Whitesburg KY

Bluegrass Barn is good place to spend Sunday

Southern Ohio

Howdy folks. Let’s sit in the shade or someplace cool and talk a spell with this weather we’ve been having you might want to find a warm place as it seems we sure have been having weird weather.

My friend Vickie Power says this is her type of weather. As we’re getting ready to go someplace I wore a sweatshirt and long pants while Vickie had shorts and t-shirt.

A printing company gave us each a t-shirt that has moonshine on it. Vickie showed up at the house with her shirt on and I had the same one on. When we went out to eat someone made a comment about us having the same shirt.

Vickie and I ventured to the Flatland Bluegrass Barn once again! This is such a nice place to spend a Sunday afternoon! Sunday seemed like everyone was quieter than usual.

Polly Maucher was there for the first time. I do believe she is getting as the song goes “Too Old” as she wouldn’t get up out of her seat and dance. She did muster up the energy to get the crowd clapping.

There’s going to be a band there called Gold Wing Express in August at Flatland Bluegrass Barn. This band is from Oklahoma. I was at the first show that Gold Wing Express ever performed at in this area. Jim Whitner, who has long since passed on, was in Oklahoma and heard them, so he contracted them to come play at his festival at Hillsboro. I would like to go see the band again. I found out not to plan, just go with the flow.

I stopped at the Whitewater Senior Center to listen to music for a while. It was too sad an occasion to think of dancing. I did think about it, but that is all I did.

Lottie Rowe, a woman who works there, lost her daughter, Missy, Sunday morning to an untimely death. My sympathy goes out to Lottie and her entire family.

Polly Maucher was at Whitewater Center enjoying the music. I talked to Carl Crase, and took him several issues of The Mountain Eagle.

My son, Keith Ballard, spent a couple of nights with me as he is still having some problems.

Gwen Huff Farmer is under the weather as she has a flare up of arthritis and gout in her knee. Gwen said she has never hurt this bad before.

I haven’t talked to Shirley Wells, as things have been helter-skelter around here.

Hello to Carl and Willa Mae Boggs. I hope you two are perking along fine.

My brother Richie, and Wanda stopped by Friday night with their two grandsons, Chase and Chance. They spent the night with me and then went on to Hamilton. It was good to see them.

My little sidekick Bennie Wiederhold sat on Richie’s back when Richie lay down in the floor.

Wanda has been busy making chow-chow, and she made sauerkraut.

How many recall canning green beans in a number two wash tub over and open fire? After you broke up the beans you washed them, put them in jars, tightened the lids, and put rags or something in between the jars to keep them from touching, built a fire and kept it going four hours.

Then along came the pressure canners, which sometimes were dangerous.

Belated happy birthday to my granddaughter, Sarah Nottingham, who was 11 on July 29.

I talked to Ann and Johnny Calihan for a short while. Everything is OK with them.

Hello, Betty and Barefoot Bill Kelly.

Don’t forget Letcher County Day, Sept. 26, at Harrison Community Center, 300 George St., in Harrison. Bring a covered dish and a beverage.

Until next time, Rose Ballard, 9110 Lawrenceburg Road, Harrison, Ohio 45030, email: Bluegrassmama4 @aol.com, telephone, 513- 367-4682.

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