For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston for August 31, 2008
John: Elly, if we could go back in time, I mean... if I asked you to... Elly; Yes, John. With all my heart, I would! Elly and John Patterson retired to travel, to read, to volunteer in their community and to help raise their grandchildren! Grandpa Jim lived to welcome Anthony and Elizabeth's first child, James Allen. Jim passed away at the age of 89, with his wife, Iris, at his side. Elizabeth continues to work as a teacher. She's devoted to her work and to her family, loving Anthony more each day. Anthony manages the Mayes motors empire, has drawn his bride into ballroom dancing, and looks forward someday to opening a small bed-and-breakfast. Michael Patterson had 4-books in print before signing a film contract. He continues to work with Josef Weeder and to write from home - where he says his inspiration and his confidence lie. Deanna worked as a pharmacist until she began a small sewing school. She taught son Robin how to cook. Their daughter Meredith went into dance and theater. The family goes annually to the Montreal 'just for laughs' festival. April Patterson graduated from university with a de
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erika.justbreathe Premium Member
I’ve read these strips so many times – in the comics pages, from the books, then online. I never really get tired of the storyline – maybe because I’m close to Elizabeth and Michael in age and their lives seemed to mirror some of mine.
What I’ve been sad about (other than the end of my favorite comic) is that I couldn’t quit reading the train wreck that was the comments section on this site. While so many of you also love the artwork and ideas of Lynn Johnston, the ignorance and ugliness was astounding. It was a sad reality check that not everyone can exhibit kindness.
Lynn, I have loved your work for decades. Thank you for a wonderful run.