This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad it is.
Sunday was a beautiful day. I enjoyed sitting on the front porch watching the traffic going by. The bees and birds had a good day.
Our son David and his wife Denise came up from South Carolina for a few days. Denise had just gotten out of the hospital. She had stayed there for seven days. Her blood sugar had gotten out of control and she had dehydrated really bad. She is doing lots better but still is very weak.
She wanted to come to visit her dad, Clyde Disney, who is not doing very well. He is getting very slow in getting around. He will be 89 in May. Their daughter Lauren is staying with him and she is so good to him. She cooks good for him and takes him where he needs to go and does all she can. She also goes to college classes three days a week and helps a friend with two little girls and a baby boy.
The little boy is Gavin Miles, who has a heart problem and other problems. He has to wear oxygen all the time and has to be fed through a tube. He is three years old and was born like that. He is the son of Mark Miles, and Lauren helps with the girls who goes to school and takes the older one to karate classes once a week.
She sure stays busy, but she gets things done. She is my granddaughter and I love her with all my heart. She has a five-year-old son of her own also. They get up at 6 a.m. and go to help the girls get dressed and hair done and takes them to school, then goes back to Pap-Paw Clyde’s and gets him breakfast and does her work in the house. Then does her other chores and goes to class on the days she has to go to them.
She’s even got a garden out, peas, lettuce, onions, etc.
Keep Gavin Miles in your prayers. He’s such a sweet boy and loves everyone and hugs and kisses and smiles all the time.
I want to wish my first cousin Bruce Jones a happy birthday. He was 84 years old April 28. He is the son of my aunt Mealie Jones and Henry Jones. Mealie was my dad’s sister.
My dad was Victor Cornett and my mother was Mary Lee Campbell Cornett. They are all deceased now, but they are still in our memories. I am six months older than Bruce. We grew up together and went to school. Precious memories still linger in our hearts of all those childhood days.
Our grandparents were born in the 1860s and I love to remember them. How precious those memories are.
My sympathy goes out to the family of Mrs. Gish who died. She will always be remembered by all the good works she accomplished during her life at The Mountain Eagle. We all loved what she did.
I don’t believe there will ever be a newspaper like The Eagle. She let all that wanted to to be able to write their community news. It’s wonderful to be able to read about all our friends and families that put articles in the paper. It’s like a good visit with each other and keeps us all aware of what is going on with people we love and know. She surely loved her work.
Our Kingdom Come Community Center is looking for a great weekend of May 3 at Linefork, Hwy. 160 at the Kingdom Come School. The Sugar Grove Opry Mountain Coal Fields presents in concert David Ball from Nashville, Tenn., Tyler Stevens – The Country Troubadours, and Mike Tolliver and others will be performing on the stage. There will be a cornhole tournament and all kinds of games, horseshoe contests, sack races, and other things of interest. We will have food and drinks and barbecue etc. We hope everyone will be able to join in the festivities and enjoy a good evening. It will begin at 2 p.m. and music will be at 4 p.m. Saturday. There will be a rally for coal also.
Our Chestnut Festival friend, Mr. Bob Cornett from Georgetown, will be here with us also. He loves to come and be with us.
I better stop for now and get this to the office. Maybe I’ll have something for next week to report about Saturday evening.
We will be having an open stage and any other groups will be welcome to come out and perform for us.
Will Caudill, I’d like to see you and your group at the stage also and Mary Ann, your beautiful wife. You will sure be welcomed
Vendors are welcome to set up.
Love and blessings to all.