Whitesburg KY

Family enjoys a tailgating Thanksgiving


Happy Thanksgiving everyone. It may seem at times there isn’t anything to be thankful for but there is always something. Family is always at the top of my list along with friends. I have a wonderful family and wonderful friends.

It was a quiet and quick week. I did do some outdoor Christmas decorating. I spray painted my nearly dead mums and they are now red. I also cut some branches out of a hydrangea bush belonging to my brother (he gave me the idea) and I spray painted them red. I put them in the wagon, and they look good. There’s a lot more I want to do but it involves putting up lights and I’m not tall enough to do lights.

I also did some on-line shopping during the week. I would love to get most of my shopping done by the first week of December, but I doubt that happens. I am looking forward to doing Christmas cards. Doing Christmas cards relaxes me. About 35 years ago, I addressed Christmas cards the first week of November because I needed to relax.

The Whitesburg Post Office didn’t have any Christmas stamps when I went in this past week. We drove to the Mayking Post Office and they had Christmas stamps. I bought a lot and am so glad to have the stamps. The woman working there was so helpful. I enjoyed our chat while I was getting stamps.

I found two galvanized milk jugs in the garage. They came from Mike’s mom and she had painted them. Mike said he remembered taking the jugs and going to the neighbor’s house to get milk when he was a child. He guessed that the jugs are at least 70 years old. I mentioned finding these milk jugs to a son and he said, “Grandma kept them on the fireplace hearth in the basement.” After he said that, I remembered them. I’m glad we have them and they’re now in the bedroom.

Grayson Robert Breitwieser arrived on November 18, 2020. He weighed 7 pounds and 5 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. Grayson resides in St. Anthony, Indiana with his parents Jade Hasenour and Cavan Breitwiser, and his sister Aubrey Jean. His maternal grandparents are Bri and Nick Decker. His maternal great-grandparents are Mark Goldman and the late Patti Goldman.

Welcome to the family, Grayson Robert.

The Jim and Helen Caudill family had a tailgating Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday, Nov. 22. Food was prepared and brought to Jim’s house for an outdoor Thanksgiving. They did do social distancing while together. The wind blew the napkins and tablecloths around, but they were blessed to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal. There was lots of food, laughter, and family. They were all thankful for a special day and the sun even shone during the meal.

After the dinner, a meal was delivered to Helen at the Hazard Health and Rehabilitation Nursing Home. Family were able to visit with Helen through the window.

Those attending the Thanksgiving dinner were: Jim Caudill; Stephanie, Nick, Nick, Braden, and Jamison Walker; James, Natasha, Kaylee, and James Dalton Caudill; Deborah Caudill, Richard Clark, and Elizabeth Clark; and Candance and Zack McGeorge.

The photos I saw showed a family Thanksgiving dinner full of love.

Donna and Mike Watts and their grandchildren, Eli and Finley Gordon, camped on Linefork Saturday night. They roasted hotdogs and marshmallows. They all had a great time. The photos I saw showed a fun time.

Feel better wishes are being sent to Kirsten Caudill, Patrick Andry, Helen Caudill, and Teresa Baker Cooper. I hope all that aren’t feeling well feel better soon.

Helon Harris passed away in Tinsley, Mississippi at the age of 86. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Harris, Jr., and a daughter, Lisa Gail Harris.

She is survived by four children: Mike (Shirley) Harris of Tinsley, Ms., Dewuane (Joette) Harris of Tinsley, Ms., Cathy (Mike) Jones of Raymond, Ms., and Pam (Greg) Whatley of Tinsley, Ms. She had 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Graveside funeral services were held on November 23, 2020 at Glenwood Cemetery. Condolences are sent to Mike and Shirley Harris.

One of my favorite holiday desserts is called Junkyard Salad. I found the recipe on Pinterest as I had lost my copy. It turned out that this was a favorite recipe of my aunt, Edna Campbell Halcomb. I’m glad I found it again, but I think I’ll change the name on my recipe to Aunt Edna’s dessert as it sounds more appetizing.

1 can cherry pie filling; 1 large can crushed pineapple (drained); 1 can Eagle Brand milk; 2 cups miniature marshmallows; 1 cup pecans; 1 container (8 ounces) Cool Whip. Mix in order and refrigerate.

For Christmas, I may try an old-fashioned custard pie. e

Th quote of the week is attributed to Frank A. Clark. “If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn’t likely to be thankful for what he’s going to get.”

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Have a happy Thanksgiving and be thankful. Stay safe and healthy.

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