February is moving right along and our weather is sometimes 50-60 degrees, then back down in the teens and snowy.
I wonder if any local gardeners planted their peas on Valentine’s Day. It was a nice, warm day, just pretty windy. We got out and enjoyed the sunshine and took a short trip.
Don, Coreen Pridemore and I took advantage of the nice, sunny day and went to Natural Bridge State Park for lunch and took in a couple of shops in Stanton and Jackson before heading home.
Last Tuesday the Letcher Area Homemakers had our February meeting. We had a nice lunch and plenty of ‘goodies’ and an ice cream cake for those whose birthdays were in February, especially for our longtime member Opal Duke, who turned 85 years old.
We sent some goodies down to Virginia Dare Back in honor of her birthday, too.
Katrina recently had knee surgery and we hope she does well with it.
Some of us tacked two quilts while others had the monthly meeting. We were pleased to have a few visitors attending and helping with the quilt tacking. I think they will be donated to the Red Cross when they are finished.
The recent fundraiser held for Beverly Adams did well, raising over $2,000 to help her and the family with their medical bills. She has had her surgery and I hope is doing okay and is without too much pain.
I as sorry to read that Eagle correspondent for northeast Ohio, Emma Lou Engle, is having health problems, and pray that she is doing better now.
Our sympathy to the family of Harold Caudill, formerly of Doty, who recently died in Indiana.
Also, our hearts go out to the family and friends of little Logan Howard, who died after a tragic accident. We know their hearts are broken; to lose such a sweet little one would seem unbearable.
Our little nephews, Derrick and Isaiah, were given a one-year birthday party Saturday at the Blair Branch Church kitchen. Isaiah’s birthday was in January, but the weather was a little unpredictable then, so Amber and April decided to have their party closer to Derrick’s February birthday. Lots of their family attended to help the boys celebrate.
A birthday party was also given that day for Mark and Holly Hatton’s son, Cooper. I think he turned seven, and hope he had a great birthday.
Bill Adams celebrated his 86th birthday on Feb. 18. I hope he and Joyce are both doing okay this winter. Bill’s sister, Hazel Adams, hadn’t been doing too well lately.
Longtime Jeremiah resident Wanda Pigman Caudill died in Pike County, where she lived with her son Jeffrey and his wife since an accident a few years ago. She was the widow of Ivry Caudill, and was always a sweet lady. She was laid to rest in the Hampton Cemetery above her former home and Letcher School.
Our sympathy to Sharon, Darlene and Jeffrey as well as the rest of Wanda’s family and friends.
Despite the skiff of snow on Sunday morning, a fairly large crowd attended Blair Branch Church and we had a good service.
Roland Brown attended the Saturday evening service, but that night had to be taken to the hospital. He was in ICU, but hopefully is home feeling better by now.
Roland Blair had a sick spell last week, but had a few tests at Pikeville Hospital and so far they came back okay, and he went back to work afterward. We hope he continues to get good reports on the rest of the tests.
Dock Adams is home and doing better after a while in the hospital and nursing home a few weeks ago. Judy Lynn Adams, his daughter, is helping him out. He was able to attend church both Saturday evening and Sunday.
We hope Libby Smith’s knee is better by the time this comes out. She’s had some fluid on the back of it removed lately, and maybe that’ll take care of the problem.
She and her brother, Chris, celebrated a birthday recently.
Our prayers are with Minnie Blair who is sick at this time. Lots of her family have been visiting at the hospital with her since she has been so sick.
Dad’s sister, Billie Jean Smith of Ohio, has been in the hospital there recently. She’s home now, just feeling a little weak.
Jean Hampton had some of her family in visiting recently from London.
Alan and Reva Adams’s grandson, Dillon, celebrated his birthday last week, and belated best wishes to him.
That’s it for now. Have a good week.