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Thoughts While Shaving for November 14

So much going on in Bladen County. … See our news page … Community Announcements, Upcoming Events and Fundraisers … and if you have an item you would like added … email to

East Bladen soccer team lost to #1 seed Ledford Senior (Thomasville, NC) 2-1. … What a great year for Coach Jay Raynor’s Eagle team … despite the loss … 17-4-1 season.

East Bladen’s football team travels to Pinetops today for a game with SouthWest Edgecombe. Game moved up 24 hours because of weather predications. East Bladen is seeded #9, SouthWest Edgecombe #2, in 2A East.

I enjoy following current local teams and athletes, as well as those playing at the next level. John Clark does a great job of updating. … “Sayaun Dent, West Bladen grad, scored 61 points and grabbed 22 rebounds last week to lead undefeated Sandhills Community College Flyers to a trio of basketball victories.” Check the complete article and the best coverage of local sports anywhere.

A reminder that the Pork & Beats Festival is this weekend. … Good food, games, music … all at the Farmer’s Market in Elizabethtown … all on our News page.

Cold overnight and highs maybe higher than yesterday, lows tonight not as low as the past couple of nights, but rain and wind is expected, off and on for the next 48 to 72 hours. Plan accordingly.

I do not follow closely the events unfolding in DC. Never seen a leader at any level that I agreed with 100% of the time, and don’t expect anything to change. None among us are perfect, as elected officials, all have a job to do. … Don’t know who is right or wrong. … Our country should be more important than either political party.

November 14, 1938 I arrived at the home of my parents, the first of 6, all ‘weighing in’ at over 10 pounds each, the first (me) weighed 14 pounds. … Today, 81 years later, I am among men, mostly richly blessed, and we will meet tonight, as usual with most of my siblings (2 too far away to travel) for our weekly get-together … my favorite day of the week is Thursday. … Sum it all up … 5 siblings, a very good, understanding spouse, 2 young men we are proud of, a great daughter-in-law, two grandchildren that make us proud, one has a spouse, the other a very good friend … all good folks … in-laws and cousins, neighbors and friends. … I am truly blessed.

“We could certainly slow the aging process down if it had to work its way through Congress.” Will Rogers

“At my age, flowers scare me.” George Burns

“So far, this is the oldest I’ve been.” George Carlin

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