Arlo and Janis by Jimmy Johnson for March 06, 2024

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    Da'Dad  4 months ago

    Still thinking Janis will not accept the “either or” choice, but work on the “both” option instead.

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    SpacedInvader Premium Member 4 months ago

    Apparently, all your friends aren’t holding you down. Might as well move closer to your family.

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    amethyst52 Premium Member 4 months ago

    Ugh! Don’t ever call me Babe.

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    Dirty Dragon  4 months ago

    Folks, think of the kids.. and the grandkid…

    and most importantly what’s best for storylines going forward, much as we all like Luddie.

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    markkahler52  4 months ago

    I say we live in this here car!

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    Gina Carson  4 months ago

    This strip is moving about as fast as molasses in January. (Yawn.)

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    socalglide  4 months ago

    My wife and I can relate. 2 years ago, we left our lifelong home on the west coast and moved to the east coast. To be closer to our daughter.

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    mourdac Premium Member 4 months ago

    Moving ranks up there with public speaking and death for a person’s greatest fears.

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    david_42  4 months ago

    Here we are, here we stay. The new orchard is coming along.

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    Hamady Sack Premium Member 4 months ago

    Toll booth at the crossroads.

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    Meg: Much Seriousness Aside  4 months ago

    I lived the first half of my life in or near New York City. The second half, near DC. And recently, we decided to spend the rest (third half?) near Denver.

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    realexander  4 months ago

    Who carries around coins anymore?

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    jmarkow11  4 months ago

    Don’t forget your son and DIL and granddaughter are in the mix. Good and bad there too.

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    allenmichael1941  4 months ago

    Support of family!

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    trainnut1956  4 months ago

    Move to a nudist colony. Nothing will ever be uncertain there…

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    RonaldMcCalip  4 months ago

    Wow! This strip always hits so very close to home!…NO No no… It ain’t Me Babe…

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    Just-me  4 months ago

    As Roy Clark sang in Right or Left at Oak Street

    “Right or left at Oak Street

    That’s the choice I face everyday

    And I don’t know which takes more courage

    The staying or the running away"

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    diskus Premium Member 4 months ago

    Be careful what you ask for, you just might get it

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    Sir Isaac  4 months ago

    Our area has experienced such a tremendous population growth that it will be impossible to evacuate for hurricanes. So my wife and I are having impact-rated windows installed along with other improvements and will just ride the next ones out come hell or high water.

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    rugeirn  4 months ago

    What is this “hostile environment” she’s talking about?

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    DaBump Premium Member 4 months ago

    Sometimes flipping a coin is as good a way to choose as any. Or it makes you suddenly realize why one is much preferable to the other.

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    ChessPirate  4 months ago

    Here you go, Janis:

    (From “The Big Bang Theory”)

    Sheldon: “Schrodinger’s Cat.”

    Leonard: “Wow, that’s brilliant!”

    You’re welcome… ☺

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    royq27  4 months ago

    Stay!

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    ladykat  4 months ago

    That’s what it’s going to come down to!

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    gregcomn  4 months ago

    Hum babe. . . .

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    Is like a melody Premium Member 4 months ago

    We made the move to be closer to our kids. Now I feed the whole family 2-3 times a week! Downsizing was hard, but the family gatherings are usually worth it.

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    Tetonbil Premium Member 4 months ago

    My Goddess seems appropriate.

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    poppacapsmokeblower  4 months ago

    “I’ll take ‘ADVENTURES’, for 20 years, Bob.”

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    drivingfuriously Premium Member 4 months ago

    Family.

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    curtlyon19  4 months ago

    not sure I wanted the quandary of getting older pointed out

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    raybarb44  4 months ago

    As Good a way to call it as any when you phrase the question the way she did ….

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    rick92040  4 months ago

    My wife and I chose to stay in our house we’ve owned the last 39 years as we like the area and the house is just the way we like it. Our two boys are each in different states so we just visit once or twice a year.

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    elgrecousa Premium Member 4 months ago

    Where exactly are they going to go?

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    Grace Premium Member 4 months ago

    In reality these days it’s more about can you afford to move to where you want to. The pricing of homes is a major issue.

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    chief tommy  4 months ago

    Facing the same dilemma after nearly forty years in our home I’d like to move to a different neighborhood which is much more walkable

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    jbarnes  4 months ago

    I empathize with the dilemma of leaving their long-time home, with all its familiarity and comfort to be closer to family. However, they wouldn’t be leaving the rut behind for long. They would make a brand new one.

    As far as the new life being “unknowable”, “unfamiliar” or “sometimes hostile” – that’s outright laughable. How long does it really take to find good restaurants and learn the layout of your local grocery store? The social side (friends, clubs, church…) might take a little longer. But fear of the unknown is pretty silly as it relates to a place you regularly visit and where your kids already live.

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    crazeekatlady  4 months ago

    I vote stay. Family visits should be kept short so you can really enjoy the time together.

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    xmudman  4 months ago

    To be honest, I’d go down the coast where the kids are. As elders, you will eventually need their support, and in the meantime you can lend them a hand when they need it.

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    LJZ Premium Member 4 months ago

    Sounds familiar Janis:

    “Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer

    The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,

    Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,

    And by opposing end them? To die: to sleep;"

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    foxmike6513 Premium Member 4 months ago

    Went through this 10 years ago. It ain’t easy.

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    Jarad P  4 months ago

    How is this even a question? Move already!

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    jmorri52  4 months ago

    OMG! MAKE A DECISION! Paralysis by analysis

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    eced52  4 months ago

    Heads we win, Tails we win. Case closed.

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    lindz.coop Premium Member 4 months ago

    I have a client who moved across the country to be with her family…that’s why she is now my client in therapy.

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