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Wow, where did January go?  Today is February 1, 2019, and on this date in 2008, BladenOnline made its debut.  The support has been GREAT, and the Best Is Yet To Come….

Saw the announcement that Ms. Alma Farris is celebrating her 102nd birthday.  Remember Parker Farris Department Store? Can’t remember the exact line-up on downtown MLK, but included in the same area, Mac Vann Electric (also sold 45 rmp single records), Mr. Chester Rogers Cleaners and on the other side was the fishing headquarters, could purchase worms and crickets, rods and reels, everything for a day on the lake, pond or creek.  And, all were located across the street from Inman’s Red and White in Elizabethtown, now Cape Fear Farmers Market.

Oh yes, on the corner was the Elizabethtown Bus Station, operated by Ms. McLaney, and on the other end at Broad and MLK was Registers 5 &10,( Mr. Clayton Register and son, Jerry).  Elizabethtown Post Office was on the opposite corner, now CresCom Bank.  Who did I miss?

We celebrate Ms. Alma’s birthday, we moan the loss of her long-time nearby business neighbor Ms. Faye Inman (across the street at Red & White) who passed away a couple of days ago and will be remembered in a special memorial service Sunday at 2 PM at Wesley’s Chapel UMC (Peanut Plant Road).  Ms. Inman’s visitation is Saturday, 4-6 PM, also at the church.

A reminder, Super Bowl in Atlanta on Sunday.

I love re-living yesteryear with friends who were nice to me when I arrived in the early 60s, found a new home and never left, and have no plans to, nearly 60 years later.

Sometimes a short walk down memory lane is all it takes to appreciated where you are today.  Susan Gale

Life is too short to spend time with people who drag you down.

Spend life with the people who make you happy.

robert g hester



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