Hello everyone – I hope everyone had a good week. It went by so quickly and it doesn’t feel like it should be over. I’m hoping that next year we’ll be able to do a lot of overnight trips to different places. Staying home is fine but it’s fun to go somewhere.
My cousin, Anne Carpenter of Yazoo City, Miss., retired this week. She had worked for the State of Mississippi Department of Transportation. Congratulations to Anne. I’m sure she will enjoy retirement.
Debbie and Jeff Vice of Flemingsburg stopped by for a while one evening. They came in for a few days but Debbie wasn’t feeling well so they didn’t get to come over until the day before they left. It was great seeing them. When I saw them coming up the steps it reminded me of my childhood. I used to get so excited when Debbie came to visit and that same excitement feeling was there.
Janis and Mike Marr of Berea came in to see her grandpa Glen Brown and her dad John Campbell. Their children, Anna, Myles, Addison, and Tucker, came in with them. They had to go back on the same day and we didn’t get to see them. The two grandpas enjoyed their company. Tucker has sent me text messages through his momma. He’s a sweet little boy.
Mike and I did go to Kingsport, Tenn., one day. Mike started feeling bad but we needed to pick up an order at Home Depot, so I drove there. After getting what we needed, we turned around and came back with Mike driving. It’s always a quicker trip when Mike drives. To all of the Kingsport relatives, it was a short and quick trip so we didn’t see anyone.
We finally moved into our downstairs bedroom. It isn’t all the way done but will be. Mike built us a bed frame as our bed won’t be here until November. It feels good to finally be in that room.
I hope everyone had a chance to see the moon on Sunday evening/night. It was gorgeous.
The birthdays for September are: September 2 – Waldo Stamper; September 7 – Barbara Banks, Griffin Scroggins; September 10 – Greg Wenning, Zachary Ferris, Sarah Pittman, Addison Wenning; September 11 – Hazelee Vice; September 12 – James Caudill; September 13 – Penny Holbrook; September 14 – Tony Ware, Molly Vice; September 15 – Todd Campbell; September 17 – Patricia Whitaker; September 18 – Christy Wenning, Derek Sigrest; September 20 – Frieda Johnson; September 21 – Jesse C. Cook, Kendall Ison; September 22 – Doris Ison, Donna Watts; September 24 – Linda Lucas; September 25 – Jeff Wenning, Patsy Adams; September 26 – Ernie Ison, Jason Banks, Jeff Vice; September 28 – Mackenzie Zehr; September 29 – Hank Evans; September 30 – Judy Barger.
Happy birthday to everyone.
I left off an August birthday. Happy birthday to Minera Yonts of Indianapolis, Ind. Her birthday was on August 26.
Florene Shearer Biedonkopf of Middletown, Ohio, passed away August 23, 2020 at the age of 85. She was preceded in death by two husbands, John Biedonkopf and James Freeman, along with three siblings, Boyd Shearer, Mary Palmer, and Naomi Shearer.
Florene is survived by four sons, Rick Gilliam, Jeff (Emily) Gilliam, Tim (Debbie) Gilliam, and Steven (Krista) Freeman. She had eleven grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held on August 29 at Mueller Funeral Home in Mason, Ohio.
Condolences are sent to Steve and Krista Freeman and the rest of the family.
I have seen more masks being worn, which is good. I am starting to see a lot of disposable masks on the ground, which isn’t as good. Please discard your masks in the trash as it is up to us to keep our county clean.
The coronavirus hasn’t personally affected me or those around me. This past week I found out that a man I went to high school with has the virus and is in the hospital. He had a plasma transfusion done. The family said he is improving but is still in serious condition. I hope he has a positive recovery.
This week’s quote is attributed to Theodore Roosevelt. “The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.”
Please send any news to Cowannews@aol.com. I know you all get tired of reading what I’m doing but I need to know what you’ve done or are doing. Thanks.
Enjoy September and I hope it’s good to all.