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

  • The Other Side of Death.
    On such a beautiful day with the deep blue sky and billowy clouds, I wasn’t prepared for that scene of tragedy.
  • The Valentine Secret.
    Sneaky and unpredictable were two words no one would have ever applied to my mother.
  • Call Me Chuck.
    Chuck the cat thought he was in charge. His curiosity nearly cost him 8 of his 9 lives.
  • It’s Creeping in Our Bedroom.
    What was that noise?….It’s the middle of the night. What has crept into our bedroom?
  • A Fowl Christmas.
    We’d all settled in, on that dark Christmas night…
  • The Christmas Miracle.
    He wasn’t much of a dog to look at. He knew a lot of tricks but was rather bull-headed and refused to do any of them for us.
  • Too Big To Turn Down!
    There is a thin line between stupid and fearless, sometimes.

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Abominable Snowman. Lou 2018.

Published by John Purvis

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!

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

  1. Hi John,

    I read thru a few of your past post to catch up and learn about you. So many things you talk about, i can relate to as well.

    As a former work mate would have said, ” we were kids together in different towns”. We all must have gone thru the same kid 101 class.

    I really enjoy your stories. Keep them coming my Friend.


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    1. Thanks, Hokey! I think you’re right. We all seemed to want to explore and go on adventures. I’m glad you enjoyed the stories. It is fun reliving them as I tell them. John


  2. 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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