Whitesburg KY

Halls, Hamptons mark anniversaries


What a wonderful Mountain Heritage Festival! I saw so many that I only see once a year and was so glad to see them.

I hope all the booths did well. It sure was good food and some lovely crafts. Hope we can all see each other next year.

Talked to Mavis Stewart Baker this week. She needs to know the cemetery where her grandmother, Elizabeth Johnson Hall, is buried. She knows where her grandfather, John Hall, is buried. He is in Coon Hollow. Call me if you can help and I will pass the information on to her.

Also talked to Lester Boggs and he is looking for old pictures of any of the Vanover family. His phone number is 276-796-4335. Hope someone can help him.

Charlie and Wilma Holbrook have had her brother Larry and his wife Louise Caudill visiting. They and Wilma went to Tennessee for a visit with Wilma and Larry’s sister, Wanda Moore. I know they enjoyed their visit.

Kathy Holbrook Hall had surgery in Lexington this week. She and Eugene are home and she is doing okay.

Joseph Holbrook is one happy boy. For his 16th birthday, he got a truck and was so surprised. He is the son of Ron and Georgia Holbrook and grandson of Charlie and Wilma.

My birthday list for September is long. Celebrating this month were Phyllis Yonts, Geneva Akeman, Dusty Akeman, Sean D. Baker Jr., Brice Baker, Tyler Everidge (21st), Renee Campbell, Prudy Stewart, Eli Weston Cornett, Michelle Martin Brooks, Dr. Wade Baker, Geneva Bates Walker, Brenda Cook, Paul Whitaker, Linda Lucas, Sandra Bentley Sexton, Tiffini Blake Holbrook, Shad Baker, Joseph Whittenburg, Chessie Olivia Plumley, Dustin Baker, Anita Baker Redden, Robert Hall, Stevie Sexton, Jagger Cruise Baker, Michael Landon Bentley, and Bobby Gene Hall. I hope for many more for each of you.

Happy anniversary to Bill and Thelma Hall, and to Ben and Betty Hampton. Bill and Ben are both retired so I know Thelma and Betty will keep them busy.

Our grandson Jared Isaacs completed his hunter education class and is one happy hunter. He loves guns.

Our grandson Jason Holbrook and his wife Tina celebrated their seventh wedding anniversary. Our wish for them is much love and happiness.

Congratulations to firsttime deer hunter Keegan Elkins. He got his first deer. He is the son of Frank and Lisa Quillen Elkins.

Thanks to my brothers for bringing me some apples. They will taste good this winter.

Thanks to my nephew Jonathan Isaacs for helping me with my computer. You saved my sanity. I am completely illiterate when it comes to the computer.

Sept. 13, Ann Bradley, Betty Roark, Karen Tritt, Muriel Barger, Nona Roark, Janice Baker, Frances Whitaker, Rachel Shepherd, Terenia Bledsoe, Velda Fraley and I went for the ovarian screening at the Markey Cancer Center in Lexington. We always eat lunch at Cracker Barrel.

We met one of the nicest men who works there who has Letcher County ties, Mr. Tony Browning. It sure was nice to be recognized as being from Letcher County. He wears so many hats and he does everything, and all with a smile. He said to say hi to his Aunt Sue and Aunt Bobbie and all his family.

Now for the rest of the story. Janice broke a record that day. She bought three dresses in different stores in less than 45 minutes. We all know she is the slowest shopper in the world, but we love her anyway.

You know on every trip there has to be one person who makes the trip fun. This time we give the awards to a very special friend whom we invited to sit on the hood or we would chain her to the bumper.

No names shall be mentioned for I really don’t want to be barred from the van, but her initials are T.B. She kept us laughing and we do love her dearly.

Prayers are requested for our daughter Sharon Holbrook, who has thyroid cancer. She began her treatments on the 30th. Her dad has his next treatment for thyroid cancer in February.

Also pray for Linda Lou Lucas, Josie Slone, Rodney Hall, Bruce Sturgill, Geneva Akeman, Danny Akeman, Joann Baker and all who are sick and hurting. May God touch each of you.

Sunday, Clester and I had Greeley Bates and his daughter, Geneva Walker stop for a short visit. Greeley is 90 years old and sure doesn’t look his age. He was a delegate for his Old Regular Baptist Church. It was Association time. It’s always such a pleasure to see them. They live in Winchester, Ind. Greeley is the son of the late Preacher Andy and Zettie Johnson Bates.

God bless.

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