A Nurse with a Gun

Monday, December 07, 2009

Last Night's News

I just learned my daughter, the eldest, the attorney, is getting married the day after Christmas. He's a good man. He listens. Gave me ammo for Christmas the past three years. In the right caliber.

I need to get him a wedding present. Something nice. Something that says I respect you and trust you. Something blue. With a pony and ivory. I'm thinking in a 45 caliber.


Anonymous greg tag said...


Congratulations to you and yours on the new team-mate. Seriously.

My daughters arent marrying-high yet, but I hope and pray they will make good choices. I can tell from your response that your daughter's choice has your respect.

As for a 1911 with ivories - if that's not a good way to welcome a son-in-law to the family, I cannot think of a better one.



7:22 AM  
Blogger Julie said...


7:28 AM  
Blogger DouginSalcha said...


When I met my daughter-in-law for the first time, I was very nearly "Sired" to capacity. She was a beautiful girl and is now a beautiful woman and is every bit a nearly perfect match for my son. I've said at least a couple of times at least that, "He couldn't have done better if I'd picked her myself..."

I'm glad for you and hope they will be truly happy together; my best wishes to the happy couple.

7:38 AM  
Blogger Haendler said...


7:48 AM  
Blogger Stoney Pete said...

I wish my FIL thought like you when he was alive. A daughter AND Colt. He's making out like a bandit.

7:48 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Classy man, very classy. That's one of those heirloom gifts that your great-great grandsons will talk about. Congratulations!

9:33 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...


10:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It'd also be nice if you found a good instructor and/or a couple of introductory classes for him near where they're going to live.

10:41 AM  
Blogger daddymax said...


11:14 AM  
Blogger daddymax said...


11:14 AM  
Anonymous luckytexan said...

Methinks you'll be a great father-in-law.

11:19 AM  
Blogger Brad_in_IL said...

Mazel Tov !!!!! on the impending nuptuals. And that colt is mighty purty. Just make sure the grips are ivory and not pearl. It was Gen. George S. Patton, Jr. who said real grips are ivory because a pearl-handled pistol is fit only for a New Orleans whore house pimp.

11:36 AM  
Blogger Crucis said...

A very good decision. Especially for one of like mind and who (hopefully) knows how to use it.

11:36 AM  
Blogger Weer'd Beard said...

Congrats! I certainly would love such a gift, don't see why future son-in-law wouldn't.

My Father-in-law gave me one of my first guns.

It meant even more to me given that my own father is very anti-gun and I always am envious of other gunnies talking about Father-and-Son gunnie moments, that I never had.

11:46 AM  
Blogger Willorith said...

I am deeply impressed. I am sure that the young man will also be. I can see that you are deeply impressed with him.
A fine job you've don raising your daughter.

12:11 PM  
Anonymous HankH said...

Congratulations! I know I'd LOVE to get a gift like that from my father-in-law.


12:19 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Congratulations. My son in law to be was interested in 9mm. My only concern to my daughter was..."he treat you right?" "Yes Dad." Well that took care of that. God bless you all.

3:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations - My son-in-law got a CZ40B (couldn't afford the colt at the time) and later on a Remmi 870.
Together we're looking for a nice little 22 for out latest grand-boy so we can have it broken in for him when he gets old enough to start shooting--least ways that's the excuse we're giving the wives.

5:42 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

You are an awesome father-in-law. What a beautiful pistol.

6:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is a beautiful gun.

8:30 PM  
Blogger todd said...

Very nice! My father in law wanted me to have a bullet but not the gun.

9:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations! All the best for your daughter for this happy news.


9:20 PM  
Blogger stbaguley said...

Congratulations, and great idea, an heirloom that really "gets" the idea that now its HIS job to watch out for your little girl (or at least to watch her back) and that you respect him and trust him implicitly with that holy task. Case it with a gold nib fountain pen for her though. She will be watching his back as well remember. I just wish we were close enough friends to be invited to the party! Nobody cooks like Cajuns. The best of best wishes regardless to all!

10:18 PM  
Blogger Jacob Da Jew said...

Mazal Tov. I got a set of the Talmud but have rather have gotten something in 45 caliber too ;)

4:55 AM  
Blogger JimB said...

Congratultions to your daughter and soon to be son in law.

You may want to throw in a .22 conversion so they can afford to practice.

11:14 AM  
Blogger Truthsayer said...

all I got was permission to marry the woman that would soon become my ex-wife. Ben seems to have fared much, much better.

1:45 PM  
Anonymous Tom Johnson said...

Matched pair?
Tom Johnson

10:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats X, but never, I mean NEVER give a son in law a weapon..

7:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm very late to this party, but congratulations, Xavier, on your daughter's engagement to a man you respect.
I have 2 daughters and I'm stealing that idea, something with a pony and ivory grips, in .45. Yup, that sounds just about right.
Daniel K Day

9:35 PM  
Blogger Xavier said...

This isn't the actual pistol, just a representation of what is on the way.....

10:31 PM  

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