Whitesburg KY

Homemakers enjoy visit to Shaker Village, boat ride


Since I took a break and didn’t have a column last week, some of this is from week before last, and I’m sure I forgot some of my items.

Our Homemakers Club recently took a trip to Shaker Village near Wilmore. Ann Bradley had a van load, Benji and Danna Smith had a van load, and Marcia Caudill took a group her in car. We had a delicious lunch, toured the town buildings, and took a boat ride on a paddle wheeler down the Kentucky River. We missed our 2 p.m. boat trip and caught the 4 p.m. one, so we were late getting home that evening.

Jeff and Vicki Walters of London, met us there and toured with us. They had spent the night at Shakertown to celebrate their anniversary.

We didn’t know it, but that day was Ann Bradley’s birthday, so we all send her belated birthday wishes.

Recently, Charlie, Joyce, Frances and Stewart Whitaker, Roxie and Bob Fields had booths at the arts and crafts fair at the Center for Rural Development at Somerset. The Pine Mountain Crafts Co-op also had a booth with Ann Bradley, Jean Hampton, Jamie Frazier, Beverly Johnson and myself helping run it. Everyone seemed to do pretty well and enjoy the weekend there. Coreen Pridemore was with me and while we had a break we drove over to visit Vince and Juanita McCarey. Jessie Banks came over from Richmond to have lunch with Coreen and me and to shop some.

Vicki Walters, Jeff and Kaye Hampton came in with Jean and Jamie from London. Jeffrey Darrell has been having problems with kidney stones but is getting better.

Opal Banks is doing better after her recent fall in which she fractured a couple ribs and impacted her shoulder and cut her head. It happened about three weeks ago and she is getting around pretty well now, just a lot of pain at times. We all got together last Thursday to have dinner for Opal’s, Cheryl’s and my birthdays. Cheryl’s niece, Kristen, also had a June birthday and turned eight years old.

Opal has had plenty of family, friends and church members checking on her almost daily and appreciates everyone’s concern.

Susie and Don Raglin went to Morehead to visit with Luther and Betty Jo Adams on Sunday.

Martha Howard of Ohio, has recently been very ill and in a hospital there.

Bascom McIntyre also had to spend a few days in the hospital recently and is home now, and hopefully feeling better. His daughters are good at helping him and “Mott” out.

The descendants of Bee and Mattie Whitaker got together for their family reunion held in Indiana with all the sisters and brothers there. Close to 70 members of the family enjoyed the two-day reunion. Those going from here were Ila, Scott, Lisa, Tammy, Jerry and Bonita Adams, Liberty and Noah Campbell. Ila really had a good time.

We hope Hank Adams is doing well after his recent surgery at Hazard Hospital. He is home recuperating and we wish him a full recovery.

Bob and I recently attended church at Little Bethany, just outside of Clay City, then drove by to see Sheila Fields, Vesteen and Danny Holliman and the rest of the family at Irvine. Sheila’s cousins, aunts and uncles from Georgia and Tennessee were there and Ruth Ann Brown was helping them out. Our prayers are with them all and especially Sheila during her illness.

Autumn and Elijah were going with their Papaw Danny to a company picnic that evening and I hope they had a lot of fun while there.

After we left Irvine, we had dinner at Berea with our daughter, Jessie, before heading home that evening.

Coleen Wright recently died. She had been a member of the Blair Branch Regular Baptist Church for very many years. Our sympathy to her family and friends.

This past Sunday was the memorial meeting at the Fields Cemetery at Carcassonne. A large crowd came out to honor the memory of their loved ones laid to rest there. After services they had dinner for all who wanted to stay and eat.

Joe Haynes had been laid to rest in the cemetery last year and his family was well represented there.

Hope everyone has a safe and happy Fourth of July holiday, and maybe we will get some much needed rain soon.

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