Robert Hester, Founder of BladenOnline.com
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Thoughts While ShavingMore 90 plus degree weather on the way … beginning today.

Patchy fog early today, Sunday, August 6, 2023, sunny, with a high near 93 on this Church Day … Partly cloudy tonight, low around 74. Looking ahead, Monday, mostly sunny and hot, high near 97 … heat index as high as 108 … windy, gusts as high as 17 mph and a 30% chance of rain…

Highs for the next week … low to mid 90s daily.

Today, a winner will be determined in the PGA event underway near Greensboro … The 2023 Wyndham Championship is on the line … as players compete for an opportunity to play in next week’s playoff … Billy Horschel and Lucas Glover are tied for the lead at -18 … Russell Henley is one shot back. Several others are still in the running for the championship, and the right to continue in this year’s PGA playoffs, including Justin Thomas and Cam Davis. North Carolina native J.T. Poston begins the final round at minus-10, maybe -11..

Former West Bladen High alumni Brandon Council could see action today in a Canadian League football game. The Saskatchewan Roughriders host Ottawa, game time is 7 p.m. Council plays on the offensive line … He is a West Bladen and Auburn University grad.

The Canadian League began the current season in April … Each team plays 28 games, 14 home, 14 away … Season ends in October…

Today … sports enthusiasts have much to choose from … In addition to PGA, there is NASCAR, Major League Baseball … and more … all after church … See you there this a.m…

Guess you can see, I enjoy, actually love, sports action … And as an adult … I still look forward to the fall season, cooler weather and church homecomings … Some of my best memories as a youngster was attending Zion Hill Baptist Church, north of Bladenboro … Not sure how many times we moved … as sharecroppers, that was common … We never moved over about 3 or 4 miles from the church … and Homecoming was a big day … A good Sunday School lesson … a former pastor was invited back to preach … Homecoming was usually in the September-October time frame. Some of the best cooks ever prepared delicious food … including desserts that were mmmm good, and served … outside on a long wooden, sometimes, wobbly table, made for the occasion … and loaded with tempting desserts … and I enjoyed … Great fellowship … I’m sure others had the same type set-up … No TV to rush home to see … Just hang-around and enjoy the time together…

“Yesterday is but a dream. Tomorrow is only a vision. But, today well lived makes every yesterday, and every tomorrow a vision of hope.” Kalidasa (shared by a friend)

“Homecoming means coming home to what is in your heart.”

“Your homecoming will be my homecoming.”

robert g hester