Whitesburg KY

Colson seniors having fun-filled summer

Hope everyone had a blessed week.

The Colson Senior Citizens Center is having such a fun-filled summer. We are taking part in the Heart Healthy study and appreciate the two nurses, Debbie Pennington and Rebecca Conley, for the help they give. We are learning so much.

Last Wednesday was ‘beauty’ day at the center. Rachel Baker did our nails and Linda Sturgill did hair. We loved that and wish we could do that every day.

Birthday wishes to three sisters who used to be our neighbors, the daughters of the late Ima Lee Hall, Doris Roberts, Arna Thomas and Sharon Adams. Hope you enjoyed your special day. Oh, and I will tell you Sharon is going to be a grandmother, Courtney and Jonathan are expecting. Congratulations!

My brother Ken Baker celebrated his big day on the 15th. He lives at Kodak.

Our grandson Jason Holbrook and his family were in Myrtle Beach this past week and now Rylee looks like the Coppertone girl. Kyle, Seth and Rylee all love the beach. They have had a busy summer with camping at Levi Jackson State Park and then Kyle at 4-H Camp. Their new home is really coming along and I can’t wait!

Keith Baker and his Uncle Coolie spent a few days fishing at Bug Island. He and Chris Bentley have also been fishing in Tennessee. He brought back some good tomatoes but I didn’t see any fish.

Edsel, Carol, Kaylee and I spent the day in Pikeville. We had lunch at Peking and did some shopping. Kaylee entertains her auntie.

Jack, Krystal, Jessie and Maxine Quillen spent a few days in the Smokies.

Regina Quillen took her son Brandon Jent to UK for orientation this past week. She, Cheyenne and Sydney will miss him so much and I’m sure he will miss them. Seems like only yesterday he was a little boy. Good luck, Brandon.

Pauline Isaac Elkins died this week. She was the daughter of Oscar and Lawnie Isaac and the wife of James Elkins. James is very sick and has been back in the hospital. Please keep them in your prayers. Pauline leaves also three brothers, Tex, Hatler and Oscar Jr.

Ronald Potter called this week. He is having a lot of health issues and we are hoping the worst is over and he can get well enough to come for a visit. He and Doris love Letcher County.

The Historical Society had its meeting at the Harry M. Caudill Library this week. In attendance were myself, Jean Cook, Marsha Banks, Benny Slone, Maxine Quillen, Major and Ella Sparks, Don and Beth Quillen, Johnny and Anna Holbrook. Our Volume 7 Pictorial is about ready, so if you haven’t ordered yours better get busy. We only print them as we sell them. You never know who may show up in one of our picture books, maybe even you!!

Get well wishes for Willie Perry, Ronnie Morgan and Greta Joseph. These three had heart surgery last week. Zandra says Willie is doing better. Ronnie has had a few problems but is improving. Willie and Ronnie are friends and neighbors on Craft’s Colly. Greta lives in Louisville but she did live in Whitaker.

Our hearts are broken for Archie and Glenda Banks, who lost their home and their dog in a fire. Archie and Glenda are special people and we love them.

Does anyone remember a family who lived at Deane in the late 1940s and early 1950s by the name of Smallwood and Mae McCoy? They had a daughter, Mary, who was born in Letcher County in 1948. They are hoping someone remembers them and the house they lived in. They moved here from Grundy, Va.

My sister Linda Lucas, two of our nieces, Taylor and Jody Baker, and their mom, Gina visited this week. They also visited with our sister Melissa and her family at Dry Creek. Taylor and Jody are looking forward to school starting. Taylor will be in seventh and Jody in third. They live at Dunham.

Talked to Louise Rose this week. All her family are doing fine. She had talked to her sister-in-law Betty Sexton and they were OK. They are enjoying the grandchildren this summer.

Steve and Geneva Bates Walker came by Saturday after their Wright family reunion. They had a big crowd and lots of good food. Geneva’s mom was Verna Wight. They had the reunion at Thornton Park.

Rick and Phyllis Yonts came by for awhile. They said Sue Hill was home from the hospital and very ill. She has cancer. May God bless her and David and all her family. Sue is the daughter of James Allen Caudill and Norma Jean Sexton.

Tommy and Billie Stansberry were in Richmond this weekend and have brought Jared and Ethan up to spend the week with us. The boys love to visit and I’m so thankful we get to spend time with them. I’m sure Tommy and Billie feel the same.

Our center will be busy next week so mark your calendar for these events. On July 26 we will be going to Letcher Manor at 10 a.m.; July 27 Mountain Medical at 10 a.m.; July 28 we will be watching a movie at the center, the movie is ‘Fireproof”; July 29 Debbie and Rebecca will be continuing our Heart Health study, and July 31 we will be going to Jenkins to see the drama “ Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come”.

Shelby Hall has been to Chicago with Rodney and his family and I’m sure they had lots of fun with Malorie. That child is drop-dead gorgeous. Of course all our family are that way.

Now if you would call and give me your news I wouldn’t talk so much about mine!

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