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One Big Happy
by Rick Detorie

Copyright © 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 by Creators Syndicate, Inc.
Copyright © 2012 by creators.com
Copyright © 2020 by Rick Detorie

20039/28

Ruthie:
Grandpa says that families are Nature’s way of keeping people from fighting with strangers!

Joe:
Yeah!

Grandma (Rose):
Nick!

Grandpa (Nick):
Rose, are we going to have to fight over this again?

Ruthie and Joe:
See?

20045/30

Ruthie:
How come “Phonics” isn’t spelled with an “F”?

Topic:

Spelling

below: text checked (see note) when added

20053/2

Ruthie:
They’re going to kick you out of kindergarten if you don’t know your numbers! James, I know this stuff, and I can help you! Remember, in this world there are three kinds of people: those who can count ... and those who can’t!

James:
Huh?

Topics:

Mathematics

Two kinds

12/14

James:
What’s a jury?

Ruthie:
It’s a bunch of people who sit around and listen to both sides of the story ... and then decide who has the better lawyer.

Topic:

Law

20069/1

Nick:
Marriage is like any other job. It’s much easier when you like your boss.

Topic:

Marriage

12/4

Ruthie:
Excuse me, you shouldn’t be mean to your dog like that!

Mean person:
Excuse me, don’t you know that silence is golden?

Ruthie:
Excuse me, not according to my grandpa! He says sometimes it’s just plain yellow!

20071/2

Joe:
I’ll do most of the comic book, Ruthie. Maybe you can help color it.

Ruthie:
No fair, Joe! I can draw! And I’m a good word maker upper and putting downer on paper, too!

Joe:
You mean a writer?

Ruthie:
Yeah, I’m a great one!

Topic:

Writing

6/11

Ruthie:
Mom, what are nudie tales?

Mom:
What?

Ruthie:
The man who says the news said some cars crashed in the fog! And then he said he had nudie tales at eleven!

Mom:
New details, Ruthie.

Ruthie:
Yeah, can I stay up and watch ’em?

Topic:

Puns

20083/3

Ruthie:
What’s taking them so long?!

Nick:
They’ll be here soon, Ruthie. We have to be patient and wait.

 

Ruthie:
Well, we need to wait a lot faster!

Topic:

Time

10/2

Ruthie:
Why do I always have to know what I’m talking about, Joe? What kind of world would it be if everybody could only say stuff that made sense?

Joe:
A much quieter world!

Topic:

Rhetoric

20098/15

Rose:
Channel 5’s movie is about “a saucy career woman who’s morally flexible...” Oh, my!

Ruthie:
What does that mean, Grandma?

Rose:
Uh... It means she’s a working woman who’s inclined to use spaghetti sauce from a jar!

Ruthie:
I don’t think that’s it, but I’ll let it go for now.

Rose:
Thank you, dear.

Topic:

Morality

20101/21

Nick:
[...] you never hear of a man being shot by his wife while doing the dishes.

Topic:

Marriage

20127/4

friend:
You’ve had a good long marriage, Nick. What’s your secret?

Nick:
My Uncle Carlo once told me “You’ll save a lot of trouble if you marry your second wife first.” So I did.

friend:
Huh?

Topic:

Advice

11/27

Nick [reading]:
For the most part, the protest outside of the restaurant was peaceful until late in the day when souffles broke out in the crowd.

Spell check strikes again!

Rose:
That’s the best one yet!

20208/25

Nick:
Roy, how long have you been driving?

Roy:
Sixty-five years, and I ain’t never had an accident, though I did have a close call. I swerved my pickup to avoid a tree... but realized it was my air freshener.

Topic:

Driving

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