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Thoughts While Shaving For June 30

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June 30, 2021 … We arrived so quickly, or so it seems…

Much has been written and talked about the number of folks in the Bladenboro area that have not received COVID-19 vaccine. Not my job to attempt to sell the issue, but thought I would point out the Bladenboro postal area is the largest in the county … from NC 41 in the north to the Columbus County line in the south … From Robeson County in the western part of the county to east of Abbottsburgh … a huge area…

Check our Sports page for numerous activities and numerous young folks who have been mentioned for specious honors in the sports field. One I will mention, again. A salute to East Bladen baseball coach Grant Pait named Coach of the Year … Salute…

Saw Larrell Murchison recently, a huge, talented football player, but such a down-home, friendly individual. And if I ever decide to ‘pick a fight’, I want him on my side … not that he is mean … or anything like that, but would take a fool to take him on … based on size alone. #91, defensive lineman for the Tennessee Titans.

My #1 son shared an article about a female who recently was allowed to serve as ‘bat girl’ at the age of 70 after being rejected 60 years ago. Gwen Goldman was rejected by then Yankee General Manager Roy Hamey, current GM Brian Cashman wrote, “It is not too late to reward and recognize the ambition you showed in writing that letter to us as a 10-year-old girl.” Wearing a full Yankees uniform, Goldman threw out a ceremonial first pitch to New York player Tyler Wade, then stood alongside manager Aaron Boone for the national anthem.

“If you don’t go after what you want in life, you will never get it.”

“Honesty is a very expensive gift. Don’t expect it from cheap people.” Warren Buffett

“Feeling gratitude, and not expressing it, is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” William Arthur Ward

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