(Strip Number 10921, Original Publication Date, 10 February 1985)
Panel 1: We start off today's strip in the kitchen. As Connie and Elly drink coffee, Mike tells her that they can go ahead an'talk about him and Lawrence if they wanna.
Panel 2: Lawrence says to pretend that they're not there.
Panel 3: As Elly passes Connie the cream, she says that Michael has grown so fast, it's hard to believe that he's nearly ten.
Panel 4: As Elly sets down the baked goods, Connie says "Just look at us, the mothers of near-teenagers. Seems like yesterday that we were both kids in University!"
Panel 5: The two of them comment on the fact that they first met one another sixteen years ago.
Panel 6: Connie wishes that she didn't look so ooooooooold; this is because her laugh lines refuse to vanish
Panel 7: What's worse, she also found a grey hair.
Panel 8: Elly cheers Connie up by toasting the two of them, grey hair, wrinkles, grown children and all that other jazz.
Panel 9: After all, there's no friend like an old friend.
Summary: First off, we're dealing with yet another example of Lynn's belief that Elly has aged before her time because her evil children are stealing away her youth. Second, Elly ain't gonna have this old friend around in a year's time owing to the whole leaving town for a questionable reason thing.