02/28/2024
Robert Hester, Founder of BladenOnline.com
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Thoughts While ShavingApril 2023 came in like a lion, roaring … Outside activities could have been disrupted … may have been disrupted by some, but not all…

Checking the weather forecast for today and the next 24 to 48 hours … Sunny today, with a high near 69, wind in the 6 to 8 mph range. Sunday night, mostly clear, with a low around 47. Monday, partly sunny, with a high near 75 … Looking ahead, Tuesday, mostly sunny, with a high near 83…

All outside events should progress as planned today … (Church Day) … Attended a shower for our only granddaughter and her soon-to-be husband last evening … Nice event, despite the breeze … Met new friends and some I have known for 50 years or more … A nice event, thanks to the organizers…

One of the guests was recently retired dentist Dr. Clem Johnson. We shared stories from long, long ago … including our early years as Jaycees … selling seat cushions for Elizabethtown Yellow Jackets football program … when was that? … early to mid-60s … Local civic clubs were very active, many supported Boys and Girls Homes at Lake Waccamaw … Some still do … A worthy cause…

Ladies college basketball championship game set for today at 2:30 p.m. LSU vs Iowa. Men’s championship game will be played Monday evening at 9:20 p.m. and pits UConn against San Diego State. It has been a tough tournament for highly ranked teams … ladies and men’s. Only the strong survive…

Totally unrelated to shower or upcoming wedding … and I have no idea why … but thought of my mom and others in the community we grew up in … was about how clothes and bedding were washed in a big wash pot, occasionally … not sure why, but it was a must-do-thing in the ’40s and ’50s … One more event during that time period … Making lye soap … in a wash-pot…

Not many toys during that time period … balls & bats for boys and baby dolls for the young girls … Some males even had a ball glove … very few if any baseball caps, or a cap of any kind.

Hope you have a good day … April 2, 2023.

“April can make old things new.”

“Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” Maya Angelou

“If you aren’t moving forward, you’re falling back.”

“If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” Henry Ford

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