Stone Soup by Jan Eliot for July 26, 2020

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    JCDaly  over 3 years ago

    Thank you for a fun ride Jan Eliot! What a great way to end it! Now you’ve got all the August there is, enjoy it! <3

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    psittakos  over 3 years ago

    Dear Ms. Eliot,

    During this month, I read through the entire Stone Soup archive, including the comments for my favorite current comic strip. I enjoyed your use of stories in the background of strips, such as the battles between Luci and Max for the pacifier while the adults talk. The Holly-Alix relationship struck me as being real; my favorite arc was one of those (Alix volunteers to write Holly’s book report on Tom Sawyer).

    I can just imagine Holly now. “Jan, I need you to make me famous! Al Jaffee kept working until he was 99 – you can keep this up for three more decades!” How would Holly know about Al Jaffee? Easy – in my mind, I can see Alix reading MAD magazine.

    Thank you for the past twenty-five years of cartoons, and may you leap into an even longer and happier retirement, even if some of us do selfishly want Holly’s desire to come true.

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    Sue Ellen  over 3 years ago

    Sob! Thanks for so many years with this delightful cast of characters. May your retirement bring you much joy, and may you stay forever August.

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    sipsienwa Premium Member over 3 years ago

    They have said it all. Will miss the Stone family a lot. May retirement be all you want. You deserve it Sob from me also.

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    JustReadingTheComics  over 3 years ago

    I’ll miss this. Enjoy retirement!!

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    janicehalerichardson  over 3 years ago

    I’m really going to miss this strip!!! Enjoy every bit of your retirement!!!

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    Cmiyamoto  over 3 years ago

    Goodbye, thank you so much!

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    Templo S.U.D.  over 3 years ago

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    enjoy retirement Ms. Jan Eliot

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    boydpercy Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Good luck and Godspeed!

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    RDT64 Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Goodbye, and thank you.

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    anna  over 3 years ago

    Dear Ms. Jan, Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I have enjoyed your comic strip for many, many years. Thank you for the laughs and good advice throughout the strips. I’m going to miss you!

    Just recently I read your July 11, 2004 comic strip. And btw Holly, Alix and a reader’s comment I recognized advice that though I already knew it, became clearer…

    “My take away— if your happiness depends on your actions you will be happier than if you depend on others to make you happy.”

    Long story short, I will remember YOU and forge my way forward!

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    wiatr  over 3 years ago

    Goodbye to all my friends at Stone Soup. You will be missed.

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    pschearer Premium Member over 3 years ago

    I hate endings. [grump]

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    geneirving  over 3 years ago

    Thanks for all the laughs and for the reminders of those special times.

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    dlauber Premium Member over 3 years ago

    I think I’m going to really miss new Stone Soups. Thanks for all the years you gave us.

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    amethyst52 Premium Member over 3 years ago

    I’m going to miss Alix in her pool imagining all the sea creatures in it. The imagination of a child, such a pure thing. Will miss you Jan, happy retirement. XOX

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    bulldinky1  over 3 years ago

    All good things come to an end… Thank you. xoxo

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    hawgowar  over 3 years ago

    Rats, about half the strips I like are ending or are in reruns.

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    Baslim the Beggar Premium Member over 3 years ago

    So long and thanks for all the fish — in Alix’s pool! Fun characters! Have as much fun as Jan’s mom in retirement!

    Thank you!

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    Lifeflame  over 3 years ago

    Thank you Jan for all the great times

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    hsawlrae  over 3 years ago

    W O W ! ! !

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    MA FANGYI Premium Member over 3 years ago

    thanks for the years you gave us, the readers, a laugh. Enjoy.

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    Nachikethass  over 3 years ago

    I suppose it’s a bit bittersweet for this to be my 50th birthday! I was sad when the daily strip was discontinued. I am a bit sad today also. Hope you enjoy your Augusts, Ms Eliot – for decades to come…

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    socalvillaguy Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Good luck with your retirement, Jan. Travel far and wide, collect more wisdom, and relax!

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    fudominic355  over 3 years ago

    Enjoy your retirement Jan. Everyone will be sure to miss your comics, but none of us will ever forget it. Thank you for all of the laughs.

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    Dobie Takahama  over 3 years ago

    Thank you!

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    Dale4909Lantana  over 3 years ago

    Great strip! Thank you.

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    Dyonia  over 3 years ago

    Cheers, Jan! Thanks for all the laughs! More than I can count. Godspeed!

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    PammWhittaker  over 3 years ago

    Thank you for the laughs and tears, Jan, have a wonderful retirement! And thanks for letting us know who the girls would be in future :)

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    JoanHelen  over 3 years ago

    Dearest Jan, I can think of nothing to add to all of the above comments. Enjoy your retirement while you can and hopefully you will be able to travel soon. :) I am 77 now so I understand very well why you need to enjoy some leisure now. :) Are you going to have a blog or perhaps share some Facebook appearances with a few of your loyal fans?

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    Gloria Fleming  over 3 years ago

    Jan, thank you for all of your years of hard work that I have admired for years!! I’ve loved all of the family but most especially Evie who gives me a vision that aging can mean that the last third of my life can be even more fulfilling than the first two thirds & that romance is still possible. I pray that your retirement is all that you want it to be & that it brings you as much joy as you have brought us. God Bless & Happy rest of your life!!! (selfish gentle weeping)

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    melodylanebuller  over 3 years ago

    Will miss your insights. Enjoy!

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    janlovenduski Premium Member over 3 years ago

    God bless you, Ms Eliot. I will miss you. Thank goodness I have your books and I can still visit.

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    chris christmas Premium Member over 3 years ago

    this is great! what a way to finish the strip. Thanks for all the great comics!

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    rmercer Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Sigh…. just sigh. Best wishes Jan!

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    khmo  over 3 years ago

    The weakest part of this otherwise great strip was the I love August stuff.

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    megansmom Premium Member over 3 years ago

    I’m going to miss this great adventure… they are one of my favorite families! Have a wonderful August and thanks for the great times, Jan Eliot!

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    Julius Marold Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Well, it’s going to be a little more lonely without you Jan but I’ve got the archives and your books. Enjoy your retirement and stay well.

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    Artrina  over 3 years ago

    Thanks for the laughs and smiles Jan! Enjoy your life with no more deadlines!!!! I’m going to enjoy Stone Soup Classics for many more years!!!!

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    P51Strega  over 3 years ago

    I will miss your “family” very much. Thank you for what you have shared. I wish you all the happiness going forward, that you have brought to everyone else in the past.

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    jalden1003  over 3 years ago

    My heart aches, as it did when I said goodbye to Calvin and Hobbes. Thank you Jan, for giving us such real people to know and love over these years. August will never be the same….

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    RoadTrip3500  over 3 years ago

    Thanks, Jan!

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    Jeffin Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Gotta Love it.

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    suefrei  over 3 years ago

    You and Alix leaping into August – what a way to close this wonderful saga! Thank you for years of insight into humanity with lots of laughter. I wish you a long and happy and fulfilling retirement!

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    David Wolfson Premium Member over 3 years ago

    You will be missed.

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    ducksinthebvi  over 3 years ago

    A sad day for us

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    ljk57 Premium Member over 3 years ago

    So long and thank you for Stone Soup!!! I will miss everyone!

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    allydam Premium Member over 3 years ago

    I’m going to miss the gang! Have a great retirement, Jan, and happy travels once it can be done safely again!

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    HarryLime Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Thank you, Jan. All the best❣️

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    DRkm Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Will miss my favorite comic.

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    well-i-never  over 3 years ago

    And there you go!

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    russef  over 3 years ago

    Give ‘em heck Jan!!!!

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    rjs100mzk Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Thank you , Jan. Enjoy your retirement, may every month be August.

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    chip43  over 3 years ago

    Good Luck Ms. Eliot and Thankyou for all the wonderful stories.

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    gnome  over 3 years ago

    ….So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish….

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    kab2rb  over 3 years ago

    What a fitting end. You will be missed Ms. Eliot, loved your SS family. Enjoy your life of no deadlines. Really sad you are gone. Yet thank you for allowing us to have SS of Classics to keep your past strips going. Feel very sad no more originals and happy you need your life. Your characters you created will always be with you, just not with us. God bless you Ms. Eliot. Happy Trails to you.

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    freewaydog  over 3 years ago

    I will miss these strip! :’(

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    maxiesmom2 Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Well Ms. Eliot, it’s been real, it’s been nice and it HAS been real nice! And I agree, thanks for all the fish, those were some of my favorites too. Enjoy August and all the other months in between.

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    Meg: All Seriousness Aside  over 3 years ago

    Thank you, Jan for a new experience! I’ve never cried reading a comic strip before. Alix, Holly… I feel like I lost my own kids.

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    DJJG  over 3 years ago

    How delightful!

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    ComicsBinger Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Best wishes. Good luck. I enjoyed the ride and will miss the gang.

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    tjkanzler  over 3 years ago

    Miss you already

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    darcyandsimon  over 3 years ago

    Than you, Jan (hmm, does she read her comments?). Why are there tears in my eyes? “It’s just a cartoon!” Because when good things change, it affects us. Imagine that! The effect you’ve had on us all has been long—and for the good. You deserve the best in your retirement.

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    dtdbiz  over 3 years ago

    Yay! Good for you Jan. What a brilliant way to end your strip. I always enjoyed the “Ya gotta love August!” strips and stole the idea for a series of Facebook posts one year. Thank you for all the joy and insights.

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    Bob Blumenfeld  over 3 years ago

    By Jan. Thanks for all the wonderful moments and have a great retirement.

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    The Legend of Brandon Sawyer Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Thank you Jan!

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    oakie817  over 3 years ago

    and i was hoping it would go back weekly

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    mhebden  over 3 years ago

    Ms. Eliot- Thanks for the laughs and even more thanks for the things that make you go Hmmmmm. Please please please keep us entertained with reruns!

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    Calvin Nelson Nelson Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Thank you Jan! It was a wonderful run. I hope whatever life brings you next is as fine as kiddy pool in the middle of the yard surrounded by loving family. Loved every moment with you and the stone soup gang. ❤️

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    jimsr  over 3 years ago

    Thanks for 25 years of smiles and laughter. Enjoy retirement. I’ll continue to enjoy the re-runs.

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    LightWarriorK  over 3 years ago

    Enjoy your retirement, Jan!

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    Tra1nman2 Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Thanks, Jan, for many years of fun with the Stone family. I’ll miss them all (I’m having fun with the reruns of the earlier strips, too; they’re up to the year 2000 now). Enjoy a well-earned retirement.

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    doyle.denise17 Premium Member over 3 years ago

    I will miss you as well

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    jlsnell327  over 3 years ago

    Sad to see you go, but what a lovely ending!

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    nmb41  over 3 years ago

    I guess I just wish she gave us a glimpse into the future of Wally, Joan, Andy, Max and Lucy as well. Though I loved where she sent Val and family. I hate to see this strip end. I wish Jan many beautiful Augusts ahead.

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    morningglory73 Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Great send off. Wishing you joy, you certainly brought us plenty of it over the years. Thanks!

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    Michael G.  over 3 years ago

    Bye, Jan! Many thanks for a gentle, funny strip.

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    redbeardedchuckleberryhound  over 3 years ago

    Thanks for all the enjoyment your strips have provided over the years.

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    Beale_Knight  over 3 years ago

    Bye, Jan! Thanks for the laughs and best of luck on your ongoing ventures!

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    rickbarthel Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Thanks and enjoy, because every month will be August from here on out!

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    fosterchylde86 Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Thanks for the laughs, the “facepalm” moments, and the “yup, I know that’s right” parts. Come down South sometime. You can extend August to September. :)

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    WCraft Premium Member over 3 years ago

    A very optimistic outlook for August! I’m new to your strip but will continue to read your “Stone Soup Classics.” God Bless and enjoy your retirement!

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    deep8652 Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Nothing I can add that hasn’t been said, but thank you for the laughs, have truly enjoyed this strip. Enjoy your August, enjoy your retirement, enjoy your life!!

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    brick10  over 3 years ago

    Adieu!

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    stevie44  over 3 years ago

    Seems fitting that Alix is with her at the end….always thought she was Jan’s alter ego.

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    SuzanneCC Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Thank you, Jan. This was a very fitting end strip. I have enjoyed Stone Soup for so long. It is going to be so strange to not have new ones. Best wishes in your retirement, and have the same happiness you have brought all of us.

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    GreenT267  over 3 years ago

    Thank you for illustrating the humor and complexities of life for all ages. Now, do what you inspired some of the rest of us ‘oldsters’ to do—live your dreams and enjoy your life.

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    mskalisiak Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Thank you so verymuch for your wonderful strip!

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    JMG316  over 3 years ago

    I’m going to miss this strip!! Thank you for a wonderful ride!!!! Enjoy your next adventure!!!!!

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    Hollyjoy  over 3 years ago

    So silly that I’m crying over a comic strip. Enjoy

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    s.perkins1 Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Enjoyed your comics; sorry to see you go.

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    t9erfan Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Thank you for your wonderful strip! And a Happy August and Fantastic Retirement to you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    MichaelHelwig  over 3 years ago

    Thanks Jan, for years of a wonderful comic strip.

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    bartwell7  over 3 years ago

    Thank you for the joy that you brought into everyone’s life

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    wpr  over 3 years ago

    Thank you Jan. I have enjoyed them all.

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    DaveQuinn  over 3 years ago

    Reboot? Reruns?

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    jbro66  over 3 years ago

    Those poor kids.. They were just growing up

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    lotsalaffs Premium Member over 3 years ago

    A simple THANK YOU just doesn’t seem adequate but it’s all I’ve got. Good Luck and Best Wishes in all you do,

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    tallwelder  over 3 years ago

    thank you for everything, and good luck in your future

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    Holilubillkori Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Thank you & God Bless! :^D

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    Neeeol  over 3 years ago

    We’re going to miss you! Enjoy your retirement!

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    ezekialrage777  over 3 years ago

    Farewell Stone Soup, and good travels Jan Eliot. Thank you for the years of entertainment.

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    del_grande Premium Member over 3 years ago

    I can see why Jan didn’t want any replacement cartoonists, if 4/1/1997 is anything to go by…

    https://www.gocomics.com/stonesoup/1997/04/01 (drawn by Glenn McCoy of “The Duplex”)

    (What was Jan doing that day? https://www.gocomics.com/thebuckets/1997/04/01)

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    Gloria A. Shippers Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Enjoyed your comic strip so much, and will miss it so much. Good Luck and God Bless

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    Chris Bagg  over 3 years ago

    Thank you Ms. Eliot! Enjoy your well deserved retirement. Now it would be cool for the classics to start at day 1.

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    Coopergirl Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Nachikethass said it so well! I think most of us hope you enjoy this August and all Augusts to come! Thanks for the good times!

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    jack Nunes Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Have a wonderful retirement. We will miss your wonderful humor and insights. Thanks for all your work.

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    Happy, happy, happy!!! Premium Member over 3 years ago

    I’m going to miss you.

    But, i do understand. I’m looking forward to joining you in retirement just as soon as i am able.

    Enjoy! I plan to too. :D

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    mi_sbs  over 3 years ago

    Thanks for helping to make the world a little better place through your humor and talent all these years. If you ever have a day where you question if you did, or are feeling down, come back and read today’s comments. Wishing you a happy well deserved retirement

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    Jaime Jean M  over 3 years ago

    Original end to a great strip! I was expecting a final panel of the whole family and Jan waving good-bye. Enjoy retirement, we’ll keep revisiting your classic strips on a daily basis for years to come.

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    debanray05  over 3 years ago

    Gonna miss you but have fun.

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    Darryl Heine  over 3 years ago

    What a way to end the Stone Soup strip after 25 years, Jan!

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    Darryl Heine  over 3 years ago

    Stone Soup joins these newspaper comic strips to end in 2020: The Pajama Diaries, Ask Shagg, Retail, Moose and Molly, and Cats with Hands.

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    verticallychallenged Premium Member over 3 years ago

    What a perfect ending to Stone Soup! Thank you, Jan. May you enjoy Augusts for many years to come!

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    PennyLundgreen  over 3 years ago

    This was a lovely family comic strip and so relatable on many different levels. Thanks Ms. Elliot for sharing your talents for so many years.

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    Mrstolmie  over 3 years ago

    Dear Jan, For years of smiles, laughs, deep thoughts and a tear or two, thank you from the bottom of all of our hearts.

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    Whatever happened to common sense?  over 3 years ago

    Just couldn’t leave it alone, could they? Had to dig up that dead horse and beat it one final time.

    I liked this strip, but won’t miss the “gotta love August” drivel.

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    rwbath  over 3 years ago

    Have a wonderful retirement! And thank you for helping mine to have been as wonderful as it has been so far! Hugs to you. Wait…still isolating…so elbow bumps to you!

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    knels42 Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Thank you for the years of laughter – enjoy your retirement.

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    chief tommy  over 3 years ago

    Enjoy retirement — trust me it’s great to have every day be Saturday

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    AnonaMoaner Premium Member over 3 years ago

    May you enjoy a long, happy and fulfilling retirement. And may you enjoy it as much as we (I hope!) are going to enjoy reading all the Stone Soup re-runs! (I hope the newest ones will find their way into a book, like so many of the older tales.) Thanks for all the pleasure you’ve given so many of us over the years.

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    Plods with ...™  over 3 years ago

    What they said.

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    UmmeMoosa  over 3 years ago

    They are both jumping into Alix’s fantasy world,Have fun with all them octopuses, sharks, and all them mystery deep sea creatures.It was a nice ride, we’ll miss ya.

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    katina.cooper  over 3 years ago

    It’s time to head over to Tina’s restaurant. Tina is waiting there with Calvin and Hobbes, Charlie Brown and Snoopy, Pogo and his friends, Betty Boop, the little king and about 50 others. They are all waiting to welcome you home. You will be in great company. Farewell.

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    chuckydoodle  over 3 years ago

    Thanks for all your talent Enjoy your retirement

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    Robert Nowall Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Meh.

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    Dawn Premium Member over 3 years ago

    I love the loving August finale. That and the Solstice theme ones were among my favorites. We will miss you very much!

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    ComicLily  over 3 years ago

    Thanks, Jan. I will miss you.

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    tracybsmith  over 3 years ago

    I am sooooo going to miss this strip. Best of luck in retirement!!

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    RC5  over 3 years ago

    One of my favorite comics

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    E Welch Premium Member over 3 years ago

    I totally understand wanting to retire – I’ve done that already. I still wish you weren’t going. I have enjoyed this strip for years!!! Thank you for all of it. I wish you lots of sleep, peace and happiness!!

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    scaeva Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Enjoy your retirement! Unfortunately, this means one of the pleasures of mine is no more. But there are reruns, I hope.

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    Bobtul07110  over 3 years ago

    Why is it that the funniest cartoonists with the best ideas retire their strips, while some strips that haven’t produced a single chuckle in 10 years go on…and on… and on…and on? Really gonna miss this one a lot.

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    jskupe Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Thank you. They will be missed.

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    Solaricious Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Jan certainly ended this in a classy, honest and heartfelt way. I hope she really enjoys her retirement; it’s well earned!

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    MJ Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Get out there and enjoy life, Jan! But, I must warn you…..I tried retirement a couple of years ago. It didn’t work. Creative people need a place to show their creativity. I’m back to being partially retired.

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    t_a_80111  over 3 years ago

    I’ve enjoyed your strip for many years, and sad to see it end. Best wishes for a long, happy, and healthy retirement from Cajun boy.

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    vanaals  over 3 years ago

    Happy trails, Jan. Thanks for the toons.

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    JaneCl  over 3 years ago

    Sorry, but I hope you get bored.

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    HenryStryker  over 3 years ago

    I especially enjoyed the August comics!

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    mwproto Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Thank you, wishing everyone Evie-days.

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    cat3crazy Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Enjoy your retirement Jan. You have brightened up so many people’s days for the last 25 years. I’m really going to miss this comic.

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    WendyWatkins  over 3 years ago

    Thank you so much for all the years of thoughtful, tender, sweet, realistic, inspiring and funny comics. You and your “family” will be VERY much missed!

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    s b  over 3 years ago

    :’-(

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    deeree Premium Member over 3 years ago

    I hope you enjoy August and the rest of your life. This was such a sweet way to end your wonderful strip. I’ll miss all of your “family” but am glad to see it being repeated so I won’t suffer complete withdrawal . Thank you for the years of enjoyment.

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    jkstill  over 3 years ago

    I guess it is now time go re-read the (autographed) Stone Soup book.

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    kballweg Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Hopefully, after a respite period, you will do us all a kindness and follow Trudeau’s model of punctuating reruns with periodic updated peeks into how the family is doing as they grow and age along with the rest of us. It’s become such a rich world, it’s impossible not to wonder where they all will evolve to.

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    magdala666  over 3 years ago

    May every month be August for the rest of your days!

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    j.l.farmer  over 3 years ago

    happy birthday and enjoy your retirement. i wonder now if gocomics will run this comic from the beginning.

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    ScretWitch  over 3 years ago

    Mixed emotions. Sad for us – no more comics. But happy for Jan and her retirement/new adventures!

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    alf4evr  over 3 years ago

    Enjoy!

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    flectov Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Of course it’s been a great strip that will be missed — But the 7 week exit-path story has been unique and so creative! Thank you and congrats for that!

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    bruno113  over 3 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your family/alter egos with us. I’ve identified with all but most lately with Evie. Stay safe and healthy and enjoy your adventures.

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    drmickeyg  over 3 years ago

    Happy retirement, Ms.Eliot! I will miss your strip – especially the Gotta Love August strips and Alix and her magical pool (as a biologist, I always hoped those strips would foster a love of biology in kids!). ♥

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    egbrown  over 3 years ago

    Thank you so much for all the years of your wonderful comic. I started reading it when I had an infant, and I found it so relatable. Yours is the only comic I read, so I think I will go back and start at the beginning. Now that my sons are 11 and 14, and I am a single mom, I imagine I will find new things to relate to!

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    Josh Rebich  over 3 years ago

    This has been 1 of my favorite comic strips and I’m gonna miss it, but Stone Soup Classics will continue.

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    sailingcats Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Thank you! I am really going to miss visiting with everyone every Sunday……

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    roydiehl1  over 3 years ago

    Oh — and if you get bored in retirement, you’re always welcome back here with us!

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    BluebelleCat  over 3 years ago

    Best wishes Jan.

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    gooddavid  over 3 years ago

    I’m going to miss this. Enjoy yourself Ms Eliot, and thanks for the fun over the years.

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    jrbrat Premium Member over 3 years ago

    I have so enjoyed reading this strip. Made me smile, laugh and now she’d a tear. I hope you enjoy retirement. You done well. You’ve bought that piece of enjoyment to many.

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    LindaKlontz Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Ms. Eliot, thank you for the giggles. You made life fun.

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    rsheath3605  over 3 years ago

    Have loved your strip, but wishing you all the best in your retirement!

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    Michael McKown Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Thank you, Jan, for years of great entertainment. Sadly, it’s time to unfollow this strip.

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    Jayneknox  over 3 years ago

    And a perfect way to finish. Happy retirement!

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    GG_loves_comics Premium Member over 3 years ago

    I can’t remember when I started reading Stone Soup, but it was quite a while ago. I’m really going to miss it, especially every August! Retirement is great, Jan. You’re going to love it!!

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    hildigunnurr Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Bbbbbyyyyyeeeeee! we’ll miss you <3

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    f_deutsch  over 3 years ago

    Thanks for all the wonderful comic strips you made, they really enjoyed my life, best wishes

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    RonBerg13 Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Ah, August – the summer month of day dreams and adventures.

    Thank You, Jan, for a most wondrous ride through the years.

    May your retirement be even more wonderful than your cartoons!

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    jamescordeiro  over 3 years ago

    Thank you.

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    BJB  over 3 years ago

    Best wishes for your new life!! Boy you will be missed by SO VERY MANY!!

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    AtariDragon  over 3 years ago

    I’m just here to dance on the grave.

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    laurag12363 Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Jan, I’m going to miss you and the inside of your head!! Enjoy whatever life tosses at you…you deserve it!

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    Tallguy  over 3 years ago

    As exit lines AND callbacks… That’s not bad. Good rest, Ms. Elliot.

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    Judeeye Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Thanks for laughs.

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    listmom  over 3 years ago

    So long and thanks for all the fish, Jan! Especially those at the bottom of Alix’s wading pool. <3

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    car2ner  over 3 years ago

    fair thee well and enjoy your August! (heart hugs and fond memories)

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    noreenklose  over 3 years ago

    THANKS!!!

    This was one of my favorite strips.

    Have a GREAT retirement.

    You will be missed.

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    sharoncrenshaw60  over 3 years ago

    I’m going to miss you guys!

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    donnajmeahl  over 3 years ago

    This is one I’m going to miss. I wish it could go into re-runs.

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    pamela welch Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Congratulations on your retirement; hope you have many more Augusts to enjoy! I’ve always saved this strip for last, like dessert after dinner. Thanks for a great run ♥♥

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    Carolyn Cherry  over 3 years ago

    Happy for Jan. She did a great last comic.

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    selma_flamel  over 3 years ago

    Thank you, Jan, for all these wonderful years. We would have enjoyed more time with the family, but understand your wishes. Here’s hoping that your retirement is filled with all the adventures that you have imagined and more.I will miss the new strips (Alix has always been my favorite).

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    fix-n-fly  over 3 years ago

    Happy retirement Jan! Will miss you and this comic a lot. Thanks for all the years and all the laughs. And for the last few weeks when you have given us a little view of you and your world. You are truly a class act in the world of comic strips!

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    soaringblocks  over 3 years ago

    Happy Trails until we meet again……. Thanks for all your wonderful work! I’ve loved it all.

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    Steve Bitter  over 3 years ago

    Gonna miss ya’ !! Enjoy Life !!!

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    Redenbaugh Premium Member over 3 years ago

    WOW! Best conclusion of any comic strip ever! Such an outstanding and clever way to bring the strip to a close. Your closure is right up there with the very best closure of a TV sitcom: Bob Newhart’s final episode of Newhart. Thank you.

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    wogisch Premium Member over 3 years ago

    I’m a 67 year old man I actually have tears in my eyes a lump in my throat thinking this was the last strip. What a beautiful way to have but but a sad sad sad day

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    Comic Minister Premium Member over 3 years ago

    I will miss this comic! I have been reading this comic for years!

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    dougcalder1  over 3 years ago

    Yes, thank you for all the entertainment Jan. You will need another source of manageable stress to avoid an emotional letdown…..golf maybe? ;o)

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    rgcviper  over 3 years ago

    Thanks for all the smiles, Jan. While part of me wishes the whole family were here in the finale, a jump into new terrain seems fitting somehow. Enjoy retirement, and come back to “see” us sometime. Best wishes.

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    mafastore  over 3 years ago

    Thank you for many years of pleasurable visiting with the Stone family. I really appreciate how you have ended with it – with a knowledge for us that all will be well and happy with the families. THANK YOU. Enjoy the rest of your life.

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    Ahceaser  over 3 years ago

    Wow! So you’re leaving us to miss this wonderful, honestly insightful strip. I will miss the family and it’s humanity… we need more like this during these times….Happy retirement, Jan! Enjoy your Ever-August!

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    SiteeSatee Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Thanks for gifting us with such touching and wonderful characters through the years! As others have said, I hope you have as much fun as Jan’s mom in retirement. Thanks for leaving Stone Soup Classics running too, so we can relive the series.

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    kab2rb  over 3 years ago

    Really seem odd no more original’s by a great author, just happy for Classics.

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    lanark  over 3 years ago

    Any chance for reruns?

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    Enoi  over 3 years ago

    Farewell, Jan Eliot, and thank you!

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    Pulsk2 Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Thank you for a great comic. Have a great retirement.

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    asrialfeeple  over 3 years ago

    Thanks, Jan!!

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    Leewit  over 3 years ago

    Thanks, Jan, glad I found you. Have to admit, though, between you and Howard Taylor, I am not gonna love August as much as I used to.

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    Cavenee Lonnie Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Fair Winds and Following Seas Jan. I’ll miss this strip bigtime.

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    stillfickled Premium Member over 3 years ago

    How long is GoComics going to leave this up?

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    FunnyPageLover  over 3 years ago

    Good-bye, Ms. Elliot. I loved your strip! Sniff!

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    crjones  over 3 years ago

    More than a touch sad. But best of luck Ms Eliot!

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    Shikamoo Premium Member over 3 years ago

    I’ll miss Jan and Stone Soup. Wishing you a fantastic retirement, Jan.

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    Shikamoo Premium Member over 3 years ago

    That was a great send-off! Let Jan’s summer begin.

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    Sabrejack Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Thank You for everything, Jan. Take care!

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    jruckman  over 3 years ago

    Shoulda seen that one coming…

    All the best to you Jan – thanks for making me love August all these years!

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    VTMaya Premium Member over 3 years ago

    At least we have Classic Stone Soup.

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    mkdb75  over 3 years ago

    Thank you for giving us some closure with the characters. I appreciate having a future to imagine for them. I’ll miss their new adventures. It would be fun for you bring Holly and Alix back as young adults for a mini-series some day. But enjoy your retirement first! Thank you for all the laughs and well-understood family moments.

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    RhodeKille Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Congratulations on your retirement Jan, and thanks for all the sweetness and laughs. I’ll miss your strips!

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    chriscc63  over 3 years ago

    This is my 57th birthday today and I am a little sad now. sniff sniff, really? the last one? :( But I am grateful for all these years of a great strip.

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    Kirk Barnes Premium Member over 3 years ago

    So long, Jan! Thanks for sharing with us for all of these years! See you in the funny papers!

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    Sassy's Mom  over 3 years ago

    Thank you, Ms. Eliot, for sharing your talents with us, and for introducing us to such wonderful characters!

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    contralto2b  over 3 years ago

    Thank you, Jan, for all the fun and insights. At least now you can enjoy every August fully with no deadlines to worry about!!

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    Stephie189 Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Thank you Jan for the many years of great entertainment. I will miss new comics but continue to read the reruns. I hope you have a great retirement!

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    TheDadSnorlax Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Congrats on a successful run. We all should have such success after trials. Enjoy the no deadlines and freedom to go on LONG trips (especially in AUGUST!) Do inform us through the media of yours travels (as you see fit). HAPPY RETIREMENT!

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    alanrooks Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Thanks for the great work! You will be missed!

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    Wendy Emlinger Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Enjoy your retirement, dear, and thanks for all the wonderful stories. I’m going to miss the children of your heart.

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    stairsteppublishing  over 3 years ago

    25 years. That is impressive.Have fun and than you for all of the fun you have provided us.

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    WesTXGrl13 Premium Member over 3 years ago

    My three girls and I have LOVED Stone Soup for a quarter of a century! They have grown up laughing over all the characters, and sometimes MIRRORING the characters…….and I know I have mirrored the characters once or twice myself. Ha, ha! We have several Stone Soup books, and they are in pretty bad shape from being read and re-read so often over the years. We are all are sad to see the strip ending, but we wish you all the best, Ms. Eliot!

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    hkit1 Premium Member over 3 years ago

    best of wishes and thanks for all the years of laughs!

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    LIBeral1  over 3 years ago

    Enjoy your retirement Jan. I know I do mine. Sleep in every morning.

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    mwarn Premium Member over 3 years ago

    One of the saddest things about old age is outliving your favorite comic strips.

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    Classyladyor  over 3 years ago

    I am so sad to see the end of Stone Soup, it has been a favorite of mine for many years. Have a great August. You will be missed.

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    helbr  over 3 years ago

    I will really miss this one.

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    jfusek Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Sorry to see Stone Soup depart. At the same time Schlock Mercenary has finished it 20 year run really make it a bad month. The 2020 curse strikes hard. Best of luck to Ms Eliot for bringing so many laughs to all of us.

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    ShadowBeast Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Kind of a shame that this didn’t end with the whole family. Does anyone know if this will go into repeats, or not bother since we have the Stone Soup Classics?

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    James Matthews Premium Member over 3 years ago

    I never got to see last Sunday’s comics because GoComics screwed up my subscription so that I didn’t see any comics from 7/26/20 or 7/27/20. Glad GoComics sent a special email about this strip on 7/30/20. It’s been a great strip. At one time I went back to the very beginning and read all the strips plus I have all the books. (Maybe missing the last 1 or 2 – have to check it out)

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    JC1968  over 3 years ago

    Thank you Jan for a great Strip. Enjoy your retirement!!

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    Mark Tully Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Thanks for everything Jan – I hope you;re enjoying August with no deadlines!

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    The Old Wolf  over 3 years ago

    Very best of good karma, Jan. Enjoy your retirement and thanks for all the smiles! You ended the strip in a lovely way.

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    nisedc  over 3 years ago

    I will so miss this comic strip. Enjoy, Ms. Eliot, and thank you.

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    twall5592 Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Calvin was my favorite strip until I found Stone Soup. Now my all time fave! The silver lining to losing it is Jan Eliot moving on to a great retirement, which she deserves. But I will certainly miss Val and her family. It’s been great, Jan. Thanks SO MUCH!

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    VelcroC Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Happy retirement Jan, I will miss your strip.

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    dmclane1938  over 3 years ago

    I’m sad to see the end of this strip. Go forth and enjoy your free time!

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    mkrichardson1955 Premium Member over 3 years ago

    One of my favorite comics! Thanks for all the laughs and enjoy your next adventure!

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    Cannoneer  over 3 years ago

    Bye-bye, Jan Eliot. It’s been fun. Godspeed!

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    Argylegames Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Thank you for all the laughs. I will miss the characters, but mostly Biscuit!

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    AbbyH Premium Member over 3 years ago

    I just finished binge reading from start to finish. I’m going to miss this.

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    Gabby  over 3 years ago

    I believe those are the Three Sisters mountains. I have enjoyed your strip for many years now and will miss new installments. So glad the older ones will still be here to enjoy. Happy retirement and congratulations!

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    me_the_polish_gull  almost 3 years ago

    I know, it’s a little late, but farewell to Ms. Elliot and whole the Stone family – Val, Joan, Evie, and others.

    Now, let’s enjoy other strips, while they’re still here.

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    No One in Particular  about 2 years ago

    Goodbye, Jan! Thank you for making such a wonderful strip!

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