Pickles by Brian Crane for May 17, 2019


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    library_dean  6 months ago

    Earl never sent birthday cards anyway.

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  6 months ago

    You getting Alzheimer’s that early, Earl?

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    Lucy Rudy  6 months ago

    I don’t use Facebook but I spend a long time picking the right ecard and composing my own message. Paper cards just get thrown away anyway.

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    Z51 Premium Member 6 months ago

    EARL, she said birthday in a sentence 3 times and it still eluded you!

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    Alondra  6 months ago

    That’s ok Opal. When his next birthday rolls around you can conveniently “forget” too.

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    Hugh B. Hayve  6 months ago

    Facebook, where I already saw this comic yesterday, lol.

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    jpayne4040  6 months ago

    Uh-oh! Somebody’s in trouble again!

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    Grace Premium Member 6 months ago

    Me too…

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    dlkrueger33  6 months ago

    I still love to get “real” cards in the mail. I send them, too. Since the internet, most of us get mail via email, and in our mailboxes maybe still bills, or 3rd class “junk”. It’s really special these days to get a CARD. Luckily, most of my friends feel this way and we make sure we send each other birthday and Xmas cards. I love to display them for about a month…something you cannot do with an e-card. And as someone said above, special ones can be kept forever. I cherish the cards my Dad sent me over the last years before he died. And especially seeing his beautiful handwriting. I never knew anyone with such beautiful, artistic penmanship that didn’t falter in old age.

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    jagedlo  6 months ago

    someone’s about to get smacked with that laptop!

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    Thechildinme  6 months ago

    OK, having followed these two for some time, I think Earl is just egging her on because she’s making a big deal out of not getting a “real card.” He’s no dummy — she wouldn’t let him be.

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    EcurbYkspohs  6 months ago

    Earl we hope you have a birthday something for Opal. Nice thing about Birthday cards through the mail is they are real and you may hold them. I read someplace that two friends keep sending the same birthday card back and forth to each other on their birthdays ;-)

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    Zebrastripes  6 months ago

    When my mom passed away, I found a huge suitcase in the attic…..every card she had ever received…..I took the time to sort them by each person who gave her the cards and gave it to them and they were overwhelmed….memories…..

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    Zebrastripes  6 months ago

    Uh oh! Earl, you are in TROUBLE NOW!

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    leomags  6 months ago

    Facebook is crap, have nothing to do with it……………..

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    enigmamz  6 months ago


    You. sir, have failed completely.

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    scottie4851 Premium Member 6 months ago

    Earl, you are truly hopeless!

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    iggyman  6 months ago

    Think Earl will live (At least uninjured) until his next birthday?!

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    magicwalnut Premium Member 6 months ago

    To all those who complain that Pearl nags the hey out of Earl, this proves he deserves it!

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    KEA  6 months ago

    Okay, now I have to clean up the coffee on my desk. …and keyboard

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    KEA  6 months ago

    “Real” birthday cards were invented so people didn’t have to take the time to write out a personal sentiment. I send ecards a lot of the time, but I personalize each one to express my sentiments, and hopefully evoke a memory in the recipient.

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    WCraft Premium Member 6 months ago

    Well, we can eliminate “from the brain” with Earl’s comment!

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    Camiyami  6 months ago

    I love sending birthday cards. In 2018, I made a goal to send a birthday card to every woman in our church congregation/neighborhood throughout the year. I got a list of all the ladies, ordered some birthday cards from Amazon, and I was off! It was amazing! The best thing about it, I told no one I was doing it. It was my own delicious secret. I was touched by how many of these ladies shared with me how loved and special they felt after receiving an actual birthday card. It’s a wonderful feeling helping people feel joy as you serve them.

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    zeexenon  6 months ago

    I bought a Hallmark card a month ago for an upcoming college graduate and actually fainted at the cost. Gees, guys just print and sell more, it’s not a new concept. However, Apple never figured it out I guess. Why, now why should they with so many morons with hands-full of money?

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    NaturLvr  6 months ago

    Well, they do say it’s the thought that counts. I’ll take remembrance of special occasions any way I can get them these days and be glad for them.

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    hariseldon59  6 months ago

    At least she’s getting birthday greetings.

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    Perkycat  6 months ago

    But, Earl said that from the heart.

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    Lynnjav  6 months ago

    I send both, depending on the recipient. Kids get paper cards because they like getting mail. Some of my older friends do, too. Ecards take as much time to choose the right card as the paper ones, and with a subscription, I can schedule them to send on the date. I can also send cards for other occasions, like Thanksgiving, which I would not do with a paper card. And sympathy cards are always paper.

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    Patrick Osterbrink  6 months ago

    HOO BOY Earl-you REALLY dug yourself a grave THIS time.

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    somebodyelse2  6 months ago

    Give Earl a break. He may be getting dementia or alzheimer’s disease and thinks he is meeting Opal for the first time. (yeah Earl, use that excuse)

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    David Huie Green  6 months ago

    It’s the only way my beloved keeps up with birthdays

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    FishDog93  6 months ago

    Good job Earl!! You get your man card stamped! LOL!

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    B UTTONS  6 months ago

    Nowadays you can preset greetings to be sent automatically. So, it takes 2 minutes to set up once, and no thought thereafter.

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    chromosome Premium Member 6 months ago

    I do send “real” cards to family and friends I know well… but using Facebook helps me keep in touch with a lot of other people I know through the regular activities I do. I usually go out of my way to get interesting greetings and pictures for most of them.

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    Night-Gaunt49  6 months ago

    I rarely go to Facebook. I had to tell some of the family I would not need or want or use Facebook so I don’t have an account. I did comment once and that led to being bothered by Facebook for years.

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    ajakimber425  6 months ago

    Uh oh, I see trouble coming.

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    gayle454  6 months ago

    Baloney. The best day to be on Facebook is your birthday!Now I get good wishes from 150 people, not just a few.

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    poopsypoo Premium Member 6 months ago

    Oh Earl, get with it. Pearl is gonna getcha for that!

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    fix-n-fly  6 months ago

    Some things are better left unsaid (It’s your birthday?)

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    Miba  6 months ago

    I don’t like real cards, it’s a waste of paper and money. I would much rather get a facebook message.

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