Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

Stone Soup

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  1. DKendra

    DKendra said, over 1 year ago

    Ooo, burn! :-D You go, Evie!

  2. Zero-Gabriel

    Zero-Gabriel said, over 1 year ago

    @Val


    (Point Finger) Ha-HA!!

  3. trekman58

    trekman58 said, over 1 year ago

    I’m probably gonna get railed on for this viewpoint but here goes.

    Sorry, but I’m with Val on this one! I know that Jan has made it part of Evie’s nature to support volunteerism but again and again and again? Nothing wrong with a few outings but, what’s wrong with staying close to family and building relationships with grandchildren? Time is short, kids grow up, move on and those precious few moments will be long gone! She has FIVE grandchildren in close proximity! Not giving of yourself and your lifes experiences and wisdom to your family can be, bluntly, a little selfish I believe.

    There – I’ve said it.

  4. husky51

    husky51 said, over 1 year ago

    oof! ouch!!!
    lol

  5. pelican47

    pelican47 said, over 1 year ago

    @trekman58

    Hi Trekman,
    Evie does spend a great deal of her life at home with her family, and when away keeps in touch by Skype.

    By her travels and volunteer work, she is teaching her grandchildren that love goes far beyond the family unit, and how so much of the world suffers compared with the comforts they enjoy.

  6. Laynegg

    Laynegg said, over 1 year ago

    @pelican47

    Well said pelican. Evie is setting a good example for her children and grandchildren by continuing to be active and a vital part of humanity.

  7. The Life I Draw Upon

    The Life I Draw Upon said, over 1 year ago

    You set an example by being around children, not being absent.

  8. bawana

    bawana said, over 1 year ago

    Parents(and grand parents) spend MUCH more time around their offspring today than they did in the past. Look at the the result, the current generation(18-34yrs old) can hardly go to the bathroom w/o somebody holding their hands. Parents(and grand parents) need to live their own lives and let their offspring suceed(and fail) completely on their own. Otherwise, we will raise a nation of co- dependant whiners.

  9. junieb

    junieb said, over 1 year ago

    I believe the other day Evie said something about heading south for the winter. It’s not forever. Quit being so selfish and take care of the house and kids yourself, Val.

  10. IndyMan

    IndyMan said, over 1 year ago

    @bawana

    They are a bunch of co-dependant whiners also known at the ‘ME’ generation with no consideration or respect for anyone but themselves because they have been ‘given into’ all their lives and not told ‘NO’. Give me the days when a person under 30 knew that an adult(older person than themselves) knew what was going(and had gone)on in the world and were respected for that knowledge and the passing down of same rather than a—‘Yeah, right grandpa’ ! !

  11. Dani Rice

    Dani Rice GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Y’know, there are plenty of grandparents who live too far from their children to do more than see the grandkids once a year. Evie’s been around for Val most of the time, but dang it all, sthe raised one family and now she’s due some “Me Time”.

  12. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave said, over 1 year ago

    @Laynegg

    Pelican?
    That you, Dundee?

  13. fbjsr

    fbjsr said, over 1 year ago

    @trekman58

    Also read up on South Africa. It is not a safe place anymore. I would be curious to know if Habitat for Humanity is actually there.

  14. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, over 1 year ago

    Heesh. Evie has given plenty to the grandkids. My take on it is that she has every right to live her life as she sees fit.

  15. scretwitch

    scretwitch said, over 1 year ago

    @fbjsr

    Hi! Usually Jan writes about Evie going to HFH places due to she is going there. Here’s the website: http://www.habitat.org/where-we-build/latin-america-caribbean

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