Whitesburg KY

Church holds services on Little Shepherd Trail

Big Cowan

Hope everyone has a safe and happy Fourth of July.

My granddaughter, Rebecca, and her friend, Lexi Ryle, were down this past week from Greensburg, Ind. Sure enjoyed them.

It was the first time Lexi had been to the mountains. She really enjoyed it. We took them across Hurricane Gap to Cumberland and then across Pine Mountain back to Whitesburg. They went swimming just about every day and flirted with boys. We took them back to Lexington on Saturday.

Our sympathy goes to the family of Ed Neil Fields, who died June 21. He was 72 years old. He was married to Faye Banks Fields and had three children, Donald, Randy, and Carrie, all of Cowan. He is survived by three sisters, Hazel Rayburn, Mary Lou Fields, and Carol Ann Ison of Cowan, and a brother, Jimmy McIntosh of Ermine. I’m not sure how many grandchildren.

It is always hard to lose a loved one, especially during holidays and special days. May God bless each and every one of you and give you the strength to get through.

Freewill Baptist Church of Whitesburg located at Whitco had its Sunday evening service June 21 in the afternoon on the Little Shepherd Trail with a picnic and fellowship. All had a good time.

Our prayers go to Fred Smith and his wife on Kingscreek. I really like his preaching. He is a wiry little fellow and you can tell he really loves the Lord.

I am sure glad the rain stopped for a little while. I can hardly handle this heat. I will be ready for snow come August or September.

Hope everyone has a good garden this year with all the rain and heat. If people do, I will enjoy the beans, beets, cabbage and whatever else comes my way. Sure is good eating. I have enjoyed the lettuce and onions I have been getting.

I guess Nesalene and husband Eugene Day were in for Ed Neil’s funeral. Sorry I missed you. Irene and Eugene Day have their good days and bad days. Just thought I would let you know, Nesalene.

Shelby Bockover called the other day and told me a former Letcher County resident who lives in Louisville, Dixie Adams Brown, reads my column in The Mountain Eagle. I would like to thank all my readers for taking the time to read. I enjoy all the columns and all the writers. Rose Ballard writes about Johnny and Ann Calihan. I was wondering if they live in Greensburg or Westport, Ind. I used to work at the Odd Fellows Nursing Home with a Calihan lady. It is always good to read Oma Hatton’s columns about the Howard family and the old Marlowe crowd. I also enjoy Jim Cornett’s article. He writes about old memories and about some of the people I know of have heard of. All of you keep up the good work.

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