Whitesburg KY

Blairs host old-fashioned chicken killing


If you readers are like me, you’re probably wondering where did October go. It seems as though the month was gone in the snap of your fingers, and now here we are in November.

I forgot to mention last week about the old-fashioned chicken killing at Russell and Connie Blair’s home. They had an abundance of roosters that needed to be killed, cleaned and put in the freezer, so Connie enlisted Coreen Pridemore and Betty Campbell to help with the task. They had their directions from the Internet, but Mom used her old-fashioned knowledge. Rob Campbell and I mostly watched the ordeal and we all laughed and had a good time — except for the roosters.

I think Arlin Blair came over later to have chicken and dumplings with Russell and Connie.

A large group of the Letcher Area Homemakers attended the area meeting at Buckhorn Lodge State Park. Ann Bradley and Benji Smith were the van drivers, and some of us drove our own cars. I think there were at least 18 or 19 of our club members with a few guests and three or four from the Whitesburg area.

We had a good meeting, guest speakers and dinner, and afterward some went on to the historic log church at Buckhorn for a tour of the church. We all had a great day and enjoyed the beautiful trees.

I hope everyone had a safe Halloween. We only had nine ‘little spooks’ at Opal Banks’s home. Bob and I, along with Sue and Colleen Goodson, all gave our candy out at Bob’s mother’s home. It’s easier that way since we live on a hill.

Homer, Ruth and Anthony Smith were happy to have their granddaughters and great-grandson Benji, all of Richmond, all visiting with them last weekend.

We hope Arnetta Mae Slone is feeling better. She spent a day or so in Whitesburg A.R.H. before going on to Lexington for a heart cath, which came out OK, and she is home now.

Jean Hampton had her kids home from London last weekend. They were helping out around the place and visiting, too.

Vada Caudill of Blair Branch, would like to let everyone know about a new book coming out. The title is ‘Lessons By Lamplight’, and it is a collection of stories by older folks from southeastern Kentucky recalling the ‘good old days.’ The cost is $39.95 and it will be available soon at the Harry M. Caudill Library in Whitesburg. These are stories from over 240 mountain folk, and some are local people.

Gwen’s County Attic is having a Christmas open house this Friday and Saturday, and invites everyone to stop by for refreshments and to shop. It’s on Highway 7 South just below Isom.

Recently a chili supper was held by family and friends at the home of Benton and Sandra Back. Lots of good food and fellowship was enjoyed by all, and Virginia Dare Back was pleased to have a tray delivered to her home. She said it was delicious.

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