Whitesburg KY

Caudills mark 50th anniversary

Hello everyone! I hope everything is better in your little corner of your portion of the world than mine at the present. My body is in Ohio, my heart and spirit are in the mountains of eastern Kentucky that I call home.

The Carcassonne Square Dance was held at Appalshop for Seedtime on the Cumberland on Saturday. I forgot to ask Marcia Caudill what time the square dance would start.

I tried to get in touch with Shawn Stamper by message on computer, but he didn’t respond. Finally I thought of Jack Adams. Jack answered me right away.

I haven’t heard if my car is totaled or what is going on.

To rent a car will cost me $16 a day rental insurance, then only covers up to 400 miles.

I was seriously thinking of trying to make the trip, however Friday as I was at the orthopedic doctor I had severe pains in the right side of my chest. I was almost certain it was indigestion. Dr. Moran was afraid of blood clots, so he had his nurse to take me to the ER. They did CT Scan, and everything is good.

My right ankle is broken, and I have a boot on it. My right wrist is broken also. They were getting ready to cast my wrist when I became ill, so I have to make an appointment to go back. That is the main reason I was not at the sidelines at Appalshop for Carcassonne Square Dance.

I was afraid it would be too much for my granddaughter to push me in a wheelchair in such a crowd. Vicki Power doesn’t like to drive interstate. I have to keep my leg elevated, and ice on it often.

Jackson Hospital sent me home when I should have been admitted. I had to ask the nurse to wash the blood off my arm and the palm of my hand had dried blood, when the orthopedics nurse looked at my wrist. Once again I thank God for sparing my life.

With the boot, I am in less pain. With the assistance of a small transport wheelchair I can get into the bathroom to take care of my personal needs. I am able to fix food, put ice on my ankle, as I keep ice and frozen vegetables in a small cooler by my chair.

I am trying not to be a burden on my family. Thanks for all the prayers.

Belated happy anniversary on June 8. Mike and Marcia Caudill celebrated 50 years of happiness, loving and sharing together. Mike’s mother, who resides in Louisville, held a wonderful party for Mike and Marcia. Afterwards Mike and Marcia went to a theater in Virginia to see the show called “Hamilton”. They really enjoyed it. I am sorry I forgot the name of the theater.

Johnny and Ann Calihan’s daughter Sue Wagner was home for a few days from South Carolina. She is back in South Carolina now. Ann is still having some problems keeping her heart in rhythm.

Les and Pat are wanting to head for the hills we call home but at the present time it isn’t possible.

This column is once again not very interesting.

Until next time, Rose Ballard, 9110 Lawrenceburg Rd., Harrison, Ohio 45030, email Bluegrassmama4@aol.com.

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