Friday, July 31, 2020

Mary Worth 3428

Careful, Greta... don't let the door squeak... Delicious shoes are sitting right by the closet. Quiet... quiet...

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Mary Worth 3427

Today's strip broke my heart. I thought of the many children who have lost grandparents to coronavirus and other illnesses this year. I thought of my own grandparents, one of whom died so young I have no memory of her. I thought of my mother-in-law who lost her battle to cancer at 55, when my wife was pregnant with our third child. I showed a video tape to my oldest daughter just last week of when she was one year old playing with her grandmother, and my daughter cried.

So forgive me for tearing up at today's strip. Of course, my tears were more saline than dairy, but still.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Mary Worth 3426

I don't know what he's cooking, but we're eating it for a week. I haven't seen Greta for a while... No, it couldn't be.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Mary Worth 3425

My nephew works at a camp where parents send their troubled kids. Maybe Mary could volunteer at a place like that. Those kids would keep their shoes off the couch forever.

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Mary Worth 3424

And there you have it folks. This train arrived sooner than expected, but I'm getting off at the station. I was on Team Madi from day one, but Mary has successfully baptized her in the Charterstone Pool of Intervention, and she will never be the same. I did not expect Madi to go so suddenly.

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Mary Worth 3423

When I saw this, I thought about Mary's physical ability to perform this feat, and remembered her diving into the pool at midnight to save Olive Taylor. So I did a little Google search and found this lovely video. Have a wonderful weekend.

Friday, July 24, 2020

Mary Worth 3422

After yesterday's psychologically abusive strip, I have only one explanation for today's strip...:

...Stockholm Syndroome.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Mary Worth 3421

I'm having trouble with the Blogger app today. No joke, it is not allowing me to upload today's panel. However, it is letting me post previously uploaded artwork. Turns out that isn't such a problem today.

Okay, it's working now. I was dealing with the tech problem for a while, but five minutes after I posted the old panel, it started working again. 

My original post was simply going to say, "Madi speaks for us all." One of the reasons I like her so much.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Mary Worth 3420

Indeed she does. After Greta's owner died, she was carted off to a cage at a shelter and then handed over to Saul Wynter whom she will also outlive. See how much you and Greta have in common, Madi? You're really no better off than a rescue dog.

Monday, July 20, 2020

Mary Worth 3419

You think??? She was only dumped off at an 80-year-old stranger's apartment at a retirement community for the entire summer by her dad after her Gram - the only person whom she enjoyed - died. She has no friends her own age, and there is a dog that she's afraid of in her bedroom chewing on her clothes. And apparently, no one can seem to figure out why she might be ANGRY!! Charterstone is full of dopes.

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Mary Worth 3418

It's also been said, "When you fail to attribute, you make the quote your own." It was Helen Keller. Helen Keller said it. I mean what Mary said. I just made up the quote about attribution... at least I think so. I better verify that.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Mary Worth 3417

It will get better, Karen Moy? I can't imagine it getting any better than it already is!

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Mary Worth 3416

Thank you, Karen Moy, for clarifying that Madi is getting emotional. I was wondering why thick mucous tears were crawling down her cheeks.

Monday, July 13, 2020

Mary Worth 3415

Brown and grey. I think the problem here is that Madi is color blind and doesn't know what she's talking about.

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Mary Worth 3415

Yesterday, when Mary promised us an "assortment of cookies," I was picturing something more like this:

But if you are going to include only one type of cookie in your "assortment," it better be chocolate chip. And June Brigman truly knows how to draw delicious chocolate chip cookies!

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Mary Worth 3414

"Madi's grandmother passed away a few months ago."

"I'm sorry to hear that."

"I saw her every day. I miss her."

"DO YOU LIKE TO SWIM?? We have a great pool. I can show it to you later this week! Being in the water's enjoyable even for non-swimmers!"

Thank you, Mary, for changing the subject so politely. All that talk about death was making me uncomfortable.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Mary Worth 3413

"Many people do get old, Madi. But not everyone. As long as you stay here at Charterstone, you will never age, so you need not fear death. We are sorry that your grandmother didn't move here in time to save her, but won't you join us, Madi? You can stay 13 forever, and ever, and ever."

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Mary Worth 3412

So this will be another story about how easy it is to replace dead things. Just like Greta easily replaced Bella, Mary will soon be Madi's new grandma. Because she likes color. Unlike most of the sighted population of the world.

Monday, July 6, 2020

Mary Worth 3411

I'm sure nothing will give Madi's mood a boost like lunch with Saul AND Mary. I can't think of a better solution. Can you?

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Mary Worth 3410

Since the only parents at Charterstone are Wilbur and Iris... maybe you should seek their advice. HA HA HA HA HA!

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Mary Worth 3409

Nothing brings greater joy to my heart than hearing a Mary Worth character say something like, "This will take more time. The story is moving along too quickly. Let's slow things down a bit." It's what I live for.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Mary Worth 3407

Did you really think you were doing the right thing, Saul? Because that's not how I remember it. I think you just lacked the gumption to stand up to Lyle, which is just pathetic. I don't remember you saying, I'm doing this because it is right. Because it wasn't right. In fact, it was the most stupid thing I've ever heard of.