(Strip Number 4618, Original Publication Date, 26 May 1986)
Panel 1: We find ourselves at the library today as Elly hands Sue a bunch of the poems she'd written over the years so as to get input from a fellow mother.
Panel 2: She sort of alludes to what's really going on by calling them personal theraphy from a mother's viewpoint.
Panel 3: The first poem Sue reads starts off with the immortal lines "When the dryer is on air-fluff/when the last load is on spin/when you think the laundry's finished/the next load doth begin."
Panel 4: Elly states that this one was written during her (ongoing) futility of housework stage.
Summary: She should spend less time writing horrible poems and more time asking herself how four people make that much dirty laundry. Also, get off your cross, Elly. It's unseemly-looking.