December 21st, 2013

Snarky Candiru2

Sunday, 22 December 2013

We share an uncharacteristic-for-the-Early Years pleasant moment in which the family share warm memories of past Christmases when decorating the tree.

(Strip Number 7174, Original Publication Date, 23 December 1984)

Panel 1: As the Pattersons get ready to decorate their tree, Elly is delighted to find that her old bubble lights still work.

Panel 2: Mike is equally delighted to find that there are still some holly berries left over from the real holly that Grandma sent them.

Panel 3: Next, Elly pulls out the Christmas angel Mike gave her last year.

Panel 4: Next comes the wreath they bought in San Francisco.

Panel 5: She next tells Lizzie that she'd bought the silver bell ornaments before she met Daddy.

Panel 6: Mike is happy because he found the straw stars he made in first grade and Lizzie is happy because she found the Santa candle.

Panel 7: When John makes the scene, Elly tells him that she loves going through the ornaments because of the warm memories they inspire.

Panel 8: As the Pattersons bask in the glowing warmth of fond memories and a well-lit tree, Lynn herself tells us "One of the joys of Christmas is remembering the joys of Christmases past!"

Summary: Sure, it's a hokey, greeting-card sentiment that'll put the life of every diabetic in the country at risk. That's just one of the risks people have to take when dealing with the season.
Snarky Candiru2

The Coffee Counter Vanishes: the latest revision of the Foob Homepage......

Something interesting happened when I went to look for today's Lynnsight. It would seem that Steph has been prevailed upon to streamline the 'Strip Fix' section. Instead of the old order in which there were separate archives for day and month and so on, it's all on the one page.

This, oddly enough, is not the only change. First off, the basic format of the News and Notes section has been revised. Second, Coffee Talk is as one with the comments section on individual strips in having been excised forever from the website. I know, I know. I'm surprised she waited this long to do it myself. Perhaps she'll even get around to getting rid of the "satire" strip that has Mike dying in a fire and Anthony choo-choo-choosing John.