The Buckets by Greg Cravens

The Buckets

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  1. beviek

    beviek GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Very interesting. Now that I think of it, I don’t remember learning to read either. But I do remember falling off my bike. :)

  2. Strod

    Strod said, over 4 years ago

    Larry, I’ve got some bad news from a place close to your heart: your shirt pocket!

  3. Jerry Carlson

    Jerry Carlson said, over 4 years ago

    All I remember of my preliterate days was handing a book to an older cousin and saying, “Reed, read!”

  4. Nos Nevets

    Nos Nevets said, over 4 years ago

    @Jerry Carlson

    So Reed read?
    No, Katy did.

  5. MajArkay

    MajArkay said, over 4 years ago

    I remember learning to read. Could already read by first grade.

    Luckily, I’ve never suffered the ink leak onto my shirt.

  6. Mr. Majestyk

    Mr. Majestyk said, over 4 years ago

    Does one of them say “Move Out”?

  7. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, over 4 years ago

    Good one Larry!

  8. Hunter7

    Hunter7 said, over 4 years ago

    Lucky Larry. Found a pen with ink. Poor Sarah. Will find a shirt with ink. :)
    Toby can’t remember because he hasn’t yet fallen into a book. I remember before the start of grade 1 of getting Archie comic books and trying to ‘read’ the funny pages in the newspaper.
    The excitment of learning to read Run Spot Run wore off quickly when I got my first Beatrix Potter book.

  9. Number Three

    Number Three said, over 4 years ago

    LOL LOL. Excellent!


  10. Greg Cravens

    Greg Cravens GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago


    I think I learned to read because I wanted to know what Charlie Brown was saying in the books my uncle had.

    Glad you guys liked the secondary gag today!

  11. Saucy1121

    Saucy1121 GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    First day of 1st grade, the teacher gave me a book to take home and read. So, I took it home and read it. Brought it back the next day and asked for another one. She didn’t believe I’d read the whole thing (it was supposed to take several weeks). I had to read some of it to her to prove I could read it. She reluctantly gave me the next one with instructions not to read it all that night. I did anyway, but didn’t tell her so.

  12. ecboston

    ecboston said, over 4 years ago

    It never occurred to me that the kids would not be able to read cursive, Duh I guess.

  13. beviek

    beviek GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Sadly, cursive is becoming a lost art for the younger generation. :(

  14. inshadowz

    inshadowz said, over 4 years ago

    When my oldest daughter was almost five, I was reading “The Little House on the Prairie” to her at bedtime. After about a week of this, to my surprise she pretty much turned the table and started reading it to me instead. Now, I had been playing alphabet games with her for a little while, but not much actual reading practice, beyond about a dozen or so two- and three-letter words (hadn’t gotten to the four-letter ones yet). Daddy was pleasantly gobsmacked.

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