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Thoughts While Shaving for August 22

Remember when making moonshine was a serious problem in our area? When I was in high school, I spent some time in ‘detention hall’ being punished for chewing chewing gum? Juicy Fruit, Dentyne or Spearment … sometimes bubble gum … It was not unheard of to walk where you wanted to go or ‘thumb a ride’, and no one was concerned about someone with a weapon?

Now, think about where we are today? I see folks walking, temp in the upper 80s and 90s. I would be happy to give them a ride, if I was sure they were not ‘high’ on drugs or have a weapon? … maybe both.

In my younger days, folks were concerned that we had too many deputies or police. I can hear them now telling about having only 2 or 3 deputies to cover the entire county, and seldom were there more than 2 or 3 police in most any town … (“My taxes are ‘out of sight’, spending too much for policemen”) Different today … In the early 50s drugs were not an issue. Occasionally, would hear of someone ‘busting up a liquor still’ … would go to court and receive a ‘tongue lashing’, pay the cost of court, or have it remitted, go back to work

Not sure I want to return to earlier days, but what happened? Frankly, kinda wish we could trade drugs for a little home brew … Trade crime for a headache … Far out, heck, I know it can’t happen, but I am concerned about where we are today…

Can you imagine tossing a body into the Cape Fear river? Did you see the news yesterday?

Oh, well … Hope your weekend is good … And, remember church services tomorrow.

“Today everybody wants to talk about their rights and privileges. In the fifties and sixties, people talked about their obligations and responsibilities.”

“Nothing on earth is standing still. It’s either growing or it’s dying. No matter if it’s a tree or a human being.” Lou Holtz

“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem..” Zig Ziglar

robert g hester

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