Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

Stone Soup

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  1. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, over 3 years ago

    I thought yesterday’s 12-time married man was the worst.

  2. rayannina

    rayannina said, over 3 years ago

    Anyone else read this one and hear the “Lowered Expectations” theme from MADtv?

  3. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, over 3 years ago

    One turned out to be one of those Christian Taliban people, she tried to ‘Save’ me. A few years later I heard, from one of our coworkers that she had married a guy, and cheated on him a couple of years later. He divorced her.

  4. Pharmakeus Ubik

    Pharmakeus Ubik said, over 3 years ago


    God must’ve told her to find herself, and others.

  5. pelican47

    pelican47 said, over 3 years ago

    Funny book I read in the ‘70s was called “The Inept Seducer” full of the horror stories of dating, from a woman’s perspective.

  6. langchris70

    langchris70 said, over 3 years ago

    Sounds like Rena needs therapy if she went out with him again. The three should all go on Jerry Springer and stage a fight.

  7. kd1sq

    kd1sq said, over 3 years ago

    You can find a keeper – might just take time and you learning what’s good for you and what’s bad before you can – didn’t meet my good match until I was 48.

    Had a lot of fun looking before that but…

  8. ncalifgirl58

    ncalifgirl58 said, over 3 years ago

    Well, there is hope then…..55 and still waiting……

  9. lightenup

    lightenup said, over 3 years ago

    Way to draw the line in the sand, Rena. LOL!

  10. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 3 years ago

    Yes, but Val would be a lot less interested in these things IF her relationship with Phil were on full steam, don’t you think? This reminds me of when I was a kid, afraid of girls because of my bad relationship with my mother, plus there were no female relatives for me to talk to. So I was a little jumpy around girls. All the guys were a little too interested in my lack of a love life, asking probing questions and smirking. There was open speculation about whether I was batting for the other team. I just had to find someone who could understand my particular circumstances, which took awhile. But you only need one.

  11. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, over 3 years ago

    And I guess he chose her Rena.

  12. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, over 3 years ago

    Mid forties for me, hang in. I think the critical thing is not to be looking. Once you stop looking, your chances of a good match shoot way up.

  13. Thriller87

    Thriller87 said, over 3 years ago

    @TEMPLO S.U.D.


  14. DAZZ

    DAZZ said, over 3 years ago

    I found mine when I was 38 and he was 37. We have continued to be friends after he told me he’d never remarry and I dated others. I stopped dating anyone in the 1980s and still love him. We got together last July (I stayed a month with him) and last December-January (another). Now I’m busy working on lowering my BP because neither of us wants to take any meds. We are both doing great when we’re together, but I moved to Phoenix because I always hated Chicago weather. His business depends on that weather and he’s happy working. I love this house and the weather here but not the same without him. I can put up with that weather for short times, but rather be here most of the time. Photo back in 1977

  15. lightenup

    lightenup said, over 3 years ago


    Beautiful couple! Best wishes to you both!

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