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Thoughts While Shaving

A reminder of the Shriners Fish Fry today at the Food Lion parking lot, West Broad Street in Elizabethtown….11 AM until.  See you there.

Employment in North Carolina was 4.2% state wide, slightly lower in 99 counties.  Buncombe (Asheville) was the lowest at 3.2%….Hyde (Swan Quarter) was highest at 12.5%. Others in the area:

Bladen    5.3%

Columbus  5.6%

Robeson   6.0 %

Sampson  4.1%

Cumberland  5.4%.

Jobs are available in this area…

Elections upcoming…..

9th Congressional Primary on May 14.  About half the county is in the district.  Bladen County District 3 voters will be voting on a county commissioner and voters countywide will be voting on members of the Soil and Water Board.  How screwed up is that…thanks to gerrymandering of Congressional districts.  And before we condemn, remember both parties are experts at it….depends on who is in power at the time.

Old folks mess up on a regular basis, and I must be a charter member of the club.  Thought I had a doctor’s appointment in Wilmington yesterday.  Drove to and thru the city, bumper to bumper traffic.  Arrived at my destination about 20 minutes ahead of time.  Checked in, discovered I did not have an appointment, could not been seen.  So I quietly eased out, back in the auto and returned home.  My appointment card at home clearly stated April 9, 10AM…Problem is, it was in my handwriting.  Guess they provided a card last visit, I filled in the dates…and they were only 6 months off.  Bottom line, looking for a dermatologist nearer home.

A few years ago, I would have likely put up a pretty good argument…age mellows, sometimes…live and learn.

Must have been more folks at the intersection of Oleander and College Road than we see in a week, maybe more on Happy Valley Road.  Some acknowledged those nearby, using one hand and one finger.  NO, they were nice.  I made that up….

We could certainly slow the aging process down if it had to work its way through Congress.  Will Rogers

Regular naps prevent old age, especially if you take them while driving.  Author unknown

I’m at the age when my back goes out more than I do.  Phyllis Diller

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