May 11th 2018 08:45 am Sense of the Father

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It’s Friday, and that gives us an excellent excuse to wrap up this “art school” sequence. There was one more strip after this one in the series, but it really was an expendable epilogue. We all know Gene did not become a traditional artist, but he did go into the creative craft of cooking and hospitality. Maybe we’ll see some new material about him soon. Meanwhile, I hope you have an enjoyable May weekend!

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46 Responses to “Sense of the Father”

  1. TruckerRon on 11 May 2018 at 9:04 am #

    Dark, repressed feelings can be dangerous!

  2. JACKQULINE MONIES on 11 May 2018 at 11:43 am #

    Got a call from Debbe in Indiana yesterday. She is still taking care of her dad alone. She has no internet and no cell phone to communicate online. I tried to explain to her she could stop at McDonald’s or other free WiFi sources and use theirs or local libraries usually do too.

    I will have Ghost write her and explain how to use free services with an inexpensive tablet.

    Her father is becoming more difficult to care for, she has been ill and still is. Ian has moved away and she has no help with her dad. But she says she is alive and kicking.

    She misses the old Village and the orphans.

  3. TruckerRon on 11 May 2018 at 11:55 am #

    I got a call from someone warning that there were 4 serious allegations filed against me and that I had to act before the police arrived. I didn’t know I was leading that exciting a life!

  4. DJJG7 on 11 May 2018 at 12:19 pm #

    Thank you, Jimmy!

  5. Old Bear on 11 May 2018 at 9:27 pm #

    I got a call from someone calling me Grandpa – is there something I don’t know about?
    The only grands we have a GrandKitties.

    Jackie; When Debbe calls tell her we miss her!

  6. Old Bear on 11 May 2018 at 9:29 pm #

    DJJG7 – even the skin tones are better. Not so Jaundiced.

  7. JACKQULINE MONIES on 12 May 2018 at 12:43 am #

    Ghost is going to try and see if he can talk her through how to use a tablet or inexpensive phone to post .

  8. DJJG7 on 12 May 2018 at 5:11 am #

    Old Bear, you’re right! I didn’t notice that.

  9. David from Austin on 12 May 2018 at 7:44 am #

    Is Gocomics on a “Best Of” rerun this week? I was having a strong sense of Deja vu and looked closely at the copyright dates between panels 3 and 4. Everything was from different years– but the first panel date is not the strip shown on that date in the copyright year…

  10. David from Austin on 12 May 2018 at 7:51 am #

    Of course, I missed DJJG7′s comments on the previous post pointing out exactly what I JUST noticed…. sometimes I’m a little slow on the uptake.

  11. emb on 12 May 2018 at 8:58 am #

    Just got this reply from GC. Peace,

    We’re sorry, too many people are accessing this website at the same time. We’re working on this problem. Please try again later.

  12. Mark in TTown on 12 May 2018 at 9:03 am #

    I know the feeling Arlo has in today’s strip. But you should try it when 5 cats are using the same litter box! Gas mask time.

  13. Rick on 12 May 2018 at 12:48 pm #

    Hum, a girl with romantic fantasies, yeah throw me in that briar patch!

  14. emb on 12 May 2018 at 1:04 pm #

    I think the runt [4th hatched] is either dead or is dying. “All thing bright and beautiful …” or “His eye is on the sparrow …”.

    https://explore.org/livecams/birds/peregrine-falcon-chesapeake-conservancy

    Peace,

  15. emb on 12 May 2018 at 1:13 pm #

    And the presumed goose eggs in this abandoned or commandeered red tail hawk nest have had nobody incubating for several days. Peace,

    https://explore.org/livecams/birds/red-tailed-hawk-nest-camera

  16. Ruth Anne in Winter Park on 12 May 2018 at 1:43 pm #

    emb: All four eyases up and moving at 2:40 EST.

  17. Ruth Anne in Winter Park on 12 May 2018 at 1:48 pm #

    Missed an S – eyasses – but should get points for being close :-)

  18. emb on 12 May 2018 at 6:36 pm #

    Obit premature: runt has moved W from SE to SW corned of nest area.

    https://explore.org/livecams/birds/peregrine-falcon-chesapeake-conservancy

    Peace,

  19. emb on 12 May 2018 at 6:36 pm #

    corner

  20. TruckerRon on 13 May 2018 at 11:09 am #

    Hello? Did everyone attend a big party and not invite me? The Village seems deserted. :(

  21. Ruth Anne in Winter Park on 13 May 2018 at 12:03 pm #

    TR: Mothers Day brunch, maybe?

  22. curmudgeonly ex-professor on 13 May 2018 at 12:28 pm #

    Just got to checking email, etc. We will be eating out as soon as #1 son shows up – probably in an hour. Today, at least, his usual tardiness will be helpful in allowing us to miss the bulk of the holiday lunchers!

  23. curmudgeonly ex-professor on 13 May 2018 at 12:37 pm #

    http://www.ustream.tv/owlceanside [or something similar] is where I watch a family of barn owls grow. The original 5 owlets were down to 3 after a raid by some marauder about 2 months ago. Those 3 are now all about 11 weeks old and ready to fly the coop. In fact, one has left…though sometimes returns to visit during the evenings. Presently, the 2 are huddling in the nesting box.
    Looked at eMb’s pet falcons, too: they seem to be lively enough, unlike the former owners of all those wings lying about. Considering the urban site, I suppose those former owners were pigeons of some sort.

  24. TruckerRon on 13 May 2018 at 3:26 pm #

    This is good for a laugh:

    https://www.ksl.com/?sid=46319505&nid=1017&title=have-you-seen-this-clever-mom-foils-squirrel

  25. curmudgeonly ex-professor on 13 May 2018 at 3:59 pm #

    http://www.ustream.tv/channel/owlceanside .

    That is the proper reference to the li’l barn owls on the west coast. Sorry for the misleading address above.

  26. curmudgeonly ex-professor on 13 May 2018 at 4:00 pm #

    Note that the owl site has several cameras, three of them outside.

  27. emb on 13 May 2018 at 7:37 pm #

    Rock pigeons and European starlings, mostly, both introduced pests. Have also seen flicker feathers there. Nobody’s safe.

    Here’s an instructive video.

    https://www.ksl.com/?sid=46319505&nid=1017

    Peace,

  28. emb on 13 May 2018 at 10:08 pm #

    Sorry, hadn’t clicked on Trucker’s post of oiled squirrels.

  29. Rick in Shermantown, Ohio on 14 May 2018 at 5:05 am #

    Today is my 65th birthday, and my first grandchild entered the world this morning at 1:34 MT.

    A beautiful baby girl – could not ask for a better birthday present.

  30. Mark in TTown on 14 May 2018 at 6:28 am #

    Happy Birthday to you Rick. Glad you enjoyed your biggest present!

  31. Steve from Royal Oak, MI on 14 May 2018 at 6:41 am #

    Rick you hit the daily double. Congratulations.

  32. John II in Gautier on 14 May 2018 at 7:10 am #

    Rick, Medicare and a Grand Baby, congratulations.

  33. Old Bear on 14 May 2018 at 9:42 am #

    HB Rick – a dutiful offspring – makes it easy to remember

  34. TruckerRon on 14 May 2018 at 2:58 pm #

    A fire-breathing dragon in the parade? Good.

    A burning dragon in the parade? Not so good.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOjjtIA6lX0

    At DisneyWorld.

  35. Ghost on 14 May 2018 at 4:54 pm #

    Gosh, I kept hoping a pumpkin fire engine pulled by a team of mice would race up to extinguish the burning dragon.

  36. Rick in Shermantown, Ohio on 14 May 2018 at 7:35 pm #

    Everyone: Thanks for the smiles!

  37. Galliglo in Ohio on 14 May 2018 at 7:53 pm #

    Happy Birthday, Rick! Gee… some of us must have started having babies earlier than you… well, at least our children did! I am almost 10 years older than you, and my youngest grandchild is expecting her SECOND next month!

    Have fun!

  38. Rick in Shermantown, Ohio on 14 May 2018 at 8:22 pm #

    Galligo:

    Mrs. Rick and I had our son when we were 33, and he is now 31. You’re right. We didn’t start very early.

  39. TruckerRon on 14 May 2018 at 9:45 pm #

    Our eldest girl was born on my 29.5 birthday. We visited my parents on my 30th, but all the attention was on the 6-month old.

    Our youngest of 4 girls was born when I was a few weeks away from turning 45. I had my 65th last month. So, our girls are now 35, 30, 23, and 20. Our 2nd girl has had 2 boys. So, we started later than most and kept at it later.

  40. JACKQULINE MONIES on 15 May 2018 at 12:23 am #

    I am 74 with one six year old grandson. We all were late and they were deliberate choices.

    Unlike today.

    No one calls me granny

  41. JACKQULINE MONIES on 15 May 2018 at 12:25 am #

    Oh right goodnight to the Walton clan.

  42. Rick in Shermantown, Ohio on 15 May 2018 at 4:49 am #

    Jackie:

    I prefer “Granddad,” but I suspect “Grandpa” is in my future. But who really knows what the little one decides to call me? Children are linguistically free and highly creative.

    I will love whatever name she calls me.

  43. Chris in South Jersey on 15 May 2018 at 6:27 am #

    Rick, my son tagged my sister with “Mitmir”. He is on his forties and still calls her that.

  44. Rick in Shermantown, Ohio on 15 May 2018 at 7:47 pm #

    Chris:

    I like that! That’s the stuff families are made of.

  45. emb on 15 May 2018 at 8:03 pm #

    We successfully trained our 3 grandkids to call me Granddad, in contrast to the two Grandpas. No “greats” yet. Elaine was Gramelaine. Peace,

  46. Rick in Shermantown, Ohio on 16 May 2018 at 9:01 pm #

    EMB: I imagine that “greats” will be in your future. I hope that I will be here for them, too.