I find it ironic that April is filled with conflicting holidays.  For instance, not only do we have the coveted April Fool’s Day, but lo and behold, this lies on the same day as International Tatting Day.  At first I thought it was International Tattoo Day, which would have been even funnier to coincide with April Fools (Can’t you hear:”Hey Honey, I tattooed my first girlfriend’s name on my arm, funny, huh?” Probably not.

Now I’m not trying to insult those who tat (really is the art of making lace), but their website touts that “tatting is enjoyed by thousands of people.”  Thousands of people? Who? I don’t know if the ‘thousands’ are just in Fargo, North Dakota, the United States, or the World.

Now, I may be a cynic but I don’t think that making delicate, elegant lace could be trumped by a good, old fashioned joke.  And maybe knowing the popularity of tattoos these days, maybe they could have picked another name so not to get confused with tattoos. We could even have new bumper stickers that state “my grandmother has a better tat than you.”

Going from tattoos, tatting and jokes to insurance can be a difficult task.  However, you just knew that I would tie it in somewhere.  Being a broker, we have a personal responsibility to make sure that our clients receive the right plan; this is not a task that is taken lightly. So whether you would like the standard red heart tatted with your favorite broker’s name (spelled G-R-A-C-E) or whether you want to have grandma tat a sweater in my honor would be fine.

The point I want to make is that you never know what event can happen in your life to spur catastrophic situations that will be beyond your financial control.  I hear too often that people don’t inquire about life or health insurance until it’s too late.  Please give us a call before something happens in your life that will have a negative financial impact on your future.

This month’s made-in-Nevada winner is Stewart Comer.  Stewart is a new client of ACS Insurance, which is how he was entered to win this month.  He didn’t require a tattoo or tatted anything for him to win.  You too can be entered by “liking” us on Facebook, calling for a quote, or referring someone to our agency.

Until next month,


(Who is still a blank canvass)