Hello. I hope all are enjoying the sunshine. We have had some bad weather, and I pray for those who have damage to their property and the loss of their possessions. May you have a blessed week.
The Colson Center seniors and staff are saddened again this week. We lost Bonnie Kincer last week, and this week we lost Velma Trivette.
She had been to the center the day before, and brought one of her favorite gospel tapes. Everyone enjoyed it so much. She called Opal Fouts that same afternoon to see if she wanted a copy. We all loved her so much. Our prayers go out to her children and all her family.
Another one of our friends has died, Clayton Caudill. Some of our seniors visited him quite often at the Veterans Center in Hazard. We will say farewell, you crossed over the river on Thursday evening and now rest under the shade of the trees. Snowbird will miss you.
I want to let everyone know that we now have all five of the new Pictorials. I still enjoy finding pictures of friends in them. We have had a great response and looking forward to getting Volume 12 put together so if you want some pictures included it’s not too late to get them in. I have also worked this past week on another marriage book and hope to finish it by winter.
As you may already know, the Daniel Boone Hotel is being renovated. If you have ever spent a night in the hotel — I know lots of folks spent their honeymoon there — if you had meals in the dining room, had meetings or whatever, we want your recollections.
You can contact Bessie Shepherd by calling 633- 9123 or cell phone 634-7059, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any pictures we would like to have copies. These recollections and photos will be preserved by making a book for all to enjoy.
Jack, Krystal, Jesse and Maxine Quillen spent the weekend in Pigeon Forge. Jesse really enjoyed the indoor water park and eating at Bubba Gump’s.
Jesse is a great little fellow and can read words that older kids have trouble with. Maxine says he takes that after her. Maxine will be having her 29th birthday again this week. I wonder how long she intends to keep it up? Colson
Edsel, Carol, Keith and Kaylee Baker were having company. They were expecting her brother Bill and some of his family. I’m sure Aunt Eva would have liked to have been here with them.
A committee for the Class of 1961 reunion met at the Parkway restaurant for a meal and a planning session. Those attending were Carl B. Banks, Marsha Banks, Betty Gilliam, Jim Brashears, Jan Galloway, Carol Lewis, Maxine Quillen, Owen W. Wright, Barbara Wright and myself. We will be meeting again May 16 at 6 p.m. at the same place. We hope we have a good turnout for the reunion.
We lost two of our classmates a couple weeks ago, Burkey Fields and Colin Collins.
We would like to wish Don Meade a special happy birthday. I won’t tell his age but he better be careful or he will catch up with Clester’s age.
I made a big goof in my column the other day, I renamed the church that my children and grands attend and where my grandson Ethan was baptized. I said Three Forks and I knew it was Red House. Sorry Ethan. I like Three Forks Road I guess, and had it on my mind. Any excuse . . . I know!
May God bless all who are sick and hurting.