November 5th, 2017

Snarky Candiru2

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Lizzie's ignorance as to what exactly we are remembering on the 11th of November is the first strip in an arc that has as its basis Lynn's refusal to understand or approve of the fact that to HER children, the Second World War is starting to become no longer real.

(Strip Number 1364, 7 November 1988)

Panel 1: We see Elly and Lizzie walking down Main Street on a brisk November day; as they do so, they buy a poppy from a Legionnaire. As always, the man's collection box has the "Lest we forget" motto emblazoned on it. This becomes important.

Panel 2: Lizzie buys another poppy from two more members of the Royal Canadian Legion.

Panel 3: She buys yet another from a member of the Ladies' Auxilliary.

Panel 4: When she asks Elly what exactly they're remembering, Elly doesn't quite know what to say.

Summary: Instead of doing something sane like explaining what it is we're remembering, Lynn decides to show us what we're remembering by pretty much grabbing Aaron by the shirt-front and screaming that since he didn't see the point of going out on a freezing cold November day back when they lived in Lynn Lake, he clearly wanted Hitler to rule the world.