I hope everyone is enjoying the weather. To go from 60 degrees to 3 inches of snow in less than 24 hours was crazy. Luckily the snow has melted and we’re having great winter weather.
You know I write about the adventures Mike and I have with my brother and sister-in-law, John and Faye Campbell, well sometimes you have to write about sad things. On Saturday afternoon, my sister-in-law Carolyn Faye Campbell passed away. Even when you know it’s going to be soon, it’s still a surprise. She’s going to be missed. We had a card playing routine with them and I’m glad Faye won the last diamonds game that we played.
Faye’s visitation was scheduled for Monday, December 16. The funeral was scheduled for Tuesday at 1 p.m. Burial was in the Hop Gibson Family Cemetery. Letcher Funeral Home had charge of the details.
Faye is survived by her husband, John Campbell; her son, Mark and Kathy Miles; her daughter, Gretta and Ryan Newsom; her stepson, Michael Campbell, and her stepdaughter, Janis and Michael Marr. Faye had seven grandchildren: Christopher Newsom; Rylan Newsom; Casey Miles; Anna Bledsoe; Myles Marr; Addison Marr; and Tucker Marr. She has two sisters, Zelma Banks and Lorainne Stewart. She has a lot of family and friends that will miss her.
On Saturday, December 14, there was a Campbell Family Christmas Party in Lexington. It was hosted by Susan and Tony Ware of Lexington. Those attending were: Jaimie and Skylar Mefford of Amelia, Ohio; Curtis Ware of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Greg Wenning of West Milton, Ohio; Mark Wenning of Monroe, Ohio, Brad and Becky Wenning of New Paris, Ohio; Michael Campbell of Newport; Janis, Mike, Anna, Myles, Addison, and Tucker Marr of Berea; Ben Halcomb of Berea; Barbara Campbell, Vivian Ware, Susan Stamper, and Alyssa Stamper of Lexington; and Mike and Martha Wenning of Whitesburg. We had a good time and greatly appreciated Susie and Tony hosting us. Susie has always said it’s her favorite day of the year. We were all together when John Campbell called to tell us about Faye. Being with family is always important.
The CANE kitchen is offering the Twelve Days of Christmas cookies/candy classes. They are offered Monday through Saturday at 10 o’clock and they are free. I went to the one on Friday, December 13 and made Mexican Wedding Cookies. It was a fun class. Hopefully I’ll get back to another class this week. I really want to do the fruitcake class on Friday, December 20, but I have a doctor’s appointment that day. I may cancel the appointment so I can make a fruitcake.
Those attending the class on December 13 were: Matilda Parks; Jackie Frazier; Barbara Prichard; Cheryl Campbell; Angie Sturgill; Connie Brashears; Crystal Rodriguez; Connie Adams; and Martha Wenning. The class was led by Callie Blair.
The cookies I brought home were good.
Mike and I went to the Christmas Parade on Friday night. We were able to be at the beginning of the parade route so we saw all of the action. It was a good parade. We didn’t go to the rec center for the other activities but I heard it was fun.
Michael Campbell and Janis Marr came in Saturday evening to see their dad, John Campbell. Anna Bledsoe and Ben Halcomb came in also. Anna and Ben spent the night with us. It was nice having company.
This week’s quote is attributed to Dr. Seuss. “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
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Enjoy your week.