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Strip For 030481
ID: 112
Publication Date: 1981-03-04
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: Michael tells Elly he gets to be Lawrence's special friend at school, helping him with his books and coat. Asks Elly why it had to be Lawrence who broke his leg. These things are supposed to happen to people you don't know.
Caption: I thought those things always happened to people you don't know!
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Strip For 101481
ID: 183
Publication Date: 1981-10-14
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: Michael tries to teach Gordon (Space Trooper 7) the secret salute. Lawrence is angry as that was their private, secret salute. He asks if Michael wants him as a best friend or not. Michael continues to teach the salute.
Caption: I'm warning you Michael... do you want me for your best friend or NOT? Not.
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Strip For 111381
ID: 194
Publication Date: 1981-11-13
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: Michael and Lawrence interrupt Connie and Elly saying that a friend just got roller skates and now they want some. Connie says they just bought ice skates and hockey uniforms. Changed their minds. Michael doesn't know why the Moms are upset. Only money.
Caption: I don't know what they're so upset about. It's only money.
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Strip For 062482
ID: 277
Publication Date: 1982-06-24
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: It Must Be Nice to Be Little (Signed Copies)
Other Books: Remembering Farley (Signed Copies)  
Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: Farley has gone missing. While the family try to eat supper, Michael is distraught and crying. Farley was his best friend. John and Elly are surprised when Michael claims that Farley was like a father to him.
Caption: He was like a... (snivel) father to me!!
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Strip For 042083
ID: 392
Publication Date: 1983-04-20
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: John and Elly go out and leave Paula the sitter in charge. Michael asks her whose side she is on. Elizabeth.
Caption: O.K. - Whose side are you on - theirs, or ours?
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Strip For 042183
ID: 393
Publication Date: 1983-04-21
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: Paula the sitter is babysitting. Elizabeth spills dog food in the hall and doesn't feel well. Michael wants to stay up and badgers her with questions. He asks how much she gets paid for sitting. She says it depends on how guilty his parents feel.
Caption: Depends on how guilty she feels when they come home.
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Strip For 042383
ID: 394
Publication Date: 1983-04-23
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: John and Elly return from their night out. Paula the sitter says she had no trouble with the kids. It's all in how you sit on them.
Caption: It's all in how you sit on 'em
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Strip For 112583
ID: 508
Publication Date: 1983-11-25
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Just One More Hug (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: Making Ends Meet (Signed Copies)
Description: Michael tries to approach Brad to enact his mother's plan to be nice to the bully. When Michael asks if Brad wants to be his friend he faints when Brad agrees. Other children are surprised.
Caption: Boy, your locker must be pretty bad, Luggsworth... -Mike's fainted!
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Strip For 040584
ID: 587
Publication Date: 1984-04-05
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Just One More Hug (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: Making Ends Meet (Signed Copies)
Description: Michael is planning his birthday party. Elly has a rule about one friend per year so he is only allowed nine friends over. Michael wants to have his 15th birthday early so he can invite more friends over.
Caption: Mom? Can I have my 15th birthday early?
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Strip For 072085
ID: 895
Publication Date: 1985-07-20
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Keep the Home Fries Burning (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: At the barbecue Phil Georgia sees Phil and Connie talking. She asks Elly who she is and Elly says she's an old chum and mutual friend. John, missing Elly's cue, says that he thinks Phil might still be crazy about Connie. Georgia is listening.
Caption: Yeah. I bet he's still CRAZY about her!!
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Strip For 080285
ID: 909
Publication Date: 1985-08-02
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Keep the Home Fries Burning (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: At the barbecue, Connie has told Elly she is moving to Thunder Bay. Elly can't believe she is losing her neighbor and friend. She Connie about her folks, Lawrence, his school, his friends. Mostly she's wondering about herself and her own impending loss.
Caption: And what about your folks? What about Lawrence? What about his school? His friends?... What about ME?!!!
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Strip For 090285
ID: 930
Publication Date: 1985-09-02
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Keep the Home Fries Burning (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Elly receives a postcard from Connie. She was her best friend and cannot believe she moved so far away. John can easily believe it, and shows Elly the phone bill.
Caption: Here's our phone bill.
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Strip For 090385
ID: 931
Publication Date: 1985-09-03
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Keep the Home Fries Burning (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Elly is trying to explain to John just how important a woman's best friend is to her. She says they shared each other's most intimate secrets. Elly told her everything! John is suddenly shocked at the word "everything."
Caption: A woman's best friend is very important... we shared our most intimate secrets! ...I told her everything! EVERYTHING?!!
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Strip For 100485
ID: 954
Publication Date: 1985-10-04
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Keep the Home Fries Burning (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: At the kitchen table, Michael laments his first Halloween without his best friend. He asks John if witches are real. Elly—in curlers and thick face cream—threatens to pour hot coffee in John's lap if he makes a witch comment. Hallowe'en.
Caption: Witches don't really exist, though – do they, Dad? Say it... and the cauldron lands in your lap.
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Strip For 101185
ID: 958
Publication Date: 1985-10-11
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Keep the Home Fries Burning (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Michael asks Elly if Lawrence will come back to Millborough. Elly says it's hard to say. She sees how much Michael misses Lawrence and asks him why he didn't tell his friend how much he missed him on the phone. Michael replies that it's hard to say.
Caption: You talked to him on the phone yesterday — why didn't you tell him how much you miss him? ...It's hard to say.
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Strip For 102285
ID: 963
Publication Date: 1985-10-22
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Keep the Home Fries Burning (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: A friend of Deanna's comes over to Michael while he is eating lunch. She tells him that Deanna will never speak to him again because he acted like a creep. Michael defends himself saying she came over to him when he was with the guys.
Caption: That's 'cause she came over when I was with the GUYS!!
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Strip For 021487
ID: 1116
Publication Date: 1987-02-14
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: It's All Downhill From Here (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: School Valentine's Day party. Elizabeth and her friend Paula count their Valentines cards. They're jealous of Melody Morrison. Elizabeth thinks Valentine's parties are like an election.
Caption: ...they're sort of like an election!
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Strip For 042087
ID: 1140
Publication Date: 1987-04-20
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: It's All Downhill From Here (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Elizabeth begs Elly to let her get her ears pierced. Elly wants Lizzie to wait - there's plenty of time for jewelry and pierced ears when she's older. Elizabeth complains that she's older than Paula who already has pierced ears. maturity.
Caption: I'm older than Paula who's in my class — an' Paula gots pierced ears!!!
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Strip For 042387
ID: 1143
Publication Date: 1987-04-23
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: It's All Downhill From Here (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: At school Paula shows off her earrings. Matching her outfit, difficulty sleeping, etc... Eventually Elizabeth gets mad and tells her to stop teasing. Pauls sees it as just showing what she has, that Elizabeth doesn't.
Caption: I just wanted to show you what I've got that you haven't got!
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Strip For 042987
ID: 1148
Publication Date: 1987-04-29
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: It's All Downhill From Here (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Elizabeth finally has her ears pierced and shows them to Paula. Now Elizabeth feels the two of them are even on the grownup stuff scale. Paula shows off her nylons much to Elizabeth's dismay.
Caption: Now we got the same things! Everything you got, I got! We're even. Right? Check it out, Liz... nylons!
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Strip For 043087
ID: 1149
Publication Date: 1987-04-30
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: It's All Downhill From Here (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Elly is upset when Elizabeth tells her that Paula is wearing nylons. They're just girls in grade one. If they do all of the grown-up things now, what will they do when they're teenagers. Tammy's cousin shaved her head and painted it green. Dismay
Caption: Tammy's cousin shaved her head, an' painted half of it green.
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Strip For 123086
ID: 1242
Publication Date: 1986-12-30
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: It's All Downhill From Here (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Michael and Lawrence try to get acquainted after a year of separation. They both look different. They both feel that their best friend is a stranger. Things change in a year. Elly, John, Greg, Connie, Elizabeth.
Caption: My best friend is a stranger!
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Strip For 020989
ID: 1416
Publication Date: 1989-02-09
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Know which book? Let us know!
Other Books: A Look Inside...For Better or For Worse: The 10th Anniversary Collection (Signed Copies)  
Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Relationships, Martha's friend tells Michael what to do
Caption: She Wants It To Be Your Idea!!
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Strip For 030291
ID: 1749
Publication Date: 1991-03-02
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: What, Me Pregnant? (Signed Copies)
Other Books: Suddenly Silver (Signed Copies)  
Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Dating, asking out a friend, unattainable girls, Gordon, Michael, Lawrence
Caption: ... And Ruin A Perfectly Good Friendship?!
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Strip For 110891
ID: 1937
Publication Date: 1991-11-08
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Things are Looking Up (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Teachers, personal questions, Elizabeth, Dawn, Miss Edwards, Brandy, their friend Paula
Caption: Well, If There's Anything At All That You'd Like To Know - Just Come Right Out And Ask Me
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Strip For 120691
ID: 1955
Publication Date: 1991-12-06
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Things are Looking Up (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Talking to a girl, practicing with a friend, Gordon, Michael, Tracey
Caption: Like, You're Kidding Me, Right?
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Strip For 102396
ID: 3065
Publication Date: 1996-10-23
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: Good kids, good friend, teachers, courteous, helpful, honest, nice kid, Elly, Connie
Caption: But Why Can't She Be Like That At Home!!
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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 110979
ID: 3721
Publication Date: 1979-11-09
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 shopping with baby Elizabeth. At the cosmetics counter she buys Fountain of Youth cream... for a friend.
Caption: I'm buying this for a friend.
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Strip For 020681
ID: 3961
Publication Date: 1981-02-06
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 and John are washing dishes, and putting the kids to bed while talking about how good Elly has been to Connie. John calls her a reliable and true friend. Elly wishes she had a friend like herself. Farley, Elizabeth, Michael, Lawrence.
Caption: Yeah...I wish I had a friend like me!
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Strip For 060581
ID: 4014
Publication Date: 1981-06-05
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Is This "One of Those Days", Daddy? (Signed Copies)
Other Books: Suddenly Silver (Signed Copies)  
Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: Elly and John are talking in bed. John remembers having a best friend and asks if Elly does. She says she still has a best friend - John.
Caption: Uh huh. - In fact I still have a best friend. You.
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