Apr 17th 2018 07:53 am The Tell-Tale Part

You’re not the only ones who’ve been neglected this crazy spring. Off and on for the past six weeks, my cats have lived their own version of the above A&J from 2012. At least they have one another for company; they seem to spend their time creatively rearranging lamps, photographs and light furniture. Speaking of reality comics, the odd little A&J series running in real-time this week is based on recent and very real musings. My own yard has many flowering shrubs that were planted in the early days. They have matured, and this cool, damp spring seems to have inspired them to floral excess. It was very gratifying, but at the same time it literally was a vivid reminder of the passage of years, of how much fun and anticipation were in the journey. OK, OK! Leave it to me to get morose over beautiful blossoms. It’s Tuesday, the virtual “Monday” here at arloandjanis.com, and beginning today I’m going to get back into our routine here. Thank you for coming.
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14 Responses to “The Tell-Tale Part”

  1. Jim in TN on 17 Apr 2018 at 8:06 am #

    Today’s strip spoke to me.

    You don’t notice the slow change over time, but when you see an old photo of when you moved in or when the kids were little, then you see how much the yard has “matured.”

    Scary! Have we matured that much too? I guess so…

  2. Mark in TTown on 17 Apr 2018 at 9:08 am #

    So far, this pretty covers it:


    That is great! Wish I’d thought of that one. — JJ

  3. DJJG7 on 17 Apr 2018 at 11:22 am #

    Maturity! Moroseness! Peace! Kindness! Illness and health! It’s variety—and sometimes a little extremeness—that make a story well-rounded. The characters too. Here Luddie is the straight man. But they all take turns being that, just like the Marx brothers. Harpo’s serious moments were often so very poignant, right from the first film.

  4. Rick in Shermantown, Ohio on 17 Apr 2018 at 8:35 pm #


    Thanks for restoring the link.

  5. Mark in TTown on 17 Apr 2018 at 9:20 pm #

    Glad you liked it Jimmy. Friend of mine on FB sent it to me, so I thought it worth sharing here. It was 80 today here, and supposed to be high 50s by Saturday.

  6. Old Bear on 17 Apr 2018 at 9:47 pm #

    36* for a high tomorrow & more snow.

  7. emb on 17 Apr 2018 at 9:58 pm #

    Still no nightly lows above freezing in ’18. Peace,

  8. Ghost on 17 Apr 2018 at 10:19 pm #

    Just turned on the AC to lower the freakin’ humidity before bedtime, Mark. High in Eufaula was 84 today, low was 27 on, I believe, Sunday morning. Crazier than my part of the Deep South. At least the forecast is for three beautiful days before a rainy Saturday.

  9. Charlotte in NH on 17 Apr 2018 at 10:32 pm #

    Mark, thank you for the good advice. I will check out those blogs.

  10. Ghost on 17 Apr 2018 at 11:14 pm #

    I fully agree with Ann about this.


    Too bad (Just Plain) Mindy is not around the Village to see me admit to that.

  11. emb on 18 Apr 2018 at 6:51 am #

    Grevy zebras, though they were exiting left. Other sites below.



  12. Steve from Royal Oak, MI on 18 Apr 2018 at 10:18 am #

    I saw a meme that said “I am really happy to day because I walked in a room and remembered what I came in for….It was the bathroom, but I am happy.

  13. emb on 18 Apr 2018 at 10:42 am #

    Bathroom doesn’t count! Peace,

  14. Mark in TTown on 18 Apr 2018 at 11:42 am #

    Hey, folks. Jimmy has a new post and only one comment over there.