What a beautiful weekend. Not only was the weather nice, but we are so happy to be at home.
Clester was in the hospital from Tuesday to Tuesday and he was like a different person when we got home. Thanks to all who kept him in prayers. Our God is so merciful. I just keep saying it over and over.
Clester had a triple bypass at the Hazard ARH and we were so blessed to have a great surgeon and wonderful nurses. When they say they treat you like family, it’s true.
Now he gets his strength back and on to another major surgery. Keep on praying for him.
Our daughter and granddaughter, Sharon and Amanda Holbrook, spent the weekend with Clester and me and Amanda’s other grands, Charlie and Wilma Holbrook.
Amanda and her cousin, Gina Dotson, stayed with Charlie and Wilma on Friday night.
Charlie’s brother, Archie Holbrook Jr., has been moved from the ARH in Hazard to the UK hospital. He is so very ill. Please remember him in prayer.
Jimmy Slone is home from the hospital and doing some better.
Our great-granddaughter, Rylee Holbrook, is a graduate of First Baptist Preschool in Richmond. She was so excited to get flowers. She is growing up so fast.
Looking forward to seeing most of the family for Memorial Day.
Thanks to our good neighbors for Weed-eating for us while we were at the hospital. David Hill and Ricky Yonts are sure good neighbors. Love you both.
My brother, Warren Douglas Baker, is another year older, having enjoyed a dinner and cake with his family in Clay City and Lexington this week. Hope he has many more.
So sorry we missed Edsel, Carol and Kaylee’s visit on Saturday. Kaylee keeps us young.
Jack, Krystal and Jesse Quillen had a great time camping with the Scouts at Fishpond Lake.
Anna Belle Wright and Maxine Bates enjoyed catching up and ate dinner together at Subway in Isom this week.
Imogene Sexton, Joann Hall and Maxine Quillen were kicking up their heels at Campbell’s Branch. Those girls sure do have fun. Maxine even won a cake!
She said Ollie Profitt, Jewell Holland, Doris and Manis Roberts were also having some fun at the dance.
Don’t forget the senior’s prom at the Rec Center on June 8.
The Daughters of the American Revolution had a dinner and an auction at the Extension Office this week. They also had a day out to visit and replace flags for the patriots. Thanks to Richard Smith for all his help.
There will be a Kids Day at Jenkins on June 2. Mark your calendar for this special event.
The Bates reunion will be held on the Bill Bates Farm this coming Saturday. Maxine is looking forward to seeing Helen Bentley.
The Honeycutt and Mullins reunion will also be this Saturday at Carr Creek Lake.
Happy to report that Geneva Bates Walker has had her back surgery and is doing okay. We wish her the best. She lives in Winchester, Ind., but loves Letcher County and has a lot of family and friends here.
Hello to Stella Elam. Hope you are doing okay and hope to see you soon.
Don’t forget to thank a soldier for the freedoms we have today and keep praying for all our soldiers who are away from their families and ask God to keep them safe.
Congratulations to Larry and Lyndsey Thornsberry Brock on the birth of their son, Jaxon Dean, this week. Larry is the son of the late Larry Brock and Debbie Hall Brock. His grandparents are Melvin Hall and Lettie Slone Hall. Jaxon is a miniature Larry. Can’t wait to hold him and kiss his little cheeks.
Brittany is in seventh heaven with a nephew and a little cousin only a few weeks apart. She adores them both.