06/24/2024
Robert Hester, Founder of BladenOnline.com
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Thoughts While ShavingToday is the first day of the 2023 White Lake Water Festival … and hopefully the weather will not interrupt … Just remember, the show must go on…

Showers are expected today before 10 a.m., with a high temp near 75 … Windy and a 70% chance of rain … Tonight, mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Saturday, (tomorrow) a slight chance of showers after 2 p.m. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 85 … and a 20% chance of precipitation.

Google White Lake Water Festival for late info … All are welcomed to the Big Event … WECT-TV folks are scheduled to be broadcasting live today from the area … Come On Down.

Congratulations to Mac Campbell Jr … celebrating over 55 years in the fuel oil business in the area … Headquartered in Elizabethtown … Mac Jr. is also a big-time supporter of many local efforts, including Bladen We Care … that provides support for locals in the area falling thru the cracks in our local health care system … as well as many other do-good projects throughout the region…

I failed to mention MacKenzie Gore’s latest outing for the Washington Nationals baseball team … The Whiteville lefty had a good outing, but lost to the Marlins 4-3. The big blow was a 2-run homer off the bat of Jorge Soler in the 4th inning Wednesday … His ERA is 3.69 for the current year. He has recorded 58 strikeouts in 46 plus innings of work … His next outing is expected early next week against his former team, the San Diego Padres.

My siblings and I still get-to-gether weekly … the way Mom wanted it … But, like others we are growing older and some with more issues than others … but, all in all, we are a fortunate family … six siblings and all able to move around, most of the time, and enjoy good company and good food … I am among friends most richly blessed … Ages??? Glad you asked … mid 60s to mid 80s.

“Happiness is a collection of joyful experiences shared with soul friends. Get together and have some fun.” Amy Leigh Mercree

“Good friends are hard to find and impossible to forget.” John Green

“In the cookie of life, friends are the chocolate chips.” Salman Rushdie

robert g hester
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