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The holiday season continues for some and for others, it’s back to a regular routine…with a break for New Year’s Day on Tuesday…

Looking back, how was your Christmas season?

Very good for this set of Hesters’…..Spent time with all the immediate family and my siblings and have time planned for in-laws over next couple of weeks….

On a very personal note, today, 58 years ago, my bride and I said ‘I Do’ to each other…

Been very good, more ‘ups’ than ‘downs’, lots of good memories.  Two sons, in-laws, two grandchildren and one was married recently to a lovely young lady…

Thinking back to that day, in 1960…it was a Friday, both of us worked a regular shift, she was a nurse at Bladen County Hospital and I was employed at Top Mode as a cutter and I was working part-time at WBLA…

Married at Clarkton Baptist Church…by Pastor Rev. Thomas A. Wolfe.

Americans were listening to Elvis sing, ‘Are You Lonesome Tonight’, ‘Poetry in Motion’ by Johnny Tillotson, Floyd Cramer’s version of ‘Last Date’, Johnny Horton and ‘North to Alaska’, Johnny Burnette – ‘You’re Sixteen’ – ‘Corinna, Corinna’ by Ray Peterson, and ‘Stay’ by Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs, as well as others.

In 1960, Dwight Eisenhower was in his final days as President of the US (term ended January 20, 1961) and John F. Kennedy would be sworn in on that same date.  In North Carolina, Gov. Luther Hodges was ending his 8 years term on January 5, 1961, and Terry Sanford was sworn in as new Governor.

58 years ago, today, my bride and I began our life together….and I am blessed, hopefully she agrees…..I would do it all over again…..

The best way to get most husbands to do something is to suggest that perhaps they’re too old to do it.  Ann Bancroft

What’s the difference between a boyfriend and a husband?  About 30 pounds.   Cindy Garner

Always get married early in the morning.  That way, if it doesn’t work out, you haven’t wasted a whole day.  Mickey Rooney (married 8 times)

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