Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Guest Blogger for October :: Michael Mitchell


    Everyone is welcome to go check out the latest edition of "GUEST BLOGGER of the MONTH".  

   This month's blog is an article entitled "Believe!" by my good friend, Michael Mitchell.   Mike is my neighbor, and also a member and elder in his church, and also a wonderful singer/evangelist/teacher who travels here and abroad to share the good news of the gospel.   Go & enjoy his insights as he shares from his heart this month.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Friday, September 19, 2014

Bright Lights, Big City

[Note to My Friends and Blog Readers : If you'd like to read more updates
about my Dad, you can find them at: http://bobsparents.blogspot.com]

LATE NIGHT UPDATE- from a very nice, spacious, comfortable visitors' Lounge at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte. Charlotte is a huge city, and "PH" seems like another city within the city. After the test results today, they decided to transfer my Dad here to Charlotte, they made the decision pretty quickly, and within 90 minutes or so, Dad & Mom were in an ambulance heading down the highway to their new destination.

I stayed behind, went home, blew & raked leaves in the front yard, then went to the "Y" and took a shower, changed clothes. Then at 7:30 pm, I took a train down to Charlotte, then a bus to the hospital. The train was a quick 48-min. ride, but the bus included a trip to the main station, and a transfer, and seemed to take another 30-45 minutes to go the three miles or so to the hospital.

I met a nice man (James) at the depot, and we chatted while waiting a few extra minutes as the train was delayed. He was a war veteran, and told me a few stories of his experiences overseas. We also found out that he had bought clothes from my Dad, who was a men's retail clothing manager for 35 years. I also met a kind and friendly young lady (Sarah) on the train, who stopped in a fast-moving line of exiting passengers to let me out into the aisle. As we moved from the train to the terminal, she shared that she was a political aide from Washington, D.C., and she had a job interview in Charlotte tomorrow {actually now today}. Both of my new acquaintances promised to check out my website, and write me a personal note.

I didn't arrive until around 9:30 pm, and was pretty tired. Like I said, it's a big hospital with several buildings, and each building has multiple units and wings. I took a few wrong turns along the way, but found their room and my dad was fast asleep, with an oxygen mask supplying him air, and Mom sitting by his side, relaxing. She has been by his side for six days & five nights now, (sounds like a "vacation", doesn't it?)

Mom provided me a turkey sandwich, and I went back down five floors to the Cafeteria and picked up a soda, bottled water, pineapple, and a newspaper. Had a mini-meal, chatted with mom awhile, and then decided to find this lounge and get online, maybe watch a bit of TV before calling it a night. So, with Jimmy Fallon as the background, I'm updating you all on my Dad and new twists to the surreal experience of this past week.

While it wasn't sure whenever they left to come here, Dad had the procedure to drain fluid from his heart sooner than expected, and was resting comfortably when I arrived tonight. This came as a pleasant surprise, because this morning before they left, he had been miserable, finding it difficult to breathe, and not being comfortable or rested. The nurses came constantly, moving his bed up and down, giving him various IV's and meds to help him relax, but none of it worked too well. It is obvious now that the fluid in his chest was the culprit, and having it drained has caused a great difference in his ability to "chill out." He looked so much more relaxed and rested, sleeping comfortably in his bed.

It's now after midnight, and getting close to bedtime. Another update will come tomorrow, thanks for following my Dad's progress or experience through my posts each day, and also for your prayers for his recovery and health. We still have hopes that he will fully recover, and be well again. But it may be a long road, and nothing is really set in stone yet. But we wish to surrender it all to God, and trust in his goodness and love.

Thanks Again for all of your Prayers

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Read- "My Leading Ladies"

    I invite you to go read my latest blog here on my Books-TV-Movies site, called "My Leading Ladies".  

 Here is my list of my Top Female Actresses [in my opinion].   

   Your ideas may be different.  Therefore, you are invited to share your thoughts about your own favorite actors and actresses.  Please click on "Comments" at the bottom of the page and let us know : Who are your "Leading Ladies" ?

Friday, September 12, 2014

Coming Soon-- Sept Guest Blogger of the Month

   I am excited to announce that our Guest Blogger of the Month for September will be Cherrathee Hager, who is past President of the Board of Directors for the Metrolina Real Estate Investors Association.   Cherrathee is a personal friend of mine, and also a business mentor.   She has been an amazing entrepreneur her whole life, and is owner/operator of Twin Oak Development, a company that specializes in home renovations and management.

   Cherrathee will be sharing her story with us, and also talking about her concept of "The Bucket List", achieving through believing, and making the most of each day and opportunity presented to us.

  Thanks, CherratheeBe looking for her guest blog in the coming week at The Bob Page!

Friday, August 15, 2014

August- Guest Blogger of the Month

 We are excited and proud to announce a brand new feature at The Bob Page: 
The Guest Blogger of the Month  

  Each and every month, we will feature a guest writer, who will share his or her life experiences with you.  These writers will be from a wide variety of walks of life, and will bring their exciting stories to you every month.

   Our first "Guest Blogger of the Month" for August 2014 will be David FreezeDavid is a local running and biking enthusiast, who is also the President of the Salisbury-Rowan Runners club.  SRR is a member of the Road Runners Clubs of America (RRCA), and hosts area 5K or 10K runs.  David's recent adventures have included two bicycle trips across America, one 4200-mile cross-country trek from Oregon to South Carolina, and then a more recent six-week East Coast trip that spanned 2,850 miles, from Maine to the Florida Keys.   David has written a book called "Lord, Ride With Me" that chronicles his cross-country bicycle trip.  He will be talking about his adventures and what is in store for him in the near future.  You can also read an archive journal from his trips at the Salisbury Post website, or by searching on Google.

  Click here to read David's guest blog article on "The Bob Page".

   We will be continuing this feature each month, and are looking for interesting people to be our "Guest Bloggers."  To be considered, you do not have to be a professional writer or blogger.  Basically we're looking for someone with an interesting story or life experience to tell about, or a particular business, hobby, or event in their lives that they would like to share with others.  

   If you would be interested in being one of these people, please let us know by leaving a comment below.


Saturday, August 2, 2014


   I love a new business site that I've been introduced to called "THUMBTACK".  So far, I've found it to be an incredible resource.  You log in,  select your business or trade, and then create a free profile.  People that come to THUMBTACK looking for the service that you provide are directed to send you a request for a quote or more information.  After your reply, then they decide on whether to hire you or not.  It's a pretty simple, easy-to-use service.  I love it and recommend it to you!

  Please- if you like this site and would like to sign-up for FREE, let me know so that I can be your REFERRAL.  By referring you, I can earn FREE credits.
Check out my profile link here for "guitar lessons & classes":  Guitar Instruction

Check out my profile link here for "blog & e-Zine writing":   Writing Blogs


Thanks a lot!
-- Bob 

Friday, July 11, 2014

Outdoor Adventure Club

   I joined a hiking group back in the spring called the Outdoor Adventure Club.  We have monthly hikes and other activities, and average about 12 to 15 people at each event. 

  Today, we took a trip to Winston-Salem to Salem Lake.   Here is a recap of our trip, and some brief info about our club and its activities.





Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Your Choice : Smart Phone or Deodorant ?

   A recent Bank of America survey showed that 47% of Americans say that they cannot survive -one day- without their smart phones. [I've survived about a month & no worries!]  The survey also revealed that over 91% stated that their phones were as important to them as their car. (!) Also- those aged 18-24 said that their phones were more important to them than their deodorant or their toothbrush.


   Well- I must say, you can always pick up a toothbrush or can of deodorant at any corner drug store. But smart phones are a little harder [ more expensive ] to come by. But I'd advise those young people to continue to invest in their personal hygiene, and especially if they [ and their smart phones ] are in public. 

© 2014 Bob Wingate

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Thursday, May 29, 2014

New Header Banner

  Hey "Bob Page" fans.  I just finished and uploaded my new "Bob Page" banner.  

   This photo was taken in a photo booth at some shopping mall.  Don't remember where.  But anyways: it was one of four pics that came out of the fotomat.   I don't know what I was look at either.   But thought it was good enough for the website.   Hope you continue enjoying "The Bob Page."   Let me know your thoughts, opinions, criticisms, recommendations, etc. via the comment boxes on each page.  Thank you kindly for being a reader at my site.

  Eventually, I'm going to load the other version of this, with the tag line.  See if you like this one better.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Randy Stonehill / Radio Interview / This Friday, April 18

   Christian singer/songwriter RANDY STONEHILL, who will be appearing "Live in Concert" this Saturday @ The INN in Salisbury, NC, will be interviewed on the "Crossroads" Radio Show on WBFJ- 101.3 FM (or 103.5 Greensboro area)  this Friday, April 18 @ 10 pm.  The show will last from 10 pm to Midnight, and is hosted by Dave Bumgarner and Maggie Lowe.

  RANDY will be featured at THE INN { located at 1012 Mooresville Rd, Salisbury } this Saturday, along with local music artists Jeremy & Jessica Vess, who will open the show @ 7:30 pm.   Then RANDY STONEHILL will take the stage for a two-hour concert.   RANDY is a gifted and talented songwriter, and a powerful and entertaining performer.  His music style is compared to James Taylor, and his insanely comedic wit to Robin Williams.  He has released 25 albums to date, and has toured the U.S. and internationally for many years.  In 2010, he was inducted into the CHRISTIAN MUSIC HALL OF FAME.  He has also recorded and performed with artists such as Phil Keaggy, Amy Grant, Larry Norman, Mark Heard, and others.

  Tickets are available at local guitar shop Griffin's Guitars, 107 S. Main Street, Salisbury, or by calling 704-213-1467, or Toll Free @ 1-800-965-9324.  There will be tickets at the door, but seating is limited.  Get your tickets / seats early.   

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Randy Stonehill / In Concert / Salisbury NC

"In Concert" /  Salisbury, NC
   RANDY STONEHILL will be appearing "Live in Concert" on Saturday, April 19 @ 7:30 pm @ THE INN in Salisbury, located near the intersection of Hwy. #150 and Jake Alexander Blvd. at : 1012 Mooresville Road.  Randy is one of the legendary pioneers of Contemporary Christian Music (CCM), recording his first album, "Born Twice", in 1971 at the young age of 19, with funding from pop music legend Pat Boone.  In 1976, he recorded his first major release, "WELCOME TO PARADISE", on the Solid Rock label, an album that eventually was voted one of the Top 3 contemporary Christian albums of all time.  Randy has released over 25 albums spanning his career, and in 2010 was nominated and inducted into the Christian Music Hall of Fame.  He has toured the US and internationally many times, and recently has re-located to the Carolinas, and we are fortunate to be able to host him here in Salisbury for a concert event.  Hosting this event, in addition to INN operator Tom Millspaugh, is guest MC Dave Bumgarner from Christian station WBFJ-Radio in Winston-Salem.  Opening act for RANDY will be talented local artists Jeremy & Jessica Vess.  

  We are very excited about this event & hope you will plan to be there with us!

Tickets also available @ iTickets
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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Blogging Refresher Class

    This morning, I'm taking a refresher course in "Blogging for Beginners", offered at my local public library.  I took the course originally back in June 2013, and it resulted in this blog being created!   I'm extremely grateful to the library and to the librarian that began teaching this course.  It's opened a brand new world to me.. the world of Blogging!
   We are studying :
  • What is a Blog ?
  • Types of Blogs
  • FREE Blog Creation Sites
  • Writing Your Blog
  • Promoting Your Blog
    I'm learning so much and hoping to benefit from it by making my blog even better !

Friday, February 21, 2014

New Sports Blogs : Tar Heels Beat Duke


   Come and check out the latest TAR HEELS updates at my Sports Blog.  Also, updates on the CAROLINA PANTHERS and other teams, players, and latest sports news.


The latest update on UNC

Carolina beats Duke 74-66

 Read more about it by clicking on this link:

Read about other sports at :

Thursday, January 30, 2014

New "Faith Journal" Post : A Comfortable Faith

   I've just finished another post at my "Faith Journal" page, which is part of the "FAITH-HOPE-LOVE" site. This journal entry is called "A Comfort- able Faith," and involves looking at our faith in God as a GIFT from him, rather than something that we concoct or muster up in our souls or minds. It looks as faith in God as a complete TRUST in him, rather than a once-in-a-while, desperate plea for help. The blog also encourages us to KNOW God as our Father, in a relationship as his sons and daughters, and to be thankful for this gift of faith that he has given us.

Here's a link to my Faith Journal page :  http://bobsfaithjournal.blogspot.com

  ThanksHope you enjoy it!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Blogging 101

    Happy New Year! --to all of my "Faithful Few" blog readers out there.  I actually believe that most of my blog posts will be read "after-the-fact" from my archives, just hope that most of you will not read them posthumously.  {If you don't know what that means, I'm not telling.  You'll have to look it up yourself.}   Every once in a while, I meet someone who says, "I read your blog" or even "I will read your blog"... blah blah blah.. If you read my blog, then "comment."  That's how I know that you were actually here.  If nothing else, my blog becomes a self-portrait in prose, an exercise, not in futility, but of the mind and heart.  There's always a purpose behind the project.   Sometimes it's unknown at first.  But something will come out of it.  Maybe I'll even land a "blogging job" one of these days.  One of my blogging friends told me that she made up to $400 for a single blog.   If that's true, then I would've made at least $100 for this paragraph. (!)

   I just want to give credit where credit's due.  This got started back this past summer when I took a free class at my local library called "Blogging for Beginners."  I can't believe it was that long ago!   I'm very grateful to the library and to my instructor, April, who did a great job of showing us what it was all about.  I already had a gift and passion for writing, but needed a little push in the right direction to get it all started.  It's now mushroomed into this :  a tiny little personal blog with over fifty (50) different pages.  My blog includes personal pages, music & entertainment, travel, history, business, sports, humor, opinion, quotations and expressions, plus much more!

   I'm looking forward with excitement, anticipation, and expectation to see how this thing (my blog) grows and expands, and just where it will all lead.  I know it's not just a whim or a hobby.  I really expect something bigger to happen.  I already have a Tee Shirt store {see NovelTees link} and a guitar teaching site {see GuiTarHeel link};  I'm thinking about some other new ideas.  I can't wait to see what happens!

   I am now enrolled in a new class, again sponsored by the library, called "Blogging and PodCasting for Beginners."   It is offered through a group called Learn4Life, and made available for FREE through the library.  I am excited to be able to learn even more about this wonderful subject, and be able to improve and expand my site.  

   Keep tuned for more developments and news soon!   THANKS for being a follower!