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Thoughts While Shaving

Thinking back over the years….some good times and some not-so-good.  Remember the old saying, when you get to the end of the rope, tie a knot and hold on.  No special reason, just on my mind…

Was told recently the Tar Heel Rescue Squad is no longer providing service.  They are like so many others, to few volunteers to continue.  A very few have been carrying the load for a long time, including 2 or 3 original members. Same issue with other squads in the county over the years.  At one time there were probably 5 or 6 units, county-wide, today, maybe a couple.  The Bladen County Emergency Services is left to ‘pick up the slack” and we all pay….higher taxes.  And, we can’t do without them…

I am reminded of the Rescue Squad Radio-thon over the years.  A Sunday afternoon when WBLA gave Rescue Squad members an opportunity, a reason to solicit funds.  It was a highlight in my broadcasting career, and my time as a member of the Elizabethtown Rescue Squad.

To our friends in Tar Heel…thanks for your time and the memories….

A salute to another member of the century club.  Mr. Bill Storms of Bladenboro will be 100 years old in a few days.  Family and friends are celebrating the occasion…hope I am right, this weekend at the Bladenboro Historical Building.  He is an inspiration to all who know him.

Recently, I have been receiving a listing of truck driver positions available in the area…hopefully not recruiting me…a reminder that jobs are available…only about 5 or 6% unemployed in Bladen, that should be much less…May not be what the unemployed desire…if that’s the case, Bladen Community College offers courses to train for a new career. No reason not to work, if healthy….

I’m great at multitasking, I can waste time, be unproductive, and procrastinate all at once.

Can I trade this job for what’s behind door number 1?

Team work is important; it helps to put the blame on someone else.

When an employment application asks who is to be notified in case on an emergency, I always write, “A very good doctor”.

robert g hester

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