Hope everyone had a nice Easter weekend and attended the church of their choice to remember the reason for the holiday.
We drove over to Cumberland on Sunday morning and attended the Poor Fork Church. Don and Coreen Pridemore went with us and the drive across Pine Mountain was beautiful with the redbud trees and pear, peach and other blooming trees dotting the mountainside.
The church had fixed baskets for the little ones, who were dressed in their Easter finery and all were so cute.
After a nice service we got together at Dad and Mom’s for an Easter and anniversary dinner. It was their 62nd anniversary, and afterward we helped Sadie hide and hunt Easter eggs.
She was looking forward to finding more than Luke, Isaiah and Derrick, but they had gone to Granny Arnetta Mae Slone’s for dinner and fun. We missed them, but sometimes it’s hard for everyone to get together.
Rodney and Geraldine Ison had a yard full of egg hunters on Saturday. Their family got together for Rodney and Geraldine’s birthdays and Easter weekend.
Ila and Tammy Adams cooked dinner on Saturday for their family, too.
Bob said about 35 people attended the Easter sunrise service at Burton Hill Cemetery, and the morning was warmer than it had been in other years. Richard Hampton conducted the service and Richard Smith was disappointed to wake up with a bad cold and not be able to attend.
Libby Smith has been taking her sister, Doris Blair, to Pikeville for doctor appointments and having tests run. We hope everything comes out okay for Doris and that she is feeling better.
Get well wishes are also sent to Marie Reedy, Melanie Caudill, David Jent, and all other who aren’t feeling well.
So sad about the young man dying in a mine accident in Harlan County. Our condolences to the family of Mark Frazier of Linefork.
Saturday, March 26, was the 50th year anniversary of the terrible car accident that claimed the lives of five young men; Don Crase, George Dixon, Jerry Lee Caudill, Doug Ison and Donald Halcomb were all in the same car that wrecked at the lower twin bridge at Letcher.
One can only imagine the heartaches suffered by their families and friends, both then and now. Efforts have been made to erect a plaque in memory of them at or near the bridge, but at this time it has been met by a few obstacles.
It is still being planned, though, by the West Letcher Oral History Group and those who remember and loved the boys, and hopefully one day it can be accomplished.