For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston for December 06, 2019


Hide All Comments
  1. Seattle mormon temple7 thumb 1
    TEMPLO S.U.D.  6 months ago

    ‘tis the season o’ givin’

     •  Reply
  2. Psx 20180717 164642
    Watcher  6 months ago

    Give them socks and underwear and tell them go buy your own.

     •  Reply
  3. Bccc6b11 fe93 4518 94d0 de718a54e0ec
    loridobson Premium Member 6 months ago

    It gets even harder when they are grown. It’s the most depressing time of the year, I want to give a loving and meaningful gift, but am second and third guessing every idea that comes into my head, imagining the eye-rolls and head shakes as it goes into the back of the closet.

     •  Reply
  4. 0438aab5 b754 4b25 b41d bb310caeac1d
    GirlGeek Premium Member 6 months ago

    Elly should be the last person complaining… she’s going to give birth to a baby in April

     •  Reply
  5. 7a47e372fe0dde5132a029b3bbd8f359 normal
    zerotvus  6 months ago


     •  Reply
  6. Photo
    8ec23d5228da33aa2115003c92d0fe83  6 months ago

    When you’re little you want toys, when you’re older you want clothes-because otherwise you have to buy them yourself. This year I’m asking for knee socks. I’m saving my worn-out socks for a Xmas wreath.

     •  Reply
  7. Photo
    8ec23d5228da33aa2115003c92d0fe83  6 months ago

     •  Reply
  8. Ugly poor
    Prey  6 months ago

    I remember, in about 1956, getting mandarin oranges in my sock, never seen them before!

     •  Reply
  9. Missing large
    mrsdonaldson  6 months ago


     •  Reply
  10. Dvincent
    dv1093  6 months ago

    I think we’d all be better off if we got “less” for Christmas.

     •  Reply
  11. Missing large
    bobblumenfeld  6 months ago

    Elly just defined greed. How someone worth hundreds of millions of dollars can possibly need more money is beyond me. Want, however, may never be satisfied.

     •  Reply
  12. Img 3319
    joefearsnothing  6 months ago

    And therein lies the problem! :o[

     •  Reply
  13. Mermaid
    MermaidStitcher  6 months ago

    We get gifts for the Grandkids. Adults get a token giftsomething small. We give each other gifts thru out the year. We call them just because gifts. I bought this “Grow your owncrystas” for youGrandson just because I thought you would like it. at the gas station I pay for my daughters gas at times. “Just because” I know money is tight.

     •  Reply
  14.    rr
    Pickled  6 months ago

    Gift cards are the only way to go when they get older!!!

     •  Reply
  15. Kaboodle av
    Kit'n'Kaboodle  6 months ago

    In my family, we give each other a few ideas. My brother would always say giftcards. So last year I put his giftcard in a wrapped box. The giftcard had about 15 layers of wrapping paper on it. Every few layers, there was a note like “Almost there….” “Keep going….” “Sure you want a gift card next year?” This year, he made us all a “real” list! lol

     •  Reply
  16. Missing large
    tuslog1964  6 months ago

    “More” can get to you at eol. Wife is in nursing home, and I and son are trying to clear out the house to sell. I should have been more aware several years ago what was going on. Turns out wife is a hoarder, and a large chunk of retirement income has gone to QVC and Hoarders Served Nicely, leaving us with crates of purses etc to send to Goodwill. Plus about 100 VHS tapes (when they were the latest and greatest). And not recyclable – more tonnage for the landfill.

     •  Reply
  17. 2008happynewyear1024
    TexTech  6 months ago

    Yeah! Do your part to contribute to one of the fastest growing market segments in the US, rental storage units. Would George Carlin have had fun with this or what!

     •  Reply
  18. Krazykat
    MagOctopus  6 months ago

    My bf and I aim to give each other gifts like going to the theatre, or to a special exhibit. Experiences that make for lovely days/evenings, and happy memories, rather than things that are ultimately only clutter.

     •  Reply
  19. Terror tim   copy
    Petemejia77  6 months ago

    Gift Cards!

     •  Reply
  20. Missing large
    1JennyJenkins  6 months ago

    Since people don’t wait to buy something and get it as soon as they think of it, there really is no need to buy a second of third of the same object for someone who has everything.

    In our family we stopped buying presents long, long time ago. Only very young children receive presents from Santa, and only one gift per child. Christmas time became the same as Thanksgiving: a family get together.
     •  Reply
  21. Beautiful flower pic from eva
    whenlifewassimpler  6 months ago

    You give them a gift certificate to buy whatever they want.

     •  Reply
  22. Airbender
    Airbender  6 months ago

    I grew up with little, but I am content and truth be told, would be happy NOT to receive anything on the holidays. I have all I want or need, don’t need anything more. I buy for my Son and Daughter in law, everyone else gets homemade candy I make.

     •  Reply
  23. V2
    Willywise52 Premium Member 6 months ago


     •  Reply
  24. Missing large
    asrialfeeple  6 months ago

    “There is enough for everyone’s need, but not for everyone’s greed.”

     •  Reply
  25. Americauna chicks 1 week 003
    howtheduck  6 months ago

    My comment which was removed by the moderator for this day talked about how Elly Patterson would need to get to know what her children liked in order to buy them gifts. It was pretty benign but it must have offended the moderator in some way.

     •  Reply
Sign in to comment

More From For Better or For Worse