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Brothers, sister celebrate September birthdays

Canton, Ohio


Hello everyone in Kentucky and Mountain Eagle readers. It’s getting pretty cool here in Canton. Only 67 degrees and it’s supposed to get even cooler.

I hope all is well with everyone.

I talked to my brother Joe Gibson of Litt Carr, on his 77th birthday, Sept. 24. And my brother Doug Gibson’s birthday was Sept. 26. He was 75 years old.

My sister Reba celebrated her 79th birthday on Sept. 17. All three are doing pretty well. They’ve all been blessed, and we all thank the Lord for them.

My sisters Jean, Christine and Shirley and I all went to Kentucky for the Indian Bottom Association, and to spend time with our brother Joe and wife Mary. They went to the Association with us.

We spent time at our campsite for eight days and had lots of fun. We got a few visitors, too. My niece Carolyn and her husband Jack came in from Nicholasville to be with us and stayed four days and nights. My nephew Eddy Gibson came down from Indiana and stayed two nights.

We didn’t get down to the rodeo at Isom. We four girls did walk around at the booths and talked to folks we knew.

I’m so sorry about the death of Jo Holcomb. Her two sons and Hoover have all of my family’s sympathy, and also, Marie and Gillis.

We sure do love those people a lot. We’ve known them for over 55 years. We got to know them when we lived at Little Daniel, up on Rockhouse.

My sister Jean and I went to Josephine’s calling hours at Letcher Funeral Home. We met so many people we knew and were raised up with and went to school with.

Christine, Jean and I all went to Millstone Regular Baptist Church on Sunday. It was their memorial meeting, where they mention the deceased members’ names. They mentioned our mother, Polly Gibson.

We met some of our relatives there. Our mother was kinfolk of Felix Sexton, Shade Sexton and Babe Sexton who lived up on Deane when we were small. Two of Felix’s daughters really made us feel welcome. We send our love to them. Sorry we missed Mable Kiser’s son and daughter-in-law.

I would like to say to our cousins Esma Gibson, her sister Ruth, and her brother, Dow Sexton how sorry we are about the loss of your sister Sarah. She died on Sept. 10. We had just left Kentucky to come home. So sorry we weren’t able to be with you all.

My sister Reba, her husband Henry, and sister Shirley and I are planning on going to Indiana to visit with our sister Jean and brother Doug and Von. There is a festival up there called Riley Day Festival. We’re hoping that Joe and Mary will be able to come up.

My sister Christine is in Kentucky with her son Randy Sexton, so she is coming up to Indiana, then she will fly out of Indianapolis to go back to her home in Florida. We just hope the Lord will bless us all to be in Greenfield.

I’m hoping to see my brothers-in-law and sistersin law, Sonny and Ethel Anderson and their daughter, Doris. Also, Uncle Curt Anderson.

Hello to my sister-in-law Mary Gibson. She was over to visit with us at the campground. Also, her daughter and husband Judy and Johnny Pigman, and Norman Sexton and Tim came up. Tim ate supper with us.

We missed Joe’s daughter Shelia and Paul, and Joe’s son Michael and wife Lena at the reunion.

Michael has a son going to UK. We’re so proud of him, and also the younger son who is in high school. Michael Scott won a scholarship to UK.

My brother Doug and wife Von have two grandsons who play baseball, Kyle Gibson and Austin Gibson. Kyle is the son of Harold and Sharon Gibson. He was drafted on June 9 by the Minnesota Twins. He was selected in the first round, the 22nd pick. He’s 6′ 6″, and a right-handed pitcher.

Harold and Sharon had a big party at their home so family and friends could come and watch the draft on satellite and big-screen TV. About 150 people were at the home on June 9 to help Kyle celebrate. We were all so elated with joy when the called out his name at 7:54 p.m. on Tuesday evening.

The screams and the hollering, crying and laughing were so loud and to see the smile on Kyle’s face was worth it all. He thanks God for all of his success, and that is to Whom he gives all the credit.

Kyle went to Missouri College. He pitched five complete games, pitched 106 innings, struck out a school record of 131. He went 11-3, and ended the year throwing 15 scoreless innings. Kyle signed a signing bonus with the Minnesota Twins on Aug. 17. He is currently in Fort Myers, Fla., at camp and will spend a couple of months there, and then Minnesota will go ahead and make Kyle’s plans. We will keep everyone posted.

Austin Gibson is the son of Mike and Darla Gibson. He is a catcher and went to Transylvania College in Lexington for two years. He is now attending Marion College in Indianapolis.

When I was in Florida we went to see Austin play. He is a very good catcher. We hope to see him catching for Kyle one of these days.

It’s wonderful to see the both of them playing baseball. God has blessed them and their parents.

My sister Christine has a grandson, Leland Alyea, who goes to Hanover College in Madison, Ind. He got a full scholarship there in football. Christine is planning on attending his games, along with his parents Brian and Pam Alyea and their daughter Kelsey.

We are all so proud of Leland, Austin and Kyle. Go guys! Make us proud. Your parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins, sisters and brothers all wish you three the best and pray for you all.

I’ll write more next time. I’ll say God bless all and keep me in your prayers.


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