06/23/2024
Robert Hester, Founder of BladenOnline.com
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thoughts while shavingNo doubt the weather will be a topic of discussion today … Hummin’ the song … “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”, and it is … temp dropping into the mid 20s … overnight…

Sunny today with a high near 49 … Mostly clear tonight with a low near 28 degrees … Thursday, sunny with a high near 58…

Looking ahead … Chance of rain in the 40% to 50% range Friday night thru Monday … and high temp in the low 70s Saturday and Sunday … Plan accordingly…

Sunrise today … 6:59:54 a.m. … Sunset, 5:05:29 p.m. Daylight … 10 hours … 5 minutes … Shortest day of the year, 2023 is Thursday, December 21.

New Dollar General store at the crossroads of NC 242 and Twisted Hickory Road (White Crossroads) is beginning to look like a DG … No idea of an opening date … When open and ready for business, getting close to 10 DG stores in Bladen County … maybe more…

Farmers should be smiling … Most agree 2023 was a good crop year … And as farmers go, so goes the area … well, most of the time.

When temps drop as they did last night, brings back memories of ‘trash’ burners and cook stoves that were fired with wood … It’s how many average folks survived … green wood and fat-litewood … primary source of staying warm in many rural areas in the 50s … assisted by a bag of coal, if you were lucky … some referred to it as ‘dirty’ heat … but it was warm…

Church choirs are busy, preparing for Christmas Cantatas … and a feast at church as we approach December 25th…

High School sports worth the price of admission … mostly indoors … ex., basketball … some outside in the cold, as well…

“In seed time learn, in harvest time teach, in winter time enjoy.” William Blake

“No winter lasts forever: no spring skips its turn.” Hal Borland

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

robert g hester
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