Whitesburg KY

Mae Blair has knee surgery at Central Baptist

Blair Branch

Hello and Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I hope this finds you all well. My husband Michael and both of our boys have been suff ering with colds, but I do believe they are on the mend now. Thankfully, I have been able to avoid it.

It has been so beautiful here the last few days, and I’ve been just as happy as can be. The sun has been shining and the wind blowing a nice warm breeze. To open my windows and air out the house, has been fantastic. Even though the official first day of spring isn’t until March 20, I do believe spring found us early. It was even warm enough one day for me to wear capris and a t-shirt. Now that is a change that I am glad to see.

Mom was telling me that my great-aunt, Mae Blair, had knee surgery at Central Baptist on March 2. She is now at Cardinal Hill to have therapy. I pray she is able to recover and come home quickly. There is no place like home.

I went to visit with my grandma, Lucy Halcomb Blair, and to take her some supper. She looked like she was feeling okay, but she has lost more weight. She said she just doesn’t feel like eating or sitting up at all anymore, but she makes herself. I sure wish she felt better.

Oh, and that reminds me, David Allen and his wife, Joy Faye, came to check on Grandma back a couple of weeks ago. They brought along photos of their new home to show her. They have a beautiful home. I am sure she was happy to see them as they aren’t here in Letcher County very often.

Rulah and Peggy Whitaker were also recently in from Somerset. I stopped to talk to them as I was going to Cub Scouts. It was great to see them even though I only had time to speak a few words.

Minnie Blair stayed overnight in Hazard Hospital on March 9. She was able to come home the following day, but the last I heard she was staying at Lovell and Lois Blair’s.

My mom, Sylvania Whitaker, has finally received some promising news. Around the first of March, she had an appointment with the transplant center and found out that she will be allowed to go back on the transplant list after she has undergone a hernia surgery.

Thank you, Lord! Lately her vision had begun to worsen, so while she was in Lexington she made an appointment with her eye doctor, who told her she needed to have cataracts removed from her eyes. She had cataract surgery on her left eye on March 12, and her vision is much improved. She will be having surgery on the other eye soon.

I just celebrated my 29th birthday on March 5. Michael’s sister, Amber, volunteered to baby-sit the boys so that Michael and I could go out to dinner alone. It was nice, but strange.

After we ate, we went by Hazard Hospital to see his stepgrandfather, Clayburn Eversole. He just had surgery for a bowel blockage and isn’t doing well at all. He needs prayers.

My niece Lexi’s birthday party was on March 6. She is Missy and Wayne’s youngest. The theme was Bolt, a dog who believes he has superpowers. The cake was so cute! As always, we really enjoyed ourselves, as did the kids.

March 7, my sister-inlaw, Melanie, and I had a basic cake decorating class fund-raiser for Ty Colley. We had a nice turnout of about 40 people. Thanks to the Cowan Community Center for loaning us the building, and to everyone who came to the class or helped in anyway.

We plan to have another in the near future. I will keep you updated about the when and where as soon as I know.

I would like to send out belated happy birthday wishes to John Lynch on March 1; Maryia Lepou, March 5; Van Blair, March 6; Becky Halcomb, March 11; and Dandie Walters March 15.

Kristen Ingram will be celebrating her birthday on March 18; Jayln Hensley, March 19; Freda Combs, March 21; and Phoenix Emmons, March 23. I hope your special days are filled with all the love and laughter in the world.

Jayane and Greg Lynch can now call themselves ‘Mamaw and Papaw.’ Their son, John, and his wife, Melanie, welcomed a new baby boy into the world on March 13. They named him Patrick Allan. He weighed in at 6 pounds, 7 ounces. According to the proud grandparents, he has lots of light brown hair. I can’t wait to see pictures. Congratulations on your new bundle of joy!

Joan and Jody “Moe Joe” Watts celebrated their 31st wedding anniversary on March 10.

There are no two people in this world kinder, more generous, and loving than you two. I would thank you both for everything you done for me over the years. You mean the world to me. I hope you had a wonderful anniversary and have many more lovefi lled years together!

If I have left anyone or anything out, just let me know and I will get you next week. I hope everyone has a healthy and happy week. If you would like to contact me, you may do so at: alanacouch@tvscable. com.

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