Whitesburg KY

Historical Society plans sale during festival


Hello, friends!

Mountain Heritage is just around the corner. The Historical Society is getting ready for a big sale on Whitesburg Day. Be sure and stop by the library and see our special photo display. You will probably see some of your ancestors on display. Dues for the next year will be increased to $15 but you can take advantage by paying your dues by December 31 and only pay $12.

On August 21, a marker will be set for pioneer John Amburgey at his original burying place in the Pigman Cemetery, Pine Top, Knott County. A highway marker will be set at the Big Y for John Amburgey and Leonard Pigman. Thanks to Danna Richardson for this information. A dedication will be announced later.

Maxine Bates Venters called the other night and we had a good visit. She and Luther have been busy with their garden. They are saving money on gas — they bought a golf cart. They are enjoying it.

Brian Caudill has been in Letcher County with some members of his family. His dad always comes back for his reunion. They live in Florida. Brian does so much for the Historical Society. He has completed the 1860 Letcher County Census. The slave census is included. The book is at the printer and I will let you know when it’s available. We now have the census from 1850 through 1930.

Edward King came by for a little while. He lives in Ohio. He and I have been researching our families for many years. It’s always a pleasure to see him.

Get well wishes are sent out to Sue Hill, Morgan Tolliver, Arthur Sergent, Gleadith Duncil, Wilma Collins, Eliza Sexton, Linda Kay Potter, Kristi Roark and Bennie Fleming. Bennie had open heart surgery last week.

We extend our deepest sympathy to the families of Ellis Duncil, Karen Stidham, Sue Caudill, Charlie Collins, James Littrell, Selma Riley and Lawnie Hall. Lawnie was my husband, Clester’s, aunt.

We sure will miss Ellis Duncil at the center. I always enjoyed Ellis and Chester Baker talking about their school days at Beaver Dam. It was good to see and talk to Bruce and Geraldine Hall at Ellis’s visitation. They are a special couple. We love them.

My brother, Warren Douglas Baker, and I had a good phone conversation. He lives in Clay City.

Edsel, Carol, Coolie and Janice have visited with Clester and me. Edsel picked apples.

Lettie Hall and her granddaughter, Brittany Brock, have been here a couple days with Arthur and Joyce Sergent. They will spend a few days with us before going home to Richmond.

Birthday wishes to Darrell Gibson, Jerry Richardson, Charles Sexton, Effort Tackett, Geraldine Caudill, and Charlie Isaacs.

Bruce and Linda Lou Sturgill are remodeling their houses and I know it will look great. Their granddaughter, Jade, is a real cutie.

Colson seniors went to the steak house and shopped till they dropped one day last week. I missed that trip. I had a meeting with the advisory board at the hospital. Of course we had a wonderful lunch there. We missed Miss Pat. Hope she is well. Miss Pat, you know Ralph and I talk about you when you’re not there.

On August 27 our center will be having a health fair. We hope to have the Food Line Band. A lot of fun things will be happening on that day. Wear your dancing shoes!

There will be a revival at Faith Independent Baptist Church on September 11 through September 14. Pastor Joe Banks welcomes all. Hope to see you there.

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