Hello. I have been on leave for awhile. Hope everyone is doing okay.
My grandson, Jared Isaacs was in Chattanooga, Tenn. last week for a Thrive Youth Convention. He stays so busy with church and school. He loves it.
I have a list of birthdays this week. Those celebrating were Charlie Holbrook, Trenda Kincer, Tony Sturgill, Michelle Morris, Wilma Sexton, Steve Perry, Jessie Perry, Hassie Hall, Darlene Pettibone, Randy Isaacs, Ethan Isaacs, and my greatgranddaughter, Rylee Elizabeth
So many of our friends and family are having health issues and in need of prayer, MaDonna Bates, Carol Baker, Buddy Hatton, Jimmy Slone, Geneva Akeman, Danny Akeman, Marie Isaacs, Linda Lucas, Pete Hill, Alpha Sexton and Vet Quillen.
The Letcher County Historical Society held their meeting this past Tuesday evening at the Harry M. Caudill Library. Those in attendance were, Bennie Slone, Dr. David Narramore, Merlene Day, Donna Cornett, Jean Cook, Ella Sparks and myself.
We discussed the statue of Martin Van Buren Bates, the Letcher County Giant. We have collected one third of the monies needed to complete this project. We need your help, and any donations will be appreciated. Thanks so much to all who have given.
The Museum will be a reality one of these days. We are still working on it and we need some items donated. We do have some items that were donated for a museum that are housed at the Hemphill Community Center at this time.
If you haven’t paid your dues for the Historical Society, they are due! The spring issue of the newsletter will be out shortly.
Our granddaughter, Amanda Holbrook has been in Letcher County since the first of the year, doing her internship at the Whitesburg Middle School. She will be an Occupational Therapist. She will be doing her next session in Lexington.
Clester, Charlie, Wilma and I sure will miss her.
Amanda, Charlie, Wilma and I went to Richmond for the weekend. Our greatgranddaughter, Rylee had her 6th birthday. She and around 60 others enjoyed a Mario Party and Inflatables at Red House Baptist Church.
Her mom, Tina made her a Mario cake. It was delicious and so pretty. She also had cupcakes and flower pots of Dirt Pudding. Everyone enjoyed the party.
Our grandson, Ethan Isaacs had a roller skating party on Sunday afternoon. He had lots of classmates and members of his Upward Bound basketball team in attendance.
No, I didn’t try to skate but I enjoyed watching everyone else. Ethan’s mom, Jennifer made huge cookies for his party.
I went to church with my children and grands. Met so many from Letcher County: Janice Campbell, Georgeanna Tolliver Agee, Terry Fields and some others.
Terry is the nephew of Eveleen Hogg. Janice is the daughter of Frieda Brown Campbell, and most all knows Georgeanna.
Georgeanna says when she retires she is going to start on her genealogy.
Terry really appreciated his chart that Merlene Day did for him on his Fields and Caudill families.
Also saw Melissa Everidge and two of her children, Dustin and Sierra. Dustin is a nice looking young man and Sierra is beautiful.
Charlie and Wilma visited with their children, Greg, Ron and daughter Anita and their families. It was so nice seeing them all.
Maxine Quillen and her grandson, Brandon Jent went dancing on Friday night at the Hemphill Community Center. They sure had a good time. Brandon was home this past week on spring break from U.K.
I stopped by Brian and Nikkia Lucas’s twice last week, and got to visit with Brooke. Noah was asleep both times. Maybe this week I will get to see him.
I forgot my sister-in-law Janice had a birthday on the 5th. I won’t tell her age but she works at Walmart and you may tell her I said she is not as young as she used to be. She can still do the twist.
May God bless each and every one.