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Strip For 103179
ID: 6
Publication Date: 1979-10-31
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 takes Michael and Lawrence trick or treating on Halloween. He makes sure the home made treats are safe by eating them. Popcorn balls, taffy apples and fudge.
Caption: Already he's saved us from 4 popcorn balls, two taffy apples and 6 chunks of home made fudge.
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Strip For 110179
ID: 8
Publication Date: 1979-11-01
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: Halloween. Elly tells Michael to share his candy with Elizabeth. Michael gives Elizabeth the candy wrappers.
Caption: I Am Sharing! I'm Giving Her The Wrappers!
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Strip For 103180
ID: 85
Publication Date: 1980-10-31
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: Elly and John watch Michael's school Halloween play. His part is to hold a pumpkin on a stick. Elly and John are proud.
Caption: He didn't do anything (sniff) -but he did it so well!
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Strip For 101981
ID: 185
Publication Date: 1981-10-19
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, Lawrence and Gordon don't know what they want to be for Hallowe'en. Michael claims his is a secret, but Lawrence knows that means he doesn't know either. Halloween.
Caption: Michael doesn't know what he's gonna be either.
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Strip For 102081
ID: 186
Publication Date: 1981-10-20
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 is wondering what to be for Halloween so Elly suggests a cowboy, clown, pirate, robot, monster, detective, wizard, ghost, soldier and Michael rejects them all so Elly quits. Michael thought she was going to help.
Caption: I thought you were gonna HELP me!!
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Strip For 103181
ID: 190
Publication Date: 1981-10-31
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 is exhausted lying on the couch. She is surrounded by the remains of Hallowe'en. A broken Jack-o'-lantern gives off the last of its smoke, candy litters the room and a candy apple melts on the endtable. John enters and asks how it went. Halloween
Caption: Sorry I'm late honey! - how was Hallowe'en?
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Strip For 102582
ID: 325
Publication Date: 1982-10-25
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: It Must Be Nice to Be Little (Signed Copies)
Other Books: Suddenly Silver (Signed Copies)  
Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: Michael finds a leather helmet and a pair of goggles. He wants to be a World War I flying ace for Hallowe'en All he needs is for John to build him a plane! Halloween.
Caption: A plane!!
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Strip For 102682
ID: 326
Publication Date: 1982-10-26
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: It Must Be Nice to Be Little (Signed Copies)
Other Books: Suddenly Silver (Signed Copies)  
Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: John builds an airplane costume for Michael for Hallowe'en. He wishes he had a costume like that when he was a kid. Elly asks him who ever said he'd grown up! Halloween.
Caption: Who says you ever grew up?
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Strip For 102782
ID: 327
Publication Date: 1982-10-27
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: It Must Be Nice to Be Little (Signed Copies)
Other Books: Suddenly Silver (Signed Copies)  
Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: John gets Michael to try on the airplane which is part of his Hallowe'en costume. Michael immediately sees a problem, he cannot get through the door! Halloween.
Caption: I can't get out of this room!!!
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Strip For 102882
ID: 328
Publication Date: 1982-10-28
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: It Must Be Nice to Be Little (Signed Copies)
Other Books: Suddenly Silver (Signed Copies)  
Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: John is forced to cut back the wings on Michael's airplane costume. Elly says that her father didn't clip her wings until she was fifteen. Hallowe'en, Halloween.
Caption: Hah! My father didn't clip my wings 'til I was fifteen!
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Strip For 103082
ID: 329
Publication Date: 1982-10-30
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: It Must Be Nice to Be Little (Signed Copies)
Other Books: Suddenly Silver (Signed Copies)  
Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: Elizabeth, dressed as an angel, wants to go out for Hallowe'en. When two scary characters ring the doorbell she decides she wants to stay in. Halloween.
Caption: Wanna Stay!!!
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Strip For 100683
ID: 475
Publication Date: 1983-10-06
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Just One More Hug (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: Making Ends Meet (Signed Copies)
Description: Home Halloween, Hallowe'en. Elizabeth is wearing Elly's shoes, dress and makeup. She asks John if she can go out on Hallowe'en like that. He tells her that it's good enough for Elly, who appears shocked.
Caption: - If it's good enough for your mother...
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Strip For 100783
ID: 476
Publication Date: 1983-10-07
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Just One More Hug (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: Making Ends Meet (Signed Copies)
Description: Home Halloween Hallowe'en. Michael is sitting on the stairs lamenting his lack of costume ideas. Elizabeth, still in her mother's clothes suggest she be the Mom and Micheal dress as a baby. Michael might be hard up, but he's not desperate.
Caption: I'm hard up, kid ... but I'm not desperate
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Strip For 101883
ID: 484
Publication Date: 1983-10-18
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Just One More Hug (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: Making Ends Meet (Signed Copies)
Description: Autumn day. Michael, Lawrence, and Gordon wonder about spooks coming out on Hallowe'en. They plan to go to the graveyard at midnight to get so scared their hair might fall out... if only they didn't have to be home by 9:30. Halloween.
Caption: ... Too bad our Moms won't let us out past 9:30.
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Strip For 103183
ID: 489
Publication Date: 1983-10-31
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Just One More Hug (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: Making Ends Meet (Signed Copies)
Description: Home. Elly tells Michael that he cannot go Trick-or-Treating until he's eaten. Elizabeth is in Elly's dress. Elly tells her she can't walk in her shoes though. Elizabeth expects John to carry her. Dracula Halloween Hallowe'en
Caption: Daddy can carry me!
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Strip For 110183
ID: 490
Publication Date: 1983-11-01
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Just One More Hug (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: Making Ends Meet (Signed Copies)
Description: John and Elizabeth go Trick-or-treat (tricker treat). When the lady comes to the door she comments on John's age. Elizabeth is nowhere to be found. John says that next time HE will hide in the bushes. Halloween Hallowe'en
Caption: Next time YOU ring the bell and I'LL hide in the bushes.
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Strip For 110283
ID: 491
Publication Date: 1983-11-02
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 and Elizabeth both ask Elly where they can hide their candy so the other won't find it. Elly hides it in a cupboard, but gives in to temptation and dips into the kids' stash. Halloween, Hallowe'en
Caption: Problem is - hiding the candy where I can't find it!!
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Strip For 110383
ID: 492
Publication Date: 1983-11-03
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Just One More Hug (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: Making Ends Meet (Signed Copies)
Description: Elly asks Elizabeth to bring the pumpkin in from the porch. When Elizabeth asks why, she is told that the pumpkin is destined to be a pie. She wants Elly to be quiet so the Jack-o'-lantern can't hear his fate. Halloween Hallowe'en
Caption: I don't want him to hear you!
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Strip For 101684
ID: 726
Publication Date: 1984-10-16
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: The Last Straw (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: Making Ends Meet (Signed Copies)
Description: Elizabeth wants to be a punk rocker for Halloween. She shows off her costume and attitude poses. Elly thinks it looks awful. Michael takes that as a sign they've got the costume right.
Caption: Michael, that looks absolutely awful! It does? Kid, you're doing great!
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Strip For 101984
ID: 728
Publication Date: 1984-10-19
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: The Last Straw (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: Making Ends Meet (Signed Copies)
Description: Michael, Gordon, Lawrence, Darryl and Janice think it would be great to have a Halloween party this year. Somebody would have to get some pop, junk food, and videos, then they could dress up, etc.. Michael goes to ask "somebody". Elly is oblivious.
Caption: Somebody could get some food, an' some pop - whaddya think, Mike? Great! I'll go ask somebody.
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Strip For 102084
ID: 729
Publication Date: 1984-10-20
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: The Last Straw (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: Making Ends Meet (Signed Copies)
Description: Michael asks Elly to host a Halloween party for him and his friends. Michael plus 6 friends is a lot. She asks if someone else's ,mother could host it. Michael says they're all too busy, even though Elly is doing laundry, ironing and cooking.
Caption: Aw, Mom! 'course not! Their moms are all BUSY!!
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Strip For 102284
ID: 730
Publication Date: 1984-10-22
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: The Last Straw (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: Making Ends Meet (Signed Copies)
Description: While ironing, Elly is interrupted by Michael who wants to have a Halloween party. She tells him she will think about it, but after a silent frame Michael asks if she cannot think about it faster. Halloween.
Caption: Can't you think any faster than that?!!
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Strip For 102384
ID: 731
Publication Date: 1984-10-23
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: The Last Straw (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: Making Ends Meet (Signed Copies)
Description: Michael bugs Elly to have a Halloween party at home. He nags and she yells "absolutely no!" Michael reports to Lawrence, Gordon, Darryl and Janice that Elly said maybe. Hallowe'en
Caption: Absolutely NO! She said maybe!
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Strip For 102984
ID: 736
Publication Date: 1984-10-29
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: The Last Straw (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: Making Ends Meet (Signed Copies)
Description: On Halloween Michael is Sherlock Holmes. He didn't dress as a rock star to match the others because Elly thought he'd get into trouble. She then overhears them asking if he has any tobacco for his pipe. Hallowe'en, Lawrence, Gordon, Darryl,
Caption: Hey, Mike. You got any tobacco for that pipe?
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Strip For 103184
ID: 737
Publication Date: 1984-10-31
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: The Last Straw (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: Making Ends Meet (Signed Copies)
Description: Elly takes Elizabeth for Trick-or-Treat (Tricker Treat). Elly says that they are going home now that they've covered the neighborhood. She is tired and her feet hurt. Elizabeth wants to go out with somebody younger next year. Halloween, Hallowe'en.
Caption: Mom? ... Can I go out with somebody younger next year?
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Strip For 110184
ID: 738
Publication Date: 1984-11-01
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: The Last Straw (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: Making Ends Meet (Signed Copies)
Description: Gordon asks Michael why he didn't get to be a Punk Rocker for Halloween. He thought Michael's mom was cool. It's just chains and makeup and stuff, though some put safety pins in their noses. Lawrence points out it's just for fun. Hallowe'en.
Caption: It's just chains an' makeup an' stuff. So what if some guys put safety pins though their noses! Yeah! It's just for fun!
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Strip For 100185
ID: 951
Publication Date: 1985-10-01
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: Brian tells Gordon and Michael that there's a big Halloween party coming up. The principal has asked parents to chaperone. Gordon asks if Michael will get his folks to volunteer. Michael wants to have fun so there's no way. Hallowe'en.
Caption: You gonna ask your folks to chaperone Mike? Are you nuts? I wanna have fun!!!
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Strip For 100285
ID: 952
Publication Date: 1985-10-02
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: Walking home from school, Michael, Gordon, and Brian discuss the Halloween party. When Brian mentions dancing, Michael is grossed out at the idea of girls. Gordon says he doesn't mind as long as he doesn't have to touch one. Hallowe'en.
Caption: I don't mind... long as I don't have to TOUCH one!!
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Strip For 100385
ID: 953
Publication Date: 1985-10-03
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: At home Elly confronts Michael about the Halloween party and asks why he never brings home the notices from school. Michael says he does, but she doesn't read them. He hands her a crumpled, torn, and filthy page from his pocket. Hallowe'en
Caption: I do bring them home! You just never read them!
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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 100585
ID: 955
Publication Date: 1985-10-05
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: Darryl, Michael, Gordon, and Brian sit around trying to decide on their Hallowe'en costumes. Gordon has the idea that they should dress as a group, but then can't decide what that should be either. Halloween.
Caption: What're we gonna be? ... I dunno, what do you wanna be? I dunno, what do you...
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