How old would y’all say Gramma’s supposed to be? Because horrifyingly enough she can’t be a whole lot older than I am, and the things she says don’t reflect the world of my youth.
I think a lot of cartoonists (and other writers) have a fixed mental image of grandparents being of the same generation as their own grandparents, forgetting that time has passed: today’s grandparents came of age in the 1950s, 60s, or even 70s, not the 20s, 30s or 40s.
- I hope we’re supposed to infer that Holly means credit card bills simply don’t have to be paid until next month, not that she thinks having a credit card means you don’t need money at all. That’s what I thought when I was three, but of course comic strip children can be really, really stupid.
- I wonder whether Val bought the book using cash.
The Arlo Award wasn’t around when this first appeared, so I present it to Jan Eliot now.