Whitesburg KY

It was a week of bear sightings


Hello everyone – I hope you had an enjoyable week and weekend. I think the every day of rain is about to slow down and we’ll have some nice days. I have enjoyed sitting on the porch watching the rain every day.

It’s been a week for bears. On Tuesday, we had a bear in our yard. Apparently it came out of the creek near the shed and walked along the edge of the yard, then crossed across the front by the creek and went back into the creek. I only saw the bear when it started to cross the yard by the creek but Mike saw it when it entered the yard. It was exciting but I didn’t get a picture. It was moving faster than I could get my phone opened.

On Sunday, Bob and Ramona Caudill had a momma bear and a cub in their yard. Bob was in the backyard and heard a noise. There was a momma bear standing there and there was a cub coming down the pear tree. He quickly went inside. Ramona took several pictures through the window of the two bears.

Bears look all cuddly but they really aren’t.

On Friday afternoon, my brother’s dog Buddy came down to visit us. We were on the back porch and we didn’t see him by the back door. He cried to get our attention. I let him in and he sat by us while we had lunch. I did give him a French fry as he was giving me a sad look. After lunch, we sat on the side porch and he sat out there with us. He and Mike both took naps and I took their picture. I do enjoy having Buddy come visit.

I left off a birthday for July. My cousin Jenny Stigers had a birthday on July 27. I hope she had a great day.

Earlene Williams is recuperating from a broken arm. She is now in a smaller cast. I hope she has a quick recovery.

Cousins Ed and Donna Pitts of Oklahoma are spending the summer in North Carolina. They have spent several summers at a campground in North Carolina. They are the resident campers that keep an eye on the campground. It sounds like fun. She said she bakes a lot of bread and makes peach pies. It was good talking with her via messaging.

Michael Campbell of Newport and Rachele Johnson of Erlanger came in for the weekend. They visited Michael’s dad, John Campbell, and his grandpa, Glenn Brown. It was a good visit and it nice meeting Rachele.

We had a great game of Telestrations while they were in.

Susan, Waldo, and Joe Stamper of Lexington came in for the weekend. It’s always good when they can come in for a few days. Joe spends his time weed-eating around the place.

Due to an increase in COVID-19 cases, the Little Cowan Primitive Baptist Church canceled services on Sunday. There was a remote service on Facebook, which was nice.

Mike and I took a drive to Buckhorn Lake State Park. I was probably there in the 1960s but I couldn’t remember the park. It was a nice drive and the park is pretty. I’m glad we took the time to make the trip.

Viola Berge Brewer of London passed away on July 29, 2020 at the age of 86. She is survived by her husband, Randall Lee Brewer, and her daughters, Susan and Stan Owens, and Myra Jane Brewer, all of London. She had four grandchildren, Hazelee (Ben) Vice, Hannah (Luke) Brown, Alexander James, and Randall Brewer, all of London. Her great-grandchildren are Caroline Vice, Owen Vice, and Millie Brown, of London. She is survived by two brothers Charlie Benge and Harold Benge, and one sister, Ann Berry.

Funeral services were held August 2 at First Baptist Church, London.

Condolences are sent to Hazelee and Ben Vice.

Driving permits and license tests start back in Letcher County on August 3, 2020. This is great for those needing permits and licenses. Good luck to all that test.

I did visit the Jenny Lea Academy during the week. I wore my mask the entire time and so did the students. Kylie and Mindy were the young ladies who took care of me. They did a good job and I appreciated their pampering.

I had to get a new phone. My ‘old’ phone screen died. I was looking at the phone and it went dark. I thought it was a dead battery but that wasn’t it. I could get phone calls but couldn’t see the button to answer. I had to contact lots of people to get phone numbers as I couldn’t see anything on the old phone. I still need a few numbers but I have a lot of them. My sister, Susan Ware, sent me a lot of numbers for people we had in common.

This week’s quote is attributed to Dolly Parton: “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.”

If you have any news to share, please email me at Cowannews@aol.com.

Thank you.

Have a wonderful week. Stay safe and healthy.

Wear a mask to protect each other.

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