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Homemakers enjoy Thanksgiving dinner together


It seems our weather has turned into January weather instead of November’s milder temperatures.

Our Letcher Area Homemakers Thanksgiving dinner was held recently at the home of Virginia Caudill at Carcassone. We all brought a covered dish and ended up with a big feast and it was all delicious. Our club has gotten quite large but we all found a place to sit and eat around the tables Virginia had set up throughout her home. Susie Raglin was able to attend for the first time in many months. She is recuperating pretty well since her heart surgery.

When Berma Matthews went to Michigan, she visited her two sisters, Glenda and Muriel, and while she was there their brother, Olan, drove up to visit with them.

Rodney Ison’s sister Polly, of Indiana, recently lost her husm ashed band, Ronald Hutchinson, to death. He had been sick for a while, suffering from lung cancer. Geraldine Ison’s brother, Larry Caudill, is doing some better after being in and out of the hospital for the last little bit. Larry has been having a lot of tests run to try and find out his problem. His wife, Mary, has been taking good care of him.

Roy Kenon Smith of Ohio, had to be taken to the hospital with chest pains and had to have three stents put in. He was still in the hospital as of this time. We hope the stents take care of his problems.

Our Homemakers took an outing to Berea the Saturday before last. Some members rode with Ann Bradley on the Extension Office van and I drove and Coreen Pridemore, Bonita Adams and Berma Matthews rode with me. We looked around at the Kentucky Artisan Center, Lighthouse Candles and a few other places. We had lunch at Cracker Barrel Restaurant while there. Anna Lou Blair and Lyndci Adams met us at Cracker Barrel. Anna Lou was picking up her sister, Lillie Moss Hale, and taking her to Lexington to stay a few days. Lyndci came to spend the day with her mother, Bonita.

The group had a good day but that evening our member, Maxie Hampton, died in a car accident on her way home from Isom. It was such tragic and sad news. I heard that she may have suffered a heart attack that brought on the accident, but only the Lord knows when it is our time to die. Maxie had an enjoyable day at Berea that day. As I sat beside her during lunch, she proudly talked about how well her daughter had been looking after her since her husband Clifton had died. She talked also about her granddaughter living in London, and she told the ladies on the van that one of her sons was coming home for Thanksgiving. The entire family has our deepest sympathy. A large crowd came out for Maxie’s final services at the funeral home and she was laid to rest in the Hampton Cemetery next to her husband. We will all miss her, and the Big Cowan Church has lost a good member.

The widow of Clark Hayes of Knott County, died recently. Clark was well known around the Isom and Jeremiah area.

Our sympathy also goes out to the family of Tom Gish, who died on Friday.

We hope everyone has a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

I hope all have a good Thanksgiving and that we can all be truly thankful for all God has blessed us with this year and the years past.

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