I haven’t written in so long that it’s hard to sit down and remember what’s been going on in the Jeremiah area. We were gone on vacation one week, and just too busy with life the next, but it seems we all are so busy these days.
A few weeks ago, Lance and Edith Breeding had a visit from his sister, Norma Jean. I hope she enjoyed her time with family and friends. Bob talked with her at Isom Kwik Mart.
Jerry and Bonita Adams and Noah Campbell helped William, Lyndci and Sadie Gilliam move from Lexington to their new home at Morehead. That was about three weeks ago when they helped them out.
Lyndci and Sadie came in for a visit this past weekend and attended Blair Branch Church on Sunday.
The Defeated Creek Church recently held its memorial for deceased members, and after services Toshia Taylor Field was baptized with many of her family and friends there to be with her on such a special day.
Bob, Kenny Joe, Hunter Banks and myself, along with Jerry and Bonita Adams, Liberty and Noah Campbell, Lyndci and Sadie Gilliam spent about a week at Ocean Isle Beach, N.C. We had a good trip together, but missed Don and Coreen Pridemore, who didn’t make the trip with us this year.
Some of us took a fishing charter and we caught a lot of ‘throw-back’ sea bass. Hunter caught the only ‘keeper’ sized bass, but Jerry, Kenny Joe and Liberty caught 31 sharks.
I got too seasick to enjoy myself, and Hunter got a little queasy.
Many others also have been to various beach vacations. Mike Haynes and his family and others visited Isle of Palms, S.C.; Mary Joe Blair went with Coleman and Martha Sue Blair to Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Ward and Dwana Whitaker went to Garden City Beach, S.C.; Robert and Diane Halcomb were in the Myrtle Beach area.
Those are just a few that I knew about.
Lee and Wilma Pridemore spent a night in Ohio with Roy Kenon and Billie Smith. They enjoyed supper with their family and visiting.
Wilma will have knee replacement surgery soon. I hope all goes well. They still bring Irene Dixon out of the nursing home one day a week to give her a little time away.
Richard and Libby Smith spent a week of fishing and camping at the Ponds at Land Between the Lakes recently, and also stayed overnight at Pennyrile State Park. They caught a lot of good-sized fish at the Parks Lake.
Our daughter Jessie Banks Scott came home for a visit recently. She left Cracker Barrel Restaurant after 12 years and now is assistant manager at the Bath and Body Works at Hamburg Shopping Center. She has already seen a few local folks; Samantha Oaks Rice and Charity Miller are two I remember that had been shopping there. I hope it continues to be a less stressful job for Jessie. She loves it so far.
I took Don and Coreen Pridemore to Somerset last Friday, where we visited Mom’s sister, Juanita and Vince McCrarey. We’ve been down twice lately, since Juanita had her pacemaker.
I also picked up a load of auction items I had bought for my shop, old wooden crates and boxes and dishes.
I recently had the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Blair’s daughter, Mary, and her daughter, visiting and shopping at my store. Mary’s brother, Bob, and her sister used to stop in at the shop quite often.
‘Bumper’ and Carolyn Adams’s daughter, Lori, and her boyfriend, Fritz Boggs, were married last week. The wedding was held in the yard at Bumper’s home with family and friends attending.
K. P. Pridemore, Lana, their daughters, grandsons and sons-in-law spent four or five days at Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg last week. They rode horses and helicopters and other fun rides while they were there.
Geraldine Ison is feeling some better and was able to attend Blair Branch Church on Sunday. She and Rodney had visits from Corey Ison and family, and Kevin and Nellie Kay and family recently. Of course, Tim and Ronald drop in often to check on them since they live close.
Hargis Ison is feeling better after a recent stay in the hospital. We stopped in to talk with him last Sunday.
Also hope that Danny ‘Hoot’ Campbell is feeling better.
The 26th annual Adams Thompson Blair reunion is coming up on Aug. 2 and 3. More about this next week.