Whitesburg KY

Christmas shopping is more fun when it is done together


Another busy week in Bardstown comes to a mild hum; it is never quiet. The city schools held their fall festival at Bardstown Elementary on Nov. 10. The cookie dough fund-raiser orders arrived so the kids have been busy eating cookies and delivering the dough.

On Nov. 17, Geraldine Kennedy and Adrian Riggs were wed at the Bluegrass Expo Center. Geraldine’s daughter, Melissa Day, was one of the bridesmaids as was Melissa’s daughter, Ashley.

A well known fixture in the town has closed down. Kentucky Machine and Pump Repairs closed and its doors officially locked up on Nov. 12, as its owner, Jeff Lester, has taken a management position in one of his other machine shops in Dayton, Ohio. He is a regular at the Talbot Tavern three nights a week and at Still Bills the two to three karaoke nights a week and Dale and Julie have said “everyone knows Jeff by his black cowboy hat and everyone likes him and the town will not be anywhere near the same without him.”

Phil Clarkston has been playing at the Talbot Tavern weekly before he begins another tour of Europe and 65 South will be back next month to perform at the Tavern. If you’d like to hear a sample of their music you can visit the website www.65southband.com. There are photos from the Talbot Tavern posted on the website.

The Bardstown city schools will begin their Thanksgiving break today (Wednesday) and will return on Monday.

It is hard to believe that Christmas is right around the corner. Of course people say that every year and then it seems they forget. On the other hand, this has been a long, interesting, activityfilled year and what a journey on the path of life it has been for some of us. Life is just little moments anyway, moments of happiness, joy, tragedy and despair and of course love which usually goes hand in hand with happiness.

As the two favorite of my holidays near, I am feeling the excitement of just getting the news that we are going Christmas shopping. For the past few years, we’ve gone out on our own because of mine and Kevin’s schedules and this year we get to take it on together, which I think is a lot more fun than going it alone. But maybe that’s just me; I enjoy sharing my life experiences with other people.

It was always tradition to join my cousins at my granny’s house on Thanksgiving and Christmas, then Dad would pick us up and we’d go to Virginia to spend Christmas with him and Betty and my grandparents there.

No wonder I was a chunky little teenager. There was double the food at the end of the year.

This year, we are going to be spending Thanksgiving at Chester and Verna’s in Liberty. I’m glad the kids get to do the ‘cousin tradition’ because their cousins live in Ohio and they rarely get to see them.

Before closing, I’d like to send belated birthday wishes to Rachel Sturgill and to Scott Ramage, both of Letcher county.

On Thursday, we had a few flurries of tiny snowflakes, no accumulation. Friday morning we awoke to a heavy frost that Bradi was somewhat disappointed to find out wasn’t snow.

I suppose that is all the news I have for this week. May God abundantly bless you and happy Thanksgiving.

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