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Opinion: Thoughts While Shaving

I have learned through the ‘University of Hard Knocks’ that the learning experience never ceases.  When you think you know all there is to know, there is another test coming.  And, as I look around and share time and thoughts with those in my age range, I am thankful for the good health I enjoy and where I am at this time in my life, healthwise.  Age is just a number, but the years tend to add up faster as you age. I am among men most richly blessed…

Stock market appears to be on steroids.  Great upward movement since January 1, 2019.  That to will change, sooner or later.  Looks good in retirement funds for all ages, just remember…..For every high, there is a low.  Hang on.

A cool, rainy day is our forecast for today.  Temps should rise to the 70 degree range beginning tomorrow (Wednesday) and continue for the next few days.  The big farming equipment will be in the fields and on the roads.  Be Aware!

Warmer temps welcomed, no doubt, by berry growers.  Strawberries available, or will be shortly and hopefully blueberry growers can cease worrying about frost.  According to the Farmer’s Almanac, the average date for the last frost of the year in Bladen County is April 6, average first frost is October 31.  Actually, last and first frost dates are 30% probability, calculated using ‘Climate Norms’ over the past 20 years or so.

Tickets are still available for the Bladen We Care Gala, Friday, April 5th, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Cape Fear Winery featuring The Legacy Motown Band.  Proceeds benefit Bladen County folks falling thru the cracks of our healthcare system.  Cost is $100 per couple.

Enjoy the day and thanks for sharing a few minutes with us at

Bills travel through the mail at twice the speed of checks.

Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing.

Please accept my resignation.  I don’t want to belong to any club that will accept people like me as a member.  Groucho Marx

robert g hester


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