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Mary Jo Blair celebrates birthday


Can you believe that May is over half over? It seems once the weather gets warmer in March, the year just flies by.

By the time this comes out Election Day will be over and hopefully everyone who was able got out to vote.

Mary Jo Blair celebrated a birthday this past Saturday and on Sunday Benji and Danna Smith were taking her out for a birthday dinner. We all sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to her after church services on Saturday evening at the Blair Branch Church.

Also, happy birthday to Laramie Adams of Black Bottom, who had a birthday on May 17.

Sorry to learn that Dorse Fields recently was in the hospital. Hopefully he’s feeling better. We all love him throughout the community and have been praying for him.

I also hope that June Breeding is getting over her broken hip and will do well with her rehab. Her friend Hubert Hall has also been sick and his family is helping him out. We’ve missed seeing them out and about the area as they were involved in so many local events.

I’ve been spending my Mondays visiting with my uncle, Ivan Adams, while Freda takes her treatment at Hazard. We took a chicken dinner and ate lunch on the porch at Granny Virgie’s old homeplace at Sycamore one day. Don and Coreen Pridemore came over and sat with us.

Recently Burnett Caudill of Doty Creek, had his brothers Harold and Carl and sister Imogene of Indiana visiting. They visited their other brothers and sisters while here also.

Allen and Ruby Meyers recently attended a chaplain’s retreated held by the Appalachian Regional Hospital chain. A few other couples who went were David and Opal Jent, Jim and “Dosh” Fields, and Elwood and Kathy Cornett.

Allen and Ruby also recently attended the graduation of their granddaughter from Cumberland College at Williamsburg.

Thankfully, Stella Elam didn’t break any bones when she recently fell in her carport. She managed to get to her cell phone and call Nancy, her daughter, for help. After checking out OK at the hospital, Stella got back home.

Rodney and Geraldine Ison had their grandson Corey and his wife Tonya and their baby spending the night with them last Saturday night.

Rodney was happy to tell that his grandson Jason and his wife Brooke are expecting a baby. They live in Hawaii and we hope all goes well in the months ahead with the pregnancy.

This Sunday will be the memorial meeting at the Nancy Back and Smith cemeteries above the Dixon Memorial church house. Services start at 9 a.m. on top of the hill. It will be church time at the Dixon Memorial Church this weekend also.

The Smith reunion will be on Saturday, May 29, at the Stuart Robinson dining hall. It will begin with the soup bean dinner at the head of Drew Branch at Tommy Harris Smith’s cabin.

Our sympathy to Mike Eldridge of Doty Creek, who recently lost his father, Lillie, of Turkey Creek, and also to the rest of the Eldridge family.

It was also sad to see Ruby June Caudill’s name on the funeral board. She was always a friendly, outgoing lady, well known and loved by many.

We will be having a household shower for our daughter Jessie and her husband Andy on Saturday, May 22, at 3 p.m. at the Blair Branch Church. I’ve been a little slow with invitations so if anyone wants to come be with us, you’re welcome to do so.

That day at 11 a.m. Reva Adams will be having a household shower for her son David and his fiancée. We hope they get lots of useful items.

I hope I haven’t made too many mistakes in this column and please forgive me if I have.

Amber Pridemore was graduated from Southeast Community College respiratory class on May 14. We wish her well and hope she finds a good job when she is ready to go to work.

Congratulations to Jama Leandra Mica Collie and Anthony Wayne Cornett Jr. on their recent wedding. It looked like a lovely wedding party. As I drove by the Letcher Independent Baptist Church, I saw the group outside. The bride is the daughter of Brad and Staci Collie.

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