(Strip Number 5037, Original Publication Date, 21 October 1988)
Panel 1: We find Goggle-Eyed Elly filled with guilt and shame. Reason: she cannot attend this meeting if she's going to be tormented with the guilt John and the kids dumped in her lap.
Panel 2: As she puts her winter coat and hat away, she resolves to tell the committee that she's going to take the evening off to spend some time with the family.
Panel 3: It matters not if they kick her off for telling them the truth because she's going to use basic, open honesty to handle the situation.
Panel 4: Lynn makes a nonsense of last Sunday's strip when Elly's basic, open honesty consists of telling Sally that she cannot make it to that night's meeting because she's very sick.
Summary: Not only does Elly not really want to get kicked off of the committee, she's pretty much setting the standard for how honest her children end up becoming.