equality. I would also expect it if a man invited me to dinner. Unless it was made perfectly clear that the invitation was for a casual pizza dinner then I would expect a little more effort. If you don’t wish to make the effort, don’t invite me in the first place!

  6. Thirdguy

    Thirdguy said, about 4 years ago

    just remember, equality is a two way street.

  7. arsmall

    arsmall said, about 4 years ago

    Hm…I haven’t been commenting but, isn’t this just some boy that Holly likes? Since when did he become her boyfriend? Wouldn’t it be something if he didn’t like her? I remember embellishing and stretching the truth a bit back then. Okay, PRETENDING I had a boyfriend at school alright? There I said it!

  8. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    LOL! I agree, arsmall! This is probably just some guy that she’s been admiring from afar. Other than meeting him at the mall, they haven’t even gone on a date. Oh well, it’s more fun this way.

    Well said, OldPossum! (I’m hoping that somebodyshort is being sarcastic… That was pretty nitpicky.)

  9. earodrig

    earodrig GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    I haven’t been commenting, either, but I’m really bothered by all the trouble with a boy this kid in JUNIOR HIGH likes. If Jan wanted to get to know him, she’d have Holly invite several kids, including this boy, over for a pizza and games night - or something casual and interactive like that. There is WAY too much pressure being put on this relationship, and I think that Jan is out of line.

  10. nighthawks

    nighthawks GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    they really ought to get those new-fangled push button telephones… more dialing!

  11. harebell

    harebell said, about 4 years ago

    Great Picasso-like effect on Holly in panel three.

  12. Jade

    Jade GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Since he’s coming over, it’s kind of implied that they are more than mere acquaintances.

  13. somebodyshort

    somebodyshort said, about 4 years ago

    I have an ex who used the royal “we” to express her feelings. It got to the point that I had to argue with her because I had different feelings. She’d also use “we” to order me around as in ” “We” need to go to the grocery store” as she handed me the list.

    My second comment was more in line with that Holly is not ready to take the relationship that far yet. It’s fun to have a boyfriend who you can hang out with and be the center of his attention but beyond that. yuck. Mom’s reading more into this than Holly is.

    My third comment was in line with that there are some people ( both genders ) that feel they deserve to be waited on by their partner. My ex is one and my daughters boyfriend is another.

    When extending an invitation to a meal, by all means put some effort in, more effort if the situation warrants it. More rant. We would get invited for dinner by friends who put in the effort. When it came time to reciprocate my ex would invite all of our obligations at once to a pot luck. I found it embarrassing and cheap on our part and spoke up. My ex got huffy and we never reciprocated. One of many reasons she’s an ex. There are always three sides to a story, mine yours and the truth.

    LIghtenup, I hope that answers that. I was speaking from experience. I’ve used up my quota of my rant for this year. It’s a comic and the over the top is what makes it funny. Thanks Jan.

  14. Joylion

    Joylion said, about 4 years ago

    Like he’d even care! seriously Holly….RELAX!

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