Terry Says Thank You

 Posted by at 1:12 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 232024

Terry says thank you to all of the people who left birthday greetings in blog comments, comments on Facebook, emails, and text messages yesterday. You all helped make her special day even more special.

I finally convinced her to let me take her out for dinner and she chose Los Tarascos in Tuscaloosa. It’s one of her favorite Mexican restaurants and we had a delicious meal. While we were eating we could not help comparing this location to their restaurant in Northport, which is actually closer to our home. We tried it once a week or so ago and the service and quality of food there were sadly lacking. It’s worth driving the extra miles to the Tuscaloosa restaurant, where we know we won’t be disappointed.

While we were eating, a very nice young African American family came in, mom, dad, two charming little girls, and a little boy who was no more than a toddler. We all know that sometimes when you go to a restaurant you wind up eating your meal next to a bunch of screaming little demons whose parents seem oblivious to their misbehavior. That’s never any fun. This family, on the other hand, was delightful. The two little girls were facing us and waved shyly several times, and the boy must have thought I was Santa Claus because every time he looked at me his eyes got big. On our way out I made it a point of complimenting the parents and telling them what a beautiful family they had.

When we left the restaurant, we made a quick stop at a friendly little shop called Guns and Ammo. I’m still looking for a lever action Winchester 30-30, without much success.

From there we drove just a couple of blocks to South’s Finest Meats, where I stocked up on frozen turkey necks for Alli. These are her favorite treat, and she loves them. While we were there, I was delighted to discover that they carry Circle J milk. It comes from a local family-owned dairy, and everybody says it’s the best milk you’ll ever have. I’ve been wanting to try it, so I made sure to bring some home with us.

Back at home we had a quiet evening, watching TV and just enjoying being together. Terry said that’s her favorite way to spend any day, including her birthday. Mine too. 😊

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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 – The best way to remember your wife’s birthday is to forget it once.

Nick Russell

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

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