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Thoughts While Shaving

Thoughts While Shaving

Have discovered that renewing NC drivers license is less painless when done online, and I am still needed around the house as long as we use a hand-operated can opener and I can reach items on the top level of our kitchen cabinets.

Remember when retail outlets respected Sunday as a day of rest?  Even fuel for our vehicles was difficult to find.  Times have changed, Sunday is pretty much like any other day.  A recent Sunday school lesson reminded us of God’s law…..Exodus 31 says, “Observe the Sabbath, because it is holy to you.  Anyone who desecrates it must be put to death…..”

Kinda looking forward to 50 degree mornings and high temps in the mid 70s, means it is time to service the lawn mower and put up the key until spring.

We celebrate the birth of our #1 son today.  I am reluctant to divulge his age, but he was born in 1961.  Happy Birthday, Rick…Hope there are many more to follow…..

I miss my early years spinning records at WBLA…a little southern gospel early in the morning, followed by about 30 minutes of Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn and others in the country music business.  From 7 AM to 7:30 AM Billy Vaughn orchestra, the Ray Coniff Singers, Nat King Cole, Doris Day and Frank Sinatra, and others followed by uptempo pop 100 music & oldies.  At 9 AM, we had a couple of minutes for obituaries followed by a devotion featuring, local ministers in the studios.  From mid afternoon to sign off, Top 100 sounds programming for the younger generation.  And, news 5 minutes before the top of the hour from the NC News Network.  Can’t image a format like that today.  Worked then, for many years.  A great job, little pay and benefits included a cool drink of water, a warm bathroom in the winter and free local phone calls.
On Christmas Day, we all worked a short shift, including Rick and John (sons).  Crew in early 60s included Rudy Hickman, Norgie Hester & Tommy Covington and myself.  Ms. Daphne Butler was secretary and Mr. Chatham Clark was the boss.

I have no interest in returning to yesteryear.  I love the conveniences and delights of today’s time.  I wouldn’t go back if I could.  Charles R. Swindell

Success is no accident.  It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what your are doing and learning to do.  Pele

There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.  George Sand

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