Thoughts While Shaving
Maybe this should be...thoughts while surfing the
Found a category: People from
Bladen County, North Carolina..and I share...
B...Curtis Brown...selected as an astronaut
candidate by NASA in June 1987. Goes on to
list a long list of accomplishments. He
retired as a USAF Colonel after six space trips and
a total of 1,383 hours in space.
B...Desmond Bryant...NFL football defensive end for
the Cleveland Browns. A 2004 graduate of East
Bladen High school. With a weighted 4.2 grade
point average and 1230 SAT score. He graduated
with from Harvard with a degree in economics.
G...James C. Green...North Carolina politician who
served as Speaker of the North Carolina House of
Representatives and as the 28th Lieutenant Governor
of North Carolina. He died in 2000.
J...Thomas Laurens Jones...Born in White Oak, North
Carolina, attended private schools. Graduated
from Princeton College and from the law department
of Harvard University. Moved to Kentucky and
served in Congress from March 4, 1867 to March 3,
1871. He served as chairman of the Committee
on Railways and Canals in the forty-fourth
vocalist for the Kingdom Heirs and performs at
Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. He grew
up on Bladenboro, North Carolina. Traveled
with the Kingsmen and Dove Brothers Quartet.
Has had 6 #1 songs on the gospel charts including 'I
O...Guy Owen....He was born in
Clarkton, North Carolina and grew up on a tobacco
farm. Earned a doctoral degree at the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
He spent time accompanying his grandfather to
auctions and clerking at his father's store,
informed his writing, providing him with a lifetime
of material for his fiction and poetry. Long
distinguished career..his book The Flim-Flam Man was
made into a movie. He died of liver cancer at
the age of 56.
Governor of the State of North Carolina from 1828 to
1830. He was a prominent member of the North
Carolina Constitutional Convention.
He presided over the first state convention of the
emerging Whig party, was offered the
vice-presidential position on the Whig presidential
ticket of William Henry Harrison; he turn down the
nomination. Had he accepted, Owen might have
become President of the United States following
Harrison's death early in office instead of John
R...Kevin Richardson...born in
Elizabethtown, North Carolina. He is a former
starting running back for the Appalachian State
Mountaineers for the 2005-2007. He holds
numerous ASU rushing records. He rushed for 88
yards in the Mountaineers' 34-32 upset victory over
the then #5 Michigan Wolverines.
Only 8 on
I found it interesting,
hopefully you will as well....
learn from history is that men do not learn from
My ancestors didn't come over on
the Mayflower, but they were there to meet the boat.
A closed mind is a good thing to