For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston for May 18, 2024

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    howtheduck  2 months ago

    And finally Tracey speaks. When no one else is around.

    Gordon has it wrong and Tracy has it right. They are not starting out with nothing. Even though they have a business loan, that loan gives them a place to live and a business that is their own. How many 19-year-olds can make that claim?

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    snsurone76  2 months ago

    A very sweet ending to this arc. Best of luck, Gordon and Tracy.

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    wallylm  2 months ago

    They say our love won’t pay the rent, Before it’s earned, our money’s all been spent. I guess that’s so, we don’t have a pot, But at least I’m sure of all the things we got.

    Babe, I got you, babe. I got you, babe!

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    Last Rose Of Summer Premium Member 2 months ago

    Gordon is a good decent man, he’ll make a good husband and father.

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    French Persons Premium Member 2 months ago

    TRACEY SPEAKS!! …. Only when no one else is around, however.

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    boydjb47  2 months ago

    We were right there in 1980. Opened a small business. Hard work, struggles, good employees, good customers and suppliers. Selling it in 1996 probably saved our marriage.

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    dcdete.  2 months ago

    What a nice romcom week for the nicest couple on FBOFW aside from the Patterson family. Although there is more romance than comedy in this romcom.

    Panel 4’s art work brings tears to my eyes.

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    Free or Not? Premium Member 2 months ago

    This. THIS is the example young men and women should be looking to. The life together starts FIRST and the economic prosperity, success and happiness follow from THAT! (Not the other way around).

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    Foob  2 months ago

    Does Tracy secretly have bat wings? If so, she accidentally let one slip out in the second panel.

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    Frank Salem Premium Member 2 months ago

    Ask her again in 10 years.

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    Angry Indeed Premium Member 2 months ago

    When starting a business, it’s not unusual to not show a profit the first year. I know that, personally as my wife ran two 7-Eleven franchise operations for 12 years.

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    ladykat  2 months ago

    You have each other, and that’s what most important.

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    g04922  2 months ago

    Gordo… the smartest one and most stable of the bunch.

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    hooglah  2 months ago

    That’s what young people used to do. That’s what Canada/USA was built on. Now, they want everything given to them because they are afraid to get their hands dirty. I guess you can’t use your smart phone if your hands are busy doing something productive. We’re done for.

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    Tetonbil Premium Member 2 months ago

    Just beautiful! I love it. Sure takes me back.

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    cranefriend  2 months ago

    They have each other and a business they both like that serves the community well. So in a way, it is everything. Also the shadows make it looks like Tracey has a bat wing in the second panel. That looks cool. I wish Tracey always had bat wings and it was never commented on or explained.

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    CultofFarley  2 months ago

    Ooga Farley

    Booga Farley

    Googa Farley

    Wooga Farley

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    kleanerz  2 months ago

    Why does Tracy look like Elizabeth?

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    ilovecomics*infinity  2 months ago

    So sweet!!

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    nmbassani  2 months ago

    It’s funny. When I have had the occasion to speak to people who “started out with nothing” but made huge successes of their lives almost all of them reflect on those early days as being hard but among the happiest they ever knew.

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    Robert4170  2 months ago

    Gordon: Faithful, loving husband and father. Successful businessman. Couldn’t ask for much more than that.

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    John Jorgensen  2 months ago

    I’ve noticed that both yesterday and today, Gordon’s bright red uniform really stands out against the color palate. Everything in the background is either desaturated of color altogether or in a soft light blue, and everyone other than Gordon is wearing that same blue shade. Is this supposed to be telling us that Gordon’s standing out from the pack and forging his own path?

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    pamela welch Premium Member 2 months ago

    I’ve always liked this arc!

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    stillfickled Premium Member 2 months ago

    Yeah, Babe.

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    EXCALABUR  2 months ago

    two good people meant for each other

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    namelocdet  2 months ago

    Finally, we hear from Tracey.

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    The_Great_Black President  2 months ago

    Gordon is making dirty money. The garage is a front for a car theft ring. Gordon has engaged in auto theft before. There was a strip where he boosted Elly’s car.

    If this were America, it would not matter if John or Gordon’s father invested. Uncle Sam would seize the garage.

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    Black76Manta  about 2 months ago

    Good luck to you both!

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    fourteenpeeves  about 2 months ago

    Okay,Tracey said something. Now iwll everybody shaddup?

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    lnrokr55  about 2 months ago

    Who knew that Gordon would turn into George Bailey!

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