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Thoughts While Shaving For October 15

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Thursday night football results … Tampa Bay Bucs (5-1) 28 – Philadelphia Eagles (2-4) 22.

High School tonight….
7 p.m. West Bladen at Midway
7:30 p.m. East Bladen at St. Pauls

67 years ago today (October, 15, 1954), Hurricane Hazel arrived in Bladen County, complete with 134 mph winds causing extensive damage in Brunswick, Columbus and Bladen counties … approximately $383 million in damages. The storm killed at least 469 people in Haiti before making landfall near the border of North and South Carolina. I remember being sent home on a school bus while winds were near their peak. Our family joined many others in the Bladenboro National Guard Armory after the storm passed, while assessments of the damages were being completed … Scary, devastating.

Speaking of weather … Warm weather for this time of year … Sunny, after early morning fog, with high near 88. Mostly clear tonight, with a low around 64. A 30% chance of showers … Mostly sunny with a high near 80, winds gusting as high as 18 mph. Same weather continues Saturday night, with a low near 50. Sunday, cooler, high near 70 and lots of sunshine. Low Sunday night around 45 degrees.

If you receive Social Security, good news beginning the first of the new year … Effective January, 2022 everyone will receive a 5.9% increase … Largest since a 7.4% increase in the 1980s.

Stock market made a nice recovery yesterday, still a ways to go to get back near recent highs…

Visited Southeast Crossroads rehab location recently, going strong, operating on faith and donations … Contributions may be dropped off at Bladen Baptist office in Elizabethtown … or mailed to Southeastern Carolina Crossroads, 1086 Susie Sand Hill Road, Elizabethtown, NC. They do great work…

“My favorite parable for living a positive and influential life is the Golden Rule … ‘Do unto others what you have them do unto you’.” Tony Oiler

“The fact is, society is made more hospitable by every individual who acts as if ‘do unto others’ really was a rule.” Gary Hamel

“Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can.” Arthur Ashe

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