By DELANA BANKS
As I write this Thanksgiving is fast approaching and our weather has begun to feel like winter. Even tiny snowflakes could be seen on Sunday.
Hope all enjoy the short school and work week and have a wonderful Thanksgiving with their families and friends.
The Blackey Missionary Baptist Church was fixing Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, and if you can’t make it to the church they will also deliver dinners.
All the stores on Highway 7 South really appreciated such a wonderful turnout for the Christmas Open House. We had customers from near and far and were pleasantly surprised by the number of shoppers. Thanks to all!
Sorry to learn at Blair Branch Church that Terry “Flujye” Caudill was very sick. Hope he is feeling better. He holds a special place in memories from the time he worked for my granny, Virgie Stacy. Flujye was very young and came and did some household jobs around the old homeplace, and Granny and Margaret made sure he had a good, hot meal every day he worked.
Every time I hear his name I think of those days and appreciate him helping them out.
So sorry to learn that Claude Hensley is so sick. He is such a nice fellow and always happy when his family and friends visit with him. He would ask about my dad and the Pridemore family and those who grew up at Isom.
Francine Caudill is doing better and is back at Letcher Manor now. She has been very sick and Bob is pleased to see her feeling better.
We had a large crowd at Blair Branch Church last Sunday, and a very good meeting.
Libby Smith has been helping Stella Elam out since Richard has hurt his knee. He’s doing better with physical therapy and doesn’t have to use a walker. Now he is walking with a cane.
Sorry to hear that “Hoot” and Ina Campbell both are having some health problems. Hoot recently cracked a couple of ribs in a fall.
The annual Blackey Community Center Christmas Bazaar is next Monday, Nov. 30, from 4–8 p.m. Come on out and see the goodies.
Burnett Caudill’s sister, Imogene, her daughter and son-in-law from Indiana, have been checking on him for a few days. Jane, Imogene, Bruce, Margaret and Geraldine were visiting at the hospital when we stopped by.
We talked with Michal Burnett and his wife.
Dock Adams’s grandson, Terry Caudill, has also been in the hospital.
Jim Flynn is doing better after a sudden open-heart surgery in Lexington. Hope all is well with him.
Scott Adams took Ila to visit her sister, Eolia, who’s suffering with a heart condition.
I enjoyed Tony Blair’s article about our great-grandfather and great-grandmother, J.T. and Margarette Smith. I wish we had written many of the stories Granny and Aunt Marge told us.
Our local shops are excited to have a short segment featuring Antique Alley on KET Television in January. The vans rolled in on Sunday evening and were going to the shops on Monday for filming and interviews.
We will have more details later on.