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Family enjoys fishing together

Blair Branch


WINNER — Ila Adams of Jeremiah, who was 86 years old on May 23, sits in one of the rocking chairs she won at Isom IGA in the Mother’s Day giveaway.

WINNER — Ila Adams of Jeremiah, who was 86 years old on May 23, sits in one of the rocking chairs she won at Isom IGA in the Mother’s Day giveaway.

Hello all! I hope you are doing well. My oldest son, Bailey, quickly recovered from the stomach bug he had last week; and then of course, I ended up with it. I’m doing better, but now my youngest son, Dalton, is sick. He has had a slight fever, coughing, and runny nose. It’s always something, right? At least we are partially in good health. I am thankful for that.

Michael, the boys and I spent most of the weekend over at Carr Creek Lake fishing. It’s always an adventure when we take the boys, but it is worth it. I like to sit back with my camera and catch the action. I enjoy fishing too, but someone has to keep their eye (or lens) on the kids. On Sunday afternoon, my brother Wade and his family went too. We had a great time even though we only caught a few tiny ones.

Saturday morning Michael and I decided that we were going to put up the new tent we bought last week. You see, we were just going to set it up in the yard to see how long it would take us to put it together and then take it back down. Should go off without a hitch, right? Not in my lifetime. That was an interesting morning to say the least. Let me tell you, the instructions that come with those things could be a little better. We did eventually get it put up. It only took an hour and a half to put together a dome tent! We should have been able to put up one of those big three-room tents in that amount of time. I always think, how hard can it be? Then I attempt it.

Thankfully I came away unscathed, and that alone is a miracle. Michael wasn’t so lucky. A tent stake broke and cut him. These things only happen to us. It is Sunday night and we still haven’t taken that thing down. The boys are loving it. Bailey says he is moving out of our house and into it so that he can make his own rules.

I spoke with Jamie Collins earlier in the week and she said that Jake and Wilma Halcomb are doing really well. My mom, Sylvania Whitaker, said that Jamie’s oldest boy Justin brought Jake to church at Dixon Memorial on Sunday. I am glad that he is able to be out and about more.

Grandma, Lucy Blair, hasn’t been feeling too well today. She believes she may be getting a stomach bug.

Becky Ingram, Richard and Marsha Blair’s daughter, has had the stomach bug too. It sure is making its rounds!

Edna and Jr. Helton made it safely back to Indiana after visiting with Grandma Lucy for a few days. I hate that I didn’t get a chance to spend any time with them, but there are only so many hours in a day even if I wish there were more.

Roger and Debbie Whitaker’s boy Lee came in to visit them this weekend. I am sure they enjoyed having him home for a day or so.

Virgil Combs of Carcassonne has been sick this week. Please keep him in your prayers.

My sister, Opal Jent, was telling me that the church she belongs to, Bull Creek Old Regular Baptist, had been burglarized this weekend. That is so sad. What is this world coming to when someone breaks into a church?

Ila Adams won two rocking chairs in the Mother’s Day giveaway at Isom IGA. Lucky lady!

Ward and Dwana Whitaker spent last weekend in Tennessee. They celebrated their third wedding anniversary on May 19. Happy anniversary to you both. I hope it was wonderful and that you have many more love-filled years together!

I would like to send out belated happy birthday wishes to Cody Adams, May 2; Randy Adams, May 14; Rame Adams, May 17; and Ila Adams and Baylee Kerrigan Albers on May 23. Joseph William Grom V will celebrate his birthday on May 27. I hope your special day is filled with all the love and laughter in the world.

I hope everyone has a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend. Spend time with your family, tell them you love them, and be sure to go visit the graves of all your loved ones that have passed.

If I have left anyone or anything out, just let me know and I will be glad you get you next time. I hope everyone has a healthy and happy week. If you would like to contact me, feel free to call me or you may email me at: alanacouch@tvscable.com.

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