Can you believe that October is here so quickly? Before you know it, it will be cold and frosty in the mornings when we wake up. I do dread it.
I forgot to mention last week that Estill and Alma Rose Blair had their daughter, Christy, and her family in for a visit. The grandchildren had fun while here, playing around the Blair Branch area.
Ellis and Ila Adams had their molasses stir-off on Saturday. Quite a few family and friends made it out for the stir-off and all enjoyed a delicious lunch afterward.
A 50th wedding anniversary party was held on Saturday at the Dixon Memorial Church for Allen and Sylvania Whitaker. A large crowd came out to help them celebrate and their children really appreciated all who came out and they worked hard to make their dad and mom’s day a special one.
There will be church services at the Little Ruby Church at Letcher this coming Sunday, Oct. 10, beginning at 2:30 p.m. All neighbors and friends are welcome to attend.
On Oct. 12, the Letcher Area Homemakers will have their monthly meeting and we will be having an auction and bake sale fundraiser. We have two nice tacked quilts to sell. The quilt tops were made by the late Maxie Hampton. All members are bringing something to donate to the auction. It will begin about 10 or 10:30 a.m. and we invited anyone who wants to come by the Jeremiah Missionary Baptist Church and join us.
Geraldine Ison is home and feeling better after spending a night in the hospital with blood pressure problems.
She and Rodney have a new great-grandbaby, born in Hawaii. Jason and Brooke Ison are the new parents. Ronald and Susan Ison, Martin Joe and Bonnie Adams, are the grandparents, and Rob and Betty Campbell are other greatgrandparents.
Mom’s (Coreen Pridemore) sister, Juanita Adams McCarey, and her husband Vince came up from Somerset for a visit, but Juanita got sick and had to spend a couple days in the hospital here. She was released here and left to go to the hospital in Somerset. We’re very worried about her and hope they can find out what is wrong with her and help her to feel better.
Most of those who shop at Isom IGA know Mary Gibson and we’re happy to hear that she has two new great-grandbabies. The twins were born last week in Ohio and both the goodsized babies and mother were doing well.
Get well wishes to Jennette Adams, “Arlies”, Illa Adams, Cathy Blair, Owen Amburgey and all others who aren’t feeling well.
All were shocked to hear that Jerry Eversole had died after being diagnosed with brain cancer. He worked off and on with Letcher Fire and Rescue and Lance and Edith Breeding had been taking care of him.
Phillip and Illa Smith went to Indiana to attend the funeral of Illa’s late sister-in-law, Christine’s, grandson.
Belated birthday wishes to Hazel Adams and Ruth Smith.
That’s it for now. Hope everyone has a good week.