dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,
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Sunday, 20 April 2014

In today's strip, Mrs Baird tells Mike and Lizzie her life story. This somehow leads to them "adopting" her as if she were a Cabbage Patch doll.

(Strip Number 7050, Original Publication Date, 21 April 1985)

Panel 1: We find ourselves at Mrs Baird's garden shed today as she tells Mike and Lizzie that it's nice to see them visit before asking what occasioned their coming over.

Panel 2: Being told that Mom said for them to bug someone else for a while leaves her mildly ticked off because her plan to teach Elly responsibility by giving her a dog has failed.

Panel 3: The strip most people will stick on fridges starts with Mike asking Mrs Baird howcome she never had children.

Panel 4: Instead of the expected "Mind your own beeswax", Thelma talks about how her husband was really sick after the war and someone had to keep the business running.

Panel 5: He then died after they moved to Milborough and she never did meet anyone else.

Panel 6: Mike then asks if she has any siblings.

Panel 7: She has one who lives in the wilds of Calgary, AL-BER-TA!!! who she calls every once in a long while.

Panel 8: She then says yes when prompted about getting lonely.

Panel 9: A little while later, Mike and Lizzie head back home to ask Elly is she knows about them dolls that come with adoption papers. She says she does.

Panel 10: When Mike says that he and Lizzie adopted Mrs Baird, Elly smiles.

Summary: Today's Lynnsight isn't going to be about doing a good turn for your elders. It's about how Lynn was inspired by two lonely spinsters from her long-ago childhood. Crap. Lynn's stupid childhood is here to stay, ain't it?
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