After a grueling 15 months the WWII flashback in 9 Chickweed Lane is (hopefully) coming to an end. This story followed a soldier that the Grandmother would eventually marry after the war, become a jerk embittering Eddie towards life, etc. During the past quarters of a year he and some French resistance woman have been trying to get to liberated Paris. It's taken them longer to get back to Paris then it took the US to get from Normandy to Berlin. And this whole time it's been a series of captures, escapes, witty banter and getting menaced again. And all this we knew that the Resistance Woman was going to buy it because she doesn't figure into any present time continuity. Seriously, 15 months on a single story arc. Even in the 30s during the heyday of newspaper strips stories did not run this long. I'm surprised the creator still has any papers running this strip. I would rather he just discontinue the strip then put us through something this again.
(Signed) Grumpy Old Man