Hello everyone. Hope all had a good week. Not much happening around here, which is a good thing I guess.
Fred Smith of Kingscreek turned 74 on Jan. 31. He celebrated with a surprise birthday party on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at the Freewill Baptist Church at Whitco with a cake, ice cream and sandwiches. He really had a good time.
Roger Roark had a birthday on Sunday, Feb. 5. I hope he had a good day.
Janice Tolliver’s sister who was in a car wreck in Kingsport, Tenn., has since died. Our sympathy goes out to the family.
They have had a lot of sickness and death in the Little and Tolliver family in the past year. Keep Janice and Tommy both in your prayers for health and strength.
Christy Polly has been real sick. She is doing some better. Then Linda, Rick and Jamie all got sick. Keep them in your prayers, as well as Bill King. He has some major health problems. Big Cowan
We took Mike to Hazard on Thursday to the foot doctor. On our way home we decided to go over to Yoder’s, and we came upon the bus wreck after it just happened. There are so many accidents on the highways that I hate to even get out anymore. Hopefully no one was seriously injured. The trip to Yoder’s was nice.
Juanita Fields Smith had her gallbladder surgery and is doing well. Her pancreas has started to shrink, so maybe she won’t have to have any more surgery.
Amber Trent had gallbladder surgery on Thursday. She is well — just sore.
Kim Fields Hoskins has to have some IVs run through her arm next week. I’m not sure what is wrong with her. She called and talked to Mike. Hope everything goes well.
Lucille Collins went to spend a few days with Kim before returning to Indiana. Wish her a safe trip.
My brother Archie hurt his foot again and then he fell. He is okay, just moving kind of slow. As I always say, it sucks getting old.
Merle Landers and Larry Boggs have both been in the hospital with high blood pressure. I think they are home now and hopefully doing well.
I have enjoyed watching ‘The Snake Man of Appalachia.’ He shows a lot of our pretty mountains and how strip mining is done. They seem like a nice family, and it’s not all about snakes. He has a right to his religion as well as we do. It might not be for your family, but he is entitled to freedom of religion and we have no right to judge him.
There is more to the show, so before you criticize it, look for the good things in it. Thanks.
Hope all of the readers of The Mountain Eagle far and near are doing okay. I think of all the ones I know often. Even though I don’t always mention you, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
When my brother and I or my sister and I are together we go down memory lane very often, and it’s such a fun place to go. Sometimes we wish we could go back in time and see our loved ones once again, but we just hold on to our memories. I would like to hug them and tell them I love them one more time.
As the song goes, “I’d like to go back there just for a day.” Oh, if we could only go back.
Keep everyone in your prayers this week. Visit the sick and shut-in and homeless. Attend the church of your choice.
Love your neighbors and friends, but most of all, keep God in your life.
Until next time, I love all of you.