(Strip Number 849, Original Publication Date, 8 May 1985)
Panel 1: Today's single panel finds Mike and Lawrence in the flower shop. As we make note of the special on long-stem roses AND the fact that Mother's Day is on the eleventh so that Lynn can pretend that this is 2014, we find Mike asking Marian-the-owner (and not Marian-the-GREAT-grandmother of graciously never allowing Elly to get the last word and thus blighting mankind with a person who can't handle conflict at all well) if he also has to get the mushy card too now that he's getting the flowers.
Summary: What irritates me about this is not the whole "Hurr-hurr-hurr!!! Big tough MEN are too ascared to buy flowers" nonsense we're dealing with but the fact that Lynn clearly doesn't seem to have realized that back in 1985, a bouquet of long-stem roses and a nice greeting card would have cost more than three dollars. Speculating as to why this is reminds me of that snotty comment I made about how Lynn clearly doesn't seem to have realized that candy and comics also got expensive despite her no longer buying them.