Thoughts While Shaving
53 years ago...today...My bride and I had been
married nearly one year....she had a difficult
pregnancy...in and out of the hospital for 2 months
or more...finally the Doc said we are going to have
I was in the Bladenboro unit of
the National Guard and it was inspection night...and
I was told to report...and I did with the promise I
could leave early....and I did...
It was the
night of the birth of our first born....Ricky James
Hester made his entrance and our world changed...for
the better...53 years later, a wonderful daughter in
law and two children...One a graduate of NC State
and now a happy Lenova employee and one a Junior at
UNC with hopes of attending dental school...
We will have lunch in Smithfield today....with Rick.
We have two sons...John and Rick and very
proud of both...
So much for the personal
note...but it was on my mind while shaving....
Final plans have been made for the 22nd annual
Dublin Peanut Festival tomorrow, Saturday...A parade
officially kicks off the festivities...Hope to see
No football broadcast
tonight...could not get a connection..East Bladen
plays at East Columbus...West is open tonight...
East Bladen Boosters Club is sponsoring a BBQ
plate sale from 4 to 6 this afternoon at E-town
Presbyterian Church..Plates are $8 each...Proceeds
benefit East Bladen athletics....
regarding Janice Johnson, injured last week in a
vehicle accident...Still in ICU, halo may be added
today...Making progress...I am told, but will be a
lengthy healing process...Prayers needed....Her
church family..Wesley's Chapel UMC, is sponsoring a
special offering for her Sunday...and all are
invited to participate...She was in charge for years
of the Open Arms program at the church....Many youth
and adults benefited from her efforts....
The coming week, according to the weather folks, may
be the perfect week...Highs in the 70 & low 80's and
lows in the upper 50's and low 60's and lots of
And, a big announcement about
the future of BladenOnline is expected today....All
Acquaintance: a person whom we
know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough
to lend to .
A cynic is someone who knows
the price of everything and the value of nothing.
A diet is a selection of food that makes other
people lose weight.
Adolescence and snow are
the only problems that disappear if your ignore them