(Strip Number 1081, Original Publication Date, 23 August 1986)
Panel 1: We find ourselves watching Elly silently saying goodnight to a sleeping family; she starts by kissing Michael good-night he snuggles his teddy bear.
Panel 2: She smiles as Elizabeth snuggles her stuffed bunny.
Panel 3: A few minutes later, she gets into bed and turns off the lignt.
Panel 4: She then snuggles John because the family is together, home and safe after John's nearly tragic canoe trip.
Summary: This is a rather pleasant note to end the arc on. As for it being the cut-off point for the Early Years, I'm not so sure. We're in for more of a transition than anything else. Things don't cut off so neatly in real life and they don't do so here either.