Dad was also "toying around" with the title KWICK KWIBS, Jr.
When we started our newspaper in 1991, my early columns were terrible, even worse than today. I brought the name with me when Ronda and I started The Gyp Hill Premiere.
Ive had to give fatherly advice, which just like my real kids is taken with a grain of salt; Ive had to criticize her work, getting the too often eye-roll; and Ive had to call her occassionally to ask, "Where are you? Shes not written anything that I can remember since her, "I will be home by my curfew" story, which was actually just a sentence written 30x on a piece of notebook paper in high school.
No thanks." Personally, I think its a very interesting business, but I was not offended.
Ive read many things that Nicholas has written over the years and hes a very good writer, but the commute from Okinawa would be a deal-killer.
It never occurred to me that Breeann might be interested.
The thought of working with a family member who is so opinionated and stubborn and hard headed and moody, probably prevented her from ever asking me. This will be a challenge for sure, but I think with a little time, she can be a great addition to our family newspaper. Please be patient with us while we work through the process of getting her involved and please pray for patience for me! As if adulting wasnt hard enough, theres also parenting.
I also get lots of drawings of bunnies, sunshine and trees - refreshing for this time of year. One Tuesday afternoon back in early 1989, my dad took a trip to Missouri and left a space-filler for his column that said, "Will Return." I was working as the pressman during those days and saw an opportunity to test my writing skills.
They were pretty terrible and my dad was pretty mad when he came back and saw that I had written KWICK KWIBS, Jr. He let me continue to write, but then eventually sold the newspaper and moved to Missouri.I swept the floors there and eventually ran a press there.I miss those days at the Index and I miss those folks I worked with. One day several years ago Doris found a snippet my dad wrote in February of 1976, "I have been toying with the idea of starting a personal column for the Index for the past three years," he wrote.It dawned on me last week that my grandpa wrote KWICK KWIBS for 24 years. for 12 years and I have written KWIBS for over 27 years now. Possibly, there are over 3,000 columns with the name "KWIBS" on them.So over the course of the last week, Jessica Wright has given Ronda and I notice that shell be leaving for a position at the grade school.If I paid 50 cents per mile it would be something like ,500 a week in travel expenses, so hes out.