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Charlie Holbrook celebrates birthday


Our hearts go out to those who lost so much in the recent tornadoes. You can replace household items but the lives lost are gone forever. May God bless all the families of the ones who died.

Charlie Holbrook of Deane was given a big birthday party by his wife, Wilma, and their children. What a glorious time was had by all. Charlie is a good friend to all and one of the best neighbors anyone could have. Kathy, Greg, Ron and Anita love their parents so much. Most of the grandchildren and great-grandchildren were home for the celebration. Thanks to Wilma for the good food she sent to Clester and me.

I have so many March birthdays that I am going to just list the names for I would probably get some of the days wrong.

A very happy birthday to Charlie Holbrook, Josephine Bates Slone, Jimmy Slone, Tony Sturgill, Trenda Sturgill Kincer, Janice Isaacs Baker, Carol Hatton Baker, Darlene Sexton Pettibone, Wilma Mason Sexton, Donna Proffit Mason, Alice Baker Lucas, Doug Yonts, Steve Perry, Jessie Adams Perry, Randy Isaacs, Rylee Elizabeth Holbrook and Ethan Carson Isaacs.

I attended a baby shower for Samantha Hall last Saturday and there was a big crowd there. She is having a girl and that baby will be so well dressed. Samantha is the daughter of Jeff and Margaret Johnson Hall. I can’t wait to see the baby!

Maxine Quillen and Joann Hall went to Campbell’s Branch this weekend and had a good time. I’m sure they will go to Hemphill this coming Friday night, for Astor Taylor will be there, and maybe on to Blackey on Saturday night. These girls love to dance.

The Colson Center has been saddened this week. Elisha Baker’s uncle, Clyde Morris, and Beth’s grandmother, Pauline Mason, died. Most of us also knew the late Wanda Sexton; she was a sister to Lucian Hall. Our deepest sympathy to all these families.

Jimmy Slone has been in the hospital but is home doing some better.

Nikkia Lucas was a patient in Whitesburg ARH and in St. Joseph East in Lexington; she came home Saturday. Hope she continues to do well.

Little Man is coming soon and we are so anxious to meet him.

Maxine, Shorty, Krystal and Jesse Quillen went to Salyersville last weekend and took some items. I know the folks appreciated it.

Shorty and Jesse Quillen went to watch wrestling on Saturday. Jesse was so excited.

Brandon Jent is home this week from UK for spring break. I know Regina and his sisters are happy to have him home for a few days.

There was a DAR meeting on Saturday at Pine Mountain Grill. Shirley June Whitaker was chosen as Queen. Congratulations, Miss Shirley.

Doyle Day has been in the hospital but is home and doing okay. We were worried about him. Our prayers were answered.

Jean Cook and I had lunch on Tuesday with Major and Ella Sparks. She and Major have a beautiful home and we always enjoy being with them. We got the spring issue of the Historical Society Newsletter ready for the printer.

There will be a Kids’ Day meeting at the Extension offi ce March 20 at 1 p.m. They can use all the help they can get.

Clester and I enjoyed a visit with Sabin and Kim Sexton of Morrisvale, W.Va., one day this week. Sabin is interested in finding more on his Sexton family. They visited the Henry Meade Cemetery where his parents and other family members are buried.

My brother Warren Baker and two of his grandsons visited with us on Saturday, Jagger and Graeson, and also my brother Kenneth Baker. We watched the UK game and enjoyed our time together.

Maxine Quillen said she talked to Lou Cook this week in Hazard. Lou and I are cousins and went to high school with Maxine. Nothing like running into friends when we are out and about.

Maxine also visited with our cousin Jessie Lee in Knott County. She also got to see Marsha Hall and her son at that time.

The SEC is over and we enjoyed most of the games. Katina and Tony Benton sure had a good time in New Orleans. Quite a few from Letcher County were there and I’m not sure it’s still the Big Easy. Coach Cal said it was Big Blue South.

Oh I have one more birthday wish for Sidney Willis Amburgey. No, I’m not telling his age, just saying he’s still looking good for a man his age.

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