Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

Stone Soup

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  1. Mandrake Almighty

    Mandrake Almighty said, over 2 years ago

    Who couldn’t relate to being dragged, kicking and screaming, from the joy of summer?

    (First comment!)

  2. trekman58

    trekman58 said, over 2 years ago

    I’m kinda with Alix on this one.

  3. biglar155

    biglar155 said, over 2 years ago

    I still remember the last week of my last real summer vacation: I was 15 and I knew that the following year I’d have a summer job somewhere. I’d get on my scooter (moped) every morning, go by my buddy’s house (he had a scooter too) and we’d ride around until it got dark ($1 / gallon gas and 95 mpg made that a cheap thing to do). It was our last true week of freedom. Next time I have a week like that will be after I’m retired.

  4. Observer fo Irony

    Observer fo Irony said, over 2 years ago

    Faking is another form of lying; it is better to lay about than lie about.

  5. Jean

    Jean said, over 2 years ago


    after you retire you won’t be able to buy gas for a mower much less a scooter. I retired 4 years ago and pretty much a tank of gas will last me 2 or 3 weeks, I just don’t go unless I have to. Living on a fixed income sucks.

  6. robert

    robert said, over 2 years ago

    Isn’t this what your school taxes pay for?

  7. Dani Rice

    Dani Rice GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago


    You expect your taxes to pay for kid’s clothing?

  8. Jeff0811

    Jeff0811 said, over 2 years ago


    My mother retired about 10 years ago. House is paid for, but she has to work at WM to pay property tax. I am sure she would agree with you.

  9. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, over 2 years ago

    Good question Alix.

  10. Josh  Lyons

    Josh Lyons said, over 2 years ago

    Didn’t she used to be glad for school to come one time?

  11. dblbaraje

    dblbaraje said, over 2 years ago

    Unless you have a great retirement plan and a family who does not need your money, you can probably have a good retirement. But, I retired and still have to work full time to help out my son and grandchild as they need help. Now stressing out due to my department bringing in the bosses daughter while losing a big client Anyone need a hard worker who is 67 year old?

    My days starts with Stone Soup, it just a wonderful family comic. Love it!

  12. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 2 years ago

    Our school when I was growing up didn’t have a use for notebooks or paper. We didn’t use textbooks in many classes and there was no teaching or homework. The teachers just goldbricked their way through the days, leaning against the blackboard and informing us that “college is not for everyone” or they would say “not everyone is college material.” When they said this it was serious and in all earnestness. But if they were talking about their subject matter it was with an air languidness and exasperation at being put out. They didn’t want to teach. They wanted to hang with the cool kids.

  13. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 2 years ago


    You sound like an unusually consciencentious parent. My parents and relatives didn’t believe I needed help or food, clothes or shelter starting at about age 8. I was on my own.

  14. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 2 years ago


    I wanted one of those scooters as a kid. I would dream of them. I had a bicycle that was hard to pedal and I had to get to work as a caddy that was 10 miles from home. I would arrive sweaty, exhausted and starving. I wasn’t that popular with the patrons.

  15. Doctor11

    Doctor11 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Some kids are thrilled to go back to school, but will always be those kids who don’t want for school to start, especially when it seems to start earlier and earlier every year.

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