Stories from my life to make you laugh, smile, reflect, and sometimes roll your eyes.


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I went on many adventures which resulted in stories of humor, insight, and faith.
Some of the adventures were accidents and others were self-inflicted, but either way they made for good humor, insight, and a great amount of faith.

Why “Call Me Lou”?

My Grandpa Purvis was named Louis and went by “Lou”. My first name is Louis, after him. I hated the name Louis while growing up. It wasn’t until my sister Kathy told me a story about Grandpa Purvis that I realized it was a name to be proud of. Read one of my early posts which I called “A Name To Be Proud Of” to see why you can “Call Me Lou.”


A Few Of My Latest Blogs

  • Killer Porta-Potty!
    Have you ever been somehwere so nasty that the “ick” factor made you gag? Did your best friend help you through it?
  • Don’t Make Me Come Down There!
    The preachers kid is an expert in non-verbal communication. Unfortunately, the signals may be ignored and disaster results…..painfully.
  • Run For Your Life!
    There’s a fine line between running for your life and outright panic. I always seemed to be doing one or the other.
  • Facing Mortality.
    Covid-19 made me face my own possible death. I’d always been able to avoid facing my own mortality.
  • What happened to You?
    I am Alive.
  • Graduation Day!
    It was later reported that my wife’s exact words were “Where in the… %^)*_&$… is John?” She was very eloquent on special occasions.
  • Catch That Burglar.
    The dispatcher called on the radio and reported that there was a burglar alarm going off at a house west of town.

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Abominable Snowman. Lou 2018.

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A preachers kid and his niece had many adventures which resulted in humor and insight.
John and Niece Sandy circa 1979

I was born and raised in Kansas. I am number 6 in a family of 7 children. My father was a minister in the United Methodist Church for 50 years. We moved every few years to a new church. Each new location became a new chapter in the journey. I have had the privilege of knowing so many different people from varying backgrounds. I have also had many friends and close relatives who’ve been able to share this journey. As an adult I have worked in law enforcement, taught crimnal justice in a university, and practiced as an attorney. I wanted to share some of the stories and adventures I have had.


My Favorite Two Posts……so far.

Angel on my Bumper.

Angel on my Bumper.

Fire, Fire…OOPS!

Fire, Fire….Oops!



8 thoughts on “Stories from my life to make you laugh, smile, reflect, and sometimes roll your eyes.

  1. I really enjoyed your post “A Name to be Proud Of” — I had a similar conversation at the mortuary when my father died. I was approached by one of his clients (he was a lawyer), and she told me how he had helped her to get on her feet again after a terrible occurrence. I had never heard this from my father. But I have never forgotten it. Truly a gift to learn.

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    1. It really is wonderful to learn these wonderful stories that make you feel good. Thank you for reading the post and your kind words.

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