Hope everyone had a blessed week.
Congratulations to the Gilliam family of Mayking on the birth of a grandson. Cooper Bentley Gilliam was born to Justin Gilliam, the son of Michael Gilliam, the son of Paul and Mary Cook Gilliam. On Thursday, Jean, Mary, Mike, Kristy, Jason and Gabe drove to Bristol to see the new baby. They say he is definitely a keeper. I can’t wait to see him.
Edsel, Carol, Keith and Kayla Baker went to Ohio for a few days to visit with their family. They visited with her sister’s family, Lawrence and Betty Johnson, Julie Lawson, Sillar, Debbie and a few others. Betty is not doing so well. We will keep her in our prayers.
Our neighborhood lost one of our most beloved ladies, June Johnson Bentley Sergent. We will miss her decorated home for every holiday. People came from everywhere to see her decorations for Halloween and Christmas. She brought food to me when I was sick and always gave us homemade candy and cakes. She will be missed by all of us. Our prayers are with Hobert and her children, Bobbie, Jeff and Arnold. We love all of you.
My brother-in-law Duke Lucas lost a sister this week, Liza Lucas Sexton. She was a wonderful lady as you could tell by the visitation of family and friends. Our deepest sympathy and prayers for all of her family.
Vanessa Adams’s daughter Mia broke her arm and had surgery. She is a beautiful little lady and we hope she continues to heal. I know Mike, Louise, Bruce and Geraldine are taking good care of her.
The Colson seniors went to the drama at Jenkins this weekend and enjoyed the great performance. We sure have a bunch of talented people in Letcher County. If you haven’t been to see the play, you are missing a lot. Attending from our center were Elisha Baker, Joan Hall, Maxine Quillen, Connie Cook, Nora Logan, Brenda Seals, Tracey Combs and myself. It was good to see Irene Smith and her daughter Liz at the play. I knew about half of the cast. The library was well represented. It was good to talk to Susan Adams, Vickie Hurst and Legina Adams.
Happy birthday to Vickie Hurst, Rebecca Conley, Johnny Spicer, Alberta Slone Perry, Stephanie Cornett, Alene Cook, Deanna Branham, Sabrina Smith, Austin Johnson, Kayla Johnson and Bobby Joe Pass.
Bobby Joe and Madonna came by for a short visit while they were camping down at Carr Creek Lake. They brought me all kinds of good music and I really appreciate it. I hope they can come back soon.
Janice Baker, Kathy Adams, Nikkia Lucas and I went to Lexington last weekend to the American Idol concert and we had a great time. We stayed at the Hilton and just had some girl time together. Before the concert my daughter Sharon Holbrook and my granddaughter Amanda Holbrook met us at Olive Garden for dinner. They went to the concert also. I usually find someone from Letcher County every place I go so I saw D.J. and Brittany Frazier sitting just below us and had to give them a shout. We visited with them for a few minutes after the concert.
The Historical Society had about 25 stones set at Sandlick Cemetery. It sure was a warm day, but thank God Zandra Perry and Jean Cook didn’t melt. Thank you so much for everything you do, girls. Tim Richardson and his helper are angels for all they do for us too.
We will begin on the Obie Fields Cemetery on Cowan shortly and we do need help with where the stones should be placed. My phone number is 855-7338 if you can tell us anything about who is buried there or where to place the stones.
Arthur and Joyce Sergent had as their guest this past week her brother Elmer Hall from Louisville. Alice and Ella went to Myrtle Beach and he stayed with Arthur and Joyce. Melvin also spent a lot of time with them. They love their family and it’s so special when they can get together.
Cathy Narramore says her dad Bubby Vance had a good report from the doctor. We are continuing to pray for him.
Sue Hill is at home with help from Hospice. David and all the family are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you all.
Sympathy to the family of Dana Eldridge of Colson. His father Kermit died just a short time ago.
The picture books aren’t ready yet. As soon as I get them I will get them in the mail or deliver them. Be patient, they are coming soon! A big thank you to all who ordered.
Connie Cook has been sewing up a storm at our center. She is making holders for plastic bags. Thank you to Arthur Sergent for the sewing machine he donated. We are always doing something at the center and love every minute. Come and join in the fun.