Hello everyone, I hope all have had a good week and a Happy Father’s Day. I did enjoy the cooler temperatures during the past week.
For a couple weeks we have had a bird that hangs outside our porch window. We don’t know what it wants as it paces back and forth on the window ledge. It may be seeing its reflection and wondering why it’s not inside. Who knows? The bird showed up after we let Buddy (my brother’s dog) in one day. Buddy came in for food, so maybe the bird thinks we should feed it also.
Linda Lucas, Aiden Lucas, Beth and Keith Callahan spent a few days in Washington, D.C. They did a lot of sightseeing and rode the Metro. They went to Arlington Cemetery and watch the changing of the guard. They also saw the White House. They had a great trip in a short amount of time.
Laura Harris of Lexington came in for Father’s Day weekend to visit her parents, Bob and Ramona Caudill of Little Cowan. Laura’s grandson, Landon, came with her. It was good seeing Laura for a quick visit.
Mashawna Gilley-Caudill has written several books on coping skills for children. The first book has been printed and it is titled ‘Angry Bubbles’. The book can be ordered from Amazon. The next two books will be printed soon.
Little Cowan Primitive Baptist Church had Vacation Bible School last week. There were a lot of participants from out of state. A big thanks goes to Glennis and Charlie Little with their help.
One of my enjoyable memories on Sunday was sitting in Sunday School and church and looking at the backs of my granny and her sisters. They were the Gibson Girls. It gave a feeling of belonging with the family all in attendance at church. All of the Gibson Girls have gone on but there are still family members in church. This week as I was sitting in church, I noticed there were seven children, one daughter-in-law, and four grandchildren of the Gibson Girls in church. That made me feel so good. The Gibson children were Doris Banks of Little Cowan (daughter of LouAma Banks), John Banks of Cowan (son of Minnie Vae Banks), Linda Lucas of Kingsport, Tennessee, Verna Rayburn of Liberty, and Carol Caudill of Little Cowan (daughters of Minnie Vae Banks), Randy Brown of Little Cowan (son of Virginia Brown), and Bob Caudill of Little Cowan (son of Beulah Caudill). Ramona Caudill is the daughter-inlaw of Beulah Caudill. The Gibson grandchildren in attendance were Kevin Rayburn of Bardstown (a grandson of Minnie Vae Banks), Candra Leach of Kingsport, Tenn., (granddaughter of Minnie Vae Banks), Harold Day of Cowan (grandson of Thelma Banks), and Martha Wenning of Little Cowan (granddaughter of Beulah Caudill). It was a good feeling.
On Friday night, Mike and I went to Paradise Pizza for dinner. While waiting on our pizza, I was looking out the window watching a man back up his vehicle. I was thinking how good he was doing since he missed our truck. Just then, I saw our truck move. An 88-year-old man had backed into our truck. Mike went running outside to talk to the man and the pizza people called the sheriff. The 88-year-old admitted it was his fault. Now we start the process of getting the dent fixed. Deputy Norris of the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Office was a big help.
Gretta Newsom of Berea came in to visit her mother Faye Campbell. We had some good card games with Gretta on Saturday evening.
Highway 2035, which is Little Cowan, has new signs at both ends of the road. It is now a Memorial Highway honoring Pvt. Shelby Sturgill and Sgt. William Sturgill. Ramona Caudill is the daughter of Shelby Sturgill and the niece of William Sturgill.
On Sunday afternoon Mike, John, Faye, and I took a ride to Gabe’s Fall. Mike and I had never been there. Pretty place. We also were at Elk Creek and Bull Creek. We saw several deer, lots of turkeys, a couple rabbits, a squirrel, and a snake. Taking Sunday drives with my brother is so enjoyable.
The social media quote of the week is: Time is like a river. You cannot touch the same water twice because the flow that has passed will never pass again. Enjoy every moment of your life.
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