Whitesburg KY

Blair Branch

Come June, students will be singing a diff erent tune

Hello all. I had a few minutes to sit down, so I figured I better write while I can. I hope this finds you all well.

Were you starting to get sick of the snow? I was! I honestly don’t remember a time when we have had so much snow. Bailey has been enjoying all these snow days, but I like I told him, come June, he will be singing a different tune. And after Sunday, it looks like his days of sleeping late and staying up all night have come to an end. Hopefully this entire week the kids will be able to go to school.

It was absolutely beautiful outside today. I loved the sunshine and it was warm enough to enjoy some fresh air as well. The boys and I made a trip to the carwash and cleaned out the Jeep while we had a chance. I think I was beginning to forget what sunshine is. All the remains of the snow that had been hanging around for the next one are gone. Now we are just left with mud. That is okay though. I can tolerate mud as long as the shoes are taken off at the front door.

Grandma, Lucy Halcomb Blair, is finally home! I know she is thrilled, as are we. I pray she is able to stay out of the hospital.

James ‘Jake’ Halcomb was able to come home on the 15th. His daughter Jamie Collins had surgery that same day to remove a cyst under her arm. I spoke with Jamie and she says they are both doing well.

Roger Whitaker had to go back to the ER. He is still having chest pains. His grandson Montana had to go as well. Both of his ears were infected and it was causing him a lot of pain.

Ruby Ashley died on Feb. 17. She was 90 years old. Ruby was the daughter of the late Hisey and Polly Ann Caudill. She was the widow of James F. Ashley. Surviving are two daughters, Sherlie Combs and husband Bufford of Jeremiah, and Geraldine McDonald and husband Roger of Whitesburg, and a son: Hisey James Ashley of Hazard.

Ruby was a sweet person and I have many fond memories of her. She would ride to church with Mom and Dad when I was small. I remember going by to pick her up many times. Please send up a prayer for her family.

I heard there was a great turnout at the spaghetti dinner for Ty Colley. Thanks to each and every one who bought a meal or gave a donation.

My sister-in-law Melanie has off ered to teach a cake decorating class fundraiser for him as well. We will be having two. The first will be on the Feb. 27 at the Knott County Opportunity Center. The second will be on March 7 at the Cowan Community Center. Admission will be $5, but you need to bring your own supplies. Feel free to call or email me for the list of supplies you will need, or just more information. All proceeds will go to Ty Colley.

I would like to send out belated happy birthday wishes to Minnie Blair on Feb. 17, Sheila Crase Mc- Cracken on Feb. 18, and Stephanie Harvey on Feb. 20.

Quentin William is celebrating his birthday today (Feb. 24), Charity Whitaker and Krystal Fleming Albers on Feb. 27, and Alexis ‘Lexi’ Fields on March 2. I hope your special days are filled with all the love and laughter in the world.

If I have left anyone or anything out, just let me know and I will get you next week. I hope everyone has a healthy and happy week. If you would like to contact me, you may do so at alanacouch@ tvscable.com.

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