Stone Soup by Jan Eliot for May 16, 2015

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    Darsan54 Premium Member almost 9 years ago

    Good response.

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    Templo S.U.D.  almost 9 years ago

    There, there. Now she’s starting to open up.

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    Aspergers  almost 9 years ago

    JOAN LOST A HUSBAND TOO, ONLY IN DIVORCE

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    MotherOfMoses  almost 9 years ago

    Val & Baldo’s dad should marry, they both been thru the same thing & they can understand each other, wouldn’t that be an interesting consolidation of comic strips?

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    bojames2000  almost 9 years ago

    I cant understand what the hell is wrong with you people and capitol letters. easier for us old farts to read than little crappy letters. grow up!!!!!

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    Blue Owl  almost 9 years ago

    Thing is, she aleady loves him, whether they are married or not…

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    starcandles Premium Member almost 9 years ago

    Give me a break. How could she have not thought about the fact that Phil is a cop, & could lose his life in the line of duty? So it is better not to get married on the chance she could lose him? That is not logical. " It is better to have loved & lost, than it is not to have loved at all." So not getting married would make a difference if Phil bites it down the road? Is she going to sever her relationship with Phil so as not to get hurt again? She is being an idiot. If she continues to see & love him, she needs to marry him. How could she expect him to reciprocate in love if she can’t commit? What about his feelings & thoughts? This is dumb.

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    patfritts  almost 9 years ago

    I understand what she is feeling, but she needs to get over it and consider his feelings. He is already in pain and does not deserve to be deserted.

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    Already Fuzzy  almost 9 years ago

    Joan, if he dies you lose him either way, whether or not you have the piece of paper. At least married you gain some legal rights.

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    Nicole ♫ ⊱✿ ◕‿◕✿⊰♫ Premium Member almost 9 years ago

    The way I see it, she loves him so even if he died as her boyfriend that would be just as sad to her as if he was her husband so what’s the difference? I wouldn’t let that get in the way of marriage.

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    crazyliberal  almost 9 years ago

    I’m having alittle trouble with Phil’s vocation being reason Val can’t marry him. Been married to a cop 28 years and never worried. Even in hostage situations. (There were three of those). Always felt he was a man doing a man’s job. The profession provided extremely well for our family. Things (life) happens. Car/train/plane accident — sickness (cancer ALS etc). Ok all you feminists don’t go screamin at me over the “man’s job” line. I’m old fashioned and liked being home with the kids. I never put down my friends who had a career and a nanny. Also I’m still laughing WITH Baslim saying “don’t shout”.

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    brooklyn51  almost 9 years ago

    Val didn’t say she wouldn’t marry Phil, she said she is afraid of losing him. Fear is a powerful, usually irrational force, making us do and think things that on examination really don’t make much sense. Let’s cut her some slack.

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    darynl  almost 9 years ago

    Actually, it’s basically the same. Whether it’s a death or divorce, some people can be afraid to take the chance again because of the heartache of what happened before.

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    Charlie Fogwhistle  almost 9 years ago

    Catch 22: As long as Phil is her significant other, the fear of losing him will remain. The only way to lose the fear, is to give him up. Then she’s lost him.

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    Gokie5  almost 9 years ago

    There are some thoughtful comments here, and some “folks need to gain more insight into human behavior” ones. I hope this can be a positive learning experience for all, me included.

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    sjsczurek  almost 9 years ago

    What are sisters for?

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    Doctor11  almost 9 years ago

    Whenever one of my younger sisters would freak out about something, I would hug them, too, and also encourage them to go through with it anyway. That’s the full-time big sister job.

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    jay_dallas  almost 9 years ago

    It’s a comic strip, folks. Lighten up. The creator has a story arc in progress – just sit back and enjoy it.

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    Comic Minister Premium Member almost 9 years ago

    Comfort her well Joan!

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    locake  almost 9 years ago

    Did they ever set a wedding date? You can’t postpone something unless it has a date.

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    capricorn9th  almost 9 years ago

    Val, you’ve been dating a cop for years. You’d be as heartbroken whether you are a girlfriend or a wife if he dies in line of duty. Marriage is just a piece of paper and does not change the years you have had with Phil or dictates emotions.

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    tammyspeakslife Premium Member almost 9 years ago

    I just learned something today <3

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    Sheila Hardie  almost 9 years ago

    You’re going to lose everyone you love eventually. Might as well love them in the meantime!

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    Jovad2012  almost 9 years ago

    How did she lose her first husband?

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    The Legend of Brandon Sawyer Premium Member almost 9 years ago

    wow this is deep

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    route66paul  almost 9 years ago

    If she loves him, get married. If something happens to him on the job, she will be better off financially than if she wasn’t married. Not getting married if you are soul mates is just stupid in that situation.

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    Elvanion  over 8 years ago

    “Is not fear of thirst when your well is full the thirst that can never be quenched?” Kahlil Gibran

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    DragonKat  over 8 years ago

    how do they fit under the desk???

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    Carito  over 1 year ago

    Perfect response. Sisters understand.

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