Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

Stone Soup

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    SCOTTtheBADGER said, over 3 years ago

    How about working a traffic accident at 0300, in a driving rain on a hot night, so you feel as if you are at the bottom of a lake, and you know you will be there until dawn. Then comes notifiying family about the accident, and then the paperwork. If you are a deputy, with a take home squad, if it’s either still raining, so you can’t put the windows on the squad down, or you are too tired to remember to, you will have a wet car seat at the start of thye next shift. Does that make your day sound any easier, Val?

  2. JoanHelen

    JoanHelen said, over 3 years ago


    A great big thank you to all the unsung heroes around the world who are the first at the scene of horrific accidents and natural disasters. I think that many of us forget about the rescue workers that sometimes endanger their own lives when they are doing their work.

  3. franbarces

    franbarces GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    thank you!!!!!!

  4. Susan Wobb

    Susan Wobb said, over 3 years ago


    I was in a car accident once, where my car flipped over… Details unimportant, but for years after that, I’d get all choked up whenever I heard the sirens of the fire engines and ambulances as they went rushing to someone’s rescue. Even now almost 20 years later, sirens still make me tear up a bit in gratitude.
    Thank you, all you Emergency Responder folks, for dedicating your lives to rushing to the rescue. And thank you to our society, for paying your salaries and training you to be there, ready to go.

  5. afficionado  U L M

    afficionado U L M said, over 3 years ago

    Both my sons do that on a regular basis one is a fireman and the other an emt nurse

  6. The Life I Draw Upon

    The Life I Draw Upon said, over 3 years ago

    Thank you.

  7. jimshari

    jimshari said, over 3 years ago

    I like when the character turns to us to chat!


    SCOTTtheBADGER said, over 3 years ago

    That was snarkier than I meant it to be, I apologise. Say Hi to Phil for me.

  9. coffee_mom11

    coffee_mom11 said, over 3 years ago


    Amen, Joan — well said!

  10. Ben Kogut

    Ben Kogut GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    She should try working nights doing manual labor in a dirty, HOT factory during the summer and then she’d be able to spend her days with her family

  11. IndyMan

    IndyMan said, over 3 years ago

    @Ben Kogut

    I agree. When younger, I worked in a porcelain enamel factory. My job was blowing sand blasting sand out of oil burners for furnaces behind a 1800 degree furnace used for baking the aforementioned articles, talk about hot in the summer(110 degrees). In the winter, we could barely keep warm because of the draft from the rear of the building where the railroad docks were.

  12. merilisa

    merilisa said, over 3 years ago

    Are we all seriously slagging off a cartoon character here for mildly complaining about her job? Because Garfield’s aversion to Mondays is far worse given that he is in no way gainfully employed and gets his lasagna for free, but still takes a whole strip almost every week to express his distain. Someone really ought to go read him the riot act!

  13. segullah

    segullah said, over 3 years ago

    My area’s EMS workers are and have been busy for the past few days, we’ve had terrible flooding in our city plus a few towns completely under water. The flood waters should have hit Medicine Hat last night.

    Off to my volunteer shift at the hospital where the patients from one small town hospital were evacuated to (High River’s entire hospital is unaccessible and under water).

    Loving my Monday mornings!

  14. Saskfan

    Saskfan said, over 3 years ago


    I didn’t read it as snarky. I tip my hat to you and othe emergency workers.

  15. Saskfan

    Saskfan said, over 3 years ago


    The folks in Saskatchewan have had even more ime to prepare than you have. They’ve madly letting out as much water as they dare from Lake Diefenbaker in the hope of absorbing some of the flod there.

    I hope you’re okay personally, and that Calgary gets its downtown back soon!

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