For Better or for Worse Winding Down

fbofwLynn Johnston's comic strip, "For Better or for Worse", is winding down. She says the larger For Better or for Worse story will wrap up at the end of August, and the final new Sunday strip will reveal what the characters get up to in the years to come.

I've written quite a bit about this strip as it's the only one I read daily and I've been reading it for almost 25 years. I'll never forget the heroic death of Farley and the controversy surrounding Lawrence's homosexuality. Lynn wrote a touching, interesting story and I'll be sorry to see it end.

I'm wondering what that final Sunday strip will tell us about the characters we've seen age these past few decades. I'm sure John will retire and work on his trains, Elly will enjoy her grandchildren and see her father pass away, Michael will become a successful author, Liz will enjoy married life, become a school principal and have children of her own and April will study Veterinary Medicine at the University of Guelph.

We'll see how I did.


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Andrew

Mike,

The author's name is Lynn. The character is Elly.

Don't forget to post your results.

August 15, 2008 @ 8:11 AM

Andrew

Mike,

The author's name is Lynn. The character is Elly.

Don't forget to post your results.

August 15, 2008 @ 8:17 AM

elvis

Maybe they'll get hit by a bus and make everyone happy.

August 15, 2008 @ 8:59 AM

Toronto Mike

Rumour has it Jim will die next week. There's a wrench in the ol' wedding plans.

August 15, 2008 @ 9:43 AM

codexofdreams

How sad. For Better for Worse has been a mainstay in the Toronto Star for a long time, and it's sad to see it go.

BTW, it it's of any consequence, I love your blog, and consequently, have linked to it on mine.

August 15, 2008 @ 7:34 PM

KR

I heard that Lynn changed her mind and that she's continuing on with the strip. Does anyone know if this is true?

August 19, 2008 @ 9:33 AM

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