Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

Stone Soup

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  1. ORMouseworks

    ORMouseworks said, over 2 years ago

    Notice there aren’t any mosquitoes…that’s because there are many different types of dragonflies flying about that eat mosquito larvae… ;)

  2. robert

    robert said, over 2 years ago

    …and, no life jackets!

  3. JoanHelen

    JoanHelen said, over 2 years ago

    Here on the east coast of South Africa we are enjoying the first of our spring rains. Thr frogs were very vocal for most of the night and then a lone mosquito came in for a snack, must have been one that the frogs missed. We had a thunder storm at about 05:30 this morning and it’s 17 Celcius at the moment. On Tuesday it was 32 Celcius because we had a north-westerly wind which generally brings the rain. Our winters here in Kwa-Zulu Natal are aften warmer than our spring; I think this is due to the warm Mozambique ocean current.

  4. romantiqueluxe

    romantiqueluxe said, over 2 years ago

    Haha Alix’s titanic impression! Jack, I’m flying!

  5. nkbush1787

    nkbush1787 said, over 2 years ago

    Forget the beach…I want to be at a semi-busy Starbucks in a downtown urban city center with major upscale shopping nearby (Crate & Barrel, Express, Microsoft or Apple store, etc.) :-)!

  6. uh-oh

    uh-oh said, over 2 years ago

    Annual August fillers for the July break?

  7. gypsylobo

    gypsylobo said, over 2 years ago

    With all the fuss about the wedding, I thought (was hopping) that we’d avoid the “Love August” this year. What a disappointment.

  8. hildigunnur

    hildigunnur GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Yes. Every year a break for Jan and right on time, in the comment section the surly reader. Just don’t look at the strip this week if you hate it that much.

  9. Rob

    Rob said, over 2 years ago

    I noticed that in past years, these have read like “Gotta love August…”, the current sequence has said “We’ll always love August…” That sounds to me like Jan is thinking of bringing this strip to an end—wrapping things up. I hope that is not the case, but that is the sense I am getting.

  10. corpcasselbury

    corpcasselbury said, over 2 years ago

    I’m just amazed that Alix isn’t snorkeling in the lake.

  11. kea

    kea said, over 2 years ago


    I concur – especially since August is one of my least favorite months.

  12. Barbara Bommarito

    Barbara Bommarito said, over 2 years ago

    Some of my best memories with my family, before our kids were grown, are those August summer at a cottage on a lake in Michigan.

  13. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, over 2 years ago

    This episode just kindled a memory for me: Back in the day, on July 4th our circle of friends would gather at a lakeside lot where one of them had parents with a trailer or on the lot. Once we were watching neighbors on the next lot docking their rowboat. Unfortunately, one corner of the boat’s stern had dipped below the water level, and the boat was filling up. A couple of young women were frantically bailing out the water, while the lake kept right up with their bailing by obeying the laws of physics, and pouring right back in. We were standing there, trying to keep from laughing in the neighbors’ faces.

  14. Jacqui Raynor

    Jacqui Raynor said, over 2 years ago

    Growing up, 2 weeks in August every year at Lake George, NY. Beautiful, wonderful and fun.

  15. Unca Jim

    Unca Jim said, over 2 years ago

    @Jacqui Raynor

    Janet, is that you??

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