Pickles by Brian Crane for September 18, 2022

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    StephenRice  6 months ago

    Teamwork: A hallmark of all good marriages.

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    jagedlo  6 months ago

    That was a short conversation!

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    I'm here for the cookies Premium Member 6 months ago

    I think they both are losing it!

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    profbob  6 months ago

    Earl and Opal are busy people, Sylvia should have asked if they were busy and could talk at that time.

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    David Huie Green LosersBlameOthers&It'sYOURfault  6 months ago

    Not unlike my mother. She will call, assume you are listening, briefly say what she intends to say and follow with “…and bye.” CLICK.

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    PraiseofFolly  6 months ago

    Sylvia had her arm propped upon a pillow, apparently ready for a long conversation.

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    NavalHistorian  6 months ago

    This is most conversations, although the roles are reversed lol

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    MayCauseBurns  6 months ago

    Perhaps they sensed she was going to ask to borrow money.

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    iggyman  6 months ago

    Short and sweet!

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    cdward  6 months ago

    Ha ha! That’s how my dad always did. “Oh, hi, how’re you doing? Great! Here’s your mom.”

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    mywifeslover  6 months ago

    This is My father in-law. Even when his grandchildren call it is such a short conversation. Although he always ends it with “… well I better let you go now”.

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    Doug K  6 months ago

    It’s nice to hear from your kids and know that they’re okay.

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    Gen.Flashman  6 months ago

    I thought they live next door

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    Zebrastripes  6 months ago

    Oy! Does she still live next door?

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    heathcliff2  6 months ago

    The two must be saving up their time for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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    bopacasa  6 months ago

    She probably wanted money….been my experience.

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    bopacasa  6 months ago

    She probably wanted money…..been my experience

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    timzsixty9  6 months ago

    this strip makes me sad. I always make time to talk to my children…

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    ANIMAL  6 months ago

    Nobody wants to talk to her huh……… GOOD one..!!!!!

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    saylorgirl  6 months ago

    Oh what I would love to hear from my mom again.

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    enigmamz  6 months ago

    I guess they are just waiting for the Viagra to kick in.

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    Daltongang Premium Member 6 months ago

    It also works on callers wanting to sell you an extended warranty for your car.

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    mckeonfuneralhomebx  6 months ago

    No time to be asked for money..

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    submachine  6 months ago

    write when you get work

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    MuddyUSA  Premium Member 6 months ago

    Elderly parents….communication at its shortest.

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    f1ricemouse Premium Member 6 months ago

    That would never happen to my wife and me. I mean her calling us! Text only from our millennial LOL!!!

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    sobrown51  6 months ago

    My dad was like that until after my mom passed away. After she died, he would stay on the phone considerably longer. My mom was “a listener” who loved to ask you all kinds of questions about what was going on in your life. My adult kids used to say I didn’t like to stay on the phone, and I realized I had picked that up from my dad. I changed to be more like my mom.

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    zeexenon  6 months ago

    I nearly died laughing … having experienced both sides. However, my wife (RIP) and her sister (living 90 miles away) commonly talked six hours. Thank goodness I was an AT&T manager.

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    w16521  6 months ago

    Maybe they would rather text.

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    Stargazer1950  6 months ago

    “Sylvia’s mother said, thank you for calling, and sir, won’t you call back again?”

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    kathleenhicks62  6 months ago

    Not a thing to talk about!

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    stamps  6 months ago

    They;ve got more important things to do, like knitting or reading the comics.

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    kab2rb  6 months ago

    That never happened to me when my mom was alive.Does Sylvia live next door to them?

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    Realimaginary1 Premium Member 6 months ago

    You say goodbye, and I say hello?

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    Moonkey Premium Member 6 months ago

    They appear to be set on “automatic.” Sylvia can walk next door if she really wants to talk. My child will go a period of time pretty quietly and then suddenly want to chat for hours and hours. I make the time.

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    tremaine53  6 months ago

    Yessir! Meeting our obligation for family connectedness!

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    Linguist  6 months ago

    Brevity is the soul of wit…

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    ex window inspector  6 months ago

    Sylvia probably wants something. The only time our kids call is when they want something. Maybe that’s normal, idk

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    daleandkristen  6 months ago

    That could happen. No one passed the phone to Muffin or Rosco, which was rude.

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    harebell  6 months ago

    “Could you send my son home? – It’s supper time.” The child seems to live a Grandma’s.

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    JP Steve Premium Member 6 months ago

    I bought my parents a speakerphone so I could talk to them both at the same time and not have to repeat everything. They didn’t like it and made me take it back…

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    Angry Indeed Premium Member 6 months ago

    We haven’t reached that stage yet. We still have one birdy who has flown the nest yet.

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    m_joiner  6 months ago

    Obviously Crane has older parents that he has called.

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