My Step-Father Jim, or Bonus Dad as I like to call him, gets in trouble on a weekly basis. Only, it’s not the normal kind of trouble you would expect. There is a game that he and Brileigh, aka The Noodle, play where she tells my mom all about some major infraction he has committed and my mom has to play along and pretend to scold him. Believe it or not, I play this game with them also. Jim has been in my life since I was 8 years old. He has always been the best playmate anyone could ask for, from riding bikes the whole length of the trinity trails, to pulling my grand-girls on a blanket through the house. All 3 generations of kids in my family have had the distinct pleasure of being his partner in crime/playmate. I was talking with my nephew Zach, who is now in his 30s, the other night and he was recalling all of the amazing memories he has with Jim. In fact, he was laughing so hard you would think it happened just yesterday. I speak for all of us with this assessment of Jim Basket (as the Noodle calls him). He is the funniest, silliest, kind hearted, most fun-loving, generous man and we are so blessed to have Jim Bassett in our lives.

This month’s issue features some really great guys right here in our fair city. I had a lot to choose from and narrowing it down wasn’t easy. You will learn how the amazing Charlie Geren slimmed down by eating at Railhead. You will also discover that we have an awesome father and MLB pitcher located right here on the west side.

I absolutely love all the feedback we have been getting from you, our exceptional readers. First I would like to sincerely apologize again for my misspelling of The Kimbell. I know better and thank you for the calls and emails showing me my error. Second, I would like to thank Rick Schawb for the very kind hand written note letting us know how we are doing. Mike and I truly appreciate each and every one of you!

As always, we hope you enjoy this month’s issue and we will see you around town.