Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for December 03, 2023

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    BE THIS GUY  4 months ago

    I thought free range kids went extinct during the second Reagan term.

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    amethyst52 Premium Member 4 months ago

    Free range kids stopped at the Baby Boomers children.

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    sugordon  4 months ago

    Ok, at least we now know she didn’t die a few weeks ago :)

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    snsurone76  4 months ago

    Leo does the cooking? Now, THERE’S a great husband!!

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    snsurone76  4 months ago

    Next time, equip your kids with GPS.

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    David Huie Green LosersBlameOthers&It'sYOURfault  4 months ago

    Just tell him the nice man with candy dropped you off there.

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    Last Rose Of Summer Premium Member 4 months ago

    At least we lived on an Island, a small one. They couldn’t go far.

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    comic4matt  4 months ago

    Alex is still alive after all…

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    Baslim the Beggar Premium Member 4 months ago

    So, anybody know where they are?

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    Packratjohn Premium Member 4 months ago

    Grew up in rural Florida in the 50s. We were kicked out of the house after breakfast and told to be home in time for dinner. We survived.

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    VegaAlopex  4 months ago

    With great power also must come great responsibility.

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    Foxcarver Premium Member 4 months ago

    I grew up in the 40s. We were all free range and it was fine – although I did get lost on the way home from a new school once.

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    cmerb  4 months ago

    That was me some years ago , growing up on the East side of Detroit I’m sad to say ?

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    Carl  Premium Member 4 months ago

    Kids may be free range but mom’s going to the big house.

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    fusilier  4 months ago

    …there’s a difference between “free-range” and “feral.”


    James 2:24

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    Judeeye Premium Member 4 months ago

    Nice to see Alex and I hope this continues next Sunday.

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    cracker65  4 months ago

    Funny comic.

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    timinwsac Premium Member 4 months ago

    In my time it was be home for meals and head home when the street lights came on.

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    BrianMorris  4 months ago

    Say Thank You to Officer Krupke for bringing you home — all the way from 1960s NYC.

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    sueb1863  4 months ago

    Kids, you’re in a heap o’ trouble.

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    Mainesailah Premium Member 4 months ago

    Great to see the twins again. Garry needs to assure us there are successive generations to D’berry characters.

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    bobbyferrel  4 months ago

    In the summer time when I was a kid, I’d leave the house and my folks never had any idea where I was. I’d come home in the evening, if not before, after playing with friends and whatnot. Small town. Long ago. Much safer. And if I did something wrong at a friend’s house, their folks would discipline me for it. And that was fine with my folks who would most likely amplify on it when I got home.

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    NRHAWK Premium Member 4 months ago

    These kids must be new to this concept. When we were kids, we had the entire town mapped in our heads including the scenic routes, shortcuts and how to move stealthily to avoid witnesses.

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    akosoffsky  4 months ago

    Mr. Trudeau…Too many disappointing Sundays…

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    txmystic  4 months ago

    First rule of free-range play is to establish familiarity with every route home. And have your address memorized. This came in mighty handy when my brother and cousin tried to ditch me in the woods. I went straight home while they were out for hours trying to find me and thinking they were in major trouble…

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    mistercatworks  4 months ago

    She’ll be so glad they only got the police car ride home because they were lost.

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    jvo  4 months ago

    When I was four in the very early 60s, my great aunt took me walking everywhere within five miles of home.

    Both parents worked.

    Once she was satisfied I knew my way around, the only rule was, “Be home by sundown.”

    By the time I was nine our school would take us on excursions to many places within our city of 2½ millions.

    We were expected to find our own way home, nobody got lost.

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    kauri44  4 months ago

    Toggle’s a Kiss fan?

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    Eric S   4 months ago

    Gen Xer kids aren’t free to roam?

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    s.gottlieb  4 months ago

    This article might explain the Virginia reference, and why they’re in a police car: >

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    GaryCooper  4 months ago

    They live in Virginia? Why?

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    Dragoncat  4 months ago

    Not anymore, they’re not!

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    GaryCooper  4 months ago

    Hiring the boys out to the rock quarry, Alex?

    That’s one way to make ends meet, I guess.

    Especially now that Republican legislatures are legalizing child labor.

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    GaryCooper  4 months ago

    I guess the little sister is home. She’s not mentioned as being missing.

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    tomfromthe50s  4 months ago

    Back then, us kids would have been picked up hundreds of times!

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    eced52  4 months ago

    Not free range if the metal screen was up in the Police car.

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    Ammo is on a break Premium Member 4 months ago

    My wandering in the 60’s was predicated on not arriving home in the back of a squad car or ambulance. A wonderful time to grow up.

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    eddi-TBH  4 months ago

    They usually arrest the parents too.

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    Just load WAZE on their phone…

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    [Unnamed Reader - 14b4ce]  4 months ago

    Not really that funny.

    Time for the return of Zonker Harris, Supernanny(The cannabis business isn’t doing taht well lately)

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    Leewit  4 months ago

    I wonder if they are supposed to be in Maryland, where those kids were picked up for being free range. If they live near Great Falls, they could possibly make it across and into Montgomery County, where that happened. That said, the only police cars I could find that were that color were in Florida!

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