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Strip For 062880
ID: 58
Publication Date: 1980-06-28
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: I've Got The One-More-Washload Blues (Signed Copies)
Other Books: Suddenly Silver (Signed Copies)
 Treasuries: Something Old, Something New (Signed Copies)
Description: Elly and Grandpa Jim walk on the beach reflecting on how it seems like yesterday Elly was as small as Elizabeth is now. Still his little girl. Mushy dad. Michael, Elizabeth.
Caption: No - but if you're allowed to grow up, I'm allowed to get mushy about it.
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Strip For 092980
ID: 79
Publication Date: 1980-09-29
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: I've Got The One-More-Washload Blues (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: Something Old, Something New (Signed Copies)
Description: Elly and Elizabeth are on the beach when John comes asking for his glasses. Elly asks why he needs them while swimming. John replies that he needs them to see and goes back in the water with a number of sexy girls in bikinis.
Caption: So I can see!
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Strip For 071981
ID: 6073
Publication Date: 1981-07-19
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: More Than a Month of Sundays
(Signed copies of this book are not currently available.)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: Something Old, Something New (Signed Copies)
Description: On the beach Michael is in the water and keeps yelling "Watch me, Watch me" to Elly. Elly wakes John and tells him she's taking a walk. He's surprised that she's leaving him with the kids. Watch me. Elizabeth.
Caption: Watch Me!
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Strip For 010882
ID: 212
Publication Date: 1982-01-08
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: It Must Be Nice to Be Little (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: Grandma Carrie is tucking Michael into bed. He asks what his parents are doing right now in Barbados. She thinks they're on a tropical beach sipping cold drinks. In reality they are sweating like crazy trying to get through customs. John, Elly.
Caption: I'll take three more - and the rest will please join another lineup.
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Strip For 010982
ID: 10909
Publication Date: 1982-01-09
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: It Must Be Nice to Be Little (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: John and Elly check in to their hotel in Barbados. Room 35A Elly tells John to look at the scenery. She sees the beach, the water, the palm trees... John sees the women.
Caption: Oh. John! Just look at the scenery!
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Strip For 011182
ID: 213
Publication Date: 1982-01-11
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: It Must Be Nice to Be Little (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: In Barbados, John is amazed that Elly is willing to wear a bikini to the beach. He asks her what made her decide to join the other scantily clad bodies. She says that a lot of them are worse.
Caption: A lot of them are worse.
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Strip For 011282
ID: 214
Publication Date: 1982-01-12
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: It Must Be Nice to Be Little (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: In Barbados John and Elly lie on beach chairs. A darkly tanned man looks at their pale skin which sticks out from everyone else, and asks if they are new there.
Caption: New here?
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Strip For 011882
ID: 218
Publication Date: 1982-01-18
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: It Must Be Nice to Be Little (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: In Barbados Elly wants to explore the island, see the shops, explore. John wants to lie on the beach reading. She is exasperated that this is his idea of a vacation. Different perspectives for different lives.
Caption: Is this your idea of a vacation!!!?
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Strip For 012182
ID: 4121
Publication Date: 1982-01-21
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: It Must Be Nice to Be Little (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: In Barbados Elly and John stand together on the beach, under the full moon. Elly thinks it is beautiful, a perfect evening and wishes they were alone. John thinks they are the only ones there, nobody else matters.
Caption: What a beautiful place - and a perfect evening. Too bad we're not the only ones here. We are.
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Strip For 021582
ID: 4127
Publication Date: 1982-02-15
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: It Must Be Nice to Be Little (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: At the dental clinic John tells Jean about his vacation. They walked on the beach, got to know each other, drank good wine and remembered why they got married. The patient says he drinks to forget.
Caption: -Strange. I always drink to forget.
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Strip For 071882
ID: 6085
Publication Date: 1982-07-18
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Our Sunday Best
(Signed copies of this book are not currently available.)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: While playing with Michael in the water at the beach Elizabeth cuts her foot on a broken bottle. While Elly gets a bandage Michael gets angry and asks what people are thinking when they throw garbage like that away. Elly says they're not thinking at all.
Caption: No, Michael... they just don't think at all.
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Strip For 032283
ID: 4316
Publication Date: 1983-03-22
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Just One More Hug (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: Elly tries to buy a bathing suit but they are all frontless, sideless, backless or hipless. She complains to Anne that there is a conspiracy to keep every woman over 30 off of the beach. Elizabeth.
Caption: Somebody's trying to keep every woman over 30 off the beach!
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Strip For 071083
ID: 7138
Publication Date: 1983-07-10
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Our Sunday Best
(Signed copies of this book are not currently available.)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: At the beach Elizabeth shows Elly a bucket of cigarette butts, bottle caps and plastic cups. Michael has a Thermos cap and some broken glass. When Elly was young they hunted for shells and pretty stones. John.
Caption: When I was little, we hunted for shells and pretty stones.
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Strip For 090483
ID: 7142
Publication Date: 1983-09-04
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Our Sunday Best
(Signed copies of this book are not currently available.)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: At the beach Michael doesn't want to walk to the change huts. He makes a big deal out of changing under a towel. He yells about people not seeing him and eventually John whips the towel away. He didn't want to disappoint the kid. Elly, Elizabeth.
Caption: I hated to disappoint him.
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Strip For 081784
ID: 682
Publication Date: 1984-08-17
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: The Last Straw (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: Making Ends Meet (Signed Copies)
Description: Toronto Airport. Michael arrives and hugs his mom while Elizabeth asks what he brought for her. He tells her he found something cool on the beach and asks Elly how long crabs can live in a suitcase.
Caption: Mom... how long can crabs live in a suitcase?
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Strip For 052185
ID: 4498
Publication Date: 1985-05-21
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: The Last Straw (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Elly can't go to the beach in her bathing suit. John says she is entitled to a few extra rolls. She's had two kids and is over 35. He tells her to accept that she's a little chunky, but is cut short, beaten with a pillow. Death of honesty in marriage.
Caption: — so much for honestly in marriage.
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Strip For 091585
ID: 7198
Publication Date: 1985-09-15
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: (This strip was not published in book form.)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: At a beach, Michael and Elizabeth bug Elly to let them go in the water. They start by taking off their shoes and slowly push the limits until Michael falls in. When she arrives with two soaked kids John says that he thought she'd planned to keep them dry
Caption: I thought you weren't going to let them get wet!
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Strip For 070686
ID: 7220
Publication Date: 1986-07-06
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: (This strip was not published in book form.)
Other Books: Suddenly Silver (Signed Copies)
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Going to the beach. Elly tells Michael and Elizabeth to pack and be responsible for their own things. After packing the lunch and driving to the beach, Elly discovers that she's forgotten her bathing suit.
Caption: Mom, are you coming swimming? No. Why not? I forgot my bathing suit!
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Strip For 072090
ID: 1607
Publication Date: 1990-07-20
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: What, Me Pregnant? (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Bathing suits, choosing the right time to walk down the beach, Elly
Caption: No caption
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Strip For 072290
ID: 6191
Publication Date: 1990-07-22
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: What, Me Pregnant? (Signed Copies)
Other Books: It's the Thought That Counts: The 15th Anniversary Collection (Signed Copies)
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Michael and Brian hit on older girls at the beach.
Caption: Who Do They Think They're Calling Kids?!!!
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Strip For 072390
ID: 1609
Publication Date: 1990-07-23
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: What, Me Pregnant? (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Playing at the beach, Elizabeth
Caption: It's 'Cause Of All The Air In Your Head!
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Strip For 072490
ID: 1608
Publication Date: 1990-07-24
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: What, Me Pregnant? (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Playing at the beach, Elizabeth
Caption: Darn. Just When I Was Winning
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Strip For 073190
ID: 1615
Publication Date: 1990-07-31
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: What, Me Pregnant? (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Lost glasses, searching the beach, Elizabeth, Elly
Caption: Over There
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Strip For 081990
ID: 6823
Publication Date: 1990-08-19
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Know which book? Let us know!
Other Books: It's the Thought That Counts: The 15th Anniversary Collection (Signed Copies)
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: John, Elly, Elizabeth and Michael go to the beach for the day. Elizabeth doesn't want to leave. Perception of time, just got here.
Caption: But We Just Got Here!!!
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Strip For 070592
ID: 6227
Publication Date: 1992-07-05
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: There Goes My Baby! (Signed Copies)
Other Books: It's the Thought That Counts: The 15th Anniversary Collection (Signed Copies)
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Elly, Elizabeth, John and April at the beach. Building sand castle, burying dad, April pours sand on John's head.
Caption: Daddy's Fine! See? Daddy's Perfectly Fine!! Gah? Dump!
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Strip For 071893
ID: 10937
Publication Date: 1993-07-18
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Know which book? Let us know!
Other Books: It's the Thought That Counts: The 15th Anniversary Collection (Signed Copies)
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Dawn and Elizabeth go to the beach with Michael and Brian Enjo. Dawn and Liz show off their bathing suits in private but go into the water wearing t-shirts.
Caption: Dawn? Elizabeth? Are you gonna come swimming or what?! No caption.
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Strip For 070594
ID: 2560
Publication Date: 1994-07-05
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Starting From Scratch (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Playing at the beach, teasing, John, Elizabeth, Dawn
Caption: ... My Dad Drives Me Crazy Sometimes!
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Strip For 070694
ID: 2561
Publication Date: 1994-07-06
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Starting From Scratch (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Playing at the beach, Elizabeth, Dawn
Caption: You Know I Can't See Without My Glasses!
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Strip For 070794
ID: 2562
Publication Date: 1994-07-07
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Starting From Scratch (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Playing at the beach, contact lenses versus glasses, Elizabeth, Dawn
Caption: I Mean, I've Never Lost My Glasses Have I?!!
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Strip For 070994
ID: 2563
Publication Date: 1994-07-09
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Starting From Scratch (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Playing at the beach, growing older, Elizabeth, Dawn, John, Elly
Caption: ... I Wonder What We Did Wrong
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Strip For 030496
ID: 5808
Publication Date: 1996-03-04
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Growing Like a Weed
(Signed copies of this book are not currently available.)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Mexico, Watching pretty girls at the beach, compliments, Elly, John
Caption: ... And I'm With One Of Them!!
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