Stout Stick

Whenever my eldest niece and nephews get all dressed up for something (weddings, funerals, church) I look at them and think, “I’m going to need a good, stout stick soon.”

I’d never understood just why that would be necessary whenever I ran across such a saying in popular culture (i.e. – movies, books, etc.) but I started to understand as soon as I realized that my niece was going to be quite the looker when she reaches dating age.