Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

Stone Soup

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  1. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, over 2 years ago

    They’re not growing up so fast. They’re growing up TOO fast.

  2. paha_siga

    paha_siga said, over 2 years ago

    @TEMPLO S.U.D.

    No, I think they are finding out that being grown-ups is overrated.

  3. Agent54

    Agent54 said, over 2 years ago

    Yes,happy hour another fun and costly function of growing up. Buying rounds for freeloaders / sorry- friends. Next will be getting a car, but you need a job to pay for the car and need the car to get to the job. The circle of cash flow.

  4. Zero-Gabriel

    Zero-Gabriel said, over 2 years ago


    True, all too true…

  5. JoanHelen

    JoanHelen said, over 2 years ago

    Actually, I find it hard to believe that girls the ages that Holly and Alex are don’t know what coffee tastes like. Is it that usual in the USA and Canada? My children were offered milky tea or coffee in the morning from when they were about three year’s old. They were never allowed to have sugary, fizzy drinks or sugary breakfast cereals that are chemically enhanced with artificial colourants; they had a choice of milk, Milo, tea, coffee or fresh fruit juice. I was careful to never put more than one small spoon of sugar in any of the drinks they were offered. Coffee and tea are not unhealthy in small quantities for young children, as long as they are not consumed shortly before their bedtime.

  6. bagbalm

    bagbalm said, over 2 years ago

    As far as I can figure out anything good or fun was seen as sinful and bad for you in early American history.

  7. FlyerTom

    FlyerTom said, over 2 years ago

    Yeah! My maternal grandmother lived with us for some years, and I loved her coffee laced with Borden’s Milk.

  8. Zero-Gabriel

    Zero-Gabriel said, over 2 years ago

    Sounds like very Self-Destructive Behaviour…

  9. Thirdguy

    Thirdguy said, over 2 years ago

    My favorite happy hour is from 4 to 7.

  10. TheSkulker

    TheSkulker said, over 2 years ago


    The girls know what coffee tastes like.

    This is Starsucks coffee.

  11. IndyMan

    IndyMan said, over 2 years ago

    Here is the ‘States’, Holly and Alix have less than snowballs chance in Death Valley(in August) of surviving until noon, of getting into a bar for ‘Happy Hour’ and if they did and were found out, the establishment would lose their license. Plus Val would not be a ’Happy Camper(Mother) !! !

  12. Davison77

    Davison77 said, over 2 years ago

    Yes, exactly, why is it only an hour?

  13. Happy, Happy, Happy!!!

    Happy, Happy, Happy!!! GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    It starts as an hour. In time, it doesn’t stop there…

  14. frightenup

    frightenup said, over 2 years ago


    No, it’s not done that way in the USA. My husband is from Spain and I think he grew up like you did. My kids don’t drink sugary, fizzy drinks or sugary breakfast cereals, so I hope you don’t think that is normal here either. On the other hand, when we go to Spain for vacation, I have a very hard time finding healthy cereal there. They have lots of granola (too full of sugar, doesn’t matter that it’s “natural”) and chocolate cereal, but that’s not normal for us. I like tea (hot) a lot, so my kids enjoy that, but for the most part they only drink milk and water. For breakfast, we have cereal, fruit and milk. On the weekends, they have eggs. The taste of coffee is nasty to me, although my husband loves it (I’m guessing from his upbringing).
    When I was growing up, I was never offered coffee, which I’m thankful for because although I recognize the antioxidant benefits of coffee, I think the caffeine is too much for children. Tea is much better for them.

  15. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave said, over 2 years ago

    Anything worth doing is worth overdoing
    Adult mantra

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