Whitesburg KY

Gwen Farmer is ready to garden

Southern Ohio

Hello everyone! I hope you are able to get out and enjoy this beautiful time of the year. God has once again opened His coloring book and begun to paint the colors of spring for us! How anyone could ever doubt there’s an almighty God when the proof is in front of our eyes for all to see?

Gwen Huff Farmer has really been enjoying this weather. Her flowers and the trees are really showing their beauty and she is chomping at the bit to get into her garden.

Vickie and I went to the flea market at Richwood. This was the first time I had been there in several years. Vickie had never been, and since it has been rebuilt everything is changed and I don’t like it so I don’t intend on going back again!

I went to the Senior Center at Rising Sun, Ind. This is a beautiful center and I enjoy going there, however I keep Bennie so much I don’t get to go often. I am so thankful they have places for the slightly mature ones to go and enjoy music and enjoy dancing for a few hours. They always have a good crowd there.

Carl and Mary Crase were there, and I always enjoy seeing this couple. Carl’s family is from around the Roxana area, though Carl was just a young boy when his family moved to Indiana. Carl talks about how he would love to go back and look around the hills and hollows of back home. I told him he could ride back with me sometime, now he might want to find a way home.

I went to the Whitewater Center. This was a very short visit since I had my little sidekick Bennie, and he started fussing after about 45 minutes. Polly Maucher was there and thought she could be helpful, but Bennie would have no part of letting her hold him. I decided to come home with him so he wouldn’t disturb anyone. Bennie has very sensitive ears and any loud noise bothers him!

Vickie and I went to Nashville, Ind. Now, Willa Mae Ison, I bet you will be laughing as I fill you in on this adventure. Vickie printed the direction off the computer. The only thing is, someone had put N where an S should have been. I didn’t pay any attention as we were enjoying the scenery and both of us running our mouths. I don’t know where we would have ended up had I not stopped to ask someone, and it sure wouldn’t have been little Nashville, Ind.

I turned around and found the right way, and we laughed so hard I had tears in my eyes. It was such a glorious day we really didn’t care. We finally reached little Nashville, and it wasn’t crowded, the flowers were in bloom. The only thing is that Vickie is a diabetic. I would have liked an ice cream cone and I wouldn’t get one and eat in front of her. I wouldn’t even buy fudge either.

We did stop at Subway in Columbus, Ind. and split a sandwich on the way home. I followed Route 46 all the way back as Vickie had never been that way. In fact it had been several years since Vickie had been to little Nashville, and I hadn’t been that way for a few years myself.

When we got back to my house Vickie headed for home, and I headed for the Whitewater Center to listen to music and to dance a couple of dances. You might say I had enough exercise!

My son called to tell me the apartment building he lives in caught fire in the attic. I don’t know the extent of the damage. I told him to come here and stay.

I talked to Ann Calihan to see how everyone there is getting along. Ann and Johnny walk every day; that is why they are so trim looking. Their family are all doing well. Their son, Gary, is retiring, and is looking forward to this time of leisure.

I had a phone call from Bill Profitt’s sister, Mavis Kaiser. Mavis knows Junior and Loraine Kuracka.

Bill and his sister were planning to come to Old Time Fiddlers at Miamitown. Old Time Fiddlers meet the first Sunday of each month from 1 to 4 p.m.

Shirley Wells is looking forward to a fishing trip with her grandson since it is getting that time of year again. She sends a big howdy to all her friends who used to live at Marlowe. Oma Hatton, she really thinks a lot of you!

Betty and Barefoot Bill Kelly enjoyed a week or more in the mountains of eastern Kentucky. They take their four-wheeler and spend a lot of time riding. I am sure they enjoyed every minute.

My brother, Richie, and Wanda Hall sent Bennie the cutest Bob the Builder pillow, along with a book of Bob the Builder.

My brother, Jerry Hall, fell and injured his foot at home. His wife, Mattie, called the Life Squad, and one of the EMTs said Jerry didn’t need to go to the hospital though his foot was bleeding very badly.

Mattie walked to the ambulance and asked if someone would look at his foot, which someone did. They cleaned it and dressed it, still not taking Jerry to the hospital, then the next morning Jerry had to be transported to Whitesburg Hospital where the doctor put seven stitches in his foot. I guess the doctor at the hospital was very upset.

Belated happy birthday to my son, Keith Ballard, on March 29, and to Betty Ison on April 8.

I have a busy day today, so I hope everyone enjoys a happy Easter.

Until next time: Rose Ballard, 9110 Lawrenceburg Road, Harrison, Ohio 45030 email:Bluegrassmama4@aol.com, (513) 367-4682.

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