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

  • 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.
  • Just A Pretend Fire.
    A little bit is good, but more is better………Right? Especially when it comes to fire…………..or was that ice cream?
  • You Going to the Party??
    Friday afternoon in high school was a time of great anticipation. The weekend was almost there and plans had to be made.
  • Dang You Monkey.
    Monkeys make great companions, just not on long road trips. They are fine till you stop at the Sonic drive through and buy them dinner.
  • Where You Going?
    I was headed to college unbeknownst to my parents.
  • Goodbye Momma…
    I left momma begging me to save her.
  • Jump, John, Jump!
    Jumping from the parsonage roof with a homemade parachute couldn’t possibly end badly. Could it?

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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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