Elly was a young housewife at the beginning of the strip. She worked as a newspaper columnist and then at the library while her kids were young. When they got older, she got a job at Lilliput's bookstore, which she eventually bought.
In 1991 she gave birth to April, a surprise baby who was delivered at home during an ice storm. Toward the end of the strip, Elly sold the bookstore and retired to enjoy travelling and being a grandma.
A Random Fact About elly:
At 14, she was in love with Canadian teen idol Bobby Curtola. She played "Fortune Teller" so often, her mother threatened to break the record.