A couple of months ago, Lynn received a lovely letter from a young mom, telling her how similar her life was to Elly Patterson’s and how much she related to the strip. Sarah talked about her kids, the mess, her life and her dreams—and how everything was on hold, now that parenting was her overwhelming new reality. Lynn wrote back and suggested Sarah focus on her writing, if she could find the time. In fact, Lynn liked Sarah’s writing so much that Sarah now has her own feature area on our site, called It Never Ends! Check out Sarah’s column about what it’s like to be a stay-at-home mom to two little kids.
What has Lynn been up to since she retired? She enjoys painting with acrylics, and we’ve collected some of her art here so you can have a look. We just added a few pieces she recently finished.
We’re looking into ways of offering prints of her art; please let us know if you would be interested in ordering them, if we added prints to our shop!
Our Easter games and colouring pages are back! Enjoy:
Easter Colouring Pages – print and colour some Easter FBorFW scenes!
Easter Egg Hunt – brand new for this year! Find the eggs in the Pattersons’ living room.
Easter Eggs – match the eggs and clear the board to win.
Egg-Scape – can you help Butterscotch catch all the chicks?
Scrambled Eggs – can you remember the order of all the eggs in the carton?
Sometimes people write to us asking why For Better or For Worse is suddenly gone from their local paper. Every paper’s comics section is managed by that newspaper’s editors, and they make judgement calls about which strips to run, based on comments from readers and different market factors.
We generally aren’t told when a paper drops the strip, but we do know that editors value customer feedback – if you’d like to see FBorFW reinstated, please just write a nice note to your paper’s editors and ask! It often works.
We like to cheer on the underdogs because their fortune is a kind of reassurance that there is, in fact, a way to beat the odds and succeed. The Pattersons encounter a few underdogs and it’s not always obvious who they are. Here are five of the most loved characters who we either didn’t expect to succeed, or whom we didn’t really think of as underdogs right away.