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Thoughts While Shaving for December 22

NFL action last night … Bengals 27 – Steelers 17 … Steelers lose for only the 3rd time this year, they have won 11. Bengals’ record is 3-10-1.

Final days for late Christmas shoppers … Once worked with a friend who never, never began to shop ’til about 7 p.m. Christmas Eve and he loved it. A true bargain hunter … Not my way of doing business…

I remember my days at Hinson’s Super Market, Bladenboro … Christmas Eve … Our shoppers were mostly farmers … Worked all day long and came to shop ’bout dark-thirty … Looking back, some of my best days … Worked with and for good folks … I was making about $1 an hour … big bucks … and thankful to have a job.

Well, Uncle Sam is going to pay out some borrowed cash … unless there is a hitch today. Folks making less than about $75,000 will receive $600, one time payment per adult in the household … (best I understand) … We borrow to pay the government and Uncle Sam borrows to pay back. Many folks are suffering and can use every dime received … no regrets from this corner … can’t come fast enough…

Did you see Jupiter and Saturn, some called the ‘Great Conjunction’, others referred to as the Star in the East? I think I saw it, in the southwest part of the sky early last evening … According to EarthSky, the two appeared close, but are actually millions of miles apart. Guess we just take their word for it..

Shop local, when possible … Remember your mail carrier, and the person who delivers the newspaper, reward him or her despite the fact that it may arrive on-time, part-time, sometime.

“I once read that, ‘A friend is someone who brings us laughter, even in our tears, whose memories make us smile across the miles and through the years.’ In my book you are that friend.” Ethel Watts Mumford

“Your friendship has touched my life in way you will never know. I wouldn’t trade material wealth for the friend I have in you!” Kate Summer

“All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother.” Abraham Lincoln

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