Hello everyone. I hope all had a great week. Mine would be better if I could get rid of this horrible cough. My dad always said, “Keep barking, you will have it treed one of these days.”
I already had the flu shot and am taking cough medicine and nothing seems to get rid of it, but I am not alone. It seems like just about everyone has it. If not, I feel for you when you do get it.
Archie and Margaret Fields had Christmas dinner with little Marty at school on Dec. 7 with turkey and all the works. Jenny and Francis Day and Emma Adams all went and ate with Paige. They all had a good time.
Mike Fields went back to the foot doctor in Hazard. She said he still needs surgery on his toe but will not operate until he quits smoking, so it might be awhile.
He really enjoyed helping Marlow Tackett with getting ready for the Christmas giveaway on Dec. 18. He has spent lots of hours volunteering, and I am proud of him. He has a big heart and loves to help people. I am proud of both of my sons, and glad to be their mother.
Well, the mystery of the burial at the Obie Fields Cemetery has been solved. Saturday, Dec. 10, they were digging a grave and no one knew who was being buried up there. I checked around and found out that it was Gideon Brown of Atlanta, Ga., I believe formerly of Letcher County. He has some other relatives buried there. Big Cowan
Marty Fields will be 8 years old Dec. 16. We wish him a very happy birthday. He visited with us Saturday and invited me to come to his Christmas play that will be on Dec. 14 at Faith Community Church. He keeps his Papa Archie busy.
Happy birthday to Delse Banks, who will be 66 on Dec. 16. He lives at Cumberland now, and is formerly of Cowan. Hello to his sister, Marie.
Marvin Taylor Sr. would have had a birthday Dec. 16. Rest in peace, Marvin. We all love you.
Leah Grace Nicely will be 3 years old Dec. 17. She is the granddaughter of Wayne and Tammy Turner. Happy birthday, Sweetie.
Carol Ann and Kendall Ison will be married 50 years Dec. 20, but they are celebrating with all their friends and family on Dec. 18 at Cowan Community Center starting at 2 p.m. Carol called and said to tell everyone to come and join them.
They were high school sweethearts and now, 50 years later, they are still sweethearts and soul mates. Congratulations to the both of you, and I have always loved both of you.
My husband and I will be married 42 years on Dec. 21. James and Christine Fields were married Dec. 21, 1969 at Greensburg, Ind. We started dating when I was 12, almost 13 years old, and got married when I was 18 and he was 23.
We have two wonderful sons, James Michael and Chad Eric; three wonderful granddaughters, Ashley, Rebecca and Michaela; a beautiful daughter-in-law, Amber; and Mike’s girlfriend, Melinda.
We are truly blessed and are soul mates. I love you, James. He says that he loves me truly, and that he is a blessed man.
My granddaughter Ashley is to have surgery Dec. 21. She is nervous and scared, but pray that she will be okay.
I talked to Hazel Rayburn on the phone the other day. She is doing pretty well at this time, and is back to tacking quilts. God bless her that she is able to do that. Her granddaughter Becky sets it up in the frame and threads the needles, and Hazel does the tacking.
I just wish I could make a quilt, but I am not talented at anything except the gift to gab. I do plenty of that.
I received a nice text message from Sherry Sturgill, the wife of Enos Sturgill, and I’m looking forward to meeting her.
Brenda Boggs Ratliff brought by a piece of homemade souse. It was really good. I hadn’t had homemade in years. Thank you so much, Brenda, I appreciate it.
Sorry to hear about Iona Hall of Little Cowan dying. Our sympathy goes out to her family.
I started receiving Christmas cards, and I haven’t made mine out yet. That makes me feel bad. Christmas is only about two weeks away, and I cannot get motivated.
Prayer list this week: Christine and James Fields, Ashley Fields, Audrey and Charles Hammonds, Bill and Agnes Maggard, Barbara Boggs, Anna Lou Combs, Marie Johnson Boyd, Kermit Brock, Elijah Sandlin, Charles Large, Charles Day, Kathy and Eddie Wolfe, Hazel Rayburn, Christy Polly, all the sick and shut-ins, and the homeless.
Until next time, attend the church of your choice, be good to one another, and may God bless.