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Strip For 072682
ID: 291
Publication Date: 1982-07-26
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: Elly, John, Elizabeth and Michael wait for their train to arrive. Michael is very excited and twenty minutes seems like forever.
Caption: Twenty minutes? - That's FOREVER!!
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Strip For 072782
ID: 292
Publication Date: 1982-07-27
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, Elly, Michael and Elizabeth board the train to Vancouver. The attendant shows them two "roomettes" when Elly asked for rooms. John gets angry at Elly while the conductor tries to get out from between them.
Caption: 'Scuse me. I'll jest git by here so's you kin yell at yer wife in privit.
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Strip For 072882
ID: 293
Publication Date: 1982-07-28
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: Michael and Elly are crammed into their roomette on the train. Michael has to use the bathroom again. Elly and John keep meeting in the hallway. Elizabeth.
Caption: We have to stop meeting like this!
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Strip For 072982
ID: 294
Publication Date: 1982-07-29
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: While on the train to Vancouver, Michael bothers other passengers in order to amuse himself. Elly finds him after searching all over. Michael says that he cannot get lost on a train. The man he's bothering agrees.
Caption: He's right. I've told him to get lost a couple of times.
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Strip For 073082
ID: 295
Publication Date: 1982-07-30
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: On the train to Vancouver Elly finds Michael and Elizabeth up past their bedtime in the "Observation Car" observing the adults carousing, playing cards, etc...
Caption: It's bedtime! - What are you two doing up here, Michael? This is the observation car, isn't it? We're observing!
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Strip For 073182
ID: 296
Publication Date: 1982-07-31
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: On the train to Vancouver Michael and Elly fight for bed space.
Caption: ... I don't have enough room.
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Strip For 080282
ID: 297
Publication Date: 1982-08-02
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: On the train to Vancouver Elly and John can't sleep. Elly is jealous of John who is sharing with Elizabeth because she is smaller. John points out that he might have more room, but Elizabeth snores.
Caption: Don't be... she snores. snmphhh gwugzzzz
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Strip For 080382
ID: 4203
Publication Date: 1982-08-03
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: On the train to Vancouver Michael, John and Elly wonder why Elizabeth has put her sausage in her milk. Elizabeth claims it fell there by itself.
Caption: I did not put the sausage in my milk! - It felled in by itself!
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Strip For 080482
ID: 298
Publication Date: 1982-08-04
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: On the train to Vancouver, Michael and Elizabeth are overwhelmed by the majesty of the mountains. Michael never thought anything could be so huge. Elizabeth compared the mountains to her daddy.
Caption: Not even DADDY!
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Strip For 080582
ID: 299
Publication Date: 1982-08-05
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: On the train to Vancouver Michael and Elizabeth drop a marble into a passenger's mouth while they are sleeping. Elly asks why. The kids are bored and couldn't find anything else.
Caption: 'Cause that's all we could find.
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Strip For 080682
ID: 300
Publication Date: 1982-08-06
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: On the train to Vancouver John asks the conductor if he and Michael could see the Engineer. Michael doesn't really want to go but John's train obsession wins out.
Caption: But, Daddy - I don't wanna see the -mPh! Shh! I do!
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Strip For 080782
ID: 301
Publication Date: 1982-08-07
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: The train to Vancouver is nearing its destination. Elly tells Michael and Elizabeth to clean up their stuff and get ready. They argue and Michael agrees with the advertisements that travelling by train really IS just like home.
Caption: It's just like home.
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Strip For 101482
ID: 320
Publication Date: 1982-10-14
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: Michael asks why Farley isn't smart like Benji or Lassie. Elly says that you have to train dogs the same way you have to train children. As Michael and Farley are equally filthy Michael wonders how his Mom can compare the two of them.
Caption: How can you compare me with him?!!
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Strip For 041484
ID: 592
Publication Date: 1984-04-14
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 tells Michael about a birthday party he had as a kid. There was a train he wanted and his grandma made a cake with the train. Elizabeth comes in part way and asks if Daddy is telling a story. Michael says it's a rerun.
Caption: and there it was! All shiny and... Daddy telling a story? Sort of. It's a rerun.
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Strip For 110884
ID: 742
Publication Date: 1984-11-08
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: The Last Straw (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: Making Ends Meet (Signed Copies)
Description: John is upset about his assistant's pregnancy. Elly tells him he has plenty of time to train someone to take over for her. John says it would be easier to replace a wife than replace someone like Jean. He immediately regrets his comparison.
Caption: Uh... figuratively speaking, that is.
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Strip For 070185
ID: 4509
Publication Date: 1985-07-01
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: Elly is trying to write an article for the paper but is stuck. John tells Elizabeth not to bother her. He doesn't want to ruin her train of blank. This makes Elly a little angry.
Caption: You'll ruin her train of blank.
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Strip For 021086
ID: 4562
Publication Date: 1986-02-10
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: John complains that his assistant is leaving. He complains that you train women to do things exactly the way you want them and then they quit on you. Elly throws his coffee on the table. Dripping wet John thinks he should have rephrased his comment.
Caption: Perhaps I should rephrase that!
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Strip For 041686
ID: 1037
Publication Date: 1986-04-16
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Keep the Home Fries Burning (Signed Copies)
Other Books: Remembering Farley (Signed Copies)
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Elizabeth is trying to train Farley. She holds a piece of weenie above her head and tells Farley to sit. Instead he reaches up and eats the treat. Elizabeth postulates the first rule as being "Dog trainers hafta be tall."
Caption: Rule number 1: Dog trainers hafta be TALL.
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Strip For 041786
ID: 4600
Publication Date: 1986-04-17
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: Elizabeth is trying to train Farley and complains to John that he is a dumb dog. John says that commands have to be given with authority. When he commands Farley to sit, however, nothing happens. Silently, John shares Elizabeth's assessment of Farley.
Caption: Farley? SIT!! Dumb dog.
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Strip For 041886
ID: 1038
Publication Date: 1986-04-18
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Keep the Home Fries Burning (Signed Copies)
Other Books: Remembering Farley (Signed Copies)
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: John has a long lead and a book to help with training Farley. By continually pulling and saying "come" you can train the dog. Elly calls Michael several times with no response. She then asks if there is a second lead. Elizabeth
Caption: Got another one of those leads?
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Strip For 052186
ID: 4614
Publication Date: 1986-05-21
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: After eating supper with the Enjo Family, Brian shows Michael the model train layout in the basement. Keith's trains take up an entire room. Brian's pun that Carol calls Keith a "Model Husband" gets an eye roll from Michael. Dawn.
Caption: Yeah, when Mom calls him a "Model Husband", you know what she means!
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Strip For 052890
ID: 1569
Publication Date: 1990-05-28
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: If This is a Lecture, How Long Will it Be? (Signed Copies)
Other Books: Suddenly Silver (Signed Copies)
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Buying an electric train, John, Elly, Elizabeth
Caption: Good! - I'll Bring In The Rest Of It!
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Strip For 052990
ID: 5331
Publication Date: 1990-05-29
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: If This is a Lecture, How Long Will it Be? (Signed Copies)
Other Books: Suddenly Silver (Signed Copies)
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Buying a train set, planning an elaborate lay-out, using part of the laundry room, John, Elly, Michael, Elizabeth
Caption: - You Don't Need The Whole Laundry Room, Do You?
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Strip For 053090
ID: 1570
Publication Date: 1990-05-30
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: If This is a Lecture, How Long Will it Be? (Signed Copies)
Other Books: Suddenly Silver (Signed Copies)
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Second childhood, hobbies, reading Model Train Digest, Michael, Elizabeth, John
Caption: ... He Still Eats Peas
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Strip For 053190
ID: 5332
Publication Date: 1990-05-31
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: If This is a Lecture, How Long Will it Be? (Signed Copies)
Other Books: Suddenly Silver (Signed Copies)
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: John sets up his electric train lay-out and makes Elizabeth just watch
Caption: Just See If I Let You Play Wif Any Of My Toys!!!
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Strip For 060190
ID: 5333
Publication Date: 1990-06-01
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: If This is a Lecture, How Long Will it Be? (Signed Copies)
Other Books: Suddenly Silver (Signed Copies)
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Train lay-out uses up all the space in the laundry room, covers the laundry tubs, inconvenient, John, Elly
Caption: - I've Got All The Space I'll Need!
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Strip For 060290
ID: 5334
Publication Date: 1990-06-02
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: If This is a Lecture, How Long Will it Be? (Signed Copies)
Other Books: Suddenly Silver (Signed Copies)
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Talking in bed, enjoying the electric train set, growing up, admitting to wanting to play again, John, Elly
Caption: - You Just Have To Be Mature Enough To Admit It!!
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Strip For 072990
ID: 6192
Publication Date: 1990-07-29
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 shows off his model train. Elly teases John. Model railroader club.
Caption: .. And On The Seventh Day, He Rested
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Strip For 120890
ID: 1682
Publication Date: 1990-12-08
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: What, Me Pregnant? (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Christmas shopping, train hobby makes buying gifts easier, Model Railroad, Add John and Steve. Steve's checking out the girls. Elly, Anne
Caption: And I Wouldn't Care What It Was As Long As It Made Him Happy
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Strip For 122490
ID: 1691
Publication Date: 1990-12-24
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: What, Me Pregnant? (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Christmas train runs all around the living room, tree , John, Elly, Farley
Caption: ... Let Me Know If You Think It's In The Way
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Strip For 092296
ID: 6302
Publication Date: 1996-09-22
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Growing Like a Weed
(Signed copies of this book are not currently available.)
Other Books: Suddenly Silver (Signed Copies)
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Elizabeth shows Anthony her new rabbit. Elizabeth wants to train rabbit to use a litter box. Elly finds that April has used, tested the litter box
Caption: April!!
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