Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

Stone Soup

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  1. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, over 2 years ago

    Gotta love that tune by John Denver (1943-1997) as well as by Peter (1938-____), Paul (1937-____) and Mary (1936-2009). FACT: Denver’s producer dislike the proposed title: “Oh, Babe, I Hate to Go” (learned that from a John Denver memorial documentary which I have in my DVD collection).

  2. rayannina

    rayannina said, over 2 years ago

    Mary Travers died?!? Oh, bummer!

  3. Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist

    Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist said, over 2 years ago

    I was once challenged to write a story based on the idea of “leaving on a jet plane”. I turned it into a Korean war tale from the perspective of a Chinese MiG15 pilot. Until this moment, though, I never knew that it was a song.

  4. SCOTTtheBADGER

    SCOTTtheBADGER said, over 2 years ago

    I have actually come to prefer the John Denver version, it grows on you.

  5. C S

    C S said, over 2 years ago

    This is a great strip! It acknowledges the rapid end of summer and the beginning of fall. I love seeing the family together too. I must say, I’m looking forward to fall and hopefully an icy cold winter – I was cheated last year!

  6. Thirdguy

    Thirdguy said, over 2 years ago

    @C S

    Be very careful what you wish for!

  7. Thirdguy

    Thirdguy said, over 2 years ago

    Evie rocks on the Uke!

  8. Dha Dha

    Dha Dha said, over 2 years ago

    love love very nice camping

  9. psychlady

    psychlady said, over 2 years ago

    She could just leave!!

  10. Saskfan

    Saskfan said, over 2 years ago

    @psychlady

    Yes, and she’d have to do the dishes.

    Come on Holly, it’s not that bad. Except for maybe Max… :)

  11. riverhawk

    riverhawk GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I told my kids I used to go to hootenannies , “huh”

  12. gromitsperson

    gromitsperson said, over 2 years ago

    Isn’t it funny. If the “cool kids” were doing this she’d be singing right along…but it’s only her family.

  13. Fairportfan2

    Fairportfan2 said, over 2 years ago

    Way back when, Pinkard & Bowden did a parody called “Libyan on a Jet Plane” (“,,,Moamar, I hate to go…”)

  14. Otera

    Otera said, over 2 years ago

    this song makes me cry…. when I went to summer camp we’d sing it on the last night of camp… and I never had trouble until the summer my mom died… now parts of this song remind me too much of when she passed… my dad got into bed with mom , kissed her and closed his eyes for a little while… when he opened them again, she was gone….

  15. afficionado

    afficionado said, over 2 years ago

    @Otera
    you have made a cynical old man cry

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