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Saturday Evening Post cartoonists have interesting views on marriage.

“Breakfast is more enjoyable since we agreed not to wear glasses at the table.”

"Breakfast is more enjoyable since we agreed not to wear glasses at the table."  from Mar/Apr 1999

From Mar/Apr 1999

Smart deal. I knew there was an advantage to being nearsighted. Now, if we can only do something about morning breath.

“Let’s make a deal—if you don’t join the cigar trend, I won’t join the thong-bikini trend!”

"Let’s make a deal–if you don’t join the cigar trend, I won’t join the thong-bikini trend!" from Jul/Aug 1998

From Jul/Aug 1998

This wife knows how to negotiate. This is from 1998 by one of our favorite cartoonists, Randy Glasbergen.

“It’s wearing me out: dirty clothes, fussy eating, constant whining … and then with our first baby on the way…”

"It's wearing me out: dirty clothes, fussy eating, constant whining…and then with our first baby on the way…" from Mar/Apr 2003

From Mar/Apr 2003

I swear I see a multitude of female heads nodding.

“Listen to this—The anonymous winner of Saturday’s jackpot has not told her husband…”

"Listen to this--The anonymous winner of Saturday's jackpot has not told her husband…"  from Jan/Feb 2007

From Jan/Feb 2007

Dear? Are you there? This 2007 Nick Hobart cartoon is one of my favorites.

“I’d go home to Mother, but I don’t know where the RV jamboree is being held this week.”

"I'd go home to Mother, but I don't know where the RV jamboree is being held this week." from Jan/Feb 1998

From Jan/Feb 1998

Don’t parents realize how inconvenient it is when they get lives of their own?

“How could you, Ermela, after I’ve given you the best halftimes of my life?”

"How could you, Ermela, after I've given you the best halftimes of my life?" from Jan/Feb 202

From Jan/Feb 2002

I’m willing to bet he sees absolutely nothing wrong with that sentence.

“Give me the bad news, Doc. Am I going to live?”

"Give me the bad news, Doc. Am I going to live?" from May/June 2000

From May/Jun 2000

Of course, it isn’t just men behaving badly. If the patient’s question doesn’t make sense, just look at the Mrs.

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  • Sue Dumond

    What a dull world this would be without comic relief..we need a lift to our day

  • LAURA MUSHKAT

    would swear, that for at least one of these cartoons, you were the fly on the wall during my 40 year marriage!

  • Ed McGowan

    As a bachelor, simply ate these up. Look what I’ve been missing
    all these years.”

  • Janet Garritano

    These are so funny!! I am sure a lot of women’s and men’s heads were nodding to some of these!

  • barbara herrin

    Most times truer words have not been spoken!

  • Janice

    These are great. I got a good laugh, you made my day

  • Frances O'Brien

    The Post has the best cartoons ! I cut them out often and send them to friends or post on our kitchen bulletin board. They always evoke a chuckle. Thanks !

  • Charles Neumann

    Very funny cartoons. Marriage is always a good source for humour, at least in cartoons.

  • Ted Wissler

    Great stuff….. we all need some laughing in the times we live…… just had a few belly laughs reading what u have sent…… keep it up…….

  • Fran Webb

    I like your cartoons real well. I remember over the years of reading the Saturday Evening Post, I would look thru the magazine and read all the cartoons first. I especially liked “Hazel”

  • bernard J. Hoover

    So far, so good, I love good cartoons and jokes.

  • Mary Lou Davis

    Cute cartoons – nice way to brighten up our day.