You’re a peach Earl !
how sweet of you, Earl, making Opal feel loved like that
Yet more serious subject matter! I hope Crane isn’t retiring. Either way, I continue to appreciate the rewarding, loving strips.
What have they done with the REAL Earl? Who is this impostor? ;-)
Earl just earned himself an extra piece of dessert tonight.
Aww that was sweet.
Maybe Earl has a new appreciation for life after that doggie door incident.
Did Earl screwed up something?
Earl is starting to learn….
A lady I used to work with told me she’s not an ‘old person’ she’s an ‘older person’. I liked that.
Nice, Earl…build up some bonus points to use later on…
Wow, good observation Earl! Always appreciate what we have, life is too short!
I guess even Earl can say something smart once in a while. That is pretty good for someone who gets his head caught in the doggy door.
I have believed that Brian Crane follows me around for ideas, but I wish I had thought of this one…love it…
The first strip to actually show affection between Earl & Opal.
THANK GAWD there’s only four panels. . . Earl doesn’t have a chance to mess this up!
Nice work, Earl. But who are you?
Major points, there, Earl!
“….lots of paint properly applied.”
But yes, Earl appreciates Opal even if some others don’t.
Uh oh! What brought this on? I’ll wait for the other shoe to drop …..
Sometimes, more work than art
Taking lessons from Arlo?
“Gosh, Earl… I’m usually so sarcastic, cutting, and critical about you that I wasn’t expecting you to say something sweet, endearing and loving. Carry on!”
This is sweet. And very heartfelt and sincere. Who knew Earl had it in him? I think he was just saying that it takes a while to come into Opal’s brand of beauty. He’s right!
What a way to start my day. BRAVO!
My wife of 47 years was beautiful when we were married. She is even more beautiful now.Keep it up Earl.
And cue the Barry White…….
Earl, I think you connected! Lol!
Is someone bucking for a Reuben Award?
Is Earl drunk? A compliment? But, we’ll take it!
“In only a moment we both will be old, / We won’t even notice the world turning cold. / And so in this moment with sunlight above, / My cup runneth over with love.” My Cup Runneth Over: from the musical I Do, I Do; Music by Harvey Schmidt, lyrics by Tom Jones (1966).
His back hurts after sleeping on the couch because of his “two trips to the bedroom comment.”
Wow. He called her old and got away with it.
Two people Who have Shared Their Life’s Together will Always See Themselves as They Were when they First Met and Fell in Love. True Beauty Never Fades. It just Gets Richer with Every Season of Life. ( “Kitten” and I have been Together As One for almost 30 years and She is Still My Kitty. I just saved this Comic, enlarged it, and Set it as our screensaver,so She will see it when She gets up, still asleep as She has Nerve Damage and Issues. I Hope it Makes Her Smile.:-} It made me.:-} ) You-All Smile and Have a Great Day ! Be Safe ! " Love The One Your With ! " " Ya Never Know How Long Ya Have, Cherish Your Time Together."
Uh; like; DITTO from me !
She’s no baby – she’s a babe! I’ve always been attracted to personalities rather than looks… I got lucky!
Ah you’re so sweet Earl…..are you feeling alright??
Beautiful words, beautiful wisdom. As a massage therapist (38 years) I see people all the time at all stages of life, and I can verify Earl’s surprising (and touching) words.
I’ll be darned. He does think more of her than cooking and cleaning. Huh!
Now Earl that sounds very romantic. Been taking lessons?
A different perspective on Earl’s comment here: Personally, I prefer even older people un-painted.
I think he just earned some chocolate chip cookies
Seen a lot of babies that are just ugly as sin. People are usually too polite to say it.
Far too long, nice to see that strip return.
Making up for that forklift comment…
The older you get, the more your outside resembles what’s inside. So, yeah, beauty is a work of art… But the joke is:
People with plenty of gray matter get gray hair. People who’re going bald though…
awwwwwwwwwwwww Earl, you old schmoozer you !!!
(This comment is intended for the cartoonist.)
Today’s my wife’s birthday; she’s nearing 70. Seeing this in our local paper this morning was a wonderful birthday gift for her. Thank you!
Hey, even Earl gets something right once in a while.
I re-read this twice to make sure I was reading it right! :)
Aw, that’s so sweet. What’s he want?