Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

Stone Soup

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  1. Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist

    Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist said, over 2 years ago

    There’s many a slip between the cup and the leap.

  2. psychlady

    psychlady said, over 2 years ago

    maybe an explanation is needed here!

  3. Larry

    Larry said, over 2 years ago

    ah leap year……time for the annual “Sadie Hawlin’s Dance”

  4. husky51

    husky51 said, over 2 years ago

    an’ Marryin’ Sam got a lot of business that day, too…

  5. route66paul

    route66paul said, over 2 years ago

    It was based on the premise that women could ask out a male(or propose) only on leap day – so watch out – it can be as dangerous as friday the 13th.

  6. YatInExile

    YatInExile GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    A good way to stay young is to be born on February 29. If I was born on 2/29, I’d be celebrating my 14th birthday this week.

  7. Jeff0811

    Jeff0811 said, over 2 years ago

    @YatInExile

    You got me by 2 years, I’d be 13 and a half.

  8. somebodyshort

    somebodyshort said, over 2 years ago

    @route66paul

    Maybe Val will propose to Phil.

  9. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Val looks tired. She stayed up too late with Phil… ;-)

    @Larry – Also, it wouldn’t be an annual event if it happens every 4 years, but I get your point…

  10. Redkaycei Repoc

    Redkaycei Repoc said, over 2 years ago

    I believe the premise is that Women have the right to be the askers instead of the askees the entire leap year not just leap day

  11. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, over 2 years ago

    @YatInExile

    I’d be 19 1/4.

  12. Kab Buch

    Kab Buch said, over 2 years ago

    Husband retired 4-years-ago on leap day. Wished he stayed longer, he would have taken a pay cut since he did not work the job he did. He has no regrets and wanted to leave after 36 years.

  13. lamberts93

    lamberts93 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    My great aunt was born Feb 29, 1888. She had to go 8 years without a birthday at the turn of the century because you only have a Feb 29 every 400 years then. For her 21st (88th) we threw her a big birthday party! Hey, she could finally have a legal drink ! LOL She lived another 4 years. A wonderful character and I still miss her 32 years later. I always remember her & a toast her each Feb 29th. Love you Auntie Dora!

  14. Big Sister

    Big Sister said, over 2 years ago

    @ghostkeeper

    Not his inheritance, but his emancipation from apprenticeship to the pirate king

  15. patlaborvi

    patlaborvi said, over 2 years ago

    The original story from Lil’ Abner was that Saddie Hawkin’s was the Mayor’s daughter and the ugliest girl in Dogpatch. The Mayor decided that the only thing he could do to get his daughter married off was to hold a race where all the elegable bachlors in the town to run a race and if his daughter caught one of them then he’d have to marry her. After Saddie caught and married her man the other girls in Dogpatch demanded the same chance so it became an anual event with all the elegable women chasing the eligable men (who got a head start) while a preacher waited to perform the marrage ceremony for all the winning girls. A Saddie Hawkin’s dance is where the girls ask the boys instead of the other way around.

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