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Family really enjoyed playing games together


Hello everyone – I hope you enjoyed the Memorial Day weekend. It was a good weekend.

Debbie and Jeff Vice of Flemingsburg came in and stayed for a few days. They came over and spent a few hours with us on Friday night. Debbie and I talked about how much not being with people has affected us. Being together and spending time together made us both feel better. On Saturday, Debbie, my sister Susie, my son Mark, and I went to the Hop Gibson Cemetery and put flowers on our grandparents’ graves and on Mom’s grave.

Our son, Mark Wenning of Monroe, Ohio, came in for the weekend. He drove his motorcycle and took the back roads. He had an enjoyable long trip. I broke my protocol of not hugging when I saw him. It felt good.

My sister, Susan Ware of Lexington, came in for the weekend. She stayed with us, which was good.

Janis and Mike Marr of Berea came in to visit her dad, John Campbell, and her grandpa, Glen Brown. Their children, Anna, Myles, Addison, and Tucker, came also. Anna just graduated from high school. It was good seeing all of them.

Anna will be going to Eastern Kentucky University and I told her that our Granny, Beulah Gibson Caudill, went to college there to become a teacher.

Little Cowan Primitive Baptist Church held their Memorial Day church service at the Hop Gibson Cemetery. I love sitting up there for this service. It’s definitely a chance to be with church and to be with nature. It’s a perfect spot to think about the loved ones who have left us in body but not in memory. Susie, Mike, and Mark went to the service also. Pastor John Banks did a good job with the message.

The Ison Cemetery on Kingdom Come received some tree damage from the wind and storms we’ve had recently. It will take a while to get all of the downed trees cut and hauled out.

After dinner on Sunday, Mike, Mark, Susie, and I played yard Yahtzee on the porch. The porch now has little dings in from the wood blocks. While Mike took a nap, Mark, Susie, and I played Clue. After napping, Mike joined us for a couple of dice games. Then we all went to John’s house and played a game called Telestrations. It was a fun game and I laughed so much that it was hard to speak. It’s similar to the old game Pictionary but more fun. It was a great family day.

The youngest son, Brad Wenning, will have a birthday on May 28. Happy birthday, Brad.

Our oldest son, Greg Wenning, went to Caesars Creek Lake in Ohio on Sunday. He sent a text to the family group and said, “Look what I found.” I glanced at the photos he sent and couldn’t tell who was in them. My sister looked at the pictures and said, “That’s Jaimie.” Her daughter and son-in-law, Jaimie and Skylar Mefford, just happened to be at Caesars Creek Lake at that time. They saw each other and took some good photos. I’m glad the cousins were able to spend some time together.

The June birthdays are: June 1 – Stella Sigrest Barnett June 2 – Katie Wenning Fullenkamp June 3 – Charlene Tackett Mason; Morgan Watkins June 5 – Bob Campbell June 7 – Carla Smith June 9 – Melinda Barton Lucas June 11 – Jill Kent June 12 – Nanetta Dingus June 18 – Beth Yonts Hawk; Jim Yonts June 22 – Charlie Little June 24 – Brandon Garrett June 25 – Ella Fields Caudill;

Ed Pitts June 28 – Skylar Mefford June 29 – Candice Hoskins McGeorge June 30 – Janis Campbell Marr; Kristi White

Happy birthday to all!

I received an email from Phyllis Looper this past week. She is a cousin to my cousin, Debbie Vice. It was good to hear from Phyllis. Thank you for reading the Mountain Eagle Phyllis.

Most schools have been able to honor the 2020 graduates with a graduation. I have enjoyed seeing the graduation pictures on Facebook. Congratulations to all the 2020 graduates.

This week’s quote is attributed to Thomas S. Monson: “Let us relish life as we live it, find joy in the journey, and share our love with family and friends.”

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Thanks and have a wonderful week. Stay healthy and safe.

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