Seems like my news keeps getting less and less. Not many are coming or going like we used to have. Several attended church at Little Cowan. Elder Brad Dutton and his wife came from Louisa. It’s always good to see them.
The Little Cowan Primitive Baptist Church will be hosting the Association this year as I have said before. We are looking forward to the special occasion. Several hundred people attend. This is an honor for the host church.
Seems like our weather is a little cool for this time of year.
Mrs. Bessie Day of Little Cowan has been enjoying a visit with relatives in Ohio. I am sure Jack and Randy will be glad when she gets back home as she is a good cook. We all need a break every once in awhile. Jack and Bessie are good neighbors. We also have other good neighbors and friends.
Elizabeth Fairchild attended the Little Dove Church at Eolia on Sunday, where she is a member. We are proud of our churches. When we were traveling on the Western tours, seems like we didn’t see as many churches as we have here. I guess that is why we are called the Bible Belt, which we should all be proud of. There is a song, “God Walks These Hills”, which we should be proud of.
We sure are getting a good rain. I am enjoying a pretty vine in bloom near my back door even it is a gloomy day. I guess we need a good rain also.
One of the good things about summer is getting to see all the extra children about. Grandparents Wayne and Sarah and greatgrandparents Jack and Bessie Day are enjoying having Morgan for a visit, Bob and Ramona Caudill have had Cassie and Hannah, and Bert and Zelma Lou Banks have had Emily and Daniel.
Corey and Cameron spent two weeks with grandparents Randy and Eula Mae Brown. They are good kids who play really well together and who still know how to play actively outside. They enjoyed having friends visit, spent the night with their greatgrandmother, Mae Boggs on Kingscreek, and visited their uncle and aunt, Jason and Amanda Brown.
On the Fourth of July, all of Mae Boggs’s children and many of her grandchildren and greatgrandchildren spent the weekend with her. They enjoyed much good food, fun, fellowship, and fireworks. Her sister, Millie, from Letcher Manor, also visited.
Vera Caudill had visitors from North Carolina for a few days, Gene and Loretta Autry with children Jillian, Amanda, and Samantha. They really enjoyed the mountains and made lots of pictures.
Sherrie and Robert Brown and their sons, Bradley and Joseph, spent three days at Cherokee Lake. Bradley and Joseph went fishing and swimming. Both boys caught some fish.
Tori, Callie and Ella spent the week with John and Barbara Banks. Callie and Ella always enjoy visiting their Granny and Pa.
Pat and Marilyn Banks and Gwen, Chris and Mattie Handlon spent the Fourth of July weekend at their cabin. Mattie got to stay with her grandparents while her parents rode their ATVs.
Pat and Marilyn Banks had some structural damage to their home during the flood in Indiana.
Don Lucas has been in Johnson City Medical Center. Remember Don in your prayers. His daughter, Beth Callahan, has been visiting her dad for a few days.
Freida Caudill Runyon is feeling better after her recent surgery. She is staying with her three grandchildren in Richmond this week.
Barbara and Joe Halcomb spent the Fourth of July at his homeplace on Linefork. Several of the Halcomb family were there. J.T. Caudill spent the day visiting with them.
Happy birthday to Brenda Combs Boggs of Dry Fork on July 25. Belated birthday wishes to Dustin Crawford of Indianapolis, and to Richard Brown of Ice on July 12.
Visiting Bennett and Linda Combs during the Fourth of July were Regina Crawford and her grandson, Jacob Cornett, and Ramona Finchum of Louisville with her son, Forrester, and daughter, Callie, who had spent the week with Linda and Bennett. They enjoyed a picnic at Kingdom Come State Park.
Cowan Homemakers met at the community center on July 8 for their annual picnic. It was to have been at the beautiful picnic area under the trees, but the rain moved it inside. That didn’t dampen any spirits however, and they had a wonderful inside picnic. Present were members Ruth Adams, Virginia Brown, Vera Caudill, Linda Combs, Frances Day, Jeanette Dollarhide, Stacy Dollarhide, Billie Ann Gilley, Anna Yonts, and Doris Banks, and a visitor, Autumn Dollarhide.
This is a pretty time of year. Several are enjoying fresh vegetables from their gardens. It is a good season so far.
I am running out of time for the news. Hope everyone takes a little time out to smell the roses and enjoy the nice weather of our summer season.