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Former neighbors return to Cowan for visit


We are still having nice fall weather, no frost so far. This should give people a chance to be more ready for the cold season ahead. As I have said before, the seasons seem to go by fast, especially as you get older.

The members of the Pine Mountain Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution who attended the Hindman Settlement School’s N.S.D.A.R. school on Oct. 8 were Merlene Day, Stella Elam, Ruby Burkich, Ruby June Caudill, Sally Caudill, and Kaye Combs Moore. We are sorry our regent, Shirley Whitaker, was in the hospital and unable to attend. Hope she has a speedy recovery. There were about 40 national D.A.R. officers present from different parts of the United States. It was estimated to be one of the largest N.S.D.A.R. schools ever held, which is a good record.

We are proud to be a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Many of our patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes to make this a free country.

It was good to see Mr. Paul Boyd on Saturday when he stopped by to visit while he and his wife, Marie, were here to visit her family graves in the Caudill cemetery. They used to be our neighbors before moving to Virginia.

Kay Kincer Amburgey of Chicago, enjoyed a nice visit with Marsha and Carl Banks and other relatives.

Carl Bennett comes by often and I am blessed with good neighbors on both sides since they first got married. They now have grown children of their own.

Happy birthday to Robby Brown of Myrtle Beach on Nov. 2.

Marilyn, Gwen, and little Maddie visited their Aunt Virginia Brown. Maddie is a beautiful baby with big alert blue eyes that take in everything. She loves to be talked to and does her best to talk back. Linda, Minerva and Anna also visited.

Kathy Lamonte’s daughter, Becky, in Mississippi, has a new baby girl. She is a fine, healthy baby. She has a big sister, twoyear old Emma, and an aunt, Sarah.

Chester and Verna Rayburn have been very busy with moving as they have sold their house in Eolia. We are glad Chester is feeling better.

Virginia Brown’s granddaughter, Jenny Lou, and her children, Crystal and Jen, nephews Dallas and Dusty, and niece Destiny spent the weekend with her. Jenny’s older son, Bo, is working in Washington.

Some of the Cowan Homemakers went to the Extension office to work on the quilt that is being raffled for the Ovarian Screening Project.

Duane and Anna Yonts and Russell and Minerva Yonts visited Roger and Tracy Yonts and family in Dahlonega, Ga. The guys went fishing and the girls attended the Gold Rush Festival. It was a wonderful festival with a lot to see and buy. They had perfect weather and a real good time.

Several attended church at Little Cowan on Sunday and we missed several who were absent.

Elizabeth Fairchild came by for a visit Sunday afternoon. She attended the Little Dove Church at Eolia on Sunday and reported a good service. We are thankful for the churches in our various communities. When we were traveling out West, we would go for miles and not see a church. We have a large number of churches in our area. I guess that is why we are called the Bible Belt. If you want to go to church, you won’t have to go far. There used to be a song, “God Walks These Hills.”

The master of the Whitesburg Masonic Lodge called. He said the Masons were having a dinner to honor their wives who stay home and keep the home fires burning while they are gone. To my knowledge this is the first for this occasion and it is a very courteous thing to do. The wives ask no favors but I am sure they will appreciate their kindness and enjoy the special occasion.

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