Whitesburg KY

Family and friends gather to watch July 4 fireworks


Hello everyone — I hope all had a good and safe Fourth of July. I’m not certain why we don’t say Independence Day on a regular basis. Hope your Independence Day was great!!

Feel Better Wishes are being sent to Janice Wolod, Edison Banks, Randy Brown, Sonny Caudill, Glen Banks, and Sue Banks. I’m sure there are others needing positive thoughts.

David Banks and Nathan Maxey stopped by one day. David had items to pick up from the Gibson family reunion silent auction. Nathan is a talker and I was glad to talk with him. He said he had a good time at the family reunion.

Andrea Cosgriff, Evelyn Cosgriff, Helen Roberts and Ella Caudill spent a day at Breaks Interstate Park. They shared gorgeous photos on social media. They had a great time together.

Carla Smith took a lot of pictures of a bear that was at Ernie Ison’s place. She also took a lot of pictures of Whitesburg’s fireworks. Those were outstanding photos.

Gail Brewster of Pell City, Alabama, was in for the weekend. She stayed with her aunt, Carol Caudill of Little Cowan. She also visited with her brother, Scott Ramage of Little Cowan. I did get to see Gail at church.

Minerva Yonts of Indianapolis, Indiana, Kathy Lamonte and Ava Phillips of Clinton, Mississippi, Doris Banks and Martha Wenning of Little Cowan ate lunch at Anna Yonts’s house on Little Cowan. Anna fixed a lot of delicious food for us. We had a good time sitting around and talking after lunch.

Kathy, Ava, and I rode the side-by-side to Anna’s, which was fun.

Mike and I went to the bank one afternoon. I went in and made a deposit and then came back out. I wasn’t thinking when I came out and I walked to the vehicle. I opened a car door and it suddenly dawned on me that something was different. I looked around and it wasn’t my car. There was a lady sitting in the driver’s seat staring at me. I apologized several times and went to the next vehicle over which was mine. Mike said he wondered what I was doing and thought I might have known the lady. I didn’t know her as I had only seen her in the bank. It was another moment in my life.

John Campbell, Dianna Newsome, Mike and I went out to eat a couple times over the holiday weekend. We went to Paco’s in Jenkins one day and to the Pine Mountain Grill another time. The company is always good when we go out to eat.

John, Dianna, Mike and I went to Town Hill for the Independence Day fireworks. We rode the side-by-side up there. First we went over to ‘our spot’ to show Dianna the view. The first thing we all noticed was that the burned-out vehicle was gone. I was glad to see that. I hope no one decides to do that again as we need to keep our county clean.

We did drive over to where the fireworks could be seen. When they started I had a pretty good view as we were above the fireworks. There were two areas to stop and this year we stopped at the first one. My cousin Ernie Ison and April Adams were there with family and friends.

I couldn’t stand as long as the fireworks were going so I had to go back and sit down.

Celebrating Independence Day with family and friends is the American way.

CAT escaped today. Mike and CAT go out early in the morning to sit on the screened-in porch. Mike was sitting there when he saw a cat walk across the yard and he thought ‘There’s a cat that looks like our cat.’ Then he realized it was our cat. He went outside and got CAT, who came to him. CAT and Mike came in the house and told me about it (I had just woken up). CAT had to stay in and Mike went outside to check the porch screen. He found where CAT had pushed out the screen by the door. Mike got his staple gun and tightened the screen back down. I think the entire screen is going to need extra staples. CAT will no longer be on the screened porch by himself.

Mary Ann Napier, of Mayking, passed away on June 28, 2021. She was 88 years old. She was the widow of Earl ‘RJ’ Napier. She is survived by five children: Burgess Napier of Whitesburg; Johnny Napier of Little Cowan; Kyle Napier of Jenkins; Mark Napier of Mayking; and Terena Profitt of Campbranch. She had five grandchildren: Caressa Brooks, Valene Small, Ryan Profitt ; Skye Napier, and Trevor Napier. She also had seven great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter.

The funeral was held on July 2, 2021 at the Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was at the Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine.

Condolences are being sent to Johnny and Janet Napier and family.

The weekly quote is attributed to Joshua J. Marine. “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”

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Have a wonderful week and enjoy another year of Independence.

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