Hello everyone! I sit down to this computer to try to write a few words for this column, but my heart is so heavy this morning that nothing seems to be coming through,not even the beautiful, refreshing sight my vision is so fortunate to see each morning as God so graciously gives me another day to see.
The fog is slowly slipping in over the hilltops across from my house. I love watching the fog as it appears so fast and is gone the same way. I thought about not even sending anything, but here goes.
For the past few days I can feel the changing of the season creeping in, and it feels as if fall is in the air.
I love the fall colors, which to me is God’s coloring book. Fall is much too short, and then we all know what comes next as the beautiful foliage disappears and winter sets in.
Winter to me is twice as long as any other season. I really love to watch it snow from the comfort of my home, but I don’t like driving in the snow or ice.
I hate cold weather as I can never seem to get warm, except at night when I am under an electric blanket.
My daughter Kay Gray gave me an electric blanket for Mother’s Day, and there have been times I’ve gotten chilled from the air conditioner and turned the electric blanket on so I could get warm.
I have been very sick again this past week. I really needed to go back to the hospital, but instead I stayed home. I am so tired of all the poking and prying trying to find a vein. It has been two weeks and I am still bruised.
My sympathy goes out to the family of Bobby Hogg who recently lost a brother. I don’t remember Bobby or his siblings when we were younger. I met Bobby a few years ago, and I must say it was a pleasure.
Blackburn Hogg and Dad were friends for many years. I never will forget Blackburn coming to Dad’s funeral at Blackey, taking the time to tell me how much he loved Dad.
Other than that I can’t tell you too much about anyone else who was there.
August 20, 1995, our mother took her final journey, so it was a rough day for me once again.
It is ironic how you try not to think of these special dates and somehow they pop in your thoughts and won’t go away.
I talked to Ann Calihan for a tad bit. Johnny is still bruised very badly from his fall down the steps. His hip is giving him a lot of pain. Johnny is very lucky that he didn’t break his back or hips as he really took a bad fall.
Johnny and Ann’s son Gary is having a serious health issue so please keep this family in your prayers.
Ann isn’t in the best of health, yet she sustains the strength to face each problem without wavering.
There’s not much worse than seeing your child, no matter how old, go through turmoil and not being able to do anything to help.
I haven’t talked to Doyle or Betty Ison this week. I hope they are doing alright.
Les and Pat Wagner may have sneaked back to the mountains, but I’ve been too sick to talk to them.
My heart really longed to head back to the mountains again as I read about the square dance at Carcassonne Community Center.
Of course I didn’t get my paper until Saturday morning. Had I been able I think I would have grabbed a few things and been out the door.
Ricky Caudill decided to ride his four-wheeler and head out for the event. A health fair was held, and supper and a square dance followed.
Ricky won a chocolate cake and decided to share the cake, which was a great idea. He got caught in a soaking summer rain on his way from Bull Creek to Johnson Fork, which is a long way even by car.
Ricky said it was an enjoyable ride, even in the warm summer rain. Had it been me, I might disagree as moving on the fourwheeler would make the rain cooler.
I am glad that Ricky decided to go. I wish I was back there more often so we could go see Sunrise Ridge and other bands, and especially go to the square dances.
Again, I will say I inherited the love of music from my dear mother.
Hello to Mike and Marcia Caudill. I hope you two are doing alright. Does your apples trees have any apples this year? Those were so good a couple of years ago.
Don’t forget the Letcher County Picnic at the Harrison Community Center, 300 George St., Harrison, Ohio, 45030, on Sept. 24 from 12-? at the big shelter behind community center. Please bring a covered dish and beverages. Everyone is invited and you really don’t have to be from Letcher County.
Until next time.