dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Mrs Baird seems to be the first person in strip history to use floral arrangements as fuel for a heavy-handed metaphor about remembering those who have gone before.

(Strip Number 4802, Original Publication Date, 20 May 1987)

Panel 1: As Elly gets ready to leave, Mrs Baird asks her when her friend Connie moves into her old house. Elly says that Connie's husband and their furniture arrive tommorow.

Panel 2: Thelma says good-bye and states that she'll miss living next door to the Pattersons.

Panel 3: As a parting gesture, she reaches down, grabs a clump of flowers and asks Elly to take them. Elly asks what they are.

Panel 4: What they are is forget-me-nots.

Summary: This, I think, is what they end up planting next to the reincarnations at the base of the Farley tree.

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