May 29th, 2016

Bemused Candiru

Memorial Day 2016

We begin an annoying arc about how Lizzie doesn't really fit in with the other kids and that's okay because Daddy loves her with Elly being gobsmacked by the reason Mike gives for not wanting to play ball in the big park on the corner.

(Strip Number 4807, Original Publication Date, 1 June 1987)

Panel 1: We find ourselves watching Elly ask Mike what he, Gordon, Brian and Lizzie are doing playing baseball in the street.

Panel 2: The reason she asks is that there's a nice big park on the corner where they can play without risking getting hit by cars.

Panel 3: Mike explains that they don't wanna play in the park.

Panel 4: As they head to the park anyway, Lizzie tells a confused Elly that there's nothing to stop the ball.

Summary: Yeah. That's smart of them. Rather than chase after the horsehide, they're going to play in traffic and damage property. Time for a Little Lindy show or Lynn Lake story.