Whitesburg KY

Black bear came looking for some leftover food


Russell Yonts, Tim Yonts, Jacob Yonts, and Rick Yonts are pictured after their fishing trip.

Russell Yonts, Tim Yonts, Jacob Yonts, and Rick Yonts are pictured after their fishing trip.

Hello everyone – I hope all had a good week. It was a good one. The first day of summer is fast approaching. Time goes by quickly.

Debbie and Jeff Vice of Flemingsburg came in for a week. Debbie and I spent a lot of time sitting and talking during the week. Spending time together made me feel lots better. I have missed having ‘girl talk’ with someone. I do appreciate Debbie being around for a week and being with a cousin is special.

Mike and I went to Kingdom Come and ate supper with Debbie and Jeff one evening. We had a good time sitting and talking. The next morning Jeff saw a bear walk through where we had eaten outside. I guess the bear could smell the food and was looking to see if we left anything. There was a paw print on Jeff ’s truck but the truck wasn’t injured.

Mike, John, Debbie, Jeff, and I went fishing one afternoon at Fishpond Lake. Debbie took a book and sat in the shade as it was hot out there. We didn’t have any luck fishing but we all enjoyed relaxing by the lake. After we came home we ordered pizza and sat on John’s new deck and ate supper. It was a good time with loved ones.

Susan Ware of Lexington went to Hilton Head, S.C. with her daughter and sonin law, Jaimie and Skylar Mefford of Amelia, Ohio. They saw a crocodile in the ocean one day. They had a great time and the photos looked like a fun time.

Laura Harris of Lexington came in for the weekend. She visited her parents, Bob and Ramona Caudill. Ramona did get a new swing put together over the weekend.

Ernie Ison stopped by one evening. He showed me some pictures of our great-grandfather’s (Hop Gibson) blacksmith forge. The photos were fantastic.

Jill Kent of Wise, Va. came in to visit her mother, Carol Caudill. Jill’s daughter, Becca Kent, came in also. They had dinner together and celebrated Jill’s birthday. They enjoyed their time together.

Gretta Newsom of Berea came in to visit family. She visited her brother and sister in-law, Mark and Kathy Miles. She spent several days with her cousin Jenny. She also stopped by to see John Campbell. We did see her for a few minutes.

Jacob Yonts of Indianapolis Ind., went fishing with his grandpa Russell Yonts of Indianapolis, Ind., his dad Rick Yonts of Indianapolis, Ind., and his uncle Tim Yonts of Lookout Mountain, Ga., over the weekend. They went to a lake in Indianapolis.

It was great seeing the pictures that were posted.

The granddaughters of the late Bernard and Minnie Vae Banks of Little Cowan will be doing their annual cousin trip soon. This year they are taking their daughters that are able to go. It sounds like a good trip and I’m looking forward to seeing the photos.

Janis and Michael Marr came in for a quick trip. Their children, Anna, Myles, Addison, and Tucker, came with them. Janis came in for the funeral of her great-uncle, Ray Boggs. Mr. Boggs was my seventh-grade teacher at Cowan Elementary School. I appreciate having had him as a teacher. I remember him trying to get the class to learn all of the counties in Kentucky. I tried but still don’t know the locations of all of the counties.

Ray Boggs passed away June 7, 2020, one day before his 86th birthday. He is survived by his wife, Ida Lillian Boggs; his sons, Stephen (Brenda) Boggs and Paul (Jennifer) Boggs; his grandchildren, Jessica ( John) Good and Shade (Jade) Boggs; his brother Danny (Carolyn) Boggs; and his sister, Joyce (Robert) Cornett. Services were held on June 10, 2020. Condolences are sent to the family.

Mike and I took a drive to Virginia and it was our first out-of-state trip. We only went to a couple places and then came home. It felt good and strange to be around people.

We ordered log siding and it was delivered last week. It’s for the bedroom walls. I’m looking forward to seeing the walls done. We also ordered gravel and we now have a gravel drive. It took three days to get four loads of gravel. It was fun watching the gravel truck.

We went to a store sale at Premium. The store is beside the post office. While there we saw Robert and Kathy Sword and it was good seeing them. Gemma Bentley is the one who has the store. I did buy a couple things while there.

My college roommate’s sister had posted photos of her artwork on social media. The one I wanted was already sold so she painted me a similar one. It arrived and I love it. It’s a painting of Eagle Marsh in Ft. Wayne, Ind.

My dad’s 91st birthday would have been on June 14. Dr. Varon Campbell was born on Flag Day.

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads.

This week’s Social Media quote is attributed to Bruce Lee: “If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.”

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Thank you and have a wonderful week. Stay safe and healthy.

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