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Ernie “ Turtleman” Brown, Jr., of Lebanon, star of Animal Planet’s “ Call of the Wildman” reality television series, recent visited Wise, Va., where he hunted deer with Mary Ann Hughes ( left). He missed an 8-pointer after three hours of hunting, and said he would come back and get it later. He and Mary Ann Hughes and her husband Frank Hughes ate at Las Penas restaurant in Jenkins (above). The couple met Brown about five years ago before his television series began. (Photos by Frank Hughes)

Ernie “ Turtleman” Brown, Jr., of Lebanon, star of Animal Planet’s “ Call of the Wildman” reality television series, recent visited Wise, Va., where he hunted deer with Mary Ann Hughes ( left). He missed an 8-pointer after three hours of hunting, and said he would come back and get it later. He and Mary Ann Hughes and her husband Frank Hughes ate at Las Penas restaurant in Jenkins (above). The couple met Brown about five years ago before his television series began. (Photos by Frank Hughes)

Happy Thanksgiving everyone

In the Ohio Valley area, we’ve already had enough snow to last me for the rest of the winter, so you might say we almost had a white Thanksgiving. The area was as picturesque as a painting, although it was painted by God’s hand.

By the time some of you are reading this, Thanksgiving will be just another memory and we will be looking forward to Christmas. From what I have observed Christmas is already being celebrated along with Thanksgiving. I love Christmas, however I can only handle one holiday at a time

There’s a young woman, Lauren Hill in the Lawrenceburg, Ind. area, who is dealing with terminal brain cancer. Lauren is a most courageous woman, though I don’t know her personally. When I watch her on television or read about her, it brings back memories of another young lad, Travis Morton, who lost his life to this dreadful disease called cancer.

I recall the first mile that I walked after I had my bypass surgery, how I felt rejuvenated as I completed it. I let tears of joy slide down my face at my small victory as I did this one month after my surgery. I remember thinking of Travis and saying out loud, Travis, this is for you.

 

 

Please remember it is almost that special time of year, so you better be good as Santa Claus is watching you. I intend to be very good, whether it be naughty or nice!

Happy birthday Dec. 2 to Les and Pat Wagner. May your day be as wonderful as you two.

Larry Hasty will be celebrating a birthday December 11.

John and James, I am sorry for ignoring you two. I really intended to get in touch with you when I was in the mountains in October.

Saturday morning everyone in this area awoke to a surprise of ice-covered roads. Looks we are in for a long hard winter again. Darn it, I may just have to resort to finding me a big ole bear and hibernate for the winter.

I will finally be getting a furnace in a couple of weeks. Oh what the heck, spring will be here in a few months.

I had eye surgery and my vision has improved in my left eye. Now I am waiting to have the right one done. I am still very thankful for vision, whether blurred or not, as I can still see.

As I was cleaning out a closet that I haven’t been into for so many years — my two oldest daughters are 51and 49 years old — I found Shopping Sheryl dolls with buggies, along with Lite Brite’s and so many other things.

Doyle and Betty Ison, I hope you have a nice Thanksgiving with your family.

Johnny and Ann Calihan, I may sneak out to see what’s cooking out your way.

I am planning to fix something for my son Keith then I am heading for an unknown destination for a day or two since I need some time for myself.

My thoughts return to so many times that ornery brother of mine. Richie Hall would call saying how good the food was that he was cooking when it was Wanda doing the cooking. Richie was like a child as he couldn’t wait to get a taste of pie or pudding or a cake. How he looked forward to getting peanut butter fudge that his sister-in-law Barb Jones would make for him.

I am so thankful Richie had Rick and Barb in his life.

My eyes need a rest, so please everyone, have a great Thanksgiving. If you have an older person living next to you please share a bite of food with them.

Until next time.


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