Belated birthday wishes to Doreen Calhoun and prayers to her husband, Wendell, who recently underwent surgery. He had been doing fair, but was a little worse over the weekend.
Mattie Lou Back also had a birthday and her greatgrandson, Isaiah, too. Hope both had a great day. A party was held in honor of Mattie Lou’s with many family and friends attending.
Sunday was the memorial for deceased members of the Dixon Memorial Church. After a good service, dinner had been prepared and many stayed to eat.
Also on Sunday evening was the memorial at the Caudill, Hampton and Dixon cemeteries above Letcher School.
Blair Branch Church had services at Letcher Manor Nursing Home on Sunday afternoon.
Mary Blair said she had gotten to go to the Mountain Heritage Festival and Walmart, and enjoy the day out with her son, Adrian, and Libby.
Tyler and Jessica Watts recently purchased Mary and John M. Blair’s home, and after some remodeling they moved in last week. They almost are “Land Between the Bridges” residents. Congratulations to them on their first home.
Ronald, Mike, Kevin and Tim, plus Jason and Evan Ison all went to Indiana to fish at their Uncle Aaron Ison’s ponds. They enjoyed visiting with Aaron and Edith, and both were doing okay, and fish were caught.
Hope Bill Maggard of Sycamore Loop is feeling better. We saw Wanda visiting him at the hospital last week.
Also, Joyce Adams has been a patient in the hospital for a few days. She is much improved and was having more tests this past Monday.
Doty Creek resident Raymond Nichols died last weekend at the Hospice Center in Hazard. A large crowd attended his visitation. Our sympathy to his children, Mark and Cathy, and their families.
Margaret Sue helped them out during Raymond’s sickness, and she is to be commended for it.
So sorry to the family of Imogene Caudill. Her funeral was held Saturday at Mt. Olivet Church in Blackey. She was a sweet, well loved lady throughout the community, and will be missed.
Dock Adams went with Bob to the nursing home last Sunday. He visited grandson Terry Caudill and attended the church service.
Coreen Pridemore and I stopped Sunday evening to visit a few minutes with Ivan and Freda Adams. Stevie Daniel, Pat and Daniel had been home from Georgetown for the weekend.
Anyone who grew up on Carbon Glow and would like to attend the George M. and Sally Banks Adams family reunion is welcome to come. It will be held Oct. 5 at the Stuart Robinson dining hall beginning at 11 a.m. All family and friends are invited.
This will also be the Kids’ Day activities at Calvary Campus, but we will have parking reserved at the dining hall for reunion attendees. Just come up to the dining hall area and you will see the parking spots.
Sorry for the mistake about “Bear” James Dixon’s homeplace. It was Wardrup’s Camp, not Crases Branch.
The trees are beginning to change colors. Dogwoods and others are getting red and orangey. Before long the mountains will be ablaze with fall foliage.
I heard that this was the 31st year of Mountain Heritage and remembered that that was the year a lady who sold handmade baskets at the festival came back and taught a class. The ones I remember learning how that day — other than myself — were Tony Blair and Judi Campbell and seems like “Hoot” Danny might have been with Judi.
I kept busy making, selling and teaching basket weaving for years, but then put my energy and time into my shop. I still keep basket supplies on hand and make them every now and then.
Frances Whitaker is one of our best basket makers in the county and probably the region. She is well known for her talents and designs, and sets up at many festivals. You can get on Baskets by Frances to check them out on Facebook.