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thoughts while shavingThursday (yesterday) was tough, weather-wise … wind, rain off and on all day long … Our weather forecast is for some improvements … Sunny today with a high near 73, but windy, gusts as high as 29 mph. Mostly clear tonight (Friday) with a low around 48 … windy, gusts as high as 18 mph…

Saturday, sunny with a high near 74 … wind continues, gusts as high as 24 mph. Relief on Sunday (Church Day), sunny, high near 82 and no mention of wind. Sunny early next week with highs in the 82 to 87 degree range…

Start of the Masters Golf tournament in Augusta, Georgia was delayed by 2 to 3 hours yesterday due to thunderstorms … Play was suspended due to darkness late in the day, set to resume today.

Bryson DeChambeau set the pace for opening day with a score of 65 … Scottie Scheffler is a stroke behind … Other scores … Rory McIlroy shot a 71 … Tiger Woods is playing, despite health issues … He is one of many who will complete the first round play this AM.

Must be one of the most beautiful courses anywhere in the world. Years ago, it was on my to-do list … Like many others, at my age … not likely…

Other local activities, and there is much to do, Southeastern Carolina Crossroads, the rehab group, announced their 1st Annual Gala fundraiser upcoming next Thursday evening. Tickets are $75 and include a fun time, hosted by Cape Fear Vineyard and Winery, Elizabethtown … complete with food. Just one of many special events on our list of upcoming events … All are worthy of our support.

Stock market had a huge day yesterday … good for many reasons…

O.J. Simpson, former NFL All-Star, once accused of murder … spent years in prison … died, suffered from cancer.

Did you see where the pastor who let a man sleep in his church was killed by the individual? … In Florida…

Our schools are busy educating youngsters … They deserve our support.

Interesting note … Tucker Carlson, longtime conservative news person, often supporting Republican causes … his children all registered Democrats. Nothing wrong … we can lead but our young have a mind of their own … both sides of the political spectrum.

“A flashlight is a case for holding dead batteries.”

“Vacation begins when dad says, “I know a shortcut.”

“If at first you don’t succeed, don’t try skydiving.”

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