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Strip For 100979
ID: 3701
Publication Date: 1979-10-09
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 is having coffee with a friend (Connie?) and she asks if Elly gets jealous of John working with attractive women all day. Competing, being tempted.
Caption: I hate to shake your confidence, Elly ... But don't you watch daytime T.V.?
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Strip For 102279
ID: 3711
Publication Date: 1979-10-22
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 has a coffee while John uses the typewriter. Elly asks John a loaded question about fidelity, one night stands. John mistakenly answers Elly's question honestly.
Caption: Elly! I didn't mean sure - I meant maybe!!
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Strip For 102379
ID: 3712
Publication Date: 1979-10-23
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: Motherhood, great hopes, coffee talk, fulfilled as a woman, teacher, giver, coffee spilled on the tablecloth, reality, Elly, Anne, Elizabeth, Christopher
Caption: Yes? Go On...
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Strip For 010480
ID: 3753
Publication Date: 1980-01-04
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: Anne and Elly are having coffee and Anne asks about Connie. Elly wants to answer but doesn't want to gossip. Human interest vs Gossip.
Caption: But if you call it human interest...I'll tell you everything!
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Strip For 011480
ID: 5960
Publication Date: 1980-01-14
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Know which book? Let us know!
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: Something Old, Something New (Signed Copies)
Description: Compliments on the house, decor, design, nice family, marriage as an institution, talking over coffee, Elly
Caption: It's not so bad... with the occasional day out... & visiting hours...
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Strip For 032280
ID: 3795
Publication Date: 1980-03-22
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 gets Elizabeth to sleep, the cleaning, washing and ironing done with time to spare before school is out. She tries to have a coffee and read a magazine when Michael bursts in asking what's to eat.
Caption: Hi, Ma! What's to eat? ...Because it won't last long.
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Strip For 040980
ID: 3805
Publication Date: 1980-04-09
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: Visiting the dental clinic, talking over coffee, beautiful girls as office staff, jealousy, trust, Elly, Connie
Caption: ... By being the cake.
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Strip For 052180
ID: 3826
Publication Date: 1980-05-21
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: John laughs at Elly for her coffee klatch with Anne and her cronies. Elly says they aren't a waste of time - they're human contact.
Caption: Human contact.
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Strip For 060480
ID: 3671
Publication Date: 1980-06-04
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: Over coffee and the paper Elly tells John about Connie. She is still dying her hair red to try to suit her ex-husband's ideal image of a woman. Artsy, athletic, red-head, kitchen genius, model wife. John wondered what he was missing.
Caption: I always wondered what he had that I didn't have.
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Strip For 070480
ID: 3848
Publication Date: 1980-07-04
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: I've Got The One-More-Washload Blues (Signed Copies)
Other Books: The Lives Behind the Lines (Signed Copies)
 Treasuries: Something Old, Something New (Signed Copies)
Description: Talking over coffee, relationships, finding someone, dating services, bars, Connie, Elly
Caption: How much would it cost to rent a billboard?
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Strip For 081280
ID: 3872
Publication Date: 1980-08-12
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: John laments the social attitude towards dentists while having coffee with Jean. Even though he's a nice guy he gets stuck with a bad image. Jean says that he could have studied law or something. Lawyers are all crooks. Hypocrisy.
Caption: Nah! ... Lawyers are all crooks.
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Strip For 090480
ID: 3886
Publication Date: 1980-09-04
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: Talking over coffee, complaints, perfect dresser, exterior image, Connie, Elly, Elizabeth
Caption: - like that thin plywood with the walnut veneer.
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Strip For 090580
ID: 73
Publication Date: 1980-09-05
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: Talking in front of John, Elly and Connie are having coffee chat but stop talking when John enters the room.
Caption: ...Ack Yack Yack Yack Yack Yack Yack...
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Strip For 091580
ID: 3891
Publication Date: 1980-09-15
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: John returns home after a long day at the dental clinic and compares his work to what Elly does all day. Counting nose hairs, biting the assistant. Elly is still parenting, wiping Elizabeth's nose and trying to have coffee.
Caption: I had a kid in today who not only bit my assistant - but spent the entire appointment counting my nose hairs.
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Strip For 110580
ID: 5980
Publication Date: 1980-11-05
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Know which book? Let us know!
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: Something Old, Something New (Signed Copies)
Description: Refusing to accept payment for babysitting, guilt, warm, stable home environment, talking over coffee, Elly, Anne
Caption: -So relax! - Some of us enjoy parenting... some of us don't!
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Strip For 110680
ID: 5981
Publication Date: 1980-11-06
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Know which book? Let us know!
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: Something Old, Something New (Signed Copies)
Description: Talking over coffee, being influenced by other people, guilt, waste of time, family life, Elly, Connie
Caption: ... I've always considered it a way of life.
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Strip For 111980
ID: 3921
Publication Date: 1980-11-19
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Is This "One of Those Days", Daddy? (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: Something Old, Something New (Signed Copies)
Description: Over coffee Elly tells Connie about going back to school. With a few credits she can finish her degree. She wishes that she had taken her education seriously when she had the chance. Michael thinks that means she knows that he and Lawrence are listening.
Caption: Let's Go, Lawrence ... She Knows We're Listening
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Strip For 121980
ID: 3663
Publication Date: 1980-12-19
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Is This "One of Those Days", Daddy? (Signed Copies)
Other Books: Suddenly Silver (Signed Copies)
 Treasuries: Something Old, Something New (Signed Copies)
Description: Over coffee, Connie asks Elly when she's going to meet Phil. Elly says she doesn't think they'll have anything in common. For Connie, being single is enough.
Caption: He's single, isn't he?
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Strip For 012081
ID: 5986
Publication Date: 1981-01-20
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Know which book? Let us know!
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: Something Old, Something New (Signed Copies)
Description: Talking over coffee, gossip, relationships, romantic fog, worrying about a friend, Anne, Elly
Caption: I could use a shot of that!
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Strip For 012681
ID: 5988
Publication Date: 1981-01-26
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Know which book? Let us know!
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: Something Old, Something New (Signed Copies)
Description: Dayshift, working women, talking over coffee, housewife, Anne, Elly
Caption: ...Anne - Do you think that being a housewife will ever come back in style?
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Strip For 031481
ID: 3978
Publication Date: 1981-03-14
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Is This "One of Those Days", Daddy? (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: Something Old, Something New (Signed Copies)
Description: Over coffee, Elly tells Connie that she is always prepared for the worst. Phil thought the visit was great and wished she could have stayed longer. Connie doesn't want to know if it's a lie.
Caption: Do me a favor, El. If you're lying...don't let me know.
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Strip For 040781
ID: 3987
Publication Date: 1981-04-07
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Is This "One of Those Days", Daddy? (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: Anne and Elly give up on the electric can opener. Over coffee Anne explains how new appliances can be an incentive. She once cleaned her kitchen for a week in honor of a new toaster. Christopher, Elizabeth.
Caption: - I once cleaned my kitchen for a week in honor of a new toaster!
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Strip For 041781
ID: 3990
Publication Date: 1981-04-17
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Is This "One of Those Days", Daddy? (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Elly is down because she doesn't earn a cent and John makes all the money. Needs to find a way to prove her monetary worth. After a great meal she gives John a bill for his dinner. $15.95 with tax and 30 for coffee.
Caption: Fine. That's $15.95, with tax and 30 for the coffee.
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Strip For 062281
ID: 4023
Publication Date: 1981-06-22
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Is This "One of Those Days", Daddy? (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: Elly and Connie are having coffee when they overhear the boys saying "who's gonna know?" and then "I'll show you mine if you show me yours". Elly looks out the window to see what Lawrence and Michael are doing and they're comparing report cards.
Caption: Report cards.
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Strip For 062981
ID: 4026
Publication Date: 1981-06-29
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Is This "One of Those Days", Daddy? (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: Connie and Elly are having coffee. Connie asks about Phil who has six trumpet students. Connie wishes Phil could teach her a few things. She knows how to pucker.
Caption: I can't play a note...but I can pucker.
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Strip For 082281
ID: 4052
Publication Date: 1981-08-22
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Is This "One of Those Days", Daddy? (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: Elly complains to John that Mrs. Baird comes over and talks nonstop about nothing. It wears her out. John says that she should be able to handle that. Elly throws a coffee cup at his head.
Caption: You should be able to handle that!
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Strip For 091481
ID: 170
Publication Date: 1981-09-14
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Is This "One of Those Days", Daddy? (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: Elly offers John a coffee and a back rub and makes him suspicious. She wants him to balance her check book. Cheque book.
Caption: I was wondering if you'd balance my check-book.
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Strip For 100781
ID: 180
Publication Date: 1981-10-07
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Is This "One of Those Days", Daddy? (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: Over coffee Elly complains to Anne that if it wasn't for leftovers she'd be thin. She always finishes the scraps. Anne says that she was taught to "clean off your plate." Elly wonders what makes her clean off everyone else's.
Caption: Yeah, but what makes me clean off everyone else's?
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Strip For 101681
ID: 4081
Publication Date: 1981-10-16
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Is This "One of Those Days", Daddy? (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: Over coffee Connie tells Elly that nobody knows why Lawrence is taking it so hard that Michael has a new friend. Even Ted can't understand and he's a doctor. Elly points out that Connie has seen Ted every day for week. Maybe Lawrence misses his mom.
Caption: Maybe it's not a best friend he's lost... maybe it's you!
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Strip For 111181
ID: 4093
Publication Date: 1981-11-11
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Is This "One of Those Days", Daddy? (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: Over coffee, Connie tells Elly about Ted wanting Lawrence to play hockey. He bought skates and a helmet and is planning to take the boy skating. He's always wanted a son. Connie wishes he'd say something about wanting a wife.
Caption: I wish he'd say a little more about wanting a wife!
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Strip For 111281
ID: 193
Publication Date: 1981-11-12
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Is This "One of Those Days", Daddy? (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: Over coffee Elly asks Connie if she wants to get married. She was alone for so long she doesn't know if she's in love or in need. When he's around too much she gets frustrated, but goes crazy when he doesn't call. Doesn't know what she wants.
Caption: I don't know whether I'm in love or in need.
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