This is Nonnie.
His real name is David, and he’s also my dad. My oldest son couldn’t say “grandfather”, so that explains the nickname. My dad is an interesting person, and he’s also an opposite of Sherrie, my last People Story. So I asked Dad to answer the Three Little Questions, and he agreed. Getting his picture wasn’t too hard, either.
1. What are you thankful for?
That I am alive.
2. What are your challenges?
To stay alive.
3. What are your dreams?
To leave a legacy to my large family and try to help provide for their future.
(Nonnie does a good job of that.)
Growing up, Nonnie was so poor you can’t imagine it. Then he got a gig-‘em degree and worked hard and now he’s not poor anymore. He says it costs a lot of money to be a successful businessman, but I think he likes it better that way.
I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through Him Who gives me strength.
Philippians 4: 12-13, NIV
Still counting the good things, I start today with:
#508: My dad, and his legacy.
#509: The Milky Way, washed in rivers across the night sky as though Disney scattered it with Tinkerbell’s wand.
#510: Accidentally seeing it for the first time, as I glanced out a window in the middle of the night.
#511: Rushing out to star-gaze, in the backyard/in my nightgown, clutching binoculars.
#512: Standing stunned in silence before the full moon.
#513: Never, ever having to grow too old for this.
#514: Fluffy, homemade biscuits, hot enough to melt the butter.
(Nonnie’s brevity in answering didn’t surprise me. He says he has an attention span of exactly 13 seconds, but we all know that’s an exaggeration. It’s really only 12.)
If you know of someone interesting who wouldn’t mind being featured here in the same format, let me know. I’ll need their mug shot and I’ll want them to answer the Three Little Questions.