For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston for December 20, 2012

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    Can't Sleep  over 10 years ago

    Like I said yesterday – “Daddy magic.”

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    Cofyjunky  over 10 years ago

    Now, wrap it up and get it outta BOTH those kids reach!!

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    Zaamis  over 10 years ago

    Lynn, this stuff is just as good the second time around-actually, better because the past gives it such poignancy-it seems to have more impact on me 30 years later since hindsight gives me 20/20 vision.

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    Tanuja_1986  over 10 years ago

    hoowwww sweet :)

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    IndyMan  over 10 years ago

    I knew John didn’t have it in him to let Michael suffer. Michael also learned to listen to his Dad but also what a parent will do for his child.

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    rusty gate  over 10 years ago

    My dad passed in Nov. ‘2011. He was 87, so we had a lot of good years together. He was also the kind who would have replaced the angel in the middle of the night. Such a kind and thoughtful man. As an only child, he (and mom) spoiled me rotten, and I loved every minute. Most of all, though, it wasn’t the spoiling, but just having incredible parents to share it all with. Wow, I miss dad (and mom) so much, even today.

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    puddleglum1066  over 10 years ago

    Christmas magic only works in December. Dad magic works year-round.

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    Deborah N Lurie  over 10 years ago

    I wish I’d had a dad like that. No such luck. I love this strip.

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    NateWright  over 10 years ago

    My daddy is one of the best too, always there…

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    peytie Premium Member over 10 years ago

    I love the ending of this story. I just wish she would show John with some of that kindness to Elly.

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    dsom8  over 10 years ago

    Blessings to you, Susan. You need an angel. I hope you find one!

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    DavidGBA  over 10 years ago

    Dad overdid the guilt and it backfired?

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    sleeepy2  over 10 years ago

    Elly would find something to complain about.

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    summerdog86  over 10 years ago

    OK, this is making me tear up. sniff

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    Perkycat  over 10 years ago

    This is a great Christmas storyline. Like those sappy movies on TV that I love. The comments just add to it. Yes, I’m a little teary-eyed too.

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    route66paul  over 10 years ago

    So, let me guess, Elizabeth is going to break it……..

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    glendakan  over 10 years ago

    I am doubly teary-eyed. Once because the story is so beautiful, and once because my dad was the type who would have broken the angel out of spite. Takes all kinds.

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    comedynut  over 10 years ago

    I could sure use some of that Christmas magic. my wife is loosing her job next month.

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    danlarios  over 10 years ago

    I beleive in miracles do you?

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    amaryllis2 Premium Member over 10 years ago

    What a wonderful tribute to all the good fathers out there.

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    coffeeturtle  over 10 years ago

    Parents outta come clean. :-D

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    JanLC  over 10 years ago

    My dad was an angel, too. I miss him.

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    lightenup Premium Member over 10 years ago

    Sweet…Sometimes parents lose their patience/cool, but we try to make up for it and have the good times overpower the not-so-good.

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    potrerokid  over 10 years ago

    Well said!!! You were blessed; so was I. My dad used to do things for me; now I “do things” for my son.

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    themama  over 10 years ago

    This is what dad’s are all about. They are so important to children

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    Gretchen's Mom  over 10 years ago

    The sweetest FBoFW storyline I’ve seen in a while!Thanks, Lynn!!!:-)

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    loves raising duncan  over 10 years ago

    I never had a wonderful father like that(I never Claimed him him) Michael is very very lucky!

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  29. Cathy aack Premium Member over 10 years ago

    Sooo happy for all of you who have or had fathers who would have done the good deed ,and sorry for all with the dads who would not have. Let’s remember this one the next time the Lynn-bashing starts over how poorly she depicts her husband.

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    Gokie5  over 10 years ago

    This is too late for anybody to see, but let’s send out positive vibes (or prayers) for comedynut and his wife . . .

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