June 22nd, 2014

Snarky Candiru2

Monday, 23 June 2014

We begin the lemonade stand arc with Elly reminding us that she'll be doing all the heavy lifting.

(Strip Number 877, Original Publication Date: 24 June 1985)

Panel 1: Elly and Anne talk over the fence when Michael asks to set up an lemonade stand because it's a hot day out.

Panel 2: Anne suggests encouraging a little free enterprise.

Panel 3: Knowing she will do most of the work, Elly thinks that it might be free for the kids, for her it's an enterprise.

Summary: Again, we have the insistent theme that it's evil and wrong of the children to involve Elly in their lives because doing so will ruin her life and is also a sign of ingratitude because they owe her and John for allowing them to freeload off of them .