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Homemakers Club holds December meeting


I’ll just write a little column this week since I’m running short on the deadline again.

A large crowd recently attended the final service for Flarie Caudill. The many family and friends attending were a testament to how well loved she was. The family had dinner together after the funeral at the Blair Branch Church. Coman, Gary, Ernie and Reed appreciate all the kindness shown during their sorrowful time. They will miss their dear Flarie so much.

Luther Adams of Morehead, had a few complications due to his heart bypass surgery and had to be taken back to Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. He stayed a few days there before getting able to go back home to Morehead. Last week, after Dad, Don Pridemore, had his doctor’s appointment at the VA Hospital. I ran up to visit Luther. Betty Jo, Mike and Patsy Adams were there with him making sure that he was OK.

Bonita Adams, Mom, Coreen Pridemore, and I all went with Dad to the VA Hospital. He has been having some skin cancer and sun spots removed by the dermatologist there. Dad’s brother, Lee, has been to Pikeville for the same problem.

We’re sorry to hear that our neighbor, Hagel Campbell, is not doing very well. Hagel has not been feeling well for the last little bit.

Our Homemakers Club met for our December meeting last week. We got together in the kitchen of the Blackey Missionary Baptist Church and had 28 members present. We enjoyed delicious goodies, a candy and cookie swap, exchanging gifts and a moment of silence was held to honor our longtime member, Maxie Hampton, who died in a car accident last month. I believe she had been a member since the 1980s and we were sorry to lose her.

There will be a candle lighting ceremony at the Isom Cemetery on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

A few houses in our neighborhood lost our power during Thursday night’s snowstorm. It stayed off from about 9:30 that night to about 3:00 Friday evening. We appreciate all the workers who came out in the middle of the night to try to find the problem. Every time they thought the problem was fixed, it would kick back off again. A person really takes advantage of having power and we forget how difficult it is without it.

We’re glad to hear that Dauphus Day of Kingscreek is doing some better since he recently had a stroke. He was in Pikeville Hospital when Opal Banks was there with her heart surgery. We talked with his family daily while we were all there. They stayed round the clock with Dauphus while he was in ICU. Doyle Day said that Dauphus was regaining some of his strength.

We were sad to hear that Hattie Blair of Blair Branch, died on Saturday morning. She had been a patient at Letcher Manor for the last few years. She was the widow of Lillie Blair. Hattie was always the nicest little lady, always kind and caring. She was a member of Blair Branch Church. Her family has our deepest sympathy during their loss.

While Bob was visiting his aunt, Mallie Hobbs, at Letcher Manor on Saturday. Lovell Day told him that her brother, Harding Ison, had died on Friday. I believe that Harding, of Kingscreek, was a former schoolteacher.

Larry Caudill, son of the late Hubb and Vivian Caudill and the brother of Geraldine Ison, had to spend a few days in a hospital in Indianapolis recently. He is home now and feeling some better.

We attended Defeated Creek Church on Sunday. After a good service, they had dinner for all who wanted to stay.

Astor Blair of Black Bottom, is having some problems with his heart and is scheduled to have some tests run this week.

This weekend will be meeting time at Blair Branch Church. A special singing will be held on Friday night at the church starting at 7:00. After the singing, refreshments will be served in the kitchen. Everyone who wishes can bring a food donation for the Letcher County Food Pantry.

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