Category Archives: humor

Happy Area 51! An Anniversary Celebration.

We’ve heard a lot about Area 51 lately and other fictional rarities. My parents are celebrating their own, their 51st wedding anniversary!

Some years ago I was asking what the secret to their success was. Dad said the secret was mom “never forgot anything.”  Mom laughed out loud.

What I did NOT get were the clichés of never going to bed angry, that they just grew apart, or that the empty nest left them with nothing in common.  

So what did I takeaway from that?  Keep a sense of humor.  It was a big part of my life growing up. Laughing at yourself and others.

The cliché that did work and is still working, “laughter is the best medicine.”

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Happy Father’s Day!


How to set yourself apart…

Lawyer advertising can still have a stigma attached to it. It’s a throw back to the “good ‘ol days,” I guess.

However, we all advertise, or market, in some way. The bow tie is a marketing tool. Well, today my friend Graham Carner gave me his “card.” It’s a poker chip. It says his practice areas, website and phone number. It’s also the first time I’ve seen a chip/card.

Kudos to Graham. Perhaps the bow tie bottle openers are not as far-fetched as I’ve been told!

Matthew Thompson is a family law attorney in Mississippi and is typically the only lawyer under 70 in a bow tie.