Johannesburg 2008 016

JoanHelen Free

Retired: interests are walking, reading, wildlife and nature conservation as well as reading comics.

Recent Comments

  1. 1 day ago on Peanuts Begins

    I remember, when I was a little girl in about 1947 or so, that my mother had an old-fashioned wind-up gramophone player. It was built into a polished wooden cabinet and played the 78 rpm discs. She also had some large size 78 rpm discs. They were very heavy and had classical music recorded on them. I also remember receiving a gift of a 16 rpm long-playing record when I was about 15. They played for ages, the whole disc could be used for party music but they didn’t ever catch on here in South Africa.

  2. 5 days ago on Real Life Adventures

    Ah yes, I see it now, but is very faint.

  3. 5 days ago on Pickles

    Earl, that is one of the pleasures of being retired. No where to rush off to, so all the time in the world to keep Roscoe happy. :)

  4. 5 days ago on Shoe

    I nearly spat my tea over the keyboard when I read this strip. :)

  5. 5 days ago on Herman


  6. 10 days ago on Speed Bump

    I was referring to all the black people in South Africa who had no vote and did not have the right to vote until 1994 after Nelson Mandela was released.

  7. 10 days ago on Real Life Adventures

    No large spot on the word balloon on my strip.

  8. 10 days ago on Stone Soup Classics

    Good point. :)

  9. 10 days ago on Ten Cats

    Most fairy stories and nursery rhymes originated as political satire told by the wandering minstrels. These were the days when the poor and working classes were unable to read. However, they were not stupid and these tales were recounted verbally and became steeped in folk-lore.

  10. 10 days ago on The Barn

    So does the talking frog, sheep and calf/bull