Whitesburg KY

April Pridemore, Sam McIntosh married at Blair Branch Church


It doesn’t seem like a week has already come and gone since last week’s deadline for the Eagle. Time just seems to roll quickly along.

I hope everyone enjoyed their Fourth of July holiday. There were many fireworks set off throughout the area. Don and Coreen Pridemore, Jerry and Bonita Adams, Liberty and Noah Campbell, Bob Hunter, and myself, all loaded up and drove to the top of Garner Mountain on top of the strip mine road to see if we could watch the Isom fireworks from there. We took some snacks and sat on the tailgates of our trucks, but could only see a glimpse of the fireworks over the mountain. We still had a good evening despite being at the wrong angle to see the fireworks.

Larry, Sandy and Misha Hall recent spent a few days out of town on vacation. They wanted to spend some time together before Misha goes off to Morehead to college this fall.

Rodney and Geraldine Ison had their grandson, Brad, visiting with them during the Fourth of July holiday. He also brought his girlfriend with him.

April Pridemore and Sam McIntosh were married at Blair Branch Church on Saturday. April and her bridesmaids wore very pretty gowns and those in the wedding all looked nice. April is the daughter of K.P. and Lana Pridemore and granddaughter of Don and Coreen Pridemore and the late Glen and Arnetta Mae Slone. I’m sorry I don’t know Sam’s family. The couple will spend a few days in Somerset before coming home to Doty Creek to live.

The Whitaker family got together at the Stuart Robinson Campus for their family reunion. Many different states were represented as well as many different generations of descendants. Some of the family stayed in the dormitory at SRS and some in hotels. They were having an auction of items, which is always a good way to raise funds for the next year’s reunion. Quite a few of the family dropped in at my shop to talk and look around. Shirley June took a weak spell because of her diabetes and said she has been having problems the last little bit getting her insulin regulated.

I believe her brother, Jim, and his wife gave my shop a little free advertising at the reunion and sent the family up to shop and visit. Hope they all enjoyed their visit back home. As some of us were talking, you can leave the mountains of home, but your heart still longs to come back to your childhood home, no matter what state you now reside in.

Sunday evening, Bob, Opal and I visited with Mollie Hobbs at the nursing home. I had a good chat with Lovell Day while there and stopped in to say hello to Hattie Blair and Irene Brown. Bob checked on Virgil Ray Adams also.

Bull Creek Church had church services there on Sunday for the patients who are able to attend.

Lovell’s brother, Harding, has gone back home and is no longer a patient in the nursing home. He was recovering from a broken leg while there.

There will be a multi-family yard sale on Black Bottom Road at Jeremiah, on Wednesday, July 11, beginning at 9 a.m. at the home of Kristi Adams.

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