Greetings from GracielandEditor’s Note: This week we have another adorable installement of Greetings from Gracieland, our fantastic new webstrip from Jimmy Gownley and Ellen Toole Austin. Jimmy and Ellen have graciously agreed to share their talents with our readers for a feature I know your whole family will enjoy! Along with the comic, you’ll find “Table Talk”, a terrific conversation starter to share with your children. Be sure to visit the Greetings from Gracieland website at for more fun and inspiration with Gracie and join us here each Thursday morning for a new feature! LMH

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Gracieland Table Talk for “Throw It Back to Tomorrow”

We would like to encourage you to share a family meal and Gracieland together. Each week we will be posting some discussion starters that you can share with your family. Share the webstrip with your kids, grab a plate, pull up a chair, and talk.

Explain to children that an existential crisis is one where you question who you are and why you are here.

Ask your child:

What important season does Father think Anthony is talking about?

What things does Anthony say that makes him think this?

What season was Anthony talking about?

How do those same things apply to it?

Copyright 2012 Ellen Toole Austin and Jimmy Gownley