Jun 122024

Miss Terry always says she loves me because I make her laugh and I let her cry. It took me a long time to figure all that out, but then I realized that when I get out of the shower at night, she looks at me and laughs. And when she wakes up in the morning and I’m still there beside her in bed, she cries😊

We’ve definitely had our share of laughs over the years, and there’s not much I like more than putting a smile on my pretty lady’s face. Let me give you an example.

On Monday morning, Doctor Thomason at the Spine Center gave me a series of nerve blocking injections in my back, and I have to say, I felt amazing when I walked out of there. I still do, even after being on the tractor mowing for an hour or so yesterday afternoon. I know the nerve blocks are not a permanent solution to my back issues, but it sure is nice to be able to sit down or stand up, or do much of anything else without wincing in pain.

After we were done with that, we stopped for lunch at the Shrimp Shack in Tuscaloosa, and on the way home we needed to pick up some things at the grocery store. Terry has her share of back pain, too, as well as neck pain, and both were acting up. So while I was in the checkout line, she went out to wait in the van and get the air conditioning going to cool it down.

When I came out with the shopping cart I walked up to the back of our Chrysler Pacifica and opened the tailgate to start putting the groceries in. That’s when the man behind the wheel said, “Hello?” For a minute there I thought Terry had finally had enough of my nonsense and replaced me. Then I realized it wasn’t our van after all, but one that looked just like it.

Meanwhile, Terry was sitting behind the wheel of our van watching me in the rearview mirror one lane over, laughing so hard she had tears running down her cheeks. She said she honked the horn to get my attention, but there are always horns honking in parking lots, and who listens to them? It was a long walk from that man’s van to ours, feeling him staring at me all the way. I can’t imagine the story he told his friends and family when he got home.

It’s Thursday, so it’s time for a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is a big one, a Kindle Paperwhite e-book reader with a 6.8” display, adjustable warm light, up to 10 weeks of battery life, and 20% faster page turns than previous models.

To enter, click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name (first and last) in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening. Note: Due to the high shipping cost of printed books and Amazon restrictions on e-books to foreign countries, only entries with US addresses and e-mail addresses are allowed. After 30 days, unclaimed prizes revert back to the drawing pool for a future contest.

And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us.

Thought For The Day – When you truly don’t care what anyone thinks of you, you have reached a dangerously awesome level of freedom.

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

  7 Responses to “It’s Why She Keeps Me”

  1. Oh my gosh, you had my husband and I laughing just reading your post tonight. 🤣🤣. Great way to relax before we go to sleep. Thanks Nick.

  2. Where are you supposed to put the used corn cobs? Surely they can’t be flushed.

  3. Been there done that! My hubby laughs at me too!

  4. LOL….Love it! Ken did something similar. Came out after working a show to put his stuff in the back of the car, and saw that the tail light was smashed out. Starting throwing a hissy fit and used a few choice words. Hit the remote and nothing happened. Stopped, looked around and noticed our car several spots down. Slinked over to our car quietly, hoping no one saw his melt down…

  5. Thought reminds me of our orange friend

  6. Yeah- Several years ago I was at Chicago O’Hare waiting for a colleague from our Chicago office to pick me up – the black BMW X5 pulled up right in front of me, I opened the back door tossed my carry on & backpack in and climbed in the front seat only to be yelled at by a very hyper concerned & loud young women – I apologized & said please let me collect my gear & I’m out of here….so embarrassing.

  7. Yeah, did that years ago in a mall parking lot. Walked up to my car, put the key in the door (yup, many years ago!) and it was a little hard to open. Sat down, put the key in the ignition, couldn’t find the clutch… then looked and realized it was an automatic! And the stuff in the backseat wasn’t mine… I got out, and there was MY car, three spots over.

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