Just a brief column this week, due to too much to do and time flying by so fast.
The Red and Larenna Roark Adams descendants got together for their annual family reunion. They met at Carr Creek Lake last Saturday with a potluck dinner, and enjoyed being together again.
Homer, Ruth and Anthony Smith went to Richmond to have lunch with their great-grandson, Benji. It was Grandparents Day at his school, and they went to be with him.
Geraldine Ison had to go back to a hospital in Lexington after having heart problems again. She had more stents put in, and they repaired the veins damaged by her first procedure. She got home on Sunday, and we hope they have her fixed up so that she can get her strength back.
Last Saturday Lee, Wilma, Don and Coreen Pridemore and I all went to the Pridemore reunion in Ohio. Marie and Gillis Reedy went with Lee and Wilma, and Gary and Becky Pridemore also went from here.
All of Hiram and Ella Pridemore’s children were able to attend, and quite a few grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Billie Jean Smith and Barry Marshall were both there, and despite their health problems, stayed for quite a while. We all enjoyed good food and fellowship together.
We had a good meeting at Blair Branch Church this past weekend, with a good crowd coming out on Sunday.
Greg and Glenna Pridemore have been to Colorado on a business trip, and made a vacation out of the trip. They had a good trip and went to Mount Rushmore and other tourist areas while out west.
There will be a yard sale at Lee and Wilma Pridemore’s coming up on Oct. 1 and maybe at Greg and Glenna’s also.
Vince and Juanita McCarey came up from Somerset to stay a few days and work around the old Virgie Stacy homeplace. They brought their grandson, Ricky, who planted some flowers and trees around the yard.
Some of Opal Banks’s church friends, family and neighbors met at her house last Wednesday. They had been planning to have her a birthday party since June, but due to her surgery at that time, they waited until she was doing well.
There were 18 to 20 of us, and the ladies at the church did everything so Opal didn’t have to do anything. It was a good hot-dog lunch with lots of other good food, and Opal was pleased with all they did and her gifts.
That’s it for now. I hope everyone has a good week.