Stone Soup by Jan Eliot for July 05, 2020

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    eastern.woods.metal  over 3 years ago

    Holly taking notes ? OK this really is a dream

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    eastern.woods.metal  over 3 years ago

    PS I miss the dailies and I’ll miss Stone Soup when it’s gone

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    Michele Sweeney Premium Member over 3 years ago

    I’ll miss you so much!

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    marilynnbyerly  over 3 years ago

    Jan Eliot is sharing a secret about writers. Our characters live beyond our written stories and stay around like old and very dear friends.

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    Templo S.U.D.  over 3 years ago

    Can’t wait to know what Joan and Wally’ll be up to

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    catchup  over 3 years ago

    Stone Soup always had some realistic stories that aren’t so good/happy – just once it would be interesting to see a strip like this admit that in the future something goes horribly wrong for a character. Not that I want to see sadness and suffering, but it would be intriguing to see how it would be play out if a lead character was fated for a bad outcome.

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    LoveBritTV Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Thanks for letting us know what becomes of these characters we have come to love over the years. Jan, you have created a wonderful strip. Thank you for sharing it with us. Sad to see you go but I do wish you the retirement of your dreams.

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    jmp.mtbn  over 3 years ago

    Holly is taking notes ! Will she draw the next 50 years of “Stone Soup” ?

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    Harumph  over 3 years ago

    And they all lived happily ever after…

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    jalden1003  over 3 years ago

    Oh Jan, if only you could give us one last “You gotta love August!”…..this family will be well-missed.

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    morningglory73 Premium Member over 3 years ago

    What a lovely way to end this strip. Sorry to see it go but all good things come to an end but you do it so nice. Thanks for all the fun reads.

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    The Legend of Brandon Sawyer Premium Member over 3 years ago

    I couldn’t have picked a better way to end the strip

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    DJJG  over 3 years ago

    And not one of them will be a cartoonist—?

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    cu3yu  over 3 years ago

    I like the long good-bye rather than just abruptly ending things. Best of luck in future endeavors Jan.

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    MS72  over 3 years ago

    And August?

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    dtdbiz  over 3 years ago

    I’ve never seen a strip end like this. How original. How Jan Eliot.

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    lms1231 Premium Member over 3 years ago

    I’ll miss it.

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    Mary Finkelstein Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Thank you, Jan Eliot, for doing Stone Soup and bringing smiles to Our faces for so long. While I will miss these characters, at least you are giving us a wonderful goodbye and allowing us the illusion that they will Live on without the strip. Also, thank you for not turning it over to another cartoonist. Enjoy every day of your future!

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    Meg: All Seriousness Aside  over 3 years ago

    For a month now, you’ve been reminding us why we’re going to miss you so much, Ms Eliot!

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    WCraft Premium Member over 3 years ago

    And just who is Arnold?

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    mbrech Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Then take us down those roads Jan . . take a break for a year and come back with the girls in college . . disappointed to see this strip end.

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    BeniHanna6 Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Oh dear God, too much syrup. I think I’m going into diabetic shock!!

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    kozmikgal  over 3 years ago

    Watch the finale of Six Feet Under.

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    tung cha cha cha  over 3 years ago

    Is Holly taking notes in order to take over the strip?

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    Font Lady Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Lucy grows up to be a cartoonist.

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    Jaime Jean M  over 3 years ago

    Missing the strip already

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    Gaertner Paul Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Bravo, Ms Eliot. I love closure. Happy future adventures in your retirement.

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    kab2rb  over 3 years ago

    Ms. Eliot, we knew Alix had special connection with sea life, that is benefit of marine biologist, for Holly I thought be more clothing line. Bless you Ms. Eliot for Stone family future. I as others really love this strip.

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    Jayneknox  over 3 years ago

    Would’ve been nice to have one more “Ya Gotta Love August” strip. A nice little farewell montage.

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    Jayneknox  over 3 years ago

    I do love this breaking the 4th wall, though. Thank you.

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    WF11  over 3 years ago

    This final arc, wherein Jan says the characters live on, makes me think of the “one episode continuation” (didn’t want to call it a reunion) of the Dick Van Dyke show, from about 2005. Here’s Rob and Laura still “existing” after 35 or 40 years (along with many of the other characters, including Alan Brady, played by Carl Reiner). It made me think that in all those years since 1968 (or whenever the show went off the air) that the much loved characters continued to “exist” in real time (somewhere, fictionally), but we just hadn’t seen them during that time! I don’t know, I guess I found it kind of nice and refreshing to think that.

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    DebraSalitra  over 3 years ago

    I am so going to miss this strip. I was disappointed when it went to Sundays only. ToT

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    Josh Rebich  over 3 years ago

    I wish this strip wouldn’t end. It’s one of my favorites.

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    FunnyPageLover  over 3 years ago

    sniff I hate endings. :-(

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    rgcviper  over 3 years ago

    It’s gonna be so … weird … not seeing new “Stone Soup” comics. [sniff] However, we still have some time, along with reruns/classics—and I, too, appreciate the build-up to the finale, instead of a sudden bomb drop.

    Thanks, Jan. Much appreciated.

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    magicjake7  over 3 years ago

    I am really enjoying the closure that Jan is providing. I am sure that this is a difficult choice for her to make as well. I definitely can see Alex being a marine biologist, but did not see architect for Holly. I figured she would be an event planner or fashion critic. Can’t wait to see what is in store for Joan and Wally.

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    tammyspeakslife Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Miss you all :)

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    lkcelleo  over 3 years ago

    Going to miss “Got to love August”.

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