Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

Stone Soup

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  1. rayannina

    rayannina said, almost 5 years ago

    Like daughter, like mother. Is Joan the only one in that family with any sense of romance?

  2. JoanHelen

    JoanHelen said, almost 5 years ago

    Evie is a sensible lady; she can have romance without the strings attached to marriage. Not a good idea to rush into marriage in your senior years.

  3. Agent54

    Agent54 said, almost 5 years ago

    As I said a few days ago, she is more concerned about his next project among the widows who need houses and new husbands.

  4. ammittai

    ammittai said, almost 5 years ago

    I think Evie likes the romance of traveling to exotic places to help rebuild, but still likes the comfort of going home to regroup.

  5. Sam

    Sam said, almost 5 years ago

    where is the guy on the ladder??

  6. JDsg

    JDsg said, almost 5 years ago

    Arnold’s gone. He’ll do his job in Haiti and go onto his next place, but the invitation for Evie to join him will never materialize. There are plenty of older women who will enjoy his company elsewhere.

  7. psychlady

    psychlady said, almost 5 years ago

    At least she’s interested enough to stay!!

  8. Jimmy Hopkins

    Jimmy Hopkins GoComics PRO Member said, almost 5 years ago

    With the way he proposed, I think that’s a reasonable response.

  9. DAZZ

    DAZZ said, almost 5 years ago

    Yes, and as JoanHelen said, at their age they don’t need marriage to enjoy each other’s company, take it a day at a time and finish in Haiti before deciding on the next.

  10. lightenup

    lightenup said, almost 5 years ago


    I don’t think Arnold is gone. That’s the reaction of a younger, more immature man (“there’s more fish in the sea” rationale). Arnold seems to be really grounded and stable, and he really enjoys Evie’s company. I think he really loves her and wants to be with her, but he also wants to travel around the world building houses. So this is his way of asking her to join him, including a commitment from him. Maybe not the most romantic, but that’s okay.

    And I think Evie turned him down, not because it wasn’t romantic, but because that’s going a bit far for her. She still wants to be with Arnold, but marriage was too much right now.
    Great storyline though… we were all vested and on the edge of our seats.

  11. lightenup

    lightenup said, almost 5 years ago

    If we don’t hear from Arnold again, it won’t be because Evie turned down his marriage proposal, it’ll be because he’s moved onto the next place that needs houses built. Both of them have their own lives and their own passions, and they’re doing what they want to do, not what someone else wants them to do. Bravo to that!

  12. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, almost 5 years ago

    I don’t think Evie is hesitant about marriage so much as the transient life of building houses where they are needed.
    Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

  13. pibbert

    pibbert said, almost 5 years ago

    She’s telling it like it is, and if they get to know each other well enough for things to change, then they will. I suspect the Arnold and Evie story will continue.

  14. salamurai

    salamurai said, almost 5 years ago


    marriage is not the same thing as romance. Sometimes it’s the death of.
    Evie is a sensible woman with her own life.

  15. Thirdguy

    Thirdguy said, almost 5 years ago

    There are many more houses to build, days to share, and strips to be drawn. This isn’t over by a long shot.

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