(Original Publication Date, 3 August 1991)
Panel 1: He finishes the letter by saying that it's different out here in the country but he's getting used to it. He can't even begin to tell Martha what he's learned.
Panel 2: Even though there are no malls or fast food restaurants in the country, the simple people seem know how to have fun away.
This allows Lynn to pander to people who slobber about how bad cities are and how they distract children from good, honest things like being at the south end of a north-facing horse.
Panel 3: We get more sentimental crap that makes me think that Lynn would really dig being packed off to a collective farm when Mike says that he's working harder than he ever has before and for some reason, it feels good. He then asks Martha to do something that isn't going to happen by begging her not to stab him in the back like Brian and show this letter to his parents.
Panel 4: Lynn goes back to pandering to hateful bitch mothers who whine about how little their no-good, selfish children appreciate their not killing them outright for looking at them funny by saying that he really hates admitting that two shmucks who don't have his best interests at heart are right about anything.
Summary: Hey, Stupid....try to remember that Martha is another thing Elly is 'right' about. You're not just supposed to agree that giving a lazy yokel unpaid labour ennobles you, you know. You're supposed to agree that Martha is wrong for you because Elly has no idea who she is.