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Thank you for a lovely and appreciative toast to Richard Thompson, and some great cartoons. When "Cul de Sac" started in my newspaper, it took a while for me to warm up to it. Once I got it, I enjoyed it every day.

I am sorry Mr. Thompson is retiring, and wish him well.

Sherwood Harrington

It's all well and good for his family and his health and all that he's retiring, but what about ME? What about ME? Where am I going to find my daily Cul de Sac now? The injustice is palpable.

So long, Cul de Sac, and thanks for all the smiles.

Richard Thompson

Thank you, Mike! I feel like Tom Sawyer attending his own funeral, except he was never compared to Elvis.

I hope we get to walk down the street again some time. And, FWIW, I'm just quitting, not retiring. Not quite yet.


Oh, I am so going to miss Cul de Sac. I already do, since repeats are running. I just pray Richard can keep his Parkinson's under control and have a happy, blessed life. Best wishes and good luck to him.

Mike Peterson

The Lord loves a cheerful quitter.

Gilda Blackmore

Mike Peterson: I don't know whom the lord loves, but I do know a lot of humans love Richard Thompson.

Mary in Ohio

Best wishes, Richard, and a big thanks to Mike, because without this blog I would never have found out about Cul de Sac. Hopefully, with some of the deadlines removed, your health will improve. Thanks so much to both you guys!

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