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Thoughts While Shaving for March 19

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Guess you could say we dodged a real storm, yesterday. Others were not as fortunate … Could have been much worse … I am old enough to remember Hurricane Hazel. The year was 1954 and there was no sophisticated National Weather Service to warn us … Maybe there was a service, but not good at the local level, at RFD 2, Bladenboro.

COVID-19 kills … A longtime acquaintance died recently, after a short illness and another is in an area hospital. Has been there several weeks, hopefully making progress … Not sure I understand folks not interested in getting a shot … To each his/her own … I am responsible for me. I give advice sparingly, and seldom if, not requested … Best I drop that ‘train of thought’.

There will be a White Lake Water Festival this year, according to numerous sources … Remember when it was the Blueberry Festival????

Some conversation related to a fund-raiser for Bladen We Care … Nothing to report, just rumors … It was PPD last year … Proceeds support so many local individuals … who need a little help … mostly due to health issues…

Can’t imagine changes coming to Bladenboro, demolition of old buildings could begin in a few weeks … Hopefully, making way for new businesses that will be the beginning of more local services available … I remember when it was a thriving business area … My first public job was in Bladenboro … a long time ago…

“If you think your best days are behind you, they are. If you think your best days are ahead of you, they are.” Jon Gordon, author and motivational speaker.

“Don’t ask the Lord to guide your footsteps if you are not willing to move your feet.” Elaine Johnson

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” Arthur Ashe, tennis champion and social activist

“Opportunity is missed by many people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” Thomas Edison

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