I’d first like to apologize to those who had yard sales last week. I was out of town and tried to email them in to The Eagle, but apparently the dates and places didn’t make it into the paper.
I think the rain didn’t help those who were going to have their sales, either.
Bob, Kenny Joe and I took Don and Coreen Pridemore with us and went to Pennyrile State Park near Hopkinsville for a few days last week. We mostly fished and caught enough bluegill, bass, catfish and crappie to have for a fish fry and to freeze some.
Mom’s birthday was on April 29, and while there our daughter Jessie came down from Lexington to spend the night with us. We had a fried fish dinner and cake to celebrate Coreen’s birthday.
When we got home last Monday, we were shocked to see that the old Madison Smith homeplace above Don and Coreen’s house was burned down, and sorry to hear the circumstances of the fire.
Corey and Tonya Ison and children were visiting with Rodney and Geraldine and Ronald and Susan Ison last Saturday.
Jason and Brooke Ison and their baby have also been in visiting with the Isons and Martin Joe and Bonnie Adams.
We’re glad that Richard Blair of Doty Creek is doing so well after his recent gallbladder surgery. He had to have surgery instead of the laser due to infection, and is doing well with his 27 staples and is out riding his Razor and Spider. He and his sister were out to Blackey Church last Sunday.
Illa and Phillip Smith of Sycamore Loop had family from Indiana in visiting a few days recently.
Stella Elam was able to attend the Good News Gospel Church last Sunday and is pleased to have a smooth, new ramp to get up with her walker at her home. Richard Hampton built it last week, and now Stella can get in and out with her walker or a wheelchair if necessary.
Elisha and Grace Ison’s daughter, Linda, is here from Michigan to sell the old homeplace and apartments. It’s a hard job cleaning out everything and getting the place ready to sell, plus it’s hard on a person emotionally too, to part with all their parents’ possessions.
Lee and Wilma Pridemore recently spent the night in Ohio with Roy Kenon and Billie Smith. They went to help out when Roy and Billie and Elva Marshall were having a yard sale. Lenville Pridemore came over to visit with them that evening.
Don, Coreen Pridemore and I went up on Thursday morning to attend the flea market and visit them while they had the yard sale. Ford Pridemore also came up from Lexington and Tommy Harris Smith, Lillie Moss Hale and Mary Jo Blair all drove up from here.
Mary Jo has had surgery to remove the pins and wires from her elbow that she broke long ago. She has had a rough go of it, and their sister, Anna Lou, has been in checking on her and doing spring cleaning for Lillie Moss.
Brenda Adams of Doty Creek recently had a baby shower for her daughter Tressany and her husband, who are expecting soon. They received so many gifts for the new baby, and I know they appreciate them.
A large crowd attended Mt. Olivet Church at Blackey last Sunday. It was their Union meeting and they had dinner afterward.
Chuck and Jenny Halcomb took her mother Imogene Caudill to Pikeville to the doctor last Saturday evening. We hope she was doing okay and hope that Cindy Williams is feeling better.
Arnetta Mae Slone and Pam Blair have been taking Mary Blair and Reathie Leblanc some good food in and the two were digging into their loaded baked potatoes when we stopped to visit with them Sunday. Reathie is doing so much better and is happier since she came back from Louisville, and Mary is much improved.
Geraldine Ison enjoyed a recent outing with Mary Carolyn Blair. The two went shopping last Saturday.
Belated birthday wishes to Nova Adams of Sycamore. I heard it on the radio last week.
Amy Absher is about to get her cast off of her leg, which she broke in a recent fall on her steps. She, Bonnie and H. Stanfill were out looking around at Gwen’s County Attic on Saturday.
That’s it for now. I hope I haven’t forgotten anything I was told to write. It seems I’m very absent-minded these days.