Whitesburg KY

Ison family gathers for fun and games


COUSINS -  Dorothy Fields of North Carolina, recently visited her cousin Ella Preston of Cowan.

COUSINS – Dorothy Fields of North Carolina, recently visited her cousin Ella Preston of Cowan.

We are having some pretty weather, the beginning of our autumn season. We are thankful for our four seasons. I like them all. About the time you get used to one, a new one comes.

I think it was a pretty good season for gardens this year. Our garden has just about turned into a lawn as we keep it mowed. Carl Bennett never seemed to be much of a farmer. Bert especially enjoyed the garden after he retired.

I miss a lot of our people who used to come in during the summer. Many of their parents are gone so they don’t come back. Some of them aware are gone, also. So many of the good times are memories.

Marsha Banks went to Lexington to attend the Kincer reunion. More of her family live away now than live here. Many of the older generation are gone. Time goes by fast and especially as you get older. So take time to enjoy your family. You sure will miss them when they are gone.

I enjoyed a good conversation with Eddie Pitts in Oklahoma recently. He hasn’t been back for a visit for some time. He doesn’t come as often since his grandmother, Gladys Pitts, died. Many other of our relatives don’t come as often for the same reason as many of their relatives are gone. We miss seeing them.

I guess many are busy getting ready for the fall festivals coming up soon. I enjoy seeing the crafts and meeting with family and friends. It is a special time of the year. We appreciate those who bring their crafts and help make the festival a success each year

On August 25, the children of Bennett and Linda Brown Combs gave them a surprise 50th wedding anniversary get-together at Premium Baptist Church. Their children are David Combs, Regina Crawford, Ramona Finchum, and Brenda Boggs. Bennett and Linda were married at the Whitesburg Methodist Church by Eugene Myers on August 25, 1957. They really enjoyed seeing so many of their family and friends.

Happy birthday to Amber Combs of Paris, on Sept. 16, and to Tammy Brown of Ice, later this month.

Robby Crawford is doing better after a stroke a few weeks ago. He is in Cardinal Hill Rehab. Remember him in your prayers.

Belated birthday wishes to Mike and Ramona Finchum’s 10- year-old daughter, Callie.

Duane and Anna Yonts have been south to see their family. They visited Amie, Jeff and Zack in Athens, Ala.; Joey and Donna in their new home in Tuscaloosa, Ala.; and Roger and Tracy in Dahlonega, Ga. They got to see their grandkids, Jessica, Beth, Wesley, Brittany, and Brooke. Brooke is doing well after her car accident. She is walking with help and attending high school. A highlight of their trip was seeing the great-grandchildren, Emma, age 3; Sidney, 18 months; and new baby Maggie, 8 weeks.

The Grant Ison family met at the beautiful new home of Glennon B. and Thelma Ison in Flemingsburg for a weekend of fun and games. Fifty-five members were present from Ohio, Indiana, and Missouri. They were thankful their brother, Harding, was able to attend and is doing so well after his accident.

Mae Boggs’s family had their get-together at Becky Boggs Mohn’s place in Shelbyville. This is a Labor Day weekend holiday they have practiced for the past few years. They all played games, etc. Regan Pack, the granddaughter of Dallas D. Pack and the late Rodney Pack, won the Campfire Memory Game over all the adults. She’s a very smart little girl. Mae Boggs, her nine children, 18 of 20 grandchildren, and 17 of 18 greatgrandchildren were all there. Everyone reported having a good time and they hope to continue this annual event.

The Cowan Homemakers met at the home of Anna Yonts. There were only six members present but as always they had a good time and a delicious lunch. Hopefully, the other members will soon be recovered and able to return.

The Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at the Dairy Queen on Thursday, Sept. 20, at noon.

Dorothy Fields of North Carolina, and her daughters, Patty and Jenny, recently visited their cousins, Virginia Brown and Ella Preston, on Cowan. Dorothy is the widow of Archie Reed Fields, who was the son of Minnie Fields Adams, known around Whitesburg as “Mimie Mom.”

Archie Reed was a pilot in World War II and was known for flying into the eye of a hurricane, as shown in the movie “Slatterly’s Hurricane.” He was a technical advisor in the making of the movie, which is still being used in the training of pilots.

They really enjoyed seeing each other again and had a nice visit.

We appreciate our neighbor, Allen Sexton, who has done a good job keeping our yard and garden mowed this year.

We have all been blessed in many ways.

Best wishes to all the sick and shut-ins and sympathy to those in sorrow. I don’t have a lot of news; maybe no news is good news.

I enjoyed talking to our cousin Bill Banks in Louisville. He and the family seem to be doing well.

Love to all.

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