Hope everyone is doing okay since my last column. Our weather is still on the cold and snowy side, but that makes us enjoy the days when the temperature actually gets above freezing.
Coreen Pridemore and I visited with Ivan and Freda Adams recently. Sorry to say we hadn’t been there in awhile. They stay busy with doctor’s appointments and were having trouble with their furnace, too. But they, like the rest of us, are looking forward to better weather and lower electric bills.
Joyce Ison of Isom recently had knee placement surgery and is home now recuperating. Some of her family were helping out with Dennis and her sister while she was in the hospital.
Congratulations to our neighbors, Robert and Alice Caudill, who have a new baby girl born last week. Both are doing fine. Onis and Nina Barnett are the grandparents and this makes them three grandchildren, Jasmine, ‘Little’ Robert, and the new baby.
I’m sorry I don’t know Robert’s parents’ names.
Donnie Q. Back is home and feeling better after a recent sick spell kept him in the hospital for quite awhile.
Jerry Adams and Don Pridemore recently had their hog killing and killed three hogs. Some of Jerry’s friends and family helped out and John Wayne Blair cut them up. I took Hunter Banks up to play with Noah Campbell and watch the men work. Hunter wanted to bring the hog head home and hang it on the wall like a deer head.
Dad (Don Pridemore) had a birthday on Feb. 2 and Mom cooked dinner for him and us. Bob and I, Jerry, Bonita and Liberty, Keitzi ‘K.P.’, Lana, Amber and Luke and Keith all had dinner with them.
K.P. has a February birthday on the 11th, and Amber and April on the 7th.
Our sympathy goes out to the family of Pauline Bowen Dixon, who died on Jan. 29. She hadn’t been well in a while and had been in and out of the hospital and nursing home trying to get better. She was the daughter of the late Paul and Annie Bowen of Jeremiah, and was raised in Drew Branch (Dee Smith Hollow) along with her brothers Donald and Alger and sisters Josephine and Edie. Pauline had suffered a lot of sorrow in her life when her first husband died and then the death of her two sons Roger and Christopher Adams. She leaves behind her husband Clydis Dixon, daughter Barbara Adams Hall, son Marvin and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren and other family and friends to mourn her passing.
Also, Dewey Parker of River Road at Blackey died last week. His services was held at Mount Olivet Church last week. He and Liz had been living with their son Bill Jack for the last few months due to Dewey’s health problems. Our sympathy to his wife and kids, grandchildren, and many loved ones. Jeremiah
We also lost our big buddy Harve Creech on Jan. 29. He was a well known and loved preacher in the Indian Bottom Churches and moderator of Poor Fork Church in Cumberland. Many knew him when they worked at Blue Diamond Coal mines, where he had worked for 29 years. He was a good friend and influence to many throughout his life and he will be sorely missed. A large crowd attended the visitation and funeral service to show their love and support to his children, their spouses and children, all whom Harve loved so well.
Roy Slone of Doty Creek also lost his mother to death. Many from this area attended her services in Knott County to show their love for Roy and Tammy and our thoughts are with them.
Bob, Mom and I attended New Home Church in Knott County on Sunday. We had a good service and enjoyed being with the members there. We also saw Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Caudill and Richard Blair of Doty Creek over there.
It was good to hear that Regina Wright had joined Jeremiah Missionary Baptist Church last Sunday. She is Marie Banks’s daughter and Doug’s wife. Hunting class set
A free hunter education course will be held from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 17 and 18 and at 9 a.m. Feb. 19 at the Letcher County Extension Office. Upon completion, the class is valid in any state where certification is required. For more information, call Will Connelly at 633-5012 or 335-9437, or e-mail email@example.com. Dance planned
Whitesburg American Legion Post 152 will sponsor a Valentine Sweetheart Dance, Saturday, Feb. 12, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. There will be roses for the ladies, a door prize, and refreshments will be provided by the Ladies’ Auxiliary. White Thunder will play.
Attendees must be 21 years old or over. For more information and for reservations, call 633-2834.