The Jake Chronicles 2 – Big Brothers Club Meeting with Uncle J.J.


Uncle J.J. is teaching me all about being a big brother so I got to hang out with him today. He forgot an important file at work so we had to go to Dallas to his huge office at Blake Enterprises. Anna Beth, his executive assistant, smiles a lot at Uncle J.J. when he’s not looking.

            “He’s grown so much! Last time I saw him he only had two teeth.” The executive assistant pinched Jake’s cheek.

             “You should see him throw down on a rib bone.” J.J. laughed.

            “I have something for Jake.” Ann Beth reached into the bag from the toy store she had on the floor and handed Jake a red pickup truck.

            “Thank you.” Jake’s eyes lit up when she gave it to him.

            “Anna Beth, you look nice. Have a hot date after work?” J.J. leafed through the mail on the desk.

            “No, just another day at the office.  Anything else I can do for you Mr. Blake?” Anna Beth passed him the file.

            “I won’t be back in the office until Monday.  Why don’t you take a long weekend?”

            “No, thanks. I’d rather be here in case you need me.”


The next stop was lunch at Uncle J.J’s favorite steakhouse. He ordered a porterhouse that was bigger than Rowdy and I got the chicken fingers.   It was time to get down to club business.


            “Jake, being a big brother is a huge responsibility but I’m sure you’ll do fine.” J.J. tucked a napkin into the collar of Jake’s shirt.

            “Do I help them put up their toys?”

            “Yes and some other stuff.”

            “Other stuff?”

            “You have to watch out for them when your momma and daddy aren’t around so they don’t hurt themselves or get into too much trouble.”

            “What if they get into trouble?”

            “Then you rescue them and make them promise not to do it again. That will get them to sit still for a little while before they get into something else. If you’re really lucky you won’t have to bail any of them out of jail.” J.J. laughed.

            “What’s jail?” Jake looked up from coloring on the kid’s menu place mat.

            “We’ll cover jail in the next meeting.” 


After lunch we went to get some doggy stuff for Rowdy. Some lady who wore too much perfume and had a little dog in her purse was following us around the store. She kept looking at Uncle J.J. and smiling but he ignored her so she ‘accidentally’ dropped a collar on the floor so he would pick it up.


            “Thank you. I’m just so clumsy today.” She grinned.

            “Not a problem.” J.J. handed her the collar.

            “That’s quite a big bone you have there.” She pointed at the gigantic rawhide bone J.J. held in his hand.

            “We have a border collie at home that can chew through this bone in a day.”

            “Is this your son? What a handsome little boy.” 

            “Thank you. This is my nephew.”

            Jake tugged on his uncle’s hand. “Uncle J.J., Rowdy needs a new ball.”

            J.J. turned in the direction Jake was pulling him in but the woman jumped in front of them.

           “You look familiar. Aren’t you John Blake? You used to play for the Denver Colts, right?”

           “A million years ago.” J.J. nodded.

            “You were a great player.”

“Thanks.  It’s always nice to meet a former fan.”

             “I still am.”  The woman gave J.J. an appreciative once over.  “What position did you play again? Tight end?”


            Here we go.  Mom says when a bimbo uses double entendres when talking to my dad and uncles, it’s time to put her in her place. Whatever that means.


            Jake tugged on his hand again.  “Uncle J.J., what’s a skank?”

            “It was nice meeting you. We have to be going.” J.J. managed to hustle Jake down the aisle before he burst out laughing.  “Jake, who taught you that word?”

            “Mommy.” Jake looked up at him and smiled.

J.J. shook his head.


Hope you enjoyed Jake’s outing with his Uncle J.J.!

Until next time,


Copyright © 2014 Rhonda Laurel.  All Rights Reserved.



About Rhonda Laurel, Author

Rhonda Laurel is a multi published contemporary romance author known most notably for the Blake Boys series.

Posted on August 29, 2014, in The Blake Boys Series, The Jake Chronicles and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 25 Comments.

  1. OMG!!!! that was funny!! Jake is going to be a hand full…

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  2. I burst out with loud laughter re: Jake’s question about what is a skank! I love Jake’s Cronicles, keep them coming, please.

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  3. That was good, please keep them coming, Team Jake

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  4. Rhonda, I love the Jake Chronicles. Such an entertaining way to keep up with the Blake brothers. Good on you at keeping up your web site. I have read ALL of your books, more than once.

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  5. I’ve been so sick lately rhonda so glad I decided to take a peek at the website today. .. just made my whole day bright!

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  6. What a geat tv series your books would make.

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  7. I absolutely love this kid. What a great idea to have The Jake Chronicles. So please forgive me but I can’t resist adding this little snippet.

    Later that same day.

    “Mom, Dad when is Uncle J.J.’s birthday?” Seth and Morgan smile at one another
    “Hmm what makes you ask?”
    “I think we should get him one of those skankometers, Mom is always talking about.”
    LOL LOL LOLI Laughter on Seth’s face. Morgan in shock)

    P.S.(Of course Sam being in the security business will probably know where one of these can be purchased.).

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  8. Thank you! And thanks for the update on Tyler & Michelle’s story can’t wait.

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  9. I see that Tyler & Michelle’s playlist is up great after reading Love Note & Football and their excerpts these songs should work well for these two.
    Have You Ever by Brandy
    For You I Will by Monica
    Thou Shalt Not by Chante Moore
    Never Find Someone Like you – Keith Martin
    I Will Be Loving You by Jesse Powell

    Sorry but this is what happens when you do a lot of traveling too and from work you read or listen to music. Hope you like them! please use the once you think work. I forgot when did you say their book was coming out? 😉 lol

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    • Hi Gee!

      I like your selections and will add to the playlist. I am hoping to get Tyler and Michelle’s book out by December/January but Valentine’s Day the latest. 🙂


  10. That was too funny! I love that little boy he’s going to be a great big brother but definitely a Blake!

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  11. I love reading about Jake and his uncles, too cute and funny.

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  12. This put a smile on my face today. I love that little boy 😀

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  13. i love him. He’s going to be the best big brother ever. He is his mother’s son. At least he knows how to look out for himself early.

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  14. Jake is definitely his mother’s son. I love it and the way the uncles love Jake.

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  15. Paige carole westoby

    I’m so in love with Jake right now….. Says it as it is. Thanks Rhonda

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