I hope everyone is staying warm and enjoying this beautiful snow. It is so pretty and fluffy. I guess I enjoy it more since I don’t have to go out.
My sister Linda Lou had her heart cath and was cleared by the cardiologist for surgery on her head to remove the brain tumor. A date hasn’t yet been set for that surgery. Please continue to pray for her.
Our sister Anita Redden came to Lexington to be with Linda and then brought her home. Anita went home on Saturday before the snow got too bad. Warren was also in Lexington with them. I had to cancel my trip at the last minute.
My uncle Jack Sturgill called on Saturday and it was so good to talk to him. He lives in Pike County and is doing pretty well. He is the only one of my mom’s siblings still with us. He has always been a special uncle. We love him so much.
Our ladies’ tea was canceled this weekend for the Red Hat Mountain Mommas. It will be rescheduled for later. We will be exchanging tea cups and enjoying diff erent kinds of teas. We know how to have a lot of fun.
The Letcher County Historical Society will be hosting a golf scramble the first Saturday in June. We need sponsors and golfers, so you guys and gals, let us hear from you! The proceeds will go to the Monument Park statue of the Giant, Martin Van Buren Bates. We continue to accept donations and appreciate all who have donated or plan to donate.
This is a project for the whole county and we will be having meetings in each community to tell you what we are doing and where we are with the project.
Jack, Krystal, Jesse and Maxine Quillen enjoyed the Polar Express ride to the North Pole this weekend in North Carolina. They stayed in a lovely cabin, and did some shopping on the way home on Sunday. Krystal got her deer a couple weeks ago, an eight-point one and is a happy camper. She loves to deer hunt and is good at it.
Get well wishes to Wanda Baker of Colson, who has been a patient in the hospital but is home and doing better. Also, I hope Geraldine Sparks Hall has improved. We love these ladies and are keeping them in our prayers
Of course we think a lot of their husbands too, Ronnie Baker and Bruce Hall. We are so glad that Allison Helton has greatly improved. We love you too, Allison.
If you are looking for a special gift for someone for Christmas, look no more. We have the perfect gifts for you. The Pictorials are the best gift ever. Pick them up at the Harry M. Caudill Memorial Library or call me and I will get them to you. My phone number is 855- 7338.
Birthday wishes to two people who will be turning 13 this week. Sydney Jent is the daughter of Regina Quillen and her special day is the 9th. Our great grandson Kyle Smith will be 13 on the 13th; he is the son of Jason Smith and Tina Neal Holbrook. Tina is married to our grandson Jason Holbrook. Sydney lives at Colson and Kyle lives in Richmond.
Bring the children or yourself or both to the Breakfast with Santa at the Hemphill Community Center this Saturday. I think it’s from 8 to 12. I hope you can make time for it. No one is too old to see Santa. I love to see Santa.
A little friend of mine has been to see Santa twice this weekend and he loves Santa so much. He gives him the biggest hugs. His name is Gabriel Gilliam, and he lives at Mayking with his dad Mike, his mom Kristi and his big brother Jason. Of course his Mammaw Mary lives next door and so does his Aunt Jean Cook. Gabe is such a delight, and so loving.
I had a call from Shirley Bates this weekend; she is the daughter-in-law of Herman Bates. She had some questions about the Monument Park project. It was so good to talk to her. She is purchasing pavers for all eight of her family!
Shirley Sexton needs some help with pictures of schools in Letcher County. I have a listing of what she needs, so if she will call I will fill her in. Let’s try to get them all for her. She works so hard to promote Letcher County, not only the schools, but the children especially.
This Friday is our big Christmas Parade in Whitesburg, ‘Christmas In Our Hometown.’ The parade starts at 5 p.m., and after the parade Santa and Mrs. Claus will be giving out treats and visiting with everyone on the bridge behind the library. I can’t wait!
You may see me sitting on Santa’s lap and giving him a big hug. I have been good this year, so that counts for something.
Oh, I almost left out a special little boy’s birthday, Mr. Carter Goad, the son of Gary and Rebecca Kincer Goad. Carter is now two! He is the grandson of Richard and Bonnie Kincer of Deane, and is also a big Wildcat fan. Love you, Carter.
Stay warm and safe