(Strip Number 7160, Original Publication Date, 3 June 1984)
Panel 1: We find ourselves looking at Elly cleaning out her closet. As she does so, Elizabeth holds up a red bikini and asks Elly what kind of bathing suit it is.
Panel 2: A peeved-looking Elly tells her that it's an antique.
Panel 3: Elly tries on the red bikini and thought-bubbles that she can't believe that she ever wore it in public.
Panel 4: She then tries on another and reminds herself that she hasn't worn it in years.
Panel 5: We next see her walking to the car with a box; John, who's sweeping up the yard, asks her what's in it.
Panel 6: She tells him that it's just some summer clothes she was going to give to the Salvation Army.
Panel 7: After she leaves, John tells Steve that he and Elly are now officially a middle-aged couple.
Panel 8: The reason he says this is that Elly just threw out her bikinis.
Summary: It probably wouldn't comfort him to know that she would have done so years ago; after all, you can't read the Lynnsight we're in for about how Lynn only ever owned one of the things and was too blasted self-conscious to feel comfortable wearing it and not realize that she'd have tossed them at least one child ago.