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Charlie Brown to Pigpen: Don't you know that cleanliness is next to godliness?
Pigpen: For me, Charlie Brown, cleanliness is next to impossible.

The arc of Snoopy looking like a vulture.

Lucy takes all of Linus' toys away, tosses him a rubber band, saying: Here, have fun with this.
Linus goes ape with the rubber band and Lucy snatches it back, saying: I didn't mean that much fun.

Mary in Ohio

Linus crawls under a table to retrieve a toy, straightens up too soon and bonks his head, knocking him lopsided. As he staggers around groaning, Lucy comes by: "What happened ? Are you hurt ? Are you sick ? Are you bleeding? What happened? What's the matter?"
Regaining the power of speech at last, Linus (with both eyes still clearly in the same socket) screams "I BUMPED MY HEAD !"

"Well !" says Lucy. "You don't have to be so crabby about it !"

Mike Peterson

As said, the occasion snuck up on me. I think maybe going through all the books and finding some more favorites than just the ones on my hard drive is called for.

Certainly, Lucy teaching Linus about various types of trees would be in there.

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