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Thoughts While Shaving for December 17

Congressional leaders are apparently near a deal on another stimulus package. Senator Mitch McConnell, the Senate leader, reportedly told his Republicans caucus that in Georgia they were getting ‘hammered’ for their failure to deliver more pandemic aid to struggling Americans, especially direct payments. Two senate seats are being determined in Georgia, early voting is underway. Republicans need to win one of two to continue to control the US Senate. A Democratic sweep would give Democrats control of the US Senate, US House and the Presidency. D.C. party leaders could announce agreement any time … even as early as today.

Dow Jones Industrial Average better today than a year ago, despite the pandemic … A year ago the market closed at 29,255.89 compared with 30,155, yesterday. But, that is not a good picture of the current status … So many small businesses in deep trouble due to effects of coronavirus, as well as individuals who have been furloughed or fired…

Changing topics … 45 years ago, 1975 … the top Pop song was “That’s The Way I Like It”, by KC and the Sunshine Band … Top Country song, 1975 … “Rhinestone Cowboy” by Glenn Campbell.

And speaking of country music, Charley Pride died recently. His publicist, Jeremy Westby, reportedly said the cause of death was complications of COVID-19. Don’t know of anyone who did not enjoy some Charley Pride music … He was a long-time member of the Grand Ole Opry.

I enjoyed Christmas music at Wesley’s Chapel last evening … The adult choir, the youth and more … a repeat is set for Sunday evening. All are invited…

Cloudy and cool is the forecast for today. High near 49, northwest wind 3 to 6 mph. Cloudy tonight with a low around 33. Friday, sunny with a high near 49 … Winter officially arrives Monday, December 21.

“No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others.” Alfred North

“It isn’t what you have in your pocket that makes you thankful, but what you have in your heart.” Anonymous

“A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out” Walter Winchell

“Thank you for accepting me as I am, with my virtues and defects.” Jenni Riveri

robert g hester
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