Monday, November 30, 2009

Mary Worth 632

What? The Adrian Corey story is over already? It just started in February. But if it must end, at least we get to have a pool party, and the promise of a Wilbur Weston story. And we get a glance at Ian's legs. Ian seems to be the only one who knows how to dress for a pool party. Everyone else is ready for church.

Today's Full Strip

19 comments:

Miss Em said...

I've always wondered if mashed potatoes would make a good finger food...

phoebes in santa fe said...

Refresh my memory, someone. Who is Iris and why was she hanging out with Wilbur? I know she's not his daughter, whose name is Dawn. I know she's not someone's sister, who was trying to trap Wilbur into marriage (and the plot was broken up by Dawn).

Was I asleep when Iris came on the scene?

Chester said...

I believe Iris is the meddling old biddy that fought with Mary a few decades ago.

Samuel K said...

Wanders, you totally need to add "Pool Party" by the Aquabats to the jukebox.

Tony said...

Aren't people usually happy at a pool party? At this one, everyone (with the possible exception of the blond in the blue dress) looks pretty glum. Maybe lamenting the departure of Iris.

Brick said...

phoebes - Iris seems to have been a Charterstone neighbor whose son, Tommy, abused drugs. I found this information through archived Comics Curmudgeon posts.

Still don't know how (or if) she was any more than a neighbor to Wilbur.

Anonymous said...

Am I the only one who can't read "Hello Wilbur" without everything else Mary says sounding like Mr. Ed?

Robert said...

Do people normally hold pool parties in late November? I guess the weather in Santa Royale is always sunny and warm.

Security at Charterstone is falling down on the job. All kinds of weird characters have wandered in off the streets. That guy in the trucker hat, the guy in the striped shirt and goatee; these aren't the high standard of usual Charterstone residents.

mrvy said...

Chester, I believe Ella Byrd was the meddling old biddy duking it out with Mary for queen o' the meddlers status. Someone let me know if my memory is correct or not, please.

Vicki (remembering Iris) said...

Iris' son "Tommy" is in prison because he was at the park and offered a boy drugs, aka "p-p-poison" from a brown sack.
When he mops the floor in his prison cellblock there are THREE guards that watch him. If you don't believe it, go back in the archives and you will see I am not lying!

Iris' son ALSO smoked pot and the smoke went up the ceiling vent into Mary's apt.

Iris, a good soul, was miserable with worry about her wayward son. She and Wilbur became sweethearts. I'm sorry to see she's gone. Mary should say "Sorry", but her "OH, NO!" is really b/c she's upset with herself for dropping the ball on such juicy gossip. D--- that Adrian!

Ian's socks said...

Why is Mary wearing a black dress to a pool party?

Chester (had a senior moment) said...

Chester's mistake. I forgot about Iris. Oh well, Is she dead? Or did she move to Pittsburgh? Maybe she died in the recent drug bust, when she was trying to score some heroin to send to her son in prison.

Chester the Dog said...

Wilbur sure is enjoying his root beer. I bet he makes that slurping sound with his straw when the glass is empty. No wonder Iris took a hike, what an irritating habit.

Caroline said...

Iris predates my reading of this strip so I've no idea who she is. I guess I'm not going to find out now she's bolted. So what's the story going to be - Wilbur crying into his potatoade for three months?

Anonymous said...

What about Mary's new hand affliction? It looks like she now has a "knuckle nail" on her middle finger.
Also...mashed potatoes? Or scrambled egg whites? You decide.

Brick said...

Yep, Wilbur is about as unappealing as anyone can be. He talks without removing that straw from his pouty mouth. Mary's companions are a rag-tag bunch. Ian looks like Surfing Santa, carrying a life-size Barbie.

Too bad that the stylish and poised blonde in the blue dress won't be one of Mary's friends. She has promise.

mashed potatoes... definitely

Anonymous said...

The highest temps in California today were in the mid to high 70's -hardly "pool party" weather. Apparently the folks at Charterstone are pretty hardy for a bunch of cotton-tops.

Chester said...

Pool Party Menu:
Mashed Potatos
Salmon Squares
Ketchup (in Costco size)
Root Beer

Elvis would be so happy!

Vicki said...

I know the blond is supposed to be Toby, but it looks like a life-size blowup doll that Ian has brought to the party!

I agree, that's mashed potatoes.