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Strip For 090586
ID: 4668
Publication Date: 1986-09-05
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: It's All Downhill From Here (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: First day of Grade One, Elizabeth doesn't want to sit next to her first partner. She tries a girl from across the room (Melody Morrison) but is snubbed. She decides that maybe this kid isn't so bad, maybe she'll like him.
Caption: On the other hand, maybe I'll like sitting next to this kid.
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Strip For 021087
ID: 4760
Publication Date: 1987-02-10
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: It's All Downhill From Here (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Buying Valentine's Day Cards, Elly thinks Elizabeth needs more than a package of 18. Elizabeth only wants to give them to kids she likes, but Elly says that isn't fair. Shocked. If she gives one to everybody, then she has to give to Melody Morrison.
Caption: That means I hafta give a Valentine to (gulp!) Melody Morrison!
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Strip For 021187
ID: 4761
Publication Date: 1987-02-11
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: It's All Downhill From Here (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Elizabeth is filling out Valentine's Day cards and complaining about giving one to Melody Morrison. She hates her for being perfect. Michael says he'd hate to be perfect. If you're perfect, you can't be anything else. Insight.
Caption: 'cause anyone who's perfect can't be anything else!
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Strip For 021287
ID: 4762
Publication Date: 1987-02-12
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: It's All Downhill From Here (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Valentine's Day at school. Elizabeth and her friend Paula sneer at Melody Morrison. She thinks she's better than everyone just because she's smart, cute, has nice clothes. Both girls wish they were Melody. Jealousy.
Caption: I wish I was Melody Morrison.
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Strip For 021487
ID: 1116
Publication Date: 1987-02-14
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: It's All Downhill From Here (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: School Valentine's Day party. Elizabeth and her friend Paula count their Valentines cards. They're jealous of Melody Morrison. Elizabeth thinks Valentine's parties are like an election.
Caption: ...they're sort of like an election!
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Strip For 021687
ID: 4764
Publication Date: 1987-02-16
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: It's All Downhill From Here (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Valentine's Day. Elizabeth hears from her friend Paula that she got 1 more Valentine than stuck up Melody Morrison. Now Elizabeth feels guilty for throwing away the Valentine she was supposed to give to Melody, because Melody gave one to her.
Caption: Paula- I was supposed to give Melody a Valentine … but I didn't. I threw it away. So what! She gave ME one!
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Strip For 021787
ID: 4765
Publication Date: 1987-02-17
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: It's All Downhill From Here (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Valentine's Day. Standing at the bus stop Elizabeth wants to apologize to Melody Morrison for throwing out the Valentine she should have given her. Though Elizabeth says nothing, she considers the same behaviour in Melody to be stuck-up. Nobody talking.
Caption: No wonder they call her stuck-up. She won't even talk to me!
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Strip For 022087
ID: 4767
Publication Date: 1987-02-20
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: It's All Downhill From Here (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Elizabeth finally approaches Melody and they speak. She runs to her friend Paula to tell her that she's speaking to Melody! To Elizabeth's surprise, Paula snubs her.
Caption: Paula, guess what! Melody an' I are speaking to each other - Isn't that neat?!! HMPH!
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Strip For 022187
ID: 4768
Publication Date: 1987-02-21
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: It's All Downhill From Here (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Elizabeth struggles with her friend Paula who is jealous of Melody. She wants Elizabeth to choose. There can be only one, best friend. Elizabeth erroneously believes that grown-ups don't have these kinds of problems.
Caption: I wish I was a grown-up. They NEVER have problems like this.
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Strip For 041287
ID: 6700
Publication Date: 1987-04-12
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Know which book? Let us know!
Other Books: A Look Inside...For Better or For Worse: The 10th Anniversary Collection (Signed Copies)
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: It's time for Melody to go home. Elly offers to drive, but Melody gets them completely lost. Elly decides to go home and call Melody's mother to come and get her. Melody already gave her mother directions to pick her up. Pointless trip. Elizabeth.
Caption: Don't worry... I gave her directions.
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Strip For 090415
ID: 13323
Publication Date: 2015-09-04
First Published On (if retro): 1986-09-05
Collection Book: It's All Downhill From Here (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: First day of Grade One, Elizabeth doesn't want to sit next to her first partner. She tries a girl from across the room (Melody Morrison) but is snubbed. She decides that maybe this kid isn't so bad, maybe she'll like him.
Caption: On the other hand, maybe I'll like sitting next to this kid.
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Lynn's Notes: As soon as I could talk and interact with other kids, I knew there was a hierarchy, a pecking order into which I had to fit. In the classroom and out in the playground, I knew where I was welcome and where I wasn’t. So many different elements came into play: temperament, ability, looks, interests, even cleanliness were things we considered before friendship could begin.

Strip For 020916
ID: 13483
Publication Date: 2016-02-09
First Published On (if retro): 1987-02-10
Collection Book: It's All Downhill From Here (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Buying Valentine's Day Cards, Elly thinks Elizabeth needs more than a package of 18. Elizabeth only wants to give them to kids she likes, but Elly says that isn't fair. Shocked. If she gives one to everybody, then she has to give to Melody Morrison.
Caption: That means I hafta give a Valentine to (gulp!) Melody Morrison!
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Lynn's Notes: There always has to be a villain and I created Melody Morrison in opposition to Elizabeth. Again, I thought Melody would play a larger role, but it was hard for me to make a character all bad! To me, there is good in everyone and when you show both sides, you’ve got a character that demands the spotlight. I had no room to add more characters.

Strip For 021016
ID: 13484
Publication Date: 2016-02-10
First Published On (if retro): 1987-02-11
Collection Book: It's All Downhill From Here (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Elizabeth is filling out Valentine's Day cards and complaining about giving one to Melody Morrison. She hates her for being perfect. Michael says he'd hate to be perfect. If you're perfect, you can't be anything else. Insight.
Caption: 'cause anyone who's perfect can't be anything else!
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Strip For 021116
ID: 13485
Publication Date: 2016-02-11
First Published On (if retro): 1987-02-12
Collection Book: It's All Downhill From Here (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Valentine's Day at school. Elizabeth and her friend Paula sneer at Melody Morrison. She thinks she's better than everyone just because she's smart, cute, has nice clothes. Both girls wish they were Melody. Jealousy.
Caption: I wish I was Melody Morrison.
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Strip For 021316
ID: 13487
Publication Date: 2016-02-13
First Published On (if retro): 1987-02-14
Collection Book: It's All Downhill From Here (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: School Valentine's Day party. Elizabeth and her friend Paula count their Valentines cards. They're jealous of Melody Morrison. Elizabeth thinks Valentine's parties are like an election.
Caption: ...they're sort of like an election!
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Lynn's Notes: I don’t think the tradition of giving Valentines to classmates like this, still exists…and it’s probably just as well.

Strip For 021516
ID: 13489
Publication Date: 2016-02-15
First Published On (if retro): 1987-02-16
Collection Book: It's All Downhill From Here (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Valentine's Day. Elizabeth hears from her friend Paula that she got 1 more Valentine than stuck up Melody Morrison. Now Elizabeth feels guilty for throwing away the Valentine she was supposed to give to Melody, because Melody gave one to her.
Caption: Paula- I was supposed to give Melody a Valentine … but I didn't. I threw it away. So what! She gave ME one!
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Strip For 021616
ID: 13490
Publication Date: 2016-02-16
First Published On (if retro): 1987-02-17
Collection Book: It's All Downhill From Here (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Valentine's Day. Standing at the bus stop Elizabeth wants to apologize to Melody Morrison for throwing out the Valentine she should have given her. Though Elizabeth says nothing, she considers the same behaviour in Melody to be stuck-up. Nobody talking.
Caption: No wonder they call her stuck-up. She won't even talk to me!
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Lynn's Notes: Lately, I have been seeing friends I knew in elementary school. We talk endlessly about our childhood friends and the many instances, which are unforgettable. I remember standing next to kids I really wanted to talk to, apologize to or befriend…but I just didn’t know how.

Strip For 021916
ID: 13493
Publication Date: 2016-02-19
First Published On (if retro): 1987-02-20
Collection Book: It's All Downhill From Here (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Elizabeth finally approaches Melody and they speak. She runs to her friend Paula to tell her that she's speaking to Melody! To Elizabeth's surprise, Paula snubs her.
Caption: Paula, guess what! Melody an' I are speaking to each other - Isn't that neat?!! HMPH!
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Strip For 022016
ID: 13494
Publication Date: 2016-02-20
First Published On (if retro): 1987-02-21
Collection Book: It's All Downhill From Here (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Elizabeth struggles with her friend Paula who is jealous of Melody. She wants Elizabeth to choose. There can be only one, best friend. Elizabeth erroneously believes that grown-ups don't have these kinds of problems.
Caption: I wish I was a grown-up. They NEVER have problems like this.
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Strip For 041016
ID: 13544
Publication Date: 2016-04-10
First Published On (if retro): 1987-04-12
Collection Book: Know which book? Let us know!
Other Books: A Look Inside...For Better or For Worse: The 10th Anniversary Collection (Signed Copies)
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: It's time for Melody to go home. Elly offers to drive, but Melody gets them completely lost. Elly decides to go home and call Melody's mother to come and get her. Melody already gave her mother directions to pick her up. Pointless trip. Elizabeth.
Caption: Don't worry... I gave her directions.
Report an Error with this Strip: Email Steph


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