Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce for January 05, 2014
Nate: "If I hit that tree, it means Jenny's going to fall madly in love with me!" Nate: "RATS!" Gram: "*tsk!* So close! Nate: Oh! uh... Hi, Gram!" Gram: "Now don't be embarrassed, sweetie! I did the same thing when I was young!" Nate: "You did?" Gram: "Oh, yes! There was a certain young man I was WILD about!" Gram: "I'd throw a snowball or a rock at every tree, praying for a sign that we were destined to live happily ever after!" Gram: "But... *sigh*... I never hit that tree!" Gram: "That's how I ended up with you grandfather!" Gramps: "If I didn't love that woman so much, I'd be tossing a few snowballs myself right now."