dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,
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Thursday, 25 May 2017

Having been given Thelma's hope chest, Elly tries to explain to the Delicate Genius that it's the memories attached to it that matter more than the absent content.

(Strip Number 4971, Original Publication Date, 25 May 1988)

Panel 1: A few hours later, we find Elly telling John that she went down to the seniors' complex to visit Ed who is very upset by Thelma's death but is otherwise all right.

Panel 2: Mike, John and Elly crowd around the station wagon to look at a cedar chest Ed said that Thelma wanted her to have. It seems that she bought in China years ago.

Panel 3: Mike looks inside the thing and, having seen nothing in it but air, states "But....it's empty."

Panel 4: Elly gets all sentimental and reverent and stuff when she says "No, Mike....it's full of memories!!"

Summary: Her comment would mean more if she had the blindest idea of what those memories actually were. The problem is that we know for a fact that when Thelma tried to talk about old times, Elly tended to tune her out because who cares about boring old days before you were born?
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    The one at the home front where Mike proves that he comes by being a revolting ass honestly.

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