By the time this comes out of the elections will be over, and hopefully all who were able made it out to vote for the candidates of their choice.
Belated anniversary wishes to Ellis and Ila Adams, who were married 59 years last Thursday, Oct. 29. It was also their daughter, Tammy, and granddaughter, Chelsea’s birthdays, and Scott and Lisa Adams fixed dinner for them. Carla Slone made Tammy a birthday cake.
I really enjoyed reading the article about the Hound Dog Hookers’ rug that made its way back to Mary Gail Whitaker Adams. It was nice that the rug made by her mother is now back in the family after all these years.
I was sorry to learn that Mertie Caudill of Blair Branch had lost her sister, Lois, who lived in Ohio. Our sympathy goes out to her and Sterlin.
Bill and Wanda Maggard of Sycamore Loop, are proud to announce the marriage of their son, William Jeremy, to Michelle Slone of Ohio. They were married at Jeremy’s home Oct. 8, by Homer Smith, with family and friends attending.
They also wish a happy 40th birthday to their daughter, Lucillia Brown, of Morristown, Tenn. She and her family celebrated the big day with a trip to Gatlinburg, Tenn.
Ivan and Freda Adams spent a few days last week visiting in Georgetown with their son, Stevie Daniel, Pat and Daniel. Pat’s dad, of Cowan, had been in the hospital in Lexington because of heart problems.
Beulah Back continues to be very sick and a patient at Whitesburg Hospital. She improves some one day, but gets worse the next. We hope that she can feel better and be back at the nursing home soon. We miss talking with her there, and she always enjoyed visitors who stopped in to say hello.
Some of the Letcher Area Homemakers went to the area meeting held near Jackson last Tuesday. They said it was held in a large church and they had an assortment of good food, and enjoyed seeing all the quilts that lined the walls of the church gymnasium.
Thursday, a group of homemakers took a trip to Historic Jonesborough, Tenn. We took two vans and those attending were Mary Jo, Peggy and Carolyn Blair, Joanne and Bessie Adams, Linda Jo Dicks, Shirley Combs, Doreen Calhoun, Irene Jent, Benji and Danna Smith, Ann Bradley, Debbie Caudill and myself.
There were three sets of sisters who went, and Benji and Ann were our bus drivers. We had lunch at a little diner and walked down the street, stopping in the various shops to browse and buy a few things. Then we stopped in Kingsport and shopped for bargains at Hamrick Discount Clothing Store and at Ben Franklin Craft store. I think everyone came home with a little something.
Lee and Wilma Pridemore and Roy Kenon and Billie Smith spent about four days last week in the Smoky Mountains. They reported having a good trip, and said the trees were beautiful.
Ila Adams had her brother, Dean and his wife, Susan Whitaker, visiting with her and Ellis last week. Dean and Susan were visiting all of his brothers and sisters, if possible.
The family of George M. and Sally Banks Adams had their reunion this past Saturday at the Stuart Robinson Dining Hall. About 80 family and friends attended and had a good time visiting, eating and playing games.
Bill and Luther Adams, Danola Bell and Susie Raglin were able to attend, and afterward they went to the nursing home to visit their sister, Hazel.
Susie’s boys, Doug and Don, brought her down from the nursing home to attend the reunion, and later took her back. She made the trip pretty well. Everyone had a good visit, and I think Jr. and Alice’s family had the most descendants there.
Dickie Adams, Kevin and Leigh Ann Nichols and their family were all at the state volleyball tournament, and couldn’t make it back to the reunion.
The Blair Branch Church had service at the Letcher Manor Nursing Home last Sunday evening. Quite a few residents and church members were attending.
There will be a yard sale at the Bud and Mildred Adams’s home on Adams Branch this Friday, Nov. 5, and Saturday, Nov. 6, beginning at 9 a.m. each day.
I hope everyone had a safe Halloween. Some people had about 90 trickor treaters, but we only saw eight little spooks at our house.