Of course, she didn't mention any of them to Jeff.
Today's full strip
I knew the truth would eventually come out about the real reason for Mary's trip to New York.
And judging by that garment she's packing, a reunion of her Clown College buddies may be in order.
This is going to be great! Mary and Olive can show Ken Kensington the flower fairies of Central Park! It'll be November or December by then, so there will be no flowers and the plants will be dead, so brightly colored fairies will be easier for old people to see.
I hope Olive now sports purple hair, a pierced nose, tattoos, extremely short skirts, and thigh-high boots. Surprise and Happy Halloween, Mary!
I do hope that Mary will find the time to stop in and visit her old friend Margo Magee at Manhattan General Hospital. Time is running out.
Are we really going to have a big-city reunion - Ken, Dear Old Shelly whatshername, the enigmatic John Dill? And a holiday setting, to boot (given that Mary may not even touch down at Idlewild 'til Thanksgiving)?Or is Giella just using this as an excuse to reuse last year's wintry scenes?
Don't forget to pack your swimsuit, Mary! (BTW, who said Olive needed any help anyway?)And don't forget to leave a spare key with Toby in case she needs to use your pad while you're gone.76VDubber: Not to worry! Margo has apparently made an amazing up-and-dressed, one-panel recovery today.
I think it's very sweet that Mary keeps dear departed Jack's service-time hand grenade on the dresser. Homeland Security Tip: Don't pack it Mary!
Oh yes, why spend time with age-appropriate peers when she can focus her time on a weird child? Nothing creepy about that. Nope. Not a thing. And I DO hope TeeHee-Ed/Evy set up a sleeping bag in the guest room for Olive so she can spend EVERY SINGLE SECOND of Mary's trip with the old bat. Maybe that's what Mary fears which would explain her facial expression in the first panel...
Maybe Shovey Shovington will show in Central Park again and Mary can save Olive from certain fate.
Warning: Objects in mirror may appear to be a lot closer and creepier than they actually are!Speaking of creepy, I can't shake the whole Shining vibe that this story is employing. Olive's tummy-brain operates like Danny Torrance's "shining" and she is calling out across a whole continent to Mary, just like Danny called out to Dick Hallorann. Okay, technically Olive used email to offer an invitation, but somehow or other Mary has intuited that Olive needs her help.Okay Mary, a couple things:If Ed Taylor starts acting strange in any way, like typing repetitive phrases, get the heck out of there!If you even see an axe around, or if Ed even hints that he needs to go "chop firewood", get the heck out of there.Do not, under any circumstances, enter any hedge mazes, corn mazes or mazes of any kind!
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