April 19th, 2014

Snarky Candiru2

Sunday, 20 April 2014

In today's strip, Mrs Baird tells Mike and Lizzie her life story. This somehow leads to them "adopting" her as if she were a Cabbage Patch doll.

(Strip Number 7050, Original Publication Date, 21 April 1985)

Panel 1: We find ourselves at Mrs Baird's garden shed today as she tells Mike and Lizzie that it's nice to see them visit before asking what occasioned their coming over.

Panel 2: Being told that Mom said for them to bug someone else for a while leaves her mildly ticked off because her plan to teach Elly responsibility by giving her a dog has failed.

Panel 3: The strip most people will stick on fridges starts with Mike asking Mrs Baird howcome she never had children.

Panel 4: Instead of the expected "Mind your own beeswax", Thelma talks about how her husband was really sick after the war and someone had to keep the business running.

Panel 5: He then died after they moved to Milborough and she never did meet anyone else.

Panel 6: Mike then asks if she has any siblings.

Panel 7: She has one who lives in the wilds of Calgary, AL-BER-TA!!! who she calls every once in a long while.

Panel 8: She then says yes when prompted about getting lonely.

Panel 9: A little while later, Mike and Lizzie head back home to ask Elly is she knows about them dolls that come with adoption papers. She says she does.

Panel 10: When Mike says that he and Lizzie adopted Mrs Baird, Elly smiles.

Summary: Today's Lynnsight isn't going to be about doing a good turn for your elders. It's about how Lynn was inspired by two lonely spinsters from her long-ago childhood. Crap. Lynn's stupid childhood is here to stay, ain't it?