I can’t believe I’m admitting this, but I kinda like Duck Dynasty, a new reality television show about a family who made their wealth by inventing duck calls, named Duck Commander.
It focuses on the lives of the Robertson family, who became wealthy from their family-operated business, which makes products for duck hunters, primarily the duck call. The Robertson men, brothers Phil and Si, and Phil’s sons Jase, Willie, and Jep, are known for their long, flowing beards. And, most of them have beautiful wives.
The business, according to one news source, began in a dilapidated family shed, where Phil Robertson spent 25 years making duck calls from Louisiana cedar trees. His son, Willie, is now the CEO of the company.
It’s hilarious at times, because you don’t know what’s going to come out of their mouths, especially Si’s, a Vietnam veteran who apparently isn’t married.
Some of the food items Phil’s wife prepares for them in the kitchen doesn’t sound that appetizing but they say they love it. I swear she can make a meal out of any kind of varmint.
If anybody gets a chance to watch it, I would recommend it. If you don’t like it, you can always switch channels.
I know I’m not the only one who likes. I see comments and t-shirts about the show on Facebook.
• The next Lenten fish fry at Ansonia American Legion will be Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. It’s free to children 4 and under, $3 for children 5 to 10 years of age and $7 to all others.
• Ansonia Boy Scout Troop 114 and Pack 114 will be distributing bags for its Scouting for Food drive on March 9, and will be picking them up on March 16. All of the food will be stored in The Ansonia Community Pantry, which is in the Ansonia United Methodist Church.
• March 5 to Angie Millhouse, Sheila Reed, Ralph Beam (65), Bryan Birt, Ronda Riegle Vance, Don Shilt, Isabelle Long, Tracy Holden Harshman, Sharon Buchy, Luke Moore (25), Betsy Kemp, Norma Bruner and Gail Bankson.
• March 6 to Sandy Riffell Easterling, Carrie Hall (65), Diane Bickel (64), Stacie Lawrence Kammer, Steve Spahr, Dave Black, Christoph Keller, Denver Harter, Kelli Morrow Nicodemus,Sharon Lapp, Rick Elliott, Linda Landis-Mate, Carrie Hall (66), and Kenny Baker of New Madison.
• March 7 to Holly Stocker Riffell, George Young, Deanna Young, Christina Nestor Jerry Blinn, Delores Sleppy, Marty Schipfer, Lois Ann Baker and Matt Aultman.
• March 8 to Morgan Anderson, Aaron Guthrie, Bradin Daniels, Nicole Williams (20), Tim Hiestand, Laura Everman, Kevin Rismiller and Arlana Garrison Bruey,
• March 9 to Lyle Cochran, Jan Riegle Turner, Linda Benge Burnfield (60), Richard Birt, Phyllis Oliver, Shari Hammontree, Glenna Batten, Steve Brunk, Chris Barnhardt, Craig Sammen and twins Joanne Duncan and Julie Hall.
• March 10 to Jodi Norton Deaton (30), Amarylis Flatter Worthen, Kay Leis, Pat Spearman, Doug Cole, Staci Schmidt, Amber Gelhaus, Jason Duff, Wilma Flack and Kurt Troutwine.
• March 11 to Karlee Jo Deaton, Joni Riffell, Andrew Grow (19), John Coppess, Pauline Coppock, Jason Hemmerich, Phil Crawford, Don Wick and Haddie Nichole Gilpin (2).
Happy belated birthday to Ed Metzcar (65), and Betty Small, both on Feb. 25; and Jayce Snyder, March 1.
Happy anniversary March 5 to Kent and Tammie Wilcox and Troy and Laura Otis; March 7 to Donna Pauline (Riffell) and Nevin Elleman; March 8 to Shirley and Otis Mead; March 9 to Ty and Lisa Gasper; and March 11 to Larry and Becky Garrison and Teresa and Kenny Miller.
Don’t forget to pray for: Howard Hemmerly, Barbara Fisher, Betty Grimes, Shannon Peters Hall, Todd Walls, Mick Rinderle, Earl Moore, Lee Moody, Linda Mallott, Pam (Page/Arnold) Young, Jim and Patsy Schneider, Barbara Caupp, Krista Fourman, Curtis Miller, Zuri Hines, Ron Kramer, Jason Newbauer, JoRetta and Jimmy Wilkerson, Joe Floyd, Jane Braund, Al Hoschouer, Holli Anderson, Melissa “Missy” Helmer, Randy McGhee, John Newbauer, Terry Black Sr., Cindy Cunningham Fleenor, Hugh Linebaugh, Krista Fourman, Charlie Hubbard, Ralph Wood, Richard “Pappy” Harshman, Larry “Rafe” Elson, Robert “Bob” Melling, Donna Temple Leugers, Bob Leugers, Susie Gress of Nebraska, Angel Nicely, Bob Codling Sr., Gerald Kenworthy, Tom Brumbaugh, Barb Skinner, Wesley Crumrine, Jim Faller Jerry Paulus, Amber Kiser, Jody (Barga) Spitler, Delores Duncan, Jack “Papa Tiger” Amspaugh, Judi Schneider, Carol Schuh, Tony Printz, Wyoneda Stephens, Angela Ridout, Doris Curtis of Rossburg, Ron Dirksen, Amy Fashner, Coryann Strawser, Jim Rinderle, Kathy Walter, D.J. Miller, Jim Moody, Harry Moody, Rob Hathaway, Mac Goodpaster, Alberta Aukerman, Rick Jones of Ansonia, Natasha Kirk, Chuck Davis, Dolores Nestor, Linda Lore, Rylee Blanken, Becky York, Julie Widener, Deputy Dave Werling, Mike Custer, Karen Meier, Barbara Martin, Dana Holzapfel.
Leah Herron Huntwork, Rita Young, Kara Didier, Mike Rammel, Susan Dunevant, Nick Voisard, Laura Harman, Joe Whittington, Jared Marker of Fremont, Linda Manos, Tod Fink, Dorothy Rismiller, Joe Fortkamp, Betty (Koons) Tinkham, Tom Henry, Carla Welch, Keith Hiegel, Mike Collins, Chad Wert, Kathy Black, Jeremy Litten, Greg Eubank, Alice Broering, Peter King, Shane Wetzel, Brandy Reier, Gene Sharp, Lester Ward, Stephanie Klingshirn, Paul Hodson, Zane Wetzel, Dick Foureman, Leann Ressler, Roger Harbison, Mamie Warrick, Pauline Powell, Eddie Rhoades, Gertie Hampshire, Don Hittle, Bill Schuette, Tim Heck and all of our military people as well as this nation.
Jamie and I extend our condolences to the following families: Buster Kean, Eugene Maher Jr., Bill Wolford, Judi Ragan, Wilbur McMaken and Robert Koffer.
Think about it: Rainy days are when mother’s little jewels are only semiprecious. - Floyd R. Miller
Linda Moody is features editor for the Daily Advocate. Her column appears every Sunday. She can be reached at email@example.com