I don't know if I have said this yet, but I just love this work of yours
But more than what you think.
First of all, amazingly well drawn. You mimicked the style of the show perfectly; almost flawlessly. Second, you give a much better end to this episode which I loathed. And finally, the message you give is so true and deep.
Many people, who want to act mature and smart, will always scold you for not "getting over" a failed crush, or keep remembering things likes grudges or tragedies. They seem to forget that we are human beings, not coputers that can't right click on the Memories Folder and send to the Recycling Bin. For them, feelings are great until they annoy them.
What you write for Grunkle Stan is true too: we normally remember things that makes us sad because we can't help but to enjoy the good times from them. We can get over bad things, but at our own time, and not to please any hypocrite who has forgot how being sad feels.