(Strip Number 4690, Original Publication Date, 10 October 1986)
Panel 1: We find ourselves watching Mike and Lizzie remind each other that the leaves have started to turn for the autumn.
Panel 2: Since he dozed off in science class when they were talking about this, Mike wonders why some trees turn different colors.
Panel 3: He then says that it's almost as if God makes all of the leaves different colors just to make Autumn more beautiful.
Panel 4: Elizabeth thinks God is like that.
Summary: This fridge-worthy strip is an example of Lynn pandering to a group of people who think that telling the kids the truth ruins their childhood and destroys their faith. Me, I say learning about how the breakdown of chlorophyll reveals the colors that were there all along is just as 'magical' as divine ink and paint departments.