Wednesday, September 03, 2008
My favorite comic strip- For Better or For Worse... is ending...
For YEARS, I have read the comic strip For Better or For Worse. Sadly, as I read the strip on Saturday, it ended with a note from the cartoonist, Lynn Johnston, saying "This concludes my story...with grateful thanks to everyone who has made this all possible".
IT'S OVER?????? It just CAN'T be over!!! With these thoughts running rampant in my head, I did what anyone in my situation would do. I googled it.
There it was on the For Better of For Worse website. A letter from Lynn sharing why this comic strip is ending. I must admit, after reading her letter, it made sense to me. The strip has gotten complicated and busy over the years and she wants to simplify it. I understand.
So, thank you Mrs. Johnston, for all the wonderful years of really enjoying the Patterson family! I started reading it back when they had Farley the dog. I was just a child then, but Farley is my maiden name and that's what first got my attention. I will always wonder how much longer does Grandpa live? Does April become a veterinarian? Do Elizabeth and Anthony truly have a happily ever after?? But, since you won't be answering these, Mrs. Johnston, I will assume that everything turns out just like it would in a perfect world.
I do look forward to the new direction you will be taking. But I must admit, I sure will miss the way things were.