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New Years Eve 2015

As the Pattersons toast the New Year, Lizzie observes that it isn't really all that fun to be the youngest.

(Strip Number 1105, Original Publication Date, 1 January 1987)

Panel 1: We find ourselves sharing New Years' dinner with the Pattersons and their guests as John proposes a toast to the New Year, friends, family and many good times together.

Panel 2: As they do so, most of the glasses clink. The sole exception is Elizabeth's which makes a dull clunk because not very many people would trust a six year old with anything other than an unbreakable tumbler.

Panel 3: She responds to the disappointing "clunk" noise by lamenting that it's not the same with plastic.

Summary: If this is not fodder for an episode of the Little Lindy Show about how awful it is to be told that one is too young to enjoy certain things, I don't know what is. We see parents who don't want Lizzie hurting herself. Lynn might see parents who hate fun. Also, this is something of a trigger for Lizzie because she hates the idea of being isolated owing to an instinctive dread of a looming shape of malice that needs his clock cleaned so he doesn't grow up to be the sort of trash that leaves his family on a rickety fire escape.
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