The Elderberries by Corey Pandolph and Phil Frank and Joe Troise

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  1. RadarRecon

    RadarRecon GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Even survived walking to and from elementary school alone – over a mile. In the city. But it wasn’t uphill both ways.

  2. paha_siga

    paha_siga said, over 2 years ago

    “Foster grandpa, how many of your brothers and sisters died as a child?” is something they won’t think of asking, because nowadays, more than 50% of children makes it to adulthood.

  3. pathfindercec

    pathfindercec said, over 2 years ago


    Oh, come ON! I’m 71, had 4 uncles and an aunt who all survived childhood. My granddad on my mother’s side had 5 brothers, all survived. On my father’s side 6 great uncles who all survived. This family history goes back to the 1850s at least in this country and in Denmark.

  4. D Lee

    D Lee GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    From the time I was about 5, I was pretty much running around the neighborhood from early morning to bedtime. I’m sure kids were kidnapped, fell down wells, etc every single day but we only had local stations so if it happened two media markets away, we didn’t know it. Consequently, we felt safe and free. Now, if anything happens to a kid in Hong Kong it scares the whole world. And, kids, especially girls, aren’t allowed to be out of parental sight their entire childhood. I think things were much better for kids when we were stupid.

  5. MeGoNow

    MeGoNow said, over 2 years ago

    Parental ignorance has destroyed childhood, causing people to raise fearful, incompetent children. Serious crimes are down on the order of 50% since the 1990’s. That includes gun crime, down almost 50%. Classic abduction of children by strangers remains at the same approximate 100 per year nationally that it has been as far back as records are kept. Children are vastly more likely to be murdered by strangers than by their own parents. By the numbers, the more time unsupervised, the better. But 70% of you tell polls that crime has been getting worse and worse. You believe journalist who are motivated by getting ratings and circulation by stirring you up. Go find a mirror. Now, stand in front of it. Say “Baaaaaaaaaaaaa.”
    And suppose we take the 50% survival comment as lame humor, rather than the grossest ignorance. Still, infant mortality in Dusty’s youth (we’ll be generous and use 1935) was about five or six percent. In 2007, it was almost 29%. Even as far back as 1900, 90% of one year olds survived to age 15. No. I take back the allowance for humor. It’s ignorance.

  6. rpstrong

    rpstrong GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago


    *Translation: He hit his brother.

  7. Bob

    Bob GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    When I was six or seven we ran all over Chicago with no problems (that we knew of). Tried walking to Midway but got tired and turned back Lost my four year old brother once. When my parents found him the police were feeding him ice cream. This was back in the mid 30s

  8. Frank Siegle

    Frank Siegle GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    No more, says Bob.

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