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Pickles by Brian Crane for January 23, 2021

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    RodeoBoy  3 months ago

    So the truth is out…Opal really wants some of Nelson’s activities dropped not for his sake but for hers!

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    Concretionist  3 months ago

    TMI, Opal.

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  3 months ago

    I guess Earl’s buddy Clyde is busy with his own grandchild(ren) in order to hang out with Earl.

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    dadoctah  3 months ago

    Alternatively, you could start scheduling activities for Earl.

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    sirbadger  3 months ago

    Maybe that’s why some men play golf or fish.

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    cracker65  3 months ago

    Now the truth comes out.

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    iggyman  3 months ago

    I kind of agree with Opal about letting kids be kids!

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    Doug K  3 months ago

    It seems like we’re all driving each other crazy these days. We all need to (be able to) get out. [Sometimes we (just?) need to have time or a place to go to be alone, to scream, or something.]

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    Classyladyor Premium Member 3 months ago

    It is called how to avoid actually being a parent. Keep the kid busy so you do not need to pay any attention to them or raise them yourself.

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    Breadboard  3 months ago

    Darn It ! I agree with Opal ;-)

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    Frog-on-a-Log Premium Member 3 months ago

    You don’t want Nelson missing out on of those wise life lessons taught to him by Earl, do you?

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    jagedlo  3 months ago

    I bet you miss the cone of silence from earlier this week, don’t you, Opal?

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    jamessveta  3 months ago

    All those activities will always be there but grandpa won’t.

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    mgl179  3 months ago

    Anything so current “parents” don’t have to raise their kids

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    Zebrastripes  3 months ago

    Opal pleads her case, but screws it up at the end, revealing the real reason she want Nelson to visit.

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    Darryl Heine  3 months ago

    So now Brian Crane’s cutting back to Sunday-Wednesday for first run Pickles strips and Thursday-Saturday for rerun Pickles strips? I guess he’s planning to end the strip sometime in Summer 2021.

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    ERBEN2  3 months ago

    Plus , he misses The Precious Roscoe also .

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    Ned Snipes  3 months ago

    No wonder families don’t have sit down diners anymore, they are not on the schedule!

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    jimmeh  3 months ago

    And Tuesday is his fashion design class.

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    Bill The Nuke  3 months ago

    I agree, especially with the last part. I miss my time with my grandkids.

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    ForrestOverin  3 months ago

    They could just teach Nelson to say what’s on his mind, instead of having to go through interpretive dance.

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    door72067  3 months ago

    Kids need to learn from their grandparents while they have them

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    cubswin2016  3 months ago

    I believe Opal is using an ulterior motive.

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    Redd Panda  3 months ago

    Kid scheduling?? Yeah Mom did that…“Go outside.” I went.

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    MuddyUSA  Premium Member 3 months ago

    That is a true statement in many homes!

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    TMMILLER Premium Member 3 months ago

    To the best of my knowledge I am not a grandparent, I am however, I think a great parent! I relish the time I get to spend with my 6YO boy. At 6 decades it is sometimes a challenge to keep up with him though. One of my joys is to walk around the 2 1/4 mile track around the local golf course. After he started walking and running he now joins me. One afternoon he was running, ( I am NOT a runner!) out ahead of me with me struggling to keep up. A woman stopped me and said “I think what you are doing to that boy is child abuse!” I told her “Thank you for your concern, but you have it backwards, what that boy is doing to ME is elder abuse!”

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    DondiDoo  3 months ago

    Silly. Want time with your grandson? Help out with his schedule. Drive him to his activity and back. So for ice cream on the way home and sit and chat. Participate. Don’t dictate!

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    Jungfrau  3 months ago

    That second ‘n third panel brings back several sad memories growing up in the ’50’s. We had 3 or 4 kids that were “shut-ins” living on our street, in that due to their sickness, were not/could not participate in ANYTHING outside of the house. Some of us would see them at their front windows, or screen door while playing outside, and would wave ’n say hello to them all the time. Now that I think back to those times, their smiles and/or laughs brings a tear to my eyes.

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    DawnQuinn1  3 months ago

    Nelson can learn more about life from his grandpa than he can with structures activities. All about nature, about happiness, about fun, about adventure, about just being a kid and enjoying it. “Structured” activities are more about control over everything and doing as you are instructed. Besides only the elite kids get to do the activities.

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    bartour  3 months ago

    I agree with Opal. I am a grandpa, and I love to have my grandson come over to play with me. Or I go over to his place to play.

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    zeexenon  3 months ago

    Always an ulterior motive for La Grande Dame .

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    christelisbetty  3 months ago

    Did a double take on this one, my doctor’s 1st name is Nelson, last name differs by 2 letters from Sylvia.

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    carb944  3 months ago

    I’m a Nanna, and I love to see and be with my grandkids. Playdays and sleepovers are special for them and me.

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    iggyman  3 months ago

    Seems a few parents these days feed their kids too much so they won’t be active and bother them, I have seen it here!

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    Lightpainter  3 months ago

    Send Grandpa to play with Calvin and Hobbes.

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    justjam38  3 months ago

    My grandson had same kind of issues, mom kept him on the go SO much, he was exhausted, rediculous.

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    Thinkingblade  3 months ago

    If this doesn’t describe my dad’s relationship with my niece and nephew I really don’t know what does.

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    cosman  3 months ago

    Dad always asked me, ‘Anything new you want my 2 cents on..?’.

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    David Huie Green-Life is good  3 months ago

    Admission of the real reason.

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    JP Steve Premium Member 3 months ago

    I lost my grandparents when we emigrated to Canada in 1953. The one thing I regret losing…

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    JP Steve Premium Member 3 months ago

    I lost my grandparents when we emigrated to Canada in 1953. The one thing I regret leaving behind…

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    chain gang charlie  3 months ago

    Me and my buddy Ted used to practice interpretive dance / or is that enforce itin front of the “Vera” market as kids…Buy “US” an Eskimo Pie, or a Hostess Fruit Pie, or even a Twinkie and nothing will happen to you…Works…Interpretive Politics as well…

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