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Isom Days provided quality family time

Blair Branch


Last week was an eventful one for us. We spent the majority of it running the roads.

Michael and I took the boys out to the Isom Day festivities. We all really enjoyed ourselves and we managed to get in some quality family time as well. For the boys, the highlight was the barrel racing. I always enjoy the rodeo, but in all honesty, the blooming onion is what draws me to all the festivals. Well, the onion has major pull but the possibility of running into old friends that I haven’t seen in a coon’s age helps too.

The memorial at the Johnny Blair-Henry Adams cemetery was on Sept. 6. Lovell Blair, Ila Adams, Mae Blair, and Minnie Blair were all able to attend. They are the surviving children of Johnny and Polly Blair. It was so nice to visit with everyone. I would like to send out a big thank you to everyone who came to church, brought food, or just came out to spend the afternoon with the family. I’m sorry that Lona Smith was unable to attend.

I hope that everyone was able to see the traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall that was at the East Kentucky Veterans Center. Seeing the replica was just as emotional for me as it was to see the original back in ’99 at Washington, DC.

Della Blair celebrated her birthday on Sept. 6. She is 88 years young.

Jayane Lynch made a big announcement with the adorable shirt she wore to the memorial. It read “I’m going to be a grandma”. John and Melanie Lynch are expecting! I wish them the best of luck.

I would like to send out a late congratulations to Rebecca Campbell-Clark and Randall Clark on the arrival of their new little bundle of joy.

I would like to wish Lonis Morris a happy birthday on Sept. 14. Lonis is the son of the late Annette Miller- Whitaker, and the grandson of Mavis Miller of Redstar.

I hope everyone has a healthy and happy week.


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