For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston for May 09, 2021

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    donwestonmysteries  8 months ago

    No good deed left undone.

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  8 months ago

    now what had John and April been doing while Michael and Elizabeth did the chores?

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    wjones  8 months ago

    She took care of your needs all year. You kids got a great deal.

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    Enter.Name.Here  8 months ago

    Payment comes at breakfast, lunch and dinner time.

    Payment comes when it starts to rain and you have a dry roof over your head.

    Payment comes in winter when the heater kicks on.

    Payment comes from getting you enrolled in school.

    Payment comes when you need someone to talk to about a problem.

    Payment comes with love.

    Paid in full.

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    howtheduck  8 months ago

    The most amazing part about this comic strip is that Michael and Elizabeth did not know it was Mother’s Day.

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    Salinasong  8 months ago

    Mom passed away this year, at age 98. I updated the last verse to this song I wrote decades ago.

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    dcdete.  8 months ago

    “Mother’s Day? I thought we were gonna get paid!” is one of the funniest punchlines ever on FBOFW. Happy Mother’s Day, moms and kids.

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    RonnieAThompson Premium Member 8 months ago

    Happy Mother’s Day Ladies.

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    Ned Snipes  8 months ago

    Your payment came in the form of a ‘thank you’ and a hug, best payment you can get from your mother. Happy Mother’s day.

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    well-i-never  8 months ago

    So did she.

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 8 months ago

    The best way to do Mothers day is to do whatever Mothers say for at least that one day. Okay?

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    USN1977  8 months ago

    Certainly was not for nothing; you made room and board!

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    Diat60  8 months ago

    Right up to the 9th panel, I thought Ellie was having a lovely dream.

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    Atewl  8 months ago

    Is that an original song that Elizabeth is singing in the third panel?

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    Jeffin Premium Member 8 months ago

    Um. You have been paid. All your lives.

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    bobblumenfeld  8 months ago

    Where did they get that idea from?

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    Johnnyrico  8 months ago

    Happy Mother’s Day!

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    tripwire45  8 months ago

    My grandson mows my lawn for pay, but it’s worth it to see him behind the mower. Of course, I still have to do everything else.

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    jr1234  8 months ago

    What a let down, I thought they were doing all that without the usual complaining because it was Mother’s Day.

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    JudithStocker  8 months ago

    Sorry to burst a bubble with the comedy of this strip but the kids should not be thinking they’d be paid. The chores they are doing are everyday chores their mother does on a daily basis and she receives no pay at all. Thus, I say “Happy Mother’s Day” to all mother’s doing thankless jobs.

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    raybarb44  8 months ago

    You have been. You are alive and doing well. Happy Mother’s Day to all Mothers both alive and for those who have passed on….

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    stillfickled Premium Member 8 months ago

    Why you little…….

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    paranormal  8 months ago

    The work is always easier when you think you’re going to get paid for it.

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    dv1093  8 months ago

    Michael’s comment at the end sums up my children’s attitude towards Mother’s Day.

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    Scoutmaster77  8 months ago

    You are getting paid… just not with money.

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    rebelstrike0  8 months ago

    “On behalf of Mr. Moreau, Mrs. Johnston, and the Anti-Fascist Alliance, thank you for coming out tonight. Mr. Moreau has asked me to remind you that all winning bids must be paid upfront, and we are only accepting cash. First up on the auction block, we have two specimens named Michael and Elizabeth, but you can rename them whatever you like. They can purchased as a set or sold separately. Both are excellent house cleaners who will never entertain any idea of getting paid, and Michael has past experience in agricultural work. Again, these are two fine specimens. No scars, no visible injuries and examined personally by Mr. Moreau’s doctor. Open bid will start at $2,500, do I hear $3,000?”

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    Jan C  8 months ago

    I hope Liz did not say that where her mother could hear her.

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    kab2rb  8 months ago

    Strip had me think aw they do that for mom, until last frame.Happy Mama’s Day to all moms. For me yes I had a nice Mama’s Day, better then last year as we had pizza to go. We ate out today, except for adult kids, too costly for the adult kids, one no job the other pt job.

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    Laurie Stoker Premium Member 8 months ago

    (In my best How I Met Your Mother voice) “Kids: When you do something like this, totally forgetting Mother’s Day, take the win.”

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    AlfredJr.Hall  8 months ago

    Did your parents ever get paid cleaning after you Lizzy and Micheal? And cook for you everyday. Consider this as a nonpayment and the unconditional love they provide for them.

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    Cactus-Pete  8 months ago

    They both spontaneously had the same idea (they never agree on anything) to do something they’d never done before, and it just happened to be on Mothers Day?

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