Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

Stone Soup

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  1. robert

    robert said, over 3 years ago

    Guess she would have a different attitude, if she earned the money.
    Spend girl-spend!
    What could be more expensive than two young girls with a no Dad income, and a Ganny at home?
    Guess more expensive would be the same, only both in college.

  2. Milestheglassguy

    Milestheglassguy said, over 3 years ago

    …or if Mom went back to school.

  3. ellisaana

    ellisaana GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @ sjsczurek from yesterday.
    Can’t even imagine petit-fours dipped in mustard?

    I doubt if they would sell well at all. :)
    I do remember when white pant suits were popular.but they always reminded me of the ice cream man

  4. PuckerbrushCity

    PuckerbrushCity said, over 3 years ago

    I’m with Alix…a good second-hand shop, Goodwill, Salvation Army…you can find really excellent (name brand, even!) clothes for a reasonable amount…

  5. loves life

    loves life said, over 3 years ago

    Give Holly 100.00 and let her buy her jeans. That’ll be the ONLY new piece of clothing she’ll have for the whole school year. Our kids took the $$ and learned to shop at discount stores. Still do.

  6. PhoebeDog

    PhoebeDog said, over 3 years ago

    I’m with loveslife—you give her a budget and then it’s up to her. I usually don’t care for Holly, but she has shown that she’s capable of thought, as when she felt bad about teasing the girl and losing a friend. Gramma hit the nail on the head—guilt lasts longer and it never hurts to consider the consequences of your actions.

  7. IndyMan

    IndyMan said, over 3 years ago

    Right on Grandma Evie and Alix. It is about time, Holly, came ‘back down to earth’ and face up to life’s truth instead of acting some ‘inane teenage drama diva’ on the Disney Channel. Which is where teenage girls get there outlandish ideas ! It is all Disney’s fault ! ! !

  8. JoeStoppinghem

    JoeStoppinghem GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Shut her down, fast and hard.
    Way to go Evie!

  9. kea

    kea said, over 3 years ago

    Wow! There are places called Cheap Frills – what a great idea.

  10. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave said, over 3 years ago

    No slappy face
    Kicky butt!

  11. Dani Rice

    Dani Rice GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    My girls all graduated between 1980 and ’84, so money went comparatively farther. Princess Clothes Horse (middle daughter) could only put her fine fanny into Gloria Vanderbilt jeans until I gave her a clothing allowance that was $5 less than a pair of fancy pants. She learned VERY quickly how to find the best sales.

  12. the old hen

    the old hen said, over 3 years ago

    I agree with you!!

  13. scretwitch

    scretwitch said, over 3 years ago

    Gramma kind of did that with words. Put Holly in her place!

  14. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, over 3 years ago

    When I was a kid we got allowances and when we were at the store and wanted something we’d ask if we had to use our own money to buy it. Sometimes our mother would buy it or make a mental note about Christmas or our birthday but usually the answer was yes. Suddenly we didn’t want it that much anymore if we had to use our own money. It’s always easier to spend someone else’s money than your own.

  15. scretwitch

    scretwitch said, over 3 years ago

    In today’s society, it’s easy for kids to not see where the money goes thanks to multiple credit cards. No actual dollars exchange hands. So it’s more difficult for kids to see.
    My best friend and I are teaching her daughter (my god daughter) the value of a dollar. I made her break down her mom’s salary into weeks, then into days to see just how long it took her mom to earn the money. For school shopping this year, she gave her daughter actual cash to pick out a few items (not necessities) that she could wear to school. When she realized the things she had picked out exceeded the amount she had and she would have to dip into her own savings to pay – many of the expensive items that she would have outgrown or gotten bored of in a few months, went right back to the racks!

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