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Thoughts While Shaving for November 12

Time to bring out the ‘long johns’ and heavy jackets. Winter-type weather arrives today … Nice this AM … low 60s, dropping to low 40s mid to late afternoon and continues to fall into the mid 20s overnight. … Windy, gusts up to 20 mph and rain … 100% chance of rain after about 10 AM … rainfall totals could be between a tenth and a quarter of an inch.

Remember as a youngster, too young to drive … dad was working and as the oldest of 6, my assignment was to have enough wood available to keep us warm. … A cross cut saw, an ax and younger brothers. … A warm day was welcomed. … I ‘put it off’ as long as I could … just made sure to have it done before dad came home. … Don’t miss those days.

Bottom line, be ye also ready … cold weather is on the way.

In NFL action last night, 49ers lost in overtime to Seahawks … 27-24.

East Bladen Girl’s Basketball Jamboree is set for this evening … beginning at 4 p.m. … East Bladen vs Clinton in the opener. Other teams participating … West Bladen, Lumberton, North Brunswick and South Brunswick. Scrimmages will consist of two 18-minute quarters. Admission is $5. More info on our Sports Page, courtesy of John Clark.

Next opponent for East Bladen soccer team is top-seeded Thomasville Ledford.

East Bladen’s football team travels to Pinetops Friday night to play Southwest Edgecombe in the NCHSAA Class 2A playoffs.

Larrell Murchison has accepted an invitation to play in the Senior Bowl, January 25, in Mobile, Alabama. The former East Bladen star has had a great year at NC State.

“Blow, flow, thou winter wind, thou art not so unkind as man’s ingratitude.” William Shakespeare

“Nothing burns like the cold.” George R.R. Martin

“Baby it’s cold outside.” John Legend

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