Hope everyone had a blessed week!
My sister Anita Redden has been in for a few days visiting with family. She lives in Beckley, W.Va. While she was in, she, Linda Lou and I had dinner one evening and spent a few hours together. The next day our brother Coolie Baker and his family hosted a cookout. Lots of good food and family and friends. Brooke, Kaylee and Cambridge entertained us. Brooke is 3, Kaylee is 2 and Cambridge is 1 and all three are so sweet and cute. You should have seen them playing Corn Hole. Hey, I almost left out the other entertainers, Brian, Jimmy and Cameron.
The Colson Center really enjoyed the visit from Dena Sparkman and Rachel Breeding. They do a good job of keeping us informed of the services ARH provides. Thanks so much for coming and come back anytime. We love visitors!
Artie Baker Large has a new granddaughter born last week. We don’t know her name, yet but she was a big baby. Congratulations.
Brice Baker has been back to Lexington with his cut fingers. We hope all is well with him. He works too hard.
Talked to Aunt Cora Baker. She had been to Glasgow. Her daughter Alene Cook had surgery on her mouth. She will probably be taking treatments for awhile. Her husband Doug has retired so he will be taking good care of her. Alene’s brothers Gerald and Greg Baker and Greg’s wife Ann also went with Cora. Our prayers are with Alene and all the family. We love you guys.
Also remember to pray for Douglas Hall, Delilah Baker, Linda Lucas, Warren Baker, Betty Johnson, Debbie Hogg and all the folks in need of healing.
Annette Isaacs came by one evening, brought her family group sheets and a huge tomato so that we could save some seeds. The tomato was from seeds that Mamma Rebecca Meade Isaacs used to grow every year. She always had a beautiful garden and canned everything. She sure was a wonderful woman and we all loved her dearly.
The Collins-Kiser Reunion in Big Branch was a huge success. I missed it again, maybe next year I can be there. Martha Winniger and some of her family came from Indiana. I really was looking forward to meeting them. Jean Cook and Mary Gilliam said it was so nice visiting with everyone. Maxine Quillen was also there. She sold Martha a set of the Pictorials and we gave her a set back. I sure hope Martha sends in some pictures of her family for the next volume. I also missed visiting with Jettie Hamilton.
Maxine Quillen sure enjoyed the motorcycle ride last week with Mitchell Wright. I bet before long she will buy a big Harley and we’ll never keep her at home. That girl sure has a lot of fun.
Jack, Krystal and Jesse Quillen have enjoyed a couple days in the Smokies. Jesse loves to go down there.
Maxine and I had lunch at Summit City last Wednesday and then we went to Neon to deliver Pictorials to Dr. Sam, Louise Hall and Phyllis Wright. Thanks to all who have bought books. They are fantastic.
Faye Anderson has two brothers who are very sick and in need of prayer. Don Richardson is in Indiana and Ford Richardson lives in Florida. Faye and Terry have been to Florida this past week to see Ford and his wife.
Thursday evening the DAR had a memorial service for two members, Ruby June Caudill and Patricia Thrash. It was an honor to be there. I admired both these ladies so much. Also got to meet Delana Banks, Corrine Pridemore and Geraldine Ison. They are really nice folks. Corrine said she had been going with Noah to the fairs and really was impressed with the care he gives his goats. He has won all kinds of ribbons. Way to go, Noah Campbell!
Talked to Deanna Branham this week. She and members of her family will be coming in for Haymond Days. Maybe this time she and I can be at the same place at the same time; we keep missing each other.
On Saturday, Jean Cook, Mary Gilliam and I went to Barter Theater to see “Shake, Rattle and Roll’’ starring Scot Bruce and what a show he put on. He sings so much like Elvis and looks like him too. The problem was keeping an eye on Jean, she just had too much fun for one person. Mary and I were worn out from trying to keep her off stage! We also did some shopping and found some great buys at the Porch Sale at Cracker Barrel.