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Strip For 061680
ID: 49
Publication Date: 1980-06-16
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: Arriving in Vancouver. Greeted by Grandpa Jim and Grandma Marian, at the airport. Jim and Marian carry Elly's luggage. Elly is overwhelmed by all the kids' stuff. Michael, Elizabeth
Caption: You take Elly's luggage, dear - and we'll leave her to pick up the baby's things. No Caption
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Strip For 063080
ID: 59
Publication Date: 1980-06-30
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: Returning home after their trip to Vancouver, Elly is Surprised and happy that John cleaned the house. Hugs. Elizabeth.
Caption: Some things one does as a means to survival...
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Strip For 042782
ID: 253
Publication Date: 1982-04-27
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: Phil describes his travels as a musician. Parasailing in the Bahamas, Touring in a Jazz group, playing in Vancouver, moving to Toronto. Elly's life seems very plain and she looks sad when he asks what she has been up to lately.
Caption: - What have you been up to lately, Sis?
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Strip For 072382
ID: 289
Publication Date: 1982-07-23
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, Elly and John get ready to go to Vancouver. Uncle Phil is staying behind to work and look for an apartment. His evenings won't be spent alone... he has Farley.
Caption: We're leaving you the dog.
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Strip For 072482
ID: 290
Publication Date: 1982-07-24
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, Elizabeth, John and Elly begin their trip to Vancouver. Phil and Farley try to deal with the peace and quiet. Phil asks him if he wants to rap for a while or watch TV.
Caption: You wanna watch TV... or just rap for a while?
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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 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 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 081482
ID: 302
Publication Date: 1982-08-14
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: Vancouver: Michael doesn't want to say goodbye to Grandma Marian and Grandpa Jim. Elizabeth doesn't mind goodbyes, but then she doesn't know how long they are. Elly, John.
Caption: That's because she doesn't know how long they are.
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Strip For 062684
ID: 640
Publication Date: 1984-06-26
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: The Last Straw (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: Making Ends Meet (Signed Copies)
Description: Elizabeth overhears Elly and John talking about sending Michael to Vancouver to visit Grandpa Jim and Grandma Marian. She wakes Michael up to tell him thinking that he must have done something really bad to warrant being sent away.
Caption: You musta done somethin' real bad, Michael - they're talking 'bout sendin' you away!
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Strip For 062784
ID: 641
Publication Date: 1984-06-27
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: The Last Straw (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: Making Ends Meet (Signed Copies)
Description: Michael tells Lawrence about his impending trip to Vancouver. He's going to travel alone on the plane and be picked up at the other end. Lawrence is impressed, usually you don't get to do that until you're grown up. Micheal is overwhelmed.
Caption: Wow! Most guys don't get to do that 'till they're grown up! Yeah. I know.
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Strip For 070984
ID: 650
Publication Date: 1984-07-09
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: The Last Straw (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: Making Ends Meet (Signed Copies)
Description: John takes Michael to the travel agency to book his flight to Vancouver. He tells the agent that Michael is traveling alone and the agent asks if it is a one way or return ticket. John looks at his son and decides that they might as well have him back.
Caption: Oh... I guess we'll have him back.
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Strip For 071384
ID: 654
Publication Date: 1984-07-13
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: The Last Straw (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: Making Ends Meet (Signed Copies)
Description: Michael is on the plane to Vancouver. He asks the attendant how long it will take. She tells him it will be at least three hours. He looks at the pile of books, cassettes, toys, and snacks he has and wishes he'd brought more.
Caption: Gosh. I sure wish I'd brought more to play with!!
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Strip For 071684
ID: 656
Publication Date: 1984-07-16
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: The Last Straw (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: Making Ends Meet (Signed Copies)
Description: Flying to Vancouver, Michael and the flight attendant look out the window. The clouds are beautiful. Michael has been looking for angels but hasn't seen any and wonders if it is their day off. Literal child perspective.
Caption: Do you s'pose it's their day off?
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Strip For 072184
ID: 661
Publication Date: 1984-07-21
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: The Last Straw (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: Making Ends Meet (Signed Copies)
Description: Michael has arrived in Vancouver. His flight attendant asks if he wants to say goodbye to her now, or when they get off the plane. Michael says later because goodbyes are easier when they are mixed with hellos.
Caption: Goodbyes are easier when they're mixed with hellos!
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Strip For 072384
ID: 662
Publication Date: 1984-07-23
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: The Last Straw (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: Making Ends Meet (Signed Copies)
Description: Michael has arrived in Vancouver and is met by Grandma Marian and Grandpa Jim. Marian comments on how much older Michael looks. He thinks they look a lot older as well. They are surprised by his comment.
Caption: An' you look a whole lot older too!
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Strip For 072484
ID: 663
Publication Date: 1984-07-24
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: The Last Straw (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: Making Ends Meet (Signed Copies)
Description: Michael has arrived in Vancouver and is being driven from the airport. Lying down in the back seat he tells Grandma Marian that he isn't tired. She asks him about home, and his trip only to find he's fallen asleep already. Grandpa Jim.
Caption: So - tell us about your trip, dear! How's Lizzie? What's new at home? Gzzzznnzzzzzz
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Strip For 072584
ID: 664
Publication Date: 1984-07-25
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: The Last Straw (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: Making Ends Meet (Signed Copies)
Description: Lying in bed John has just heard that Michael has arrived safely in Vancouver. Elly worries about her parents dealing with Michael who can be a pain in the neck sometimes. John says they'll be fine, after all they raised Elly. She's unimpressed.
Caption: They know what they're in for. They raised you didn't they?
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Strip For 072884
ID: 667
Publication Date: 1984-07-28
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: The Last Straw (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: Making Ends Meet (Signed Copies)
Description: In Vancouver, Grandpa Jim is taking Michael fishing on the lake. He promises they are going to his own secret fishing hole, but when they arrive Michael points out three other boats that are already there. Jim claims that they must have been followed.
Caption: Look Grandpa, there's already 3 other boats in there! Darn! We were followed!!
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Strip For 080284
ID: 671
Publication Date: 1984-08-02
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: The Last Straw (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: Making Ends Meet (Signed Copies)
Description: Michael calls home from Vancouver. He tells them all of the things they've done and all of the things they are planning. He asks to stay forever. Grandpa Jim and Grandma Marian overhear this and suddenly look very, very tired.
Caption: Can I stay here forever?!!
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Strip For 080784
ID: 673
Publication Date: 1984-08-07
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: The Last Straw (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: Making Ends Meet (Signed Copies)
Description: Grandpa Jim lights a cigarette on a bench in the Sunset Mall in Vancouver. He tells Grandma Marian that Michael is out buying gifts for the family back home. Marian thinks it is sweet. Jim says it was his own idea, but he's not using his own money.
Caption: Yep. It wasn't his own money, but it was his own idea.
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Strip For 071592
ID: 2094
Publication Date: 1992-07-15
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: There Goes My Baby! (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Dividing the family furniture, flying to Vancouver, Phil, Elly
Caption: Sometimes, Things That "Go Without Saying" Ought To Be Said!!!
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Strip For 071692
ID: 2095
Publication Date: 1992-07-16
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: There Goes My Baby! (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Dividing the family furniture, flying to Vancouver, Elly, Phil
Caption: Coffee? Tea? ... Impartial Arbitration?
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Strip For 073092
ID: 2105
Publication Date: 1992-07-30
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: There Goes My Baby! (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Elly and Phil visit Grandma Marian and Grandpa Jim in Vancouver. Phil wants to swing on the suspension bridge, watch the ferry dock at Horseshoe Bay and visit a school. Elly wants to see some friends, walk Stanley Park, go to the zoo, ride the chairlift
Caption: Drive Carefully, Have Something Good For Lunch, And Call If You'll Be Home Later Than 9
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Strip For 080692
ID: 2111
Publication Date: 1992-08-06
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: There Goes My Baby! (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Elly returns from Vancouver and is happy to be home with her own bed and the ability to make a coffee and raid the fridge. Michael and Elizabeth fight over a shirt. Lizardbreath.
Caption: ... Too Bad It Doesn't Last Longer
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