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Dallas teens visit Blackey Center

Our center has finally got back to our activities. The weather kept us from doing a lot.

The first of March, we took a shopping trip to Hazard. There were 16 of us. We had a fun trip. We ate at Ponderosa.

We’ve had a group to visit from Dallas, Tex., and it included some teenagers. They were the sweetest young teens ever. They were Christians. They played the guitar and sang songs.

They were here for our potluck day, and really enjoyed themselves. We told them that Blackey was where they filmed most of the ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’ movie.

Some days we have every table filled. We generally have a good crowd. We have some sicknesses to report: Lilly Moss Hale has had an operation on her leg and is doing fairly well. She is home now.

James Caudill has been very sick, and is in Pikeville Hospital. We do miss them very much. Nina and James, our prayers are with you. Nina has been my good friend for a lot of years. And we miss you, Lilly Moss.

We enjoyed our trip to the Kingscreek Center. You always feel so at home up there, and the people are so nice. We won, I think, four awards. Claudia Banks kept count. It was a ‘Big Blue’ day, and everyone dressed mostly in blue and white.

Since West Virginia won, that’s fine with me. I came from Charleston, W.Va., in 1946, and consider myself a Kentucky person. But I’ll always be a West Virginia woman too, and I love West Virginia football.

We were so glad to have Vickie Collins back after her surgery. The people who filled in for her were nice and did a good job.

There are just so many good people.

The Thursday before Easter we colored eggs and they were real pretty.

We are now planning a Derby Day event. We may even pick a horse. We will wear our hats, of course.

I guess that will be enough for now, other than thanking God for His blessings for us to be able to go to the center and take part.

Try not to think you are ‘old,’ and skip on over and have fun.

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