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31 degrees at 5:30 a.m. today … Actually a couple of 30 degree readings between 3:30 a.m. and 4:30 at the NWS site at Curt Brown Airport near Elizabethtown.

Today’s forecast … Areas of frost before 9 a.m., otherwise, sunny, with a high near 56 … calm wind. Tonight, areas of frost after 4 a.m., increasing clouds and a low around 31. Saturday, areas of frost before 8 a.m., otherwise, sunny, with a high near 59.

A fundraiser is planned for Glen Simmons Saturday at the Bladenboro Historical Building. Volunteers will be cooking and serving BBQ Saturday, November 19 from 4 to 7 p.m., also cakes and a silent auction. All proceeds will benefit Mr. Simmons who was seriously injured recently in a vehicle accident. He has been released from hospital, and is recuperating at home … expected to be a fairly long-time situation. All are invited to the fundraiser, donations are also welcomed … No one, no one does a better job of taking care of their own than the Bladenboro folks … Hope to see you there…

Basketball season begins at our local public schools … East Columbus at East Bladen this afternoon and evening, first game 4:30 … West Bladen was scheduled to play at North Brunswick, that game ppd. until December 21.

Had some issues with a computer this AM … Think it has a mind of its own … All is well … fingers crossed … Reminds me of an older gentlemen many years ago who lived near us and worked at Bladenboro Cotton Mill, first shift. Someone asked about his vehicle … his answer was … When I walked to work every day, I know when to begin … now with my vehicle, I begin earlier … not sure if I will be walking or riding…

Tennessee Titans 27 – Green Bay Packers 17 … Titans are now 7-3, Packers 4-7…

College football schedule…
Saturday, November 19
12 noon Duke at Pitt
3:30 p.m. NC State at Louisville, Miami (Fla) at Clemson
5:30 p.m. Georgia Tech at UNC
8:00 p.m. Syracuse at Wake Forest

I do not read as much as I once did, but enjoy Nicholas Sparks books … Latest is DREAMLAND … Good reading so far…

“Marriage is the fullness of time.” Soren Kierkegaard

“You are a language I have learned by heart.” Dana Gioia

“What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are but how you deal with incompatibility.” Leo Tolstoy

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