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Ison cousins visit area cemeteries


Ison cousins who spent the weekend looking for family graves in Letcher County and Dungannon, Va.s are Debbie Ison, Sharon Ison McMillin, Diane Frazier Spray and Phyllis Frazier Loper.

Ison cousins who spent the weekend looking for family graves in Letcher County and Dungannon, Va.s are Debbie Ison, Sharon Ison McMillin, Diane Frazier Spray, and Phyllis Frazier Loper.

Happy November to all — I hope the month is off to a good start for everyone. It’s time for what I call the “busy season”. We just finished Halloween and now it’s time to start planning for Thanksgiving and then it’ll be December for the Christmas activities. Hopefully it won’t be too rushed but I suspect it will be. I do enjoy it.

Feel Better Wishes are being sent to Janice Wolod, Randy Brown, Rodney Gilley, Joshua Blanchard, Doris Ison, Bentleigh Eldridge, Carolina Eldridge, and Stacy Barnett. I hope all are feeling better.

The November birthdays are listed. Happy birthday to everyone: November 1 – Karen Day; November 2 – Scott Ramage; November 3 – Barbara Caudill Halcomb, Glennon Ison; November 4 – Christine Gatton, Maggie Ison, Martha Wenning; November 5 – Anna Bledsoe, Carl Banks; November 8 – Roger McKenzie; November 9 – Mike Barnett; November 13 – Laura Harris, Kathy Sword; November 15 – Kevin Wenning; November 18 – Doris Caudill; November 20 – Kyle Silver; November 22 – David E. Fisher; November 23 – Katie Caudill, Anna Fulton, Janice Wolod; November 25 – Fred Cooper; November 30 – Sandy Miller.

This photograph of an eagle was taken by Carla Smith of Little Cowan. She takes wonderful photos showcasing the beauty of nature.

This photograph of an eagle was taken by Carla Smith of Little Cowan. She takes wonderful photos showcasing the beauty of nature.

I left out an October birthday. My cousin, Carol Caudill, had a birthday on October 26. I hope she had a good one.

Last Wednesday, Mike and I met Debbie Vice of Flemingsburg at The Pine Mountain Grill for dinner. We had a nice meal.

Debbie came in for a few days as three of her cousins, Phyllis Frazier Loper, Diana Frazier Spray, and Sharon Ison McMillin, all of Indiana, were coming in. These ladies get together once a year and look for cemeteries where they have ancestors buried. They had a wonderful time this trip. They went to cemeteries in Letcher County and Dungannon, Va. They found a monument in Dungannon, Va. honoring Jael and Samuel Stallard, who are grandparents about five generations back. At one point they had to climb through a barbed wire fence (with the owner’s permission). They met the nicest people who helped them with their search.

Greg Wenning and Erica Gump of West Milton, Ohio came in for the weekend. It was great having them here. They got here just as we were having pumpkin pie with John and Dianna Newsome.

While Greg and Erica were here we went to The General Store at its new location. This place is so much bigger than the other location and there are more choices to buy. Then we went through the tunnel at Riverside Park. The tunnel is now blacktopped and so nice. I did see a few pop cans thrown down. I do hope we can keep this area clean.

As we were driving through Whitesburg, we stopped and visited the Kentucky Mist store. The man working there was so friendly. Shopping at local stores is good.

We had a good time with the Halloween trick-or-treaters. Greg, Erica, John, Dianna, Mike and I were out there. I love handing out Halloween candy. We didn’t have as many as last year but we did close early when the rain started. There are a lot of talented family members out there who help their trick-or-treaters get ready.

John’s dog, Buddy, loves trick-or-treaters. He gets so many hugs and pets from everyone. At one time he was willing to get in a car and go with the people.

Bob Caudill and Randy Brown went fishing for several days. Bob said Randy caught the most fish on this trip.

My aunt, Ramona Caudill, gave me some green beans and peppers. We greatly appreciated the beans and peppers.

I did like the pictures in last week’s ‘The Way We Were’. Bob and Ramona had pictures on that page.

People have been posting a lot of beautiful fall leaves photos on social media. We do live in a beautiful area. Carla Smith has a beautiful photo of an eagle.

I do have two more recipes for this week. If you have a favorite holiday recipe that you would like to share with The Mountain Eagle readers, please email CowanNews@aol.com. I want to put in recipes until the end of the year.

Ella Caudill uses this recipe right after Thanksgiving as it’s a good way to use up leftover turkey. The recipe is called Hot Turkey Salad and is served with slices of oven-broiled tomatoes.

Ingredients: 1/ 4 cup chopped walnuts; 3 cups diced, cooked turkey breast; 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese; 1/2 cup soft, fresh French bread baguette breadcrumbs; 1/4 cup chopped celery; 1/4 cup mayonnaise; 1/4 teaspoon salt.

* Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

* Bake walnuts in a single layer on an ovenproof pan for five minutes or until lightly toasted and fragrant. Stir halfway through.

* Stir together walnuts, turkey, and remaining ingredients in a medium bowl.

* Spoon mixture into a lightly greased eight-inch square baking dish.

* Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

* Makes four servings.

Doris Ison sent me her recipe for No-Bake Cookies. Doris makes the best version of these cookies as I have eaten a lot of them.

Ingredients: 2 cups of minute oatmeal; 1 stick Blue Bonnet; 4 tablespoons of cocoa; 1/2 cup JIF peanut butter; 2 cups sugar; 1 teaspoon vanilla.

* Use a small aluminum pressure cooker. Bring sugar, butter, and cocoa to hard boil. Cook on medium-high. Takes little over five minutes.

* Remove from heat.

* Add oatmeal, peanut butter, and vanilla.

* Stir with a wooden spoon.

* If it’s not looking dull add a dab more of peanut butter and stir fast.

* Drop by spoonsful on wax paper.

* Good luck.

This week’s social media quote is attributed to Elizabeth Lawrence. “Even if something is left undone, everyone must take the time to sit still and watch the leaves turn.”

If you have any news, please email CowanNews@aol.com. Thank you.

Have a wonderful week and stay healthy. Enjoy the colors of the leaves.

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