07/16/2019
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  • 6:59 am NC Dixie Boys Baseball State Tournament: Bladen County 16, North Granville 10
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Internet has changed the way we communicate. Enjoyed the numerous praises of fathers as I did for mothers on Mother’s Day. Children praising dads, moms praising husbands, but none better than the Bill Storms family of Bladenboro celebrating Father’s Day on his 100th birthday.

Someone shared how much more was spent on Mother’s Day, compared with Father’s Day. My guess, the difference is on the $$ spend on floral arrangements.

I enjoyed the day, the weekend, actually the entire week, a special thanks to my two sons, my grandchildren, daughter-in-law, her parents and my bride.

How about the US Open golf tournament played at Peeble Beach Golf Links in California. Gary Woodland was the winner, outlasting previous back-to-back winner Brooks Koepka by 3 strokes, including a birdie on the final hole.

I enjoy traveling the back roads in Bladen County with my bride and next door neighbor. Must be boring for them as I re-live my younger days, but they do not complain. One of my recent trips included a visit to the grave site of a 25-year-old hero who was killed in WW II. David Guyton is buried maybe a mile or so northwest, as the crow flies, from Zion Hill Baptist Church, near Bladenboro. Guyton was born September 14, 1918 and died August 1, 1943. I remember as a pre-teen listening to my elders talk about Guyton’s ultimate sacrifice for our great nation. Someone does a good job of keeping the grave yard in excellent condition.

A reminder of the annual meeting of the Elizabethtown-White Lake Chamber of Commerce set for Tuesday evening at Lu Mil. If you plan to attend, need to call the Chamber office today.

My little girl giggles when she is denied an ice cream by her mother. She knows daddy will get her some later.

Fathers, be your daughter’s first love and she’ll never settle for anything less.

“Daddy, thanks for being my hero, chauffeur, financial support, listener, life mentor, friend, guardian and simply being there every time I need a big hug.” Agatha Stephanie Lin

“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” Jim Valvano

robert g hester
rgh4612@gmail.com
910-876-2322

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