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Brandon Jent is translator for the World Report UKY



I hope everyone had a great week.

Congratulations to Brandon Jent of Colson, who is now the official translator for the World Report UKY in Spanish. He is in his second year at the University of Kentucky. His mom is Regina Quillen and his proud mamaw is Maxine Quillen. We are very glad to see our sons and daughters succeed in whatever they undertake.

A classmate that I hadn’t seen nor heard from in over 50 years called this week and we had a nice visit by phone. She is Norma Jean Sexton Nye, formerly of Isom. We did not have a current address for her, but now we do and intend to stay in touch. Thank you, Norma, for getting in touch. I hope you can come visit before long. Colson

My great-grandson Seth Evan Smith celebrated his birthday last Saturday. It was his ninth and he sure had a good time. He loves animals of all kinds, and he got two bearded lizards. Happy birthday again, Seth, and we love you.

Also celebrating her birthday this week was Regina Quillen. I won’t tell her age but she looks good, so what does it really matter? Love you, Regina, and hope you have many more.

Maxine and I went to London on Monday, and visited with her friend Henry Jones for a few minutes at his home. He then took us to the Craft Cemetery located on the Sue Bennett College Campus. This is the final resting place for Joseph Craft Sr. and his wife Martha Irby Bates Craft, and some members of their family.

After that we went to another cemetery about 10 miles out of town where more family were buried. You know I love to visit cemeteries so it was a special day for me. We also went by the Historical Society, but it was not open that day.

We left London and drove on to Kings Mountain in Casey County and visited the home of Wilma Reece Hatter. Her two sisters were also there. These ladies made us so welcome and we felt right at home. Wilma, Pearl and Mattie are the sweetest ladies. Pearl and Mattie live in Lincoln County. We also met Wilma’s son, his daughter and two grandchildren.

The ladies donated a quilt that we now have hanging in the Harry M. Caudill Library in Whitesburg. It depicts the life and times of the Giant, Martin Van Buren Bates. They also donated a couple other items that will be on display as soon as we get them tagged.

Their grandparents are Joseph and Martha Bates Craft. They have led such full and interesting lives. I loved hearing about their mission trips.

Colson seniors had a very good week. They attended the Coal Rally in Knott County, the ribbon cutting and tour of our new Recreation Center, and went to Norton shopping one day. They are so young at heart and I love every one of them. so it was a special day for me. We also went by the Historical Society, but it was not open that day.

We left London and drove on to Kings Mountain in Casey County and visited the home of Wilma Reece Hatter. Her two sisters were also there. These ladies made us so welcome and we felt right at home. Wilma, Pearl and Mattie are the sweetest ladies. Pearl and Mattie live in Lincoln County. We also met Wilma’s son, his daughter and two grandchildren.

The ladies donated a quilt that we now have hanging in the Harry M. Caudill Library in Whitesburg. It depicts the life and times of the Giant, Martin Van Buren Bates. They also donated a couple other items that will be on display as soon as we get them tagged.

Their grandparents are Joseph and Martha Bates Craft. They have led such full and interesting lives. I loved hearing about their mission trips.

Colson seniors had a very good week. They attended the Coal Rally in Knott County, the ribbon cutting and tour of our new Recreation Center, and went to Norton shopping one day. They are so young at heart and I love every one of them.

Joann Hall has returned from her cruise to Hawaii and what a great time she had with her family. I will get more details later. We’re glad she is back and still having fun.

My brothers Warren and Ken were in Letcher County one day this week. They usually only come in for one day. Warren’s favorite dog had a new litter of babies and he had to get back to take care of them. Jagger, Greyson and Dawson were so excited. He spends a lot of time with his grandsons.

Our Mountain Momma Red Hat group met at the home of Mike and Kristy Gilliam for a cookout on Tuesday evening. We ate some good fixings and then made s’mores on a fire outside prepared by Mike, Jason and Gabe. Jean and Mary were hosting along with Mike and Kristy. A grand time was had by all.

Those attending were, Marsha Banks, Ann Reynolds, Irene Smith, Lois Shortt, Vernell Mullins, Sally Caudill, Shirley Whitaker, Maxine Quillen, Jean Cook, Mary Gilliam and myself. Thank you so much, Mike, Kristy, Jason and Gabe, for the wonderful time. It’s always so good to just get together.

Maxine Quillen and Jewel Holland went to Stearns on Saturday for a ride on the Old South Fork Railroad. They enjoyed all the pretty scenery.

Prayers are requested for those who are sick and hurting, Freda McFall, Edd Shortt, Landon Sexton, Alpha Sexton, Pete Slone, Grant and Glenn Honeycutt, Don Sparkman, Sid Amburgey, Betty Jones, Lennon Hammock, June Craft and Noah Watts.

Also remember those who have lost loved ones; Legina Adams lost her mom, and Barbara Sexton lost her husband Jerry Sexton this past week.

Congratulations to my brother Edsel. He finally found the car he wanted! He had been looking a long time. Carol says he is happy now.

Our sister-in-law Jackie Isaacs broke a hip this past week and is in the hospital in Minneapolis. She had only been there a day or two. She has so many health problems already. We are praying for a speedy recovery. We sure do miss Charlie. He was a very special brother.

Happy birthday to Mary Golden Knight, who is a very special lady and sings like a bird.

God bless.



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