Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

Stone Soup

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  1. ORMouseworks

    ORMouseworks said, over 2 years ago

    Exit stage left… ;)

  2. JoanHelen

    JoanHelen said, over 2 years ago

    Ah yes, the Cape has its baboons and grey squirrels and here in KZN we have Vervet monkeys. The monkeys in the Kruger Park have learnt to hitch a lift on the vehicles to take a trip down to the water hole or the river. When they get to their preferred spot they jump off. The maximum speed in the park is about 30kmh so it is very easy for them to ‘catch a cab’

  3. pelican47

    pelican47 said, over 2 years ago


    JoanHelen, thank you for your descriptions every day. It is such a pleasure to learn about South Africa.
    And an awakening.

  4. JoanHelen

    JoanHelen said, over 2 years ago

    The baboons can be a nuisance at times, their habitat has shrunk condiserably due to property development and they sometimes invade homes looking for food. The monkeys here do the same thing and for the same reason. The grey squirrels are not indigenous; they were brought into the country by the colonialists and although they are very cute to watch they are a pest in the gardens.

  5. FlyerTom

    FlyerTom said, over 2 years ago

    Kiss your windshield wipers good-bye – and anything else they can get their fingers under.

  6. nosirrom

    nosirrom said, over 2 years ago

    Weaving while they drive doing 55 in the left lane. GRRRRR

  7. Luxurylife

    Luxurylife said, over 2 years ago

    You’re definitely right on that.

  8. DAZZ

    DAZZ said, over 2 years ago

    I don’t really like to drive at all, anyway. I’m perfectly happy to let my man do that; I used to opt to read the maps, but now we all have GPS, so I just sight see.

    Of course, if it’s a really long drive, I’ll take turns (in daylight).

  9. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, over 2 years ago


  10. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, over 2 years ago


    Be careful with the GPS! They aren’t perfect, especially on secondary roads. Keep a roadmap handy as a sanity check. Enjoy the drive… :-)

  11. rekam

    rekam GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago


    GPS isn’t perfect on freeways in California either. A friend was driving me to a doctor’s visit and the GPS said to turn right instead of staying to the left. I told him not to turn right.

  12. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 2 years ago

    We’ve got baboons teaching in some of the public schools here. But I don’t want to insult baboons.

  13. Luxurylife

    Luxurylife said, over 2 years ago

    Its even true that the word congress means a group of baboons lol. The Japanese having been calling incredibly stupid people baboons for years. My italian friend and I named all the greedy old obsessed with themselves pricks in the locker room baboons for needing 5 towels for a shower, sauna etc.

  14. DAZZ

    DAZZ said, over 2 years ago

    Oh yes, I’ve had my problems with GPS not recognizing the places I want to go, and also mispronouncing street names so I usually print out an overall map as well as one magnified enough to have all the street names near my destination. I have a pile of maps on my passenger seat when it’s not in use.

  15. annamargaret1866

    annamargaret1866 said, over 2 years ago


    I also like your sharing.

    In Boise and Pocatello, Idaho, pioneers brought eastern grey squirrels. My husband teaches at Idaho State University in Poky. Several years back, the new president sent out really lovely Christmas cards … that prominently featured an eastern grey squirrel.

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