Indeed! The kitchen is the most important room in any home. In some societies it is the ONLY room in the home, where all the inhabitants eat, drink and sleep around the cooking area!
Now, I know someone out there is already thinking that the washroom is the most important room...well, I disagree. One can always poop and pee outdoors. Ah, you say, one can also cook outdoors but again I disagree...that's BBQing...the subject of a previous strip.
In nearly every Newfoundland home the kitchen is large enough to contain all the family members...and a good few of the neighbours and friends as well, if not the entire community! That joke in panel 2 'silly' is what my kids would call 'dad humour' and it is! Panel four's 'adornments' is actual moose crap varnished with liquid plastic and yes, I have seen these hanging on people's walls. Panel six is one I remember from my own childhood mixing of paste from flour and water (Labrador City didn't have many Hobby Shops in the early sixties). The next panel is also true to life. We still have family meetings around the supper table, a time to let all our concerns see the light of day.
No matter what else you can say about kitchens they truly are THE room, even more so than the bedroom, just a different kind of cooking (besides those activities can be done in the kitchen as well)...oops. This was a family strip!