Good feet and legs: reliable transportation. I miss the freedom of my bike, but the traffic is pretty nasty anymore what with all the cellphone and texting use.
Better to invest in a good helmet than a good bike. Seriously. She can probably find wheels in the same dumpster where she found that guitar.
Missing some of the more essential parts, eh Agnes?
Sometimes this comic is so sad
Yes, it can be very sad. Agnes is very in-your-face about poverty. But it also invites you to share Agnes’s and Trout’s little victories. There’s a little of the “We never knew we were poor during the depression” thing going on, too. There’s a great and marvelous dignity in children’s naïveté. Don’t worry, be happy. It just never pays to be too sad too long.