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Thoughts While Shaving for May 1

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Happy May Day, 2021. Remember in the lower grades of school, ‘humpteen’ years ago we celebrated May Day … Apparently in the 19th century, May Day took on a new meaning as an International Workers’ Day that grew out of the 19th century labor movement for worker’s rights and an eight hour workday in the United States. Today is May 1, May Day.

May Day to me as a teenager meant we were nearing the last days of the current school year. For the past few years, when May Day arrived, was a reminder that the White Lake Water Festival is just days away…

Realized I shared this earlier, but worth repeating … Average high temp for May is 80 degrees compared to 74 for April … average low in Bladen County is 55 degrees compared to 49 for April.

Visited Bladenboro briefly yesterday (Friday). Portions of the old town are coming down, hopefully something that will be the beginning of a new beginning … The old Hinson Supermarket store has been leveled … In recent years has housed other businesses … For me, where my work life off the farm started in the early 50s. Lots of memories, mostly good. Kinda anxious to seen how it all works out in days to come…

Beautiful weather over the past few days … and more in store. Forecast is for sunny skies today, with a high near 76, but windy, gusts as high as 17 mph. Clear tonight, with a low in the low 50s. Sunday, mostly sunny, with a high near 84 and windy.

A chance of showers and thunderstorms Monday … high in the mid 80s, windy and a 40% chance of showers.

“Hello May, goodbye April.”

“The world’s favorite season is the spring. All things seem possible in May.” Edwin Way Teale

“Be like a flower and turn your face to the sun.” Kahlil Gibran

robert g hester
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