By the time this week’s Eagle comes out, September will be here and the Labor Day holiday is also upon us.
This Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be the annual Association meeting of the Indian Bottom Regular Baptist Churches, which is held at the Association building at Yellow Creek in Knott County.
The Isom Days Festival also begins this week with the carnival, the craft and food booths, the rodeo and live music, then finishes up on Sunday with gospel singing.
Geraldine Ison is back home from Central Baptist Hospital where she had two stents put into her heart. She struck sick with pressure in her chest, and after spending one night at Whitesburg Hospital, she was sent on to Lexington. When the doctors did her heart cath, they found blockages and put in the stents, and she came back home the next day.
Last week Noah and Liberty Campbell had doctor’s appointments in Lexington, and Coreen Pridemore, Bonita Adams and I went with them.
We visited with Geraldine and her son Mike Ison at Central Baptist Hospital and were pleased to see how well she was.
Our group then went on to Louisville to spend the night and attend the state fair on Friday. We stopped in Frankfort on our way down and had supper at O’Charley’s with William and Lyndci Adams Gilliam.
Jessie Banks was still at work and didn’t have time to meet with us.
We enjoyed the fair and Noah had fun riding rides and seeing the farm animals.
Our sympathy goes out to the family of Glenda Whitaker Adams, who died in Michigan. She was a sister to Berma Whitaker Matthews of Letcher, Olan Whitaker and Muriel Garza. Glenda leaves behind a husband, children and grandchildren in Michigan.
Susie Raglin is doing well and was expecting to be released from Letcher Manor’s rehab unit this past Monday. Hopefully she is home as planned, and her son Doug, of Michigan, is going to come in and help her for awhile.
Bob and Opal Banks, Bill Adams and Sue Goodson all visited Susie on Sunday at the nursing home, and they also saw Mallie Hobbs, Joey Back and Maggie Bowens.
This past Sunday, Bob took Bill and Joyce Adams with him to church at the Association building in Knott County. The elevators make it easier for those not able to walk up the stairs, and many older or disabled church-goers use them.
Josephine Holcomb’s family continues to stay by her bedside since her recent stroke. Many friends and neighbors also stop in to check on her condition. Our thoughts and prayers are with Josephine and family.
Pressie Adams was able to go on top of Blair Branch where her family members are working on their cabin. It’s beautiful up there and we’re amazed at how many apples are on the trees in ‘Buzz’ and Carla’s yard.
‘Buzz’ would have been pleased to see what a crop of apples are on his trees.
I was glad to read Alana Jo Couch’s column. It’s good to see a young person take interest in her community and family. I think it was a Blair Branch column instead of Bardstown, though.
A large crowd attended the recent baptism of her aunt Wilma Halcomb, and we were glad that Wilma was able to be baptized. She has been in poor health for awhile.
Curt Adams and Chelsea Sexton were married last Saturday evening at Black Bottom near Woody and Debra Adams’s pond. The couple are building a new home on Blair Branch beside the late Leon and Martha Adams’s home.
Last week Jean Hampton and her sister Jamie Frazier made their yearly trip to Portland, Ind., to the tractor and farm festival there. They go with Jeffrey Darrel Hampton and his family, and always have a good time together.
Johnny Combs, Larry, Sandy and Trisha Hall all went to Lexington last Sunday to wish David and Melody Combs’s son Ethan a happy birthday.
That’s all for this week. Have a good week.