We’re still having nice weather despite the cooler nighttime temperatures.
Quite a few people have decorated with fodder shocks and pumpkins, getting ready for fall, Halloween and Thanksgiving.
The Adams family reunion was held last Saturday at the S.R.S. dining hall, with 85 or so in attendance. Three of the late George M. and Sally Adams’s children were there, Bill, Luther and Danola, and many other descendants were there also.
We missed Susie and Don ‘Rags’ Raglin, who died this year, and after the reunion, Bill, Luther, Johnny Combs and Doug Raglin all went to see Hazel Adams at the nursing home.
The families had the entire Stuart Robinson dormitory reserved and spent Friday and Saturday nights there. Bob took some of the younger ones riding on the fourwheeler, which they enjoyed.
We had two visitors from Indianapolis, Ind., who came to share old memories of growing up on Carbon Glow. They were Mr. and Mrs. Jack Salyers. He was the son of ‘Nelts’ and Dicie Salyers. His mother died when he was nine years old, and his stepmother’s name was Viola.
Jack’s wife, Jackie, was from New York, and was so nice to talk with. They brought copies of old pictures to share with the family. They read about the reunion in, where else, but The Mountain Eagle. We were all glad they came.
Our sympathy to the family of Liz Parker of Blackey, who died last week. Her funeral was held at Mt. Olivet, and our hearts go out to her children, Nancy Campbell, Carrie Kincaid and Bill, and Jack Parker and their families.
Also, the family of the late Johnny and Oma Fields got together for a reunion at Dorse and Gwen Fields’s home and had a really good time being together.
Don and Coreen Pridemore met Bill Marshall, Dad’s brother-in-law, at Somerset for a few days of fishing. They spent most of the time in the boat fishing, and had really good luck catching lots of big bass, bluegill and crappie. When they got home we enjoyed a fish fry.
Brenda Cupps Roysdon was baptized Sunday into the Isom Church at Blair Branch with many friends there to support her. Sorry, I thought she had been baptized when I wrote last week — I was misinformed.
Last Tuesday the Letcher Area Homemakers met and after our meeting, there was a lesson in cake decorating.
I forgot to mention that Anna Lou Smith Blair recently came up from Lexington to be with her brothers and sisters.
A large crowd showed up to Blackey Day and most stayed all day. We met a couple of fellows who were going up Carbon Glow to look for some of the old buildings that have long since vanished. I’m sorry we didn’t get their names, other than their last name was Breeding, and their family is buried in Blackey. One of them remembered growing up on Carbon Glow.
This bit is from my aunt, Elva Pridemore Marshall, concerning our recent reunion:
On Sept. 17, the family of Hiram and Ella Caudill Pridemore met at the fellowship hall of the Union Freewill Baptist Church in Wheelersburg, Oh., for our annual reunion. All seven of the children and spouses were present, along with a great many of the grandchildren, and down to the fifth generation, Bill Marshall being the oldest and Weston Pridemore the youngest.
As usual the door prizes were Bible. The children’s Bible went to Mason Pridemore, and the adult Bible was won by Lana Pridemore. The family members to travel the farthest were Randy and Doreena Marshall, who came from Garden City, Kans. Jeremiah
We enjoyed a great abundance of food, but best of all was the wonderful fellowship we all enjoyed. Many stayed to play dominoes and eat again before we went home. Mother’s prayer was that her children would love each other and stay close as a family, and we have. We have suffered sorrow in the last several years in the loss of loved ones taken too young, and at the same time we have enjoyed many of God’s blessings.
We missed the presence of our adopted Pridemores, Rodney and Geraldine Ison, and friends Gillis and Marie Reedy, who weren’t able to make it this year. The following is a list of family members who were able to attend:
Billie, Virgil, Roy and Alex Smith; Elva, Bill, Randy, Doreena, Nathan, Traci, Kailan, Adi, Shaylee, Kevin, Jill, Eli and Ean Marshall; Gary Marshall and Jo Lynn Marshall Broyles; Don, Coreen, Ellis Keith and Lana Pridemore; Amber and Luke Williams; Delana Banks; Lee, Wilma, Greg, Glenna, Mason, Justin, and Weston Pridemore; Mallory Adams; Gary and Becky Pridemore; Kelly, Hope and Lexie Jordan; Ford, Libby and Maddox Pridemore; Lenville, Cathy, Chris and Chad Pridemore; Darrell, Vicki, Richie, Tayte and Paige Pridemore; Steve, Lori and Coleen Cooper; and Lloyd and Nannie Mason Pridemore.