• 8:24 am Girls Tennis Begins Fall Sports Season Monday
  • 8:17 am Thoughts While Shaving for August 18
  • 10:28 pm Clarkton School of Discovery Football Practice Begins August 26
  • 10:14 pm This Day in History for August 18
  • 10:08 pm Changing your direct deposit information with Social Security
Thoughts While Shaving

The Masters Golf Tournament is one of the elite sporting events, began yesterday and what a day.  Low round of the day was 66 shared by a couple of young guns…Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau, Phil Mickelson had a 67 and Ian Poulter and Dustin Johnson posted rounds of 68, in all nearly 30 golfers, including Tiger Woods (70),scored under par.  Such a beautiful golf course…. My guess is, scores will climb higher over the next 3 days.

Our weekly family gathering was at Dale’s Seafood in Whiteville.  Seems anytime we go there see friends from the Mother County….Great restaurants in Bladen, just need to sample outside cooking occasionally.

Returned thru Abbottsburg….so many great memories, including the Ben Dowless house, no longer there, McKeithan family store where you could purchase a nickel or a dime size cup of Buttercup ice cream, complete with a small wooden paddle for a spoon, good ice cream.  Saw the old Johnson (???) store that was old when I was a youngster, but much older now, always look for the pay telephone that for years was outside the McKeithan store….no longer there…or anywhere else.  No Walmart, no Lowe’s, no Food Lion, just a small, peaceful, typical Bladen County community.

A reminder of the United Methodist Women (UMC) Annual Prayer Breakfast scheduled for 10 AM, Saturday, April 13, (tomorrow) at Wesley’s Chapel UMC Church, Peanut Plant Road, Elizabethtown, NC.  All are welcome….

Had planned to meet former work partners today, out of town, but now, not sure.  Six or seven planned to meet, sickness, death and civic obligations have reduced the number to three.  None of them are sick or deceased, but family and friends are.  One case of the flu.  Typical senior citizens….

When I was in high school, a “drive-by shooting” meant someone had their rear end hanging our a car window.  Jeff Foxworthy

Age is a high price to pay for maturity.  Tom Shoppard

Before borrowing from a friend, decide which you need most.  Proverb

robert g hester