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Mary Ann Maggard celebrates birthday



Another death on Cowan last week. Janie Fields Miles, a daughter of the late Ike and Patty Fields, died Sept. 14.

Surviving are her husband, Karu Miles; two sons, Danny Miles of Cowan and Rodney Miles of Lexington; a daughter, Sherry Brown of Cowan; a brother, Jerry Fields of Cowan; and four grandchildren, Danny Paul, Troy, Katie and Hailey.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Jimmy Fields, and several aunts and uncles. Our sympathy goes to all her family. They seemed to be a real close family, and she will be missed.

Kathy, Melinda and I went to the visitation on Thursday, and we met her son, Rodney. He is a nice looking young man, and I could feel the loss of his mom.

Mary Ann Maggard had a birthday this past week, and I wanted to wish her a late happy birthday. I think she is 74. Love you, Lady!

I ran into Tommy Day of Brown County, Ind., the other day. He is a son of the late John L. and Violet Day. He enjoys reading my column and gave me some very good advice that I plan on taking.

I want to wish him a late happy birthday for Sept. 18. It is always good to talk with him.

My husband, myself, and Tommy talked a little bit about everything. When I lived in Indiana, we went to his house a couple of times for Letcher County Days, and it was fun. Now I’ve heard it is being held in Harrison, Oh., each year.

Jody Fields is still in serious condition. Keep him in your prayers. For those of you who don’t know him, he is the son of the late Jim and Jeanette Fields of Cowan.

I’m looking forward to Mountain Heritage Festival, and hopefully will go and eat the soup bean dinner at the Extension Office. My husband and I love soup beans. We have them a lot at home, and also at the Pine Mountain Grill and any other place we can get them.

Well readers, it’s the people like you that keep me writing. When I was going through my depression, I thought of giving it up, but when I receive comments from all of you, it encourages me to keep writing. Really, I do enjoy it, and I am glad you all enjoy reading it. Thanks again.

The weather has been extremely nice these past few days. My kind of weather — not too hot and not too cold. Just right.

Indiana has not been getting any rain. Their grass and everything is burning up. We need to pray that they will get rain.

The rules and regulations are really rough around here. It seems like there has to be a permit for everything. Years ago it seemed easy, but not anymore. We were trying to get electricity hooked up for our son. We got the pole set, electricity run to the pole, and sewer hooked up. When we called to get it inspected, we found out we had to have a sewer release permit, and there lies the problem.

Before they will come out and inspect the sewer, we were notified that our sewer would have to be uncovered so they could see the tank and lines. Well, our sewer is in Irene and Eugene Day’s bottom, between my house and theirs, and there is no way that can be dug up. It’s been there since 1998 or 1999, and grass has grown there beautifully.

Our son is moderately handicapped, and he needs to live close to us, so we were trying to fix him his own place, but I guess that won’t happen. Now isn’t that something?

Someone who went to school with Irene Day called her the other day to see how she was doing, and Irene could not hear her to know who she was. It has bothered her ever since, so if you would call me at 633-0439, I will let her know who it was and put her mind at ease. Thanks.

Eugene stays busy all the time, gathering apples, burning brush and trash around the buildings, and has them looking good. His health is fair at the moment.

Well, I have run out of things to say, so all have a good week. Take care of yourself, and enjoy all the festivals and this nice weather.

Everyone knows the right side of your brain controls the left side of your body, and the left side of your brain controls the right side of your body — so that makes only lefthanded people in their right mind.

Just a little humor for the week.

Pray for someone this week, attend the church of your choice, and may God bless all of you, until next time.


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