If you don’t try…nothing happens!


Before, During, or After?

As I was having breakfast with my old Decatur friends, Bob Cook, who will turn ninety this month, Sim Haines, who is eighty-five, and Joe Jauregui, who is only seventy-three, Sim mentioned that tonight a really good movie, Broken Trail, was going to be on TV.

“It’s four hours long,” he went on, looking at Bob. “So you’d better take a nap.”

“Before, during, or after?” Bob quipped with a twinkle in his eye and a mischievous grin.


A German Fry

My wife’s maiden name is Freistroffer, and her first name is Fry. It really is! But, I want you all to know she’s not a French Fry, she’s a German Fry.



“I made a mistake once.”

“You did?”

“Yeah, I got married twice!

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Jim Schindler

A graduate of John Carroll University and a successful businessman, the founder/ CEO of Bandido's Mexican restaurants. Jim writes the "Schindler Sez" column in the newspaper. He also authors a series of books of short, true, and humorous stories. > Read Full Biography > More Articles Written By This Writer