Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

Stone Soup

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  1. kreole

    kreole said, almost 6 years ago

    They’d better have a fireplace! Without power, there’s no heat. Even a gas furnace requires a fan…..

  2. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, almost 6 years ago

    Must be Portland, Oregon. Sneeze and the power goes out…

  3. dkram

    dkram said, almost 6 years ago

    Aways, just when you think you can enjoy the snow day blink the lights go out.

    This is why we have a gas stove to cook on, and an old wood burning “Home Comfort” cook stove for emergency heat.


  4. Lewis Linson

    Lewis Linson said, almost 6 years ago

    Kreole, that’s why we also have a gas fireplace.

  5. Monkeyhead

    Monkeyhead said, almost 6 years ago

    Gas stove/oven is always a nice back up too…I spent 1 night sleeping in front of mine.

  6. Redhead55

    Redhead55 said, almost 6 years ago

    That’s why I liked the old monstrosity of a heater in the basement of our old house. No power - no problem. Still had heat. It was a gravity heater - no fan. Loved it.

  7. Saskfan

    Saskfan said, almost 6 years ago

    Doe Wally have a barbecue? No problem, then; waffles on the barbie! Or maybe pancakes; they’re pretty much the same batter, and don’t need a special shape.

  8. DerkinsVanPelt218

    DerkinsVanPelt218 said, almost 6 years ago

    This is a rerun. I saw this three years ago.

  9. frightenup

    frightenup said, almost 6 years ago

    LOL, so true! Even though we’ve been at home for several days now, it hasn’t been too bad because we have electricity. Now the cabin fever is another story…

  10. harebell

    harebell said, almost 6 years ago

    ladyfingers, one of them does, I’m not sure which house they were in, but we saw a fireplace at Christmas.

    Monkeyhead, be careful of carbon monoxide poisoning!

  11. Rodney

    Rodney said, almost 6 years ago

    Time to hibernate- Spring’s only 66 days away!

  12. mythreesons

    mythreesons GoComics PRO Member said, almost 6 years ago

    If you live in total electric home as I do, the first thing you do if the power goes out is take a shower. Water in tank won’t stay hot for any length of time. Lost power for three days once, kept one small room warm with one oil lamp and several candles. Now have propane camp stove and coffee pot in attic, never used, but just in case!

  13. lizmurray

    lizmurray GoComics PRO Member said, almost 6 years ago

    Why is it so dark when it is daytime?

  14. dapperdan61

    dapperdan61 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 6 years ago

    What about the videos & E-mail ?

  15. RinaFarina

    RinaFarina said, almost 6 years ago

    Why cabin fever? You don’t need to have electricity in order to go out of the house. Of course, you might prefer to huddle inside where there can be a little warmth. But even a car can be warm - provided it has enough gasoline to run it.

    We always had several power failures every winter when I was small. In every room we kept one of those thick white candles that we attached to a small plate by melting the bottom of the candle.

    Nowadays, I wouldn’t dream of using candles - too inflammable. Instead, I keep a flashlight in every room. And we have had very few power failures these last few years. Unfortunately, when we do have them (1) they can come any time of year, and (2) they tend to last for days.

    I remember the Ice Storm (1998? 1999?), when the power was off for at least three days (depending on where you lived). It nearly killed me. After a few days I was just so fed up with all this cold and darkness, and (as Val has pointed out) can’t do so many things (I’d say to myself, “No point going to work, so I’ll go to a movie.” nooooooooo.)

    I was trying to keep myself warm by wearing a mink coat I had from my mother (I discovered that people wear mink coats not only to show off how much money they have, but also because they’re warm as toast yet light as a feather!), and I was shocked to find that even with that and several thick sweaters, I was still cold! So I decided I was just going to lie down and sleep till it was over….

    Fortunately a friend of mine phoned (now why do power outages not affect phones??! or will they affect cell phones?), and he immediately said he would come and pick me up. He drove all the way across town to get me, and he and his wife looked after me (no idea why they had power). I will never forget the shower I took in their house. I stayed in it until I stopped shivering.

    I hope I haven’t jinxed this winter! Keep the power outages on the comic pages! I’m looking forward to enjoying them there!

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