Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

Stone Soup

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  1. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, almost 4 years ago

    Hopefully grandmother Evie’ll understand.

  2. trekman58

    trekman58 said, almost 4 years ago

    Auntie JOAN! Be nice!

  3. psychlady

    psychlady said, almost 4 years ago

    Well, it is funny – in a weird sort of way.

  4. Zero-Gabriel

    Zero-Gabriel said, almost 4 years ago

    Well at least Aunt Joan got a sense of humor…

  5. lightenup

    lightenup said, almost 4 years ago

    It’s always funnier when it happens to someone else’s kid.

    The same way it’s funny when someone else’s kid misbehaves, yet I’m mortified when it’s mine.

  6. freewaydog

    freewaydog said, almost 4 years ago

    Of course it’s funny! That’s why it’s in the comics! :D

  7. Yvonne

    Yvonne said, almost 4 years ago


    Exactly! And it’s one of those, “That would only happen to Holly” events.

  8. Elsie Ross

    Elsie Ross said, almost 4 years ago

    really that is funny!!!

  9. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, almost 4 years ago

    Well, let’s just hope Holly learned her lesson.

  10. Kab Buch

    Kab Buch said, almost 4 years ago

    I never considered what Holly did to be funny, Aunt Joan is right, Holly gets caugth even funnier. Never happened to my daughter in college not sure of HS. my son not sure of HS.

  11. DoubleU

    DoubleU said, almost 4 years ago

    I’m sorry I wasn’t here last week.

    Nowadays this would be even harder, thanks to certain online search features.

  12. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, almost 4 years ago

    Since this misbehavior-in-school arc may be coming to an end soon, I gotta put in a spectacular misbehavior that might not quite fit in with today’s strip. When she was nine and in fourth grade (skipped kindergarten because she could read anything), our brilliant, otherwise-stable oldest granddaughter took a Swiss army knife onto the school bus and passed it around! We may have thought this had its funny elements, but were mainly mystified as to why she could have done such a thing. The middle-school principal was not amused, but they finally settled on a parent conference, an industrial-strength talking-to and a brief in-school suspension. That was four years ago; she hasn’t gotten into trouble since. No telling what might have happened to her in some school districts.

  13. aircraft-engineer

    aircraft-engineer said, almost 4 years ago

    thing is that means that she didn’t even READ THE FINAL COPY.
    Now getting to the REAL WORLD, though, in engineering school we were taught the value of individual research. in the real world, you take what you can find (what is KNOWN) and use that as a jumping off point. Plagiarism isn’t considered unless it deals with misattribution of basic research. Give credit for where the info came from and move on from THERE. There’s not enough TIME to go re-invent the wheel.

  14. aircraft-engineer

    aircraft-engineer said, almost 4 years ago


    of course some schools have taken the “zero tolerance” to absurdity. There was a suspension a few years ago where a kid had taken a GI Joe toy to school for use in some show and tell and was hauled before the principal because Joe had a ONE INCH LONG PLASTIC 45 caliber Model 1911 in his hand. While I’m in favor of school safety, IF someone can get hurt with that piece of plastic (other than by swallowing it) it MIGHT MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

  15. sjsczurek

    sjsczurek said, almost 4 years ago


    Well, sure you can hurt somebody with it. You can poke their eye out, and they’ll DIE! Just like if you run with a pair of scissors, especially those round-tipped, can’t-cut-anything-but-construction-paper scissors they give you in art class. You can poke somebody’s eye out, and they’ll DIE! And – ad infinity…………

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