Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

Stone Soup

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  1. TEMPLO S.U.D.

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

    If I were a snow bird, I’d go from Washington to Arizona; it’s where the majority of my maternal family lives (I’m born/bred Washington).

  2. pelican47

    pelican47 said, almost 3 years ago

    Yes, but Gramma is working in her retirement, either helping with your household or volunteer building for the disadvantaged.
    Holly thinks retirement should give her an excuse to do nothing.

  3. Saskfan

    Saskfan said, almost 3 years ago

    Aaand Holly’s back to her usual self. It was nice seeing the mature side of her, though. I’m sure that gives Val some hope for her elder daughter. :)

  4. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave said, almost 3 years ago

    We live, we die
    Enjoy the interval

  5. sfreader1

    sfreader1 said, almost 3 years ago

    I would be a snowbird if it weren’t for my grandchildren who live just 5 minutes from my house here in Wisconsin.

  6. eieio2

    eieio2 said, almost 3 years ago

    Aim high!

  7. luvdafuneez

    luvdafuneez GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Good question.

  8. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, almost 3 years ago

    Agreed Holly.

  9. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, almost 3 years ago

    In my neighborhood everyone is too poor to be a snowbird. So the retired couple next door have got issues. She hates her husband and he has to go outside for several hours a day or she will kill him. Even if it’s below zero he’s got to leave in his Buick for the morning and part of the afternoon – and he’s 86! I’m wondering how old he’s got to be before his wife will let him stay home.

  10. ORMouseworks

    ORMouseworks said, almost 3 years ago


    The myth of retirement is just that…a myth! ;)

  11. ORMouseworks

    ORMouseworks said, almost 3 years ago


    Geeze…I am really sad to read that…I’ll bet she is just waiting for him to die so she can inherit everything, even if it is just that old Buick… :(

  12. DAZZ

    DAZZ said, almost 3 years ago

    Well, in the long run everyone makes their choices. I’m retired from engineering (because work for a woman my age gave up 5-6 years ago). I can just manage on SSA + my required deductions from retirement accounts but I’m thrifty (and so is my new friend). He has been managing OK even though only divorced a few years now (and living in a smaller house).

    I have tried to mentor another guy I met on that dating site, still living with his X and 2 grown sons (40+) who pay no rent. I’ve tried to convince him to think and loose the baggage so he will be able to find someone. There were many possibilities I found on the site (I only met 4 in person- one is the loser I’m trying to help). We converse on Skype (mostly just IM) but I will not give him my real address or anything, and if my new man introduces me to family, he’s out of the picture. I doubt he’ll ever make the moves he needs to.

    Even tho’ I’m a Libra, I DO make decisions and changes when necessary.

  13. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, almost 3 years ago


    He’s worth more alive with his pension and everything. But if there were a way to make him go away but have the money come in, that would be it. As it is he has to disappear all day, everyday.

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