Sorry that I haven’t written in a couple of weeks. I just couldn’t seem to get around to it, so some of this is from a few weeks ago.
Bob, Kenny Joe and Hunter Banks, Don and Coreen Pridemore and myself all had Thanksgiving dinner in Lexington at Andy and Jessie Banks Scott’s home. Andy did the cooking, and Mom took a few dishes of food with us.
We enjoyed being together and needed the change since we’re still sorrowful about Keith Pridemore, who was usually with Dad and Mom at Thanksgiving.
Lee and Wilma Pridemore said they had Thanksgiving over around Norton, Va., with Buster and Sherry Sparkman Witt and more of the Sparkman and Pridemore family.
Lee and Wilma also got a new great-grandson on Thanksgiving. Their granddaughter Christy and her husband welcomed the birth of their son, Trace, and were happy that everything went okay and mother and baby are doing well. Jeremiah
They came to Gary and Becky’s a couple of weekends ago, and Lee and Wilma were going down to visit and see the baby.
I saw many others in the communities were having family in for Thanksgiving, and hope all had a good time together.
We were sorry to learn that Jr. and Alice Adams’s daughter Von Dixon was injured in a car accident last week. I think she had a concussion and maybe broken bones in her back, from which we hope she can make a complete recovery.
I saw Diana Combs’s news where Wendell and Doreen Calhoun had celebrated an anniversary recently, and we’re happy for them.
Dorse and Gwen Fields had their family in for Thanksgiving dinner on that Friday after Thanksgiving. After dinner some watched ballgames on TV, and others were fishing in the pond or sitting out resting in the sun and visiting.
Tommy Harris Smith and Mary Jo Blair recently spent about a month in Florida. While they were gone their sister, Lillie Moss Hale, went to Lexington and stayed with their sister, Anna Lou Blair. They all returned home in time for Thanksgiving.
Roy Kenon and ‘Little Roy’ Smith of Wheelersburg, Oh., recently flew to Texas to attend the graduation of Zachary Smith, who is in the Air Force. While there, Roy Kenon fell on the bleachers and hurt his leg, but was proud to see his grandson graduate.
Zack will be getting to go back home to Wheelersburg for a couple of weeks during Christmas.
Bob’s aunt and Francine Caudill’s mother Mary Lou Combs is in the hospital in Louisville. Francine’s sister Donna called to let us know. She said that as of last Sunday night, Mary Lou was better and should be out of the hospital soon.
This Friday evening will be the annual singing at Blair Branch Church. That will be Dec. 16, beginning at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served afterward, and all are asked to bring a can of food to donate to the Letcher County Food Pantry.
Also, continue to pray for Travis Morton, Wesley Dixon and others who are battling health problems.
All of these families have our sympathy during their time of sorrow: Bruner and Wilma Caudill, who lost a son; Nannie Mae Rogers, who lost a son, Ronnie; Floyd and Wanda Jent, who lost a son, Jonah; Faye Cook Lowe, who had a heart attack and lost a daughter, Lena; the Croucher family, who lost a sister, Joy; and Grace Adams Ison also passed away recently.
There are many more family and friends of those mentioned above, and they also have our sympathy. So many in our communities will be brokenhearted during the holidays and the years to come.
Sorry to end on such a sad note, but let’s all pray for a less sorrowful and tragic year to come in 2012.