Whitesburg KY

Coolie Baker has new namesake


It’s been an exciting week for our family; Noah Calvin Lucas has arrived! He is the son of Brian and Nikkia Adams Lucas. Noah is named for his great-granddad Coolie Baker, and that man is walking on air. Noah’s big sister Brooklynn is such a good baby-sitter. We do love our babies.

Maxine Quillen, Shorty, Chrystal and Jessie, were all in Michigan during spring break to visit Maxine’s sister Elizabeth, her husband John Hamilton and their son, Uriah. During their visit John died.

Elizabeth is the daughter of Uriah and Connie Johnson Bates of Colson. Our deepest sympathy to all their family. Elizabeth is very sick also.

Our neighbor, Danny Akeman has had heart surgery and we wish him a speedy recovery.

My cousin Amanda Roberts is a patient in the Hazard Hospital and we wish her well. Maxine visited with her Sunday. Amanda is a very special lady and we love her and her husband, Vince. Vince takes good care of Amanda. They have been married over 65 years. Congratulations!

Get well wishes to Tommy Day of Nashville, Ind. Talked to his cousin Sue Banks tonight and she was telling me about Tommy. Sue is not feeling the best and we wish her well.

Jean Cook, Butch and Donna Boggs have been copying some cemeteries in the Jenkins area this week. A big thank you to them. If you know of a cemetery that we haven’t copied, please let Donna know if it’s in the Jenkins area. We are looking forward to the Jenkins Centennial.

My sister-in-law Carol Baker is one happy lady. She won a nice big television at the new furniture store this weekend. We sure are glad to have a new store in town. The best of luck to Kevin Eldridge, and I hope he sells lots of nice furniture. Carol says she had never won anything in her life, but I disagree with her. When she married my brother she was a winner for having me as a sister-in-law!

The Red Hats were in Hazard this week and a good time was had by all. These girls sure enjoy getting out and doing many things. If we could keep Irene Smith in line, that is.

The Letcher County Historical Society had its monthly meeting. We had as guests some members of the Cumberland Mountain Arts Council. We discussed the appropriate dress for the time period for a play. Thanks to all who will be taking part in this wonderful play. I love to watch. We have so many talented people in our county and good singers too. Let’s all make a trip to Jenkins and enjoy the play this year.

The planning for the museum and the statue of the Letcher County Giant is still ongoing and I am getting excited as it gets closer. If you haven’t seen the plans, stop by the Harry M. Caudill Library and take a look at the plans.

I have been corresponding with a girl from British Columbia. Her father, Claude Edward Looney, was from Letcher County. He was killed in Iwo Jima when she was three years old. She would love to hear from her family so if you want to contact her, give me a call.

May God bless.

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