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Tuesday, 25 July 2017

We start the Camp Kawkawa arc with Elly getting choked up a little because she compares seeing her children in matching shirts to their marching off to war. This glurge is quickly replaced by how they really feel tomorrow.

(Strip Number 1320, Original Publication Date, 25 July 1988)

Panel 1: Today's strip finds us in what's probably the parking lot of the school. As an unhappy Mike, excited Elizabeth and mildly curious John look on, the chief counselor (a man I'll call Bob) blows on a whistle and tells the 12 to 15-year olds to form up over by where he is while the younger children in yellow T-shirts get on the second bus.

Panel 2: As Bob holds up what's supposed to be a red shirt but looks orange because the colorist wasn't given a color chart despite that being SOP, he introduces them to the regimentation they'd better get used to for later in life by telling the older children that they're to wear the red T-shirts that they're wearing now during all trips and activities and that badges will be given for proficiency in sports, crafts and Red Cross training. Also, pay close attention to the gum-chewer next to Mike. She is why we're in co-op mode now.

Panel 3: As the kids get on the buses, John notices that Elly is wiping away tears and asks her what's got her down.

Panel 4: She tells him that every mother gets choked up when she sees their children in uniform.

Summary: The story Lynn wants to tell is that of parents who are, well, ambivalent about the children leaving the nest. Tomorrow's strip makes that a lie by having them go berserk with glee because the kids are out of the picture for a week or two.
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