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Thoughts While Shaving for February 18

When was the last time you heard someone ask for a pack of cigarettes, or a plug of tobacco, or snuff? It happens, do hear folks requesting cigarettes … don’t remember the last time I heard someone asking for Prince Albert tobacco, Railroad Mills, Peach or some other brand of snuff … or Black Maria chewing tobacco…

How about pulling up to a country store and tell the attendant to ‘fill it up’ or you want $5 worth of gas … and you would get your windshield cleaned while the gas was being pumped.

Remember 5 & 10 cent stores … could get a small bag of assorted candy … Mary Janes, Kits or other brands of sweets, many for a penny each?

Recall when you carried your grocery list to a store and read from it while the clerk would retrieve the items and place on the counter or in a bag … no buggies, no need for them. Items were stacked to the ceiling, clerk would use a long pole with some type hook to retrieve, and many times put your items in a net-type bag or a paper bag? All before plastic bags … Actually, many would total your purchase on a brown paper bag … may use a small adding machine, may just add up with no assistance.

How ’bout the last time you heard of a preacher holding a tent revival, usually late summer or early fall … outside, no heat, no air conditioning, folding chairs … few, if any, complaints about the weather…

Many have no idea what I am talking about, But, if your 50, 60 or more years old … bet you recall…

One more … a circus or some other type entertainment came calling, usually in the fall of the year, ’bout the time you were selling tobacco, peanuts, cotton … etc.

Those were good days, tough times, but most were in the same situation … Just kinda caught up in the past … where common words used by most included, thank you, pardon me, bless you, etc.

Today’s forecast … 100% chance of rain, high near 42. Low tonight around 37 and 100% chance of rain … Rainfall totals expected in the 2 to 2 1/2 inch category … will vary from place to place … (Can’t get wetter, just deeper)…

“A healthy attitude is contagious but don’t wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier!” Anonymous

“The best way to cheer yourself up; Cheer everybody else up.” Mark Twain

“Focus on the positive, you’ll catch more flies with honey, than with vinegar.” Zig Ziglar

“I’ve failed over and over and over again. And that is why I succeed.” Michael Jordan

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