Nick’s Blog

Apr 222019
 

Years ago there was an episode on the old Happy Days television sitcom where clean-cut boy next door Richie Cunningham was challenged to a fight by some hoodlum. Richie sought advice from Arthur Fonzarelli (the Fonz) about how to handle the situation, and the advice he got was not to show any fear or nervousness, […]

Apr 212019
 

I have been a gun guy and a history buff for all my life, and over the years I have owned more guns than I can count. My first gun was an old Stevens Favorite trapdoor single shot .22 rifle I got when I was about eight years old. I got my first handgun, a […]

Apr 202019
 

I have been saying happy birthday to different women in my family all week here in the blog, and I told you that there were more to come. And sure enough, there are! Today we celebrate not just one birthday, but two of them. My cousins Bernie (above) and Beverly (below) share the same birthday, […]

Stormy Weather

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 192019
 

The big storms that have been sweeping across the country causing problems for people from Texas to the Midwest are supposed to be here sometime this afternoon or evening, and the weatherman is predicting straight-line winds of up to 68 miles per hour, heavy rain, and the possibility of tornadoes. We have a couple of […]

Happy Birthday Destiny

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 182019
 

If it seems like all I am doing lately is wishing women happy birthday, it’s because a lot of ladies who are very important to me all have birthdays in the space of seven days. Sunday was daughter-in-law Geli’s birthday, Monday it was daughter Tiffany’s, and today is Destiny’s, our youngest granddaughter. And there are […]

Apr 172019
 

I think that while a lot of people don’t care for bugs in general, most of us like butterflies. And how can you not? I mean, they’re butterflies, right? They are colorful, graceful, and beautiful. Butterflies are a class of insects called Lepidoptera, which means “scaled wings.” Many people confuse butterflies with moths, and though […]

Apr 162019
 

As I have mentioned a couple of times, a friend of mine was in the hospital for several days and I stopped in to visit him every day. He is feeing much better and was released Sunday evening. And Sunday night, after bringing him home, I came down with a nasty cold that’s really kicking […]

Another Birthday

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 152019
 

Yesterday I wished our daughter-in-law Geli happy birthday, and today it’s my daughter Tiffany’s turn. I don’t know where the years went, because it seems like only last week that I was strapping my brand-new daughter into a car seat in the back of my brand-new Lincoln Town Car to take her home from the […]

Apr 142019
 

Even after 21 years together, Miss Terry still amazes me. There is absolutely nothing she cannot do when she sets her mind to it. If you need a cake baked, something put together or taken apart, a room painted, or a delicious meal of homemade Mexican food that tastes so good you can almost hear […]