Hello again, sorry I haven’t written an article in such a long time, but I lost my husband in April and I have been going through a very hard time. Anyone who has ever lost a loved one can relate to this, but I realize I must keep going. If not, I will lose my mind.
We have lost several members in our community recently, Walter ‘Peanut’ Bentley and Myrtle Potter, who was thought to be the oldest woman in Hemphill at her passing.
We also lost a very good friend who lived at Payne Gap, Gary Bentley. My sympathy goes out to the families of these people. It is such a hard thing, losing a loved one.
We will be having ‘Breakfast with Santa’ Saturday, Dec. 4, at the community center. Our menu will be gravy, biscuits, sausage, bacon, eggs, fried bologna, fried apples and chocolate gravy, or as the older people call it ‘chocolate syrup,’ for breakfast. No matter what you call it, it is delicious over a homemade biscuit. We will also have homemade jellies and jam.
So come out and enjoy a good old-fashioned breakfast with us and Santa. Bring your little ones and let them talk with Santa and have a picture made with him.
The center is selling chances on a Kentucky quilt that will be given away after the breakfast. You do not have to be present to win, and if you would like to purchase a chance, call Starla Hampton, 606-855-4191, or Mable Johnson, 606-855- 7316, for more information.
I think Chris Fleming has done some research and found out that Albrow Hall is the oldest man in Hemphill. I have known Albrow all my life, and lived beside him until I married and moved. I grew up with his children.
He is pretty sick right now, and we wish him and his wife Carol Lee good luck. We hope they have a wonderful holiday with their family this Christmas.
Yvonne Bentley’s daughter April and her husband Steve and two girls, Abby and Reagan, were all home from Maryland for the Thanksgiving holiday. Her granddaughter Amber, who lives in Louisville, also came home for Thanksgiving. Yvonne really loved the visit and is sad that they had to go back home.
I have a special niece who lives in Shepherdsville, who had a birthday Nov. 26. I will not tell how old she is, but I will say that she was born in 1960. Belated happy birthday wishes to Lisa Vinson. I love you and wish you many, many more to come.
East KY Tyme will be playing at the Center this Friday night, Dec. 3, so come out and enjoy the music and dancing.
My grandson Cody Hampton killed a large doe while hunting in Grayson. I can’t wait until he gets home and tells us the story behind it. There is always a good story to tell when they go hunting, whether they kill anything or not.
The Fleming-Neon eighth graders will be having a Christmas bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 4, at the Neon gym. If you can come, check out the booths and all the homemade items that will be displayed. The proceeds will go to help raise money for their eighth-grade trip.
I hope that I can have another article for you next week. Take care and don’t ‘shop until you drop’ trying to get the Christmas shopping done. May God bless and keep you safe till we meet again.