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I am sure we saw this before; when Elly told Michael he had to make his own decisions as to whether or not to quit trumpet practice, only for Elly to screech “Over my dead body” when Michael gave the “wrong” answer. Lawrence then said to Michael it was probably on account of Elly being forced to take music lessons when she was a little girl…“If they had to suffer, we have to suffer”.
Andrew Gold wrote about that in his song “Lonely Boy”
I saw that in a Bugs Bunny cartoon where he takes a kid back to his past. (Bugs borrowed the time machine from “some coyote”). It is all in shades of gray and the kid wonders what is up with this, and Bugs replies “The past is always in black & white”.
I take it you have not been to the movies since 2011.
Reminds me of one of my old Superman comics, where he needs to go to the Western Seaboard and thinks to himself there was something he always wanted to do. At the Kent home in Smallville, there is a WHOOSH, then suddenly Mrs. Kent is holding a bouquet of roses.
Mrs. Kent: “That red and blue blur, that was Clark! He must have been passing through Kansas on his way to the West Coast.”
Mr. Kent: “Makes us think of how we could not have any kids of our own, then we were blessed by God with this. We are one of a kind lucky!”
Mrs. Kent: “Oh Jonathan, no need for a speech!”
Mr. Kent: “No Martha, that is no empty boast. We have the best boy in America…where lots of other folks have the opposite.”
Scene changes to a crime lord’s penthouse
Crime boss: “That lousy rotten son of mine has made a laughingstock of the Edge family name! I hope he rots in jail for the rest of his worthless life!”
It would be interesting to see some strips showing John and Elly in their lives before they married. Imagine if the kids asked Elly what it was like living during the historic moment of the landing on the Moon and how she and her family reacted to that.
Here we go again…another strip of “Elly vs. Belly”.
An idea for tomorrow’s strip could be Elly giving Elizabeth nothing but piles of okra, broccoli, and succotash, with prune juice to drink. Elly could say “You had the cookie, now eat all this!”
That is like saying that incident at the pool was Elly’s fault because she didn’t tell her kids “swimming and swimsuit”!
Maybe Calvin will play badminton with her, since he was sitting on a swingset hollering “Someone push me, I need a push!” then talking to himself why a friend is hard to find.