06/23/2024
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Robert Hester, Founder of BladenOnline.comLove to rise early, check some headlines, and begin ‘Thoughts’. Big bold headlines this A.M. … “Dozens of street signs disappeared from a single county in North Carolina … sparking a mystery, officials said … The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office said the 84 signs were stolen near Fayetteville, and it goes on to name the areas of the county where the signs have disappeared … Hope those who removed them are soon identified and prosecuted…

Not the first county to deal with such an issue…

Had a friend in the Rocky Mount area call recently asking if the ferry near Kelly on the Cape Fear River is still operating or not. My final answer was … “I don’t know” … Know it has not been operating, but not sure of current status … Bet many do know…

I am a huge Andy Griffith fan … must have seen every 30 minute show dozens of times … In one segment he tells Barney, his trusted deputy, there is a difference in sheriffing and deputing … Not sure why that stuck in my brain … so much I cannot remember…

I am amazed at how quickly farmers can harvest just about any crop in short order … same crop that took days to do when I was a youngster … corn, cotton, peanuts, you name it and there is a piece of equipment that can do humpteen rows at one time … while the operator is sitting on a cushioned seat in an air conditioned cab, enjoying a cold drink…

I may have been a farmer if I had known most of the hard work would eventually be eliminated with a piece of equipment…

Did you see the price paid for one (1) Mickey Mantle baseball card … millions and I wasted mine (if I ever had one) putting it near the spokes in a worn out bike to hear it make a clicking sound…

Received a notice recently from a reader … “We celebrate the birthday of the United States Marine Corps Reserve. These Marines are tasked with the mission of augmenting and reinforcing active duty Marine forces during war or open hostilities, national emergencies, and contingency operations. We Salute you!” The date was August 29th … We received August 30th … thanks…

“Only those who risk going too far can find out how far one can go.” T.S. Eliot

“I thrive on obstacles. If I’m told that it can’t be done, then I push harder.” Issa Rae

“Even a snail will eventually reach its destination.” Gail Tsukiyama

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