The Buckets by Greg Cravens

The Buckets

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  1. unnormal

    unnormal said, about 4 years ago

    I’m not a widower, but I’m Old & Alone (snif), and I have really enjoyed getting creative in the kitchen; creative, quick, and clean.

    But then . . . my case ain’t MOST cases, huh?

  2. unnormal

    unnormal said, about 4 years ago

    Hm . . . one reason I’m Alone, I suppose, is that I never — well, RARELY — cooked before I was.

  3. sea-green

    sea-green said, about 4 years ago


    Awww… well, it’s never too late, especially now you have your culinary skills to recommend you!

  4. unnormal

    unnormal said, about 4 years ago


    Yeah . . . and I growed up some, too!

  5. dotweasl

    dotweasl said, about 4 years ago

    My mom died when she and my dad were 54. He’s now 76 and still waits for someone to fix him a plate when we get together for dinners. I don’t think he knows how to turn on the stove.
    Not meant as a slam on him, but he’s of a completely different era. He’s shocked that my husband can and will put together a complete meal on his off days.
    I love Frank—he’s like my dad in so many ways. It’s like you have a front row seat in our house, Greg!!

  6. celecca

    celecca GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    my husband has cooked exactly 2 meals in our 10 years of marriage. he’d live on lunch meat sandwiches or chicken bar-b-q hot pockets if it was up to him.

  7. OldestandWisest

    OldestandWisest said, about 4 years ago

    In my family it was just the opposite, my Mom’s father was a doctor, so they always had servants, so she didn’t know how to cook at all when she and my Dad got married. But she developed into quite a good cook by the time I could notice, although she didn’t particularly like to do it.

  8. treesareus

    treesareus said, about 4 years ago

    The problem is “cooking for one” isn’t easy, no matter how good of a cook you are. Doing it day after day is a pain. Why make all that mess for just a small meal?

  9. Vice Admiral Allan

    Vice Admiral Allan GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    I just bought a Panasonic Microwave (refurb, on sale for $60) and I can hardly wait to buy a bunch of

  10. Perkycat

    Perkycat said, about 4 years ago

    My husband loves to cook – has even cooked a whole Thanksgiving dinner. I’m a good cook but not my favorite thing to do. I’d do the microwave thing but too much bad stuff in those dinners.

  11. chromosome

    chromosome GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    My dad is a 97-year-old widower, and regularly eats lunch at a local diner (good for social contact) and eats microwave dinners, supplemented by fruit and desserts. I think those microwave dinners with meat and vegetables can be pretty good. I eat my main meal at work or scrounge together mainly vegetarian meals when I’m off work.

  12. blather046047

    blather046047 said, about 4 years ago

    When my niece moved from dorm to apartment, her mother gave her a cookbook called “Help, My Apartment Has a Kitchen!”

  13. fishbulb239

    fishbulb239 said, about 4 years ago

    I enjoy cooking, and now that I work from home I cook most meals from scratch each day. It’s cheaper, healthier, and tastes better than any of the microwavable crappola. Cooking ain’t that challenging – I’ve never really understood how anybody could be unable to do it with at least a moderate degree of success.

  14. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, about 4 years ago

    That’s just sad.

  15. Jerry Carlson

    Jerry Carlson said, about 4 years ago

    I like to remind my wife every now and then that if she ever makes it necessary for me to be a bachelor again, I’m well equipped. I actually do most of the cooking; every weekend I fire up the grill, the oven, or the soup pot and cook for the week, and usually have extras to throw in the freezer . My mother didn’t believe in sending children of either sex go out into the world without knowing how to cook, clean, and do laundry so she made sure my sister and I had plenty of practice. My brother-in-law is awful lucky he married her; his mother had the opposite view, that she was going to take care of her boys. I don’t think he ever cooked until he got a job managing a Pizza Hut.

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