May 052021
 

When Terry and I first got together, she was shocked by the way I treated the employees at my small town newspaper. No, I wasn’t Simon Legree expecting them to work their fingers to the bone for nothing. If anything, I went to the other extreme. I paid them well, gave them time off when […]

Mar 082021
 

Note: This is a repost of a story from 2009, and prices quoted are from that time period. For years we have heard about the amazing bargains to be found at the Unclaimed Baggage Center in Scottsboro, Alabama. Founded in 1970 by Doyle and Sue Owens as a part time business, the store sells unclaimed […]

Jun 162020
 

Anybody who has ever owned their own business knows that you have to wear many hats. On any given day, you might be making a sales presentation to a new client, working the cash register, making deliveries, or taking out the trash. Or being a bill collector. During my long career publishing small-town newspapers on […]

Nov 292019
 

We love getting off the interstate highways and taking the two-lane roads whenever we can. As I have said many times before, a Denny’s or a chain hotel at an interstate exit in Kansas is no different than one in Michigan or California. But the two-lane roads will take you to the real America. Small […]

More RV Goodies

 Posted by at 12:10 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 282014
 

Every so often when I don’t have anything else to write about I post a blog about useful products for RVers, and they always seem to be well received, so here goes again. I hope you find a thing or two that help making your RV travels safer and more enjoyable. Pet Rescue Decals – […]

Mar 282014
 

Since we’ve been at the hospice facility most of the time lately, I am posting previous stories from the Gypsy Journal every few days. This story appeared in our January-February, 2009 issue, and prices quoted in the story are from that time period. For years we have heard about the amazing bargains to be found […]