Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

Stone Soup

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  1. DKendra

    DKendra said, over 4 years ago

    I thought Val could cook, but because Holly’s old enough to do so, she’s simply delegating – like any manager (or wise woman).

    Oh, and saw this on a T-shirt a few months back: “I didn’t say it was your fault, I said I was going to blame you.”

  2. alcors3

    alcors3 said, over 4 years ago

    So Barack really doesn’t want a second term?

  3. Doctor11

    Doctor11 GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Both of my parents know how to cook.

  4. kas300

    kas300 said, over 4 years ago

    Bingo! In high school, I refused to take even a simple typing course for fear of being tracked into secretarial courses…

  5. scretwitch

    scretwitch said, over 4 years ago

    Val can sorta cook (she tries lots of things with okra), Evie tends to use lots of mini-marshmallows and Joan does a mean breakfast of pancakes! (or maybe it was waffles…)

  6. lamberts93

    lamberts93 said, over 4 years ago

    I took typing in high school so I could type my college papers. Made a lot of money typing other student’s papers too. Then when computers started appearing on everyone’s desk, I was ahead of the game. Just had to learn the programs, not where all the keys were.

  7. georgiiii

    georgiiii said, over 4 years ago


    Mine too – and my dad is 83 and from a generation that mostly didn’t. My folks also made sure my brother and I could both cook. For which we’ve both thanked them many times. It prevented starvation when we moved out on our own. My brother ended up doing the single parent thing too. His kids got meals but had to make their own desserts. My nephews make awesome choc chip cookies and my neice can make fabulous pies.

  8. frightenup

    frightenup said, over 4 years ago

    We all have things we like to do better or things we’re just not good at, so as long as it all gets done and everyone’s happy, who cares if it’s male or female?

  9. iced tea

    iced tea said, over 4 years ago

    My dad cooked in the Navy and various restaurants. So when my mother wasn’t availlable, he cooked the meal.

  10. Big_Tex

    Big_Tex said, over 4 years ago

    I can cook a few things, esp. eggs, coffee, and stuff in a can.

  11. Big_Tex

    Big_Tex said, over 4 years ago


    What does today’s strip have to do politics. Enough.

  12. route66paul

    route66paul said, over 4 years ago

    Not taking typing so that you won’t be a secretary? Being a waitress or dishwasher is a much better job, huh?

  13. Violet Bay

    Violet Bay said, over 4 years ago

    Because their a Hammer and anything they see is a Nail.

  14. gammaboo

    gammaboo said, over 4 years ago

    My father was in the Marines and then was career Army. He thought that as a boy it was very important that I learn to cook, so he started teaching me, and so did my mother. When my wife became pregnant with our last child and could not cook without becoming ill, I decided to just take over the everyday cooking (even though she insisted she keep trying). That was 12 years ago and I am still the cook and completely enjoy it. My father told me that if you want to be a man, you need to first take care of your family and their needs, so why not enjoy it at the same time?

  15. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, over 4 years ago

    An old man in my father’s office told him that I’d never make it through college because I’d get married first. “They all do that!” (This was in the early ’50’s.) My father believed him, and
    wanted me to take a quick secretarial course, get a job in Washington, and marry a rich, hot-shot lawyer. Trouble was, I’d inherited my father’s bumble-fingeredness and couldn’t type worth a darn, much less take shorthand. (Thank goodness for computers, which let me make corrections as I go along.) So I made it through college with a B. A. and M. A., taught English a few years, and married an engineer. Didn’t like teaching English, got a degree in Junior College Teaching with a Specialty in Psychology (because couldn’t get in school of psychology) and became a Voc. Rehab. counselor. Know thyself.

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