Arlo and Janis by Jimmy Johnson for February 08, 2014

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    David Huie Green-ToChargeForTruthIsToPayForLies  over 8 years ago

    still, if you drag around, opportunities pass by.’twould be better not to call the father an old fool, thoughsure, parents look like fools to children but knowing she has a child who surely thinks she is a fool should shed some light on the situation.

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    rusty gate  over 8 years ago

    I guessed wrong on this one. I thought pop was leaving the business to the kids.

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    bigbob1946  over 8 years ago

    No Gene in such a long time, only a snippet on holidays, not even a trip this past summer to visit Arlo’s boat! Then suddenly, Drama, Drama , Drama.

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    JoeStoppinghem Premium Member over 8 years ago

    Good catch..

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    ChessPirate  over 8 years ago

    Yeah, how dare he?

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    Chuck_it_all  over 8 years ago

    Ok, I give up. What happened to the farm? You cannot just walk away from a farm and have it to return to. The last few strips Mary Lou sounded like she wanted the business. She and Gene bought the farm because she wanted to “Run away to the Land.” (She was sick of the beach life. Now, it looks good?). But, now it looks like she and Gene will get money instead.

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    Gokie5  over 8 years ago

    It may be that Mary Lou is not disrespectful. It may be more or an affectionate “he shouldn’t have done that” type of thing. My mother in law needed help from us for the necessities, but gave our family a color TV to replace the old b & w that the past owner of our house had leff behind. We thought it was foolish of her, but we understood.

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    tnazar  over 8 years ago

    Not impressed with “the old fool” part. I don’t care how it’s spun, it reveals an attitude that isn’t pretty.

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    Boise Ed Premium Member over 8 years ago

    “Darn him”? Does the old man have a hole in his sock?

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    locake  over 8 years ago

    That would make her life much easier. She refers to her dad as an old fool in an affectionate way.

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    ARLOS DAD  over 8 years ago

    How much…when…how will we get it??? I’m so excited…

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    JP Steve Premium Member over 8 years ago

    This is what I’ve been calling all week. They’ve got the farm, they’ve got the money to get it working and they’ve got the time now to make a go of it.

    Try saying “the old fool” with a catch in your throat, or if that doesn’t work substitute “the sweet old fool.”

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    JP Steve Premium Member over 8 years ago

    I know we’re discussing the motivations of characters in a work of fiction. Would it be any different if the author were Dickens or Twain?

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