January 17, 2018
Oh, hello, Mrs. Horner.
Nice to see Mrs. Horner again!
I’m having a really hard time believing that the college would hire her as a new teacher, at age 92. The work that job would involve would be overwhelming for most people of that age. And wasn’t she moved into a Senior home?
So do we think Jack, or anyone else we know, will be taking this new class?
I recall Mrs. Horner being a lot more decrepit than this. But it does raise an interesting point. Since the mythical “D. Cover;y” appeared to have a head of white hair on the book’s back cover. It lends credit to the idea that Mrs. Horner is D. Coverly, perhaps her maiden name. But seriously an author at 83 who had moved into an assisted living residence….?
Well looks like we’ll slow things down a bit.
Yeah! Gunther’s best friend?
A character with character.
About the right age to remember her date removing the rumble seat from his dad’s old Model-T.
Darn this ongoing recession forcing the elderly out of their hard-earned retirement to go back to work just so they can support themselves financially. Such a great, big, screwed up world this has been for the past 7+ years – and keeps getting worse. Not only is my mom now having to look into some kind of a part-time job since her SS is no longer enough for her to live on and pay her bills, but VA won’t even let her have any spousal benefits in the wake of my veteran dad’s death. Land of dreams/opportunity/streets of gold my caboose.
Does she still have the cat Luann gave her?
I wonder if Ms Horner will pull from her memoirs that she once tried to fix up Luann and Gunther. In July and August 2001 she sent Luann and Gunther on an errand resulting in Gunther saving Luann’s life.
For all the good it did him!
Nice turn of events things just got interesting.
Welcome back Mrs. Horner! I like that fun old gal. I do feel a little disappointed that the wrap up parts just dropped off without a conclusion like Tiffany’s break in, the Coverly plot, etc. I’d like a good conclusion.
I recall Miss Horner telling Luann that she never married. Luann had always called her Mrs. Horner. Finally Miss Horner spoke up about it, that Luann only assumed that she had been married. She had traveled the world with different men. She showed Luann photos of her on her trips, and in every place she went, she was with a different man. Now we have her being called Mrs. Did the Evans forget an old story line?
Well Luann – I guess you can still write with your foot in your mouth.
I still think she might be the bodice ripper author.
1. I’m surprised memoir writing falls under creative writing – though truth be told, I’d have to get pretty creative to make my memoir worth reading.
2. I’m surprised a university would identify an instructor as ”Mrs.” rather than ”Ms.”. So I’m guessing she’s a guest lecturer rather than the course instructor, and it was the instructor who used “Mrs.” Still, it’s unusual these days.
Ha, it looks like Mrs. Horner was just around the corner…
Mrs. Horner is D. Coverly and D. Coverly’s books are her memoirs!!!
Perfect, indeed. Her mind maintained many memorable memories for memoirs .
HOORAY, it’s Mrs Horner! I was hoping that the energetic old lady would come back as a writer to help Luann, but that she would do it as her teacher is a complete surprise. I think Luann will love this course on the type of stories she has written. Let’s hope Tara will be happy too.
“Greg 1-17” must be Pig Latin for “Mrs. Horner”.
So is Luann dumping her art and teaching majors?
Mrs. Horner, a blast from the past. Greg hasn’t shown her for some time.
Mrs. Horner is back.
It’s Granny from Sylvester and Tweety. (RIP June Foray.)
The creator of the comic strip Speed Bump is Dave Coverly. Coincidence?
Youth is a great time to start your memoirs. 1. Do things that are memorable. 2. Take notes so you can remember them later. (Yeah, I know you should remember them if they are memorable but life doesn’t always work the way we think it should.)
I’ve reached a stage in life where I have physical difficulties typing or sitting at a computer for long periods of time. Fortunately I can still write by hand and I have a very capable helper to transcribe for me.
I wish some people (ahem!) had waited until age 92 to write their memoirs.
Forget old lady Horner … who’s the babe in the light green sweater??!!!
I took creative writing my first year of college and it helped me develop some great writing skills. I learned I could easily write 10,000 words on almost any topic with ease. It helped me in many classes in the following years. I wrote both a master’s thesis and a 30-page paper for a finance class in two weeks.
Mrs. Horner says life is to interesting for just one man. She likes her men lined up waiting in line.
I’ll be doggoned.I thought the old sweetiepuss passed away.
She always knew how to give good advice,which always faded away after a week or so.
After the class,she;ll defend her talking canary from the cat.
They should watch “I Remember Mama” as part of the class.
Wondering if all cartoonists work this way when writing/drawing for years. Run out of ideas?
Greg introduced ‘Mrs Horner’ in July 2001. As a Sunday ‘toon’ in Aug 2001, he shows Luann wondering if her parents were passionate when they met, then walks out of the room while Mom starts sharing.
Here we are Jan 2023 and Greg’s starting over again with the same themes.
I can’t think of a more boring subject than memoirs. In today’s atmosphere it’s all just a bunch of whining and crying about how you were treated, how people made you feel, or why you became such a sniveling, spoiled brat. Am I talking about someone in particular? Why yes, yes I am.
She caught her second wind.
Huh… having read Dating and Other Disasters a decade or two ago in the library I actually remember this character. She was kind, wise and helpful. If also one of many characters pushign the “you should date gunther” button. But now that’s not a thing she’s perfect. I"m glad to have her back and i’m shocked Greg remembered a character he hasn’t used in what has to be decades.
92 is the new 39
To those of you who think Mrs. Horner is too old to write her memoirs let me recommend “Middle of the Rainbow” by Bonnie Bartlett Daniels. It’s a compelling read about coming of age in the 70s and the author wrote it at age 93.
A life well lived will always be interesting. Some of life’s best lessons come late to the party.
I hate to nitpick, but aren’t college educators commonly referred to as “professors,” rather than “teachers,” regardless of gender?
I saw what you did, Greg 1-17.
Lots of speculation that Mrs. Horner might be D Coverly. Luann has the book. The book with the author’s picture. I don’t see her making the connection, so it probably isn’t Mrs. Horner….wait…Luann making a connection…what am I saying! LOL!
people mentioning the hair of D Coverly ….. what if it’s still Mr. Fogarty, just a picture of him at a much younger age? :-/
My mom the 92 year old retired high school English teacher would so approve of this story line!
Here Mrs Horner says she’s 92. When she was introduced in 2001 she said she was 88. Four years strip time for 22 yrs real time. So each 5 1/2 years real time = 1 year strip time. In that same 2001 strip, BTW, Luann was stated to be 16, so by this reckoning Luann is currently 20.
Mrs Horner returns!
She has both quality AND quantity of experience.
Welcome Back, [Mrs.] Horner! (Well, it is sorta like that TV show….)
Hey gang? I thought you all might want a look at the time Luann actually, albeit very briefly, appeared ON TELEVISION!
While you still can remember some….
Luann en Español