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Historical society holds meeting


I am so happy that we have had a few days of sun and warmth. My bones really appreciate it.

Bruce and Linda Sturgill along with their granddaughter Jade Cook enjoyed a week in the Smokies. They have a camper and plan to be there a lot this spring and summer.

The Letcher County Historical Society had its monthly meeting this past Tuesday at the Harry M. Caudill Memorial Library. Those who were in attendance were Maxine Quillen, Jean Cook, Jamie Trent, Sue Trent, Bessie Shepherd, JoAnn Shepherd, Dr. David Narramore, Merlene Day and Creda Isaacs. We discussed the museum project, and a few other projects that are in the works. If you haven’t sent in your dues, now is the time so you can receive the newsletter. We are reprinting Volumes 1 and 2 of the pictorials.

Volume 12 Pictorial is currently being organized and hopefully will go to the printer very soon. Pictures are still being accepted.

Maxine Quillen had a wonderful birthday. She had cake and ice cream at Hemphill on Friday night. Saturday night, she went to Norton for the singing and dancing. She sure stays busy.

My neighbor celebrated his birthday this week, and we wish him the very best for he is a great person. Happy birthday and many more to Alfred Hall.

Talked to Lettie Hall this week. She and Brittany were baby-sitting with her greatgranddaughter, Keighley Hall. I talked to Keighley and she wanted to see me in the phone!

Thanks to all who answered my call for help with locating the grave of Richard Quillen. It was found and documented by Buford Caudill and Faron Sparkman. Faron is getting the GPS for all the Civil War soldiers. Thank you to Faron and Buford for all you do to locate and mark graves.

Noah Calvin Lucas, our great-great-nephew, turned one year old this week. Brian and Nikkia had a big party for him on Sunday afternoon. His big sister Brooklynn was a big help.

Noah entertained his Mamaw Alice Lucas, his Poppy and Nana, Jimmy and Kathy Adams, his greatgrandparents, Bennett and Della Adams, Coolie and Janice Baker, also Cameron and Cambridge Combs, Edsel, Keith and Kaylee Baker, Creda Isaacs, Kiley, Addie and Allie Hall, Katina and Ashley Benton. He loves everyone and smiles all the time.

Clester and I and some of our neighbors had a visitor on Saturday evening. A bear came off the hill behind our house, went across the road, up the railroad and then after awhile back across and up the hill behind our house. This was the first time we had seen one in our neighborhood.

I called our grandson Ethan Isaacs, who lives in Richmond, and he was excited. Maybe when he comes up this summer he will see a bear.

I was saddened to hear about the death of Ada Bailey. She was such a sweet lady. Our prayers are with her family.

God bless.

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