September 25th, 2005

Sunday, September 25

Whoo! Late night tonight! But of course, this being a Sunday strip, there's not much to say. Apart from the fact that I'm glad, for ONCE, Elly found an advantage to having one foot in the grave.

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Meanwhile, yesterday I was taking a look at "Suddenly Silver". I was checking the Sunday strips (of which, as many of you know, not all appear in the collections). I didn't find the one I was looking for, but I did find an interesting one from when Mike and little Lizzie were approx. 10 and 5. It was Father's Day, and they both charged into the master bedroom to ambush John.

Now, this I could buy, partly because they were slightly (but only slightly!) less obstreperous than Merrie was back in June, and also because Mike was old enough to think F-Day is a big deal, and Lizzie was presumably following his lead. But what was really telling was that when Elly ordered them to back off, John, sitting up in bed said (paraphrasing) "It's okay; I don't mind sharing my space." Mike added, "After all, if it wasn't for us, you wouldn't BE a father!"

I rest my case.

Monday, September 26

Panel 1: Is that John Elly's talking to, or Connie? Beyond that, Elly is a really boring speaker. "The first night, we unpacked." Wow, I never would have expected that.

Panel 2: Jeez, a flashback! Elly looks like a specter is emerging from under the sink. And I guess this is another example of "help just happens". OR, maybe this was Viv's way of saying that Liz is a slob.

Panel 3: Is that a leaf falling, or is something draped over the edge of the roof? And there's Jesse again. Did he leave the yard at all over the summer? Or worse: was he sneaking in through the window and sniffing Liz's sheets? And I wonder what that ellipsis is leading to... ETA: I just noticed something else. "Reminded us that we were living close to nature". Elly, what's this "we" stuff? You were VISITING Mtwiki.

Panel 4: Ah yes: another "rural life is dirty and smelly" gag. I'm going to have to wait for the large-size version to go up before I can be sure what Elly's doing; presumably she's covering her mouth.