Ermine seniors were on the go this past week. Tuesday, we had two nurses from the health department come to our center and give us our flu shots. Wednesday, the seniors went to the Blackey Center to the arts and crafts show. Joy Pease’s picture won second place. It was a photo. Judith Vermillion’s picture won third place. It was an oil painting. They were all beautiful.
Rhuford Hart won first place for canned apples. Coleene won first place for cherry preserves, green beans, and bread and butter pickles, also apple butter.
Thursday, Rhuford took Coleene to the doctor at Pikeville, then to Walmart where she passed out. She was taken to the hospital by ambulance. They thought it was her heart, but it wasn’t. She came home Friday and said she was doing better.
Don and Coletta Tolliver went to Berea to a festival and model car show. They went in their motor home. She said she liked to travel in it.
It was good to see Ralph Hall back. We know he’s still around somewhere.
Oh! You all need to hear about our tacky party. If you weren’t there, you really missed out. We had one of the best times ever. Lots of us dressed up real tacky. What happened to me was my shoe heel came loose and the shoe sole with it. I had to go barefooted. Oh! well, if it wasn’t for bad luck I’d have no luck at all. But I glued them back so I’d have shoes to wear home.
We had the kids from the Cowan Music School to play bluegrass music for us. Can they ever play. They are really musicians. They were Levi Caudill in eighth grade, who played guitar; Logan Dollarhide, eighth grade, who played the banjo; Rebecca Stanifer, also in eighth grade, who played fiddle and mandolin; and Autumn Dollarhide, in seventh grade, who played the fiddle.
They were wonderful. You kids came back any time. We all loved you.
We had 51 seniors there. Our judge, Jim Ward, came by and stayed awhile. You sure missed a good dinner, Jim. Also, watch Channel 98 as we’re on TV.
Mr. Hall enjoyed being with us. Said we sure had some good cooks and I agreed with him.
Our visitors were Freddie and Gracie Bentley from Dayton, Ohio, and Darrell Holbrook, a Letcher County boy. If we had any others, I don’t know as seniors were everywhere.
Debbie Slone, our wonderful site manager, gave us appreciation certificates and some of us received plaques. Debbie, we really appreciate you doing that for us.
That Jim Craft is a card. He dressed like a waiter, even had his dish towel on his arm. We sure had a wonderful day and the best food ever. We all probably ate too much.
Community Trust Bank sent us a cake that read ‘Happy Birthday Tacky Party’.
So if you like to have good, clean fun, come to Ermine and join us. All you seniors that don’t go to another center, come to ours. You’ll be glad you did. Joyce Vermillion and Martha Harris are our latest joiners and they really enjoy it.
So long for now and God bless until next time.