dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Sunday, 22 December 2013

We share an uncharacteristic-for-the-Early Years pleasant moment in which the family share warm memories of past Christmases when decorating the tree.

(Strip Number 7174, Original Publication Date, 23 December 1984)

Panel 1: As the Pattersons get ready to decorate their tree, Elly is delighted to find that her old bubble lights still work.

Panel 2: Mike is equally delighted to find that there are still some holly berries left over from the real holly that Grandma sent them.

Panel 3: Next, Elly pulls out the Christmas angel Mike gave her last year.

Panel 4: Next comes the wreath they bought in San Francisco.

Panel 5: She next tells Lizzie that she'd bought the silver bell ornaments before she met Daddy.

Panel 6: Mike is happy because he found the straw stars he made in first grade and Lizzie is happy because she found the Santa candle.

Panel 7: When John makes the scene, Elly tells him that she loves going through the ornaments because of the warm memories they inspire.

Panel 8: As the Pattersons bask in the glowing warmth of fond memories and a well-lit tree, Lynn herself tells us "One of the joys of Christmas is remembering the joys of Christmases past!"

Summary: Sure, it's a hokey, greeting-card sentiment that'll put the life of every diabetic in the country at risk. That's just one of the risks people have to take when dealing with the season.

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