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Members of the Whitesburg Rotary Club recently attended a Barter Theatre performance of James Still’s play “Looking Over the President’s Shoulder” at Mountain Empire Community College in Big Stone Gap, Va. The play, sponsored by Wise County ProArt, is based on the memoirs of former White House butler Alonzo Fields, who served four presidents. Following the performance, actor Jasper McGruder, the star of the play, joined Rotarians for a photo. From left to right are Roy Crawford, Laura Miller, Larry Whitaker, Jasper McGruder, Brenda DePriest, Joe DePriest, Jack Burkich and Williams Banks.

Members of the Whitesburg Rotary Club recently attended a Barter Theatre performance of James Still’s play “Looking Over the President’s Shoulder” at Mountain Empire Community College in Big Stone Gap, Va. The play, sponsored by Wise County ProArt, is based on the memoirs of former White House butler Alonzo Fields, who served four presidents. Following the performance, actor Jasper McGruder, the star of the play, joined Rotarians for a photo. From left to right are Roy Crawford, Laura Miller, Larry Whitaker, Jasper McGruder, Brenda DePriest, Joe DePriest, Jack Burkich and Williams Banks.

Hello everyone. Hoping all had a good week.

We took our youngest granddaughter, Kayla, back to Lexington on Saturday to meet up with her dad. Her two-week break went too fast. She was so quiet we hardly knew she was there. She used to be mouthy, talking all the time. We will miss her.

Letha Dollarhyde had a birthday last week. Late happy birthday to her, and miss her as a neighbor.

Kendall Boggs has a birthday Oct. 26. We wish him a happy birthday.

Keep Irene and Eugene Day in your prayers. She is having lower back pain and pain in her legs and is unable to walk very far. Eugene broke some ribs while working under the sink. Bless their hearts, they are both trying to do what they can.

Enjoyed looking at all the trees from here to Lexington. They are just beautiful. Even noticed some mistletoe in top of trees.

My friend’s little grandson who died in Charlestown, Ind., had been hit by a car in the driveway which caused blunt trauma to the head. It is still really hard for them to cope with, so keep all of them in prayer. My heart really goes out to them.

Michelle and Paul Murphy need prayer, and my sister Kathy Wolfe had been pretty sick and finally went to the doctor. So hopefully she is on the mend.

Thomas Wolfe came home for an overnight visit and had a good time.

I saw where Letcher County made history by selling alcohol. I am not a drinker, so it doesn’t bother me either way. Just hope the drinkers go home and drink instead of on the road and putting other people’s lives at risk.

Mary Ann Maggard is still not doing very well. Keep her in your prayers.

Beautiful day on Sunday. I sat on the front porch watching the neighbor’s kids playing outside. You don’t see that much anymore.

I love to see kids play and use their own imagination without all the TVs and computers. Brings back lots of memories.

We would play from daylight until dark, only taking time to eat and sleep. Those were the days. The hills and hollows were never quiet. Back then you could be playing horseshoes beside the road. People from Kingscreek and Linefork would stop by and join in. We kids would play hopscotch in front of the store and jump rope on Scuttle Hole Gap Road.

We had a board and rocks fixed up at Irene and Eugene’s to jump board on. (It was like people would use for a seesaw, except we jumped on it.) No wonder I have such weak ankles now.

We played ball in the bottom where Emma Adams lives, and we had a grapevine swing and tire swings at our house. Always a crowd. Swimming in the creek, etc.

I would love to see everyone get together again with a cookout, games, lots of talking and just have a good time. We could call it a ‘block party’ or ‘community gathering.’ Sounds like it would be fun.

Well folks, you are probably tried of hearing me go on and on. So everyone have a good week, be good to someone and attend the church of your choice. Pray for someone and pray for our country. Until next week.


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