02/22/2024
Thoughts While Shaving
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Thoughts While ShavingFlorence disrupted so many plans, activities and caused harm to many…looking forward to some sunshine, and some semblance of normal.

Many references to Hazel and for anyone less than 70 years of age probably do not remember.  Hazel was the deadliest and costliest hurricane of the 1954 hurricane season.  It struck near the border between North and South Carolina, actually near Calabash, as a category 4 hurricane in early October.  As a result of the high death toll and the damage caused by Hazel, its name was retired from use for North Atlantic hurricanes.

It was the only time I ever spent a night in a shelter, one night in the Bladenboro National Guard Armory.  Do not remember much about it, except sleeping or attempting to sleep on a cement floor was an experience I never forgot.  So thankful it was available, there was no such thing as 24 hour news coverage by anyone, in fact no coverage at all, that I recall.  It was an experience to remember.

There are still thousands without power…No TV, Internet, phone or lights. For us impatient folks, enough to drive one insane….Patience, something so many of us have so little of…Just about everything depends on electricity…

Thanks to all the volunteers, many folks have worked hard, and are continuing to restore service, still working to assist those who could not take care of themselves.  Special thanks to Emergency Services personnel, law enforcement, utility workers and so many more.

At the Hester household, looks like a jungle with debris from trees, a couple of downed trees, but we are safe and sound and thankful.

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.  William Arthur Ward

May the work of your hands be a sign of gratitude and reverence to the human condition.  Mahatma Gandhi

We can complain because roses have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.  Alphonse Karr

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