Synopsis: Elly decides sight unseen that Liz's bangs are too long and 'helpfully' trims them far too short because she's a threat to herself and others with a barber's kit.
Summary: This somehow leads to the children being wrong because the alternative is that John is a tightwad and Elly a moron.
The Dundas resident, who died March 11, 2021 at age 49, wrote two books about his battle with kidney cancer after he was diagnosed with it in 2013.
Steve was the son of Andie Parton with whom Lynn co-authored many books in the early 2000s. He also collaborated with Lynn Johnston on her three comic strips songs, which I always thought was one of the coolest things. His music definitely elevated Lynn's lyrics.
Here's to you Steve Parton. I salute your life and your mark on the Foobiverse.
Music From For Better or For Worse (fborfw.com)
July 2nd, 2005: Becky performs an original tune at their 8th grade graduation, without her 4 Evah bandmates.
Download the Grad Song
Foot to the Floor:
April 1st, 2007: April turns 16 and plays an original composition at her birthday party.
Download "Foot to the Floor".
July 27th, 2007: April and Eva perform at the Hearts Together telethon to raise money for kids with special needs.
Download Everybody's Different
Lynn last made reference to Steve Parton in this writing from 07-10-2017, which made no reference to his cancer or his relationship with Lynn, but instead concentrated on how evil her on-line fans were.
A Letter from Lynn: A Strange Encounter - FBorFW News Notes
Hopefully, if Lynn writes something about Steve, it will be more about him than the last things she wrote.
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The truly irksome thing is that they don't even realize that they treated him like shit when he was alive.
Synopsis: Rich dentist makes assholish comment about how his son is expected to spend his own money on a car he can easily afford to insure and maintain.
Summary: Hey, Johnny? Wanna set fire to some kittens next? Wanna kick a puppy or three? Wanna be the same ass Gavin Caine was?
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Since Liz can pop up at any time and remind the poor thing how cruel and stupid the Pattersons are, it's kind of easy to cast her as an underdog.
Synopsis: Mike makes the stupid mistake of wanting to take a spin around the block. The end result of that stupid mistake is a whining lecture about how since John's life is going by so faaaast, he can wait two weeks to do something.
Summary: John is technically correct but appears to have forgotten that he'd dangled 'driving the truck and tractor' in front of Mike as an incentive to waste his summer on Exile Farm. Also, this is building up to whimpering that the kids think that Mom and Dad are crazy and stupid.
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Synopsis: When Mike gets home, he's flabbergasted by John's statement that pottering around the house is ever neat.
Summary: Given that he embeds himself in the place like a tick in fifteen years and displaces his parents, this need to get away from the Pattermanse is comic in a sinister sort of way.