May 1st, 2016

Snarky Candiru2

Monday, 2 May 2016

We return to the process of moving Mrs Baird out so that Connie can move in by having Mrs Baird realize that she's starting the process of becoming a posthumous part of the scene now that she's giving away her treasures to younger relatives.

(Strip Number 4797, Original Publication Date, 4 May 1987)

Panel 1: We find ourselves watching Elly help Mrs Baird pack away her belongings before she loves. This is going to be tricky because, as Thelma says, it's hard to know where to start with the twenty-odd years of clutter.

Panel 2: A little while later, she tells Elly that the boxes she's pointing to are for her nieces and nephews.

Panel 3: Said boxes contain medals, ornaments, books and photographs she thinks they'd like to have.

Panel 4: Thelma is suddenly distraught because she, as she tells Elly, has just realized that she's giving away her memories.

Summary: Given that she'll BE a memory in a year's time, this seems sadly appropriate. At least she's alive to see them get this stuff. Few people get that chance.