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Masons gave roses to widows for Valentine’s Day present


Hope everyone had a nice Valentine’s Day. The Whitesburg Masonic Lodge presented a beautiful rose to the wives of their deceased brothers, which was very much appreciated by them all and a very kind thing for them to do. Bert joined the Masons shortly after we were married as served as secretary for many years.

We were sorry to hear about the death of Mr. Jack Hatfield of Cumberland. Several from the Little Cowan Church attended his funeral. Our sympathy to his wife, Ruby, and all their family.

This was a very sad weekend due to the death of our good friend and sister in the church, Iona Scott. Funeral services were conducted at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. She will be sadly missed by her family, the church, and her friends and neighbors. Our sympathy to all her family.

So many of our family, neighbors and friends are gone. It is sad without them. We hope to see them again in a better world. It pays to be ready.

So many of our people are gone and they are truly missed. Pretty soon it will be a new generation. Many people would come to visit my parents. They just about outlived all of them. My daddy never saw a stranger. He loved people and many loved him. He didn’t miss many days telling my mother she was beautiful.

We are still having nice weather for this time of year. Seems like our winter season has gone by fast and not much really bad weather so far. I think most people are looking forward to spring, but we can’t complain too much about our winter. Really, I think we missed the big snow.

Many people are having the flu and I think the schools were closed a few days. It must be really

bad. I have had it several times in the past but have escaped so far this year.

Elizabeth Fairchild attended the Little Dove Church at Eolia this past weekend and spent the night with June Maggard. We are proud of our churches in the various communities. Seems like we didn’t see as many churches on our Western tours as we have here.

Happy birthday to Bennett and Linda Combs’s grandson, Forrester Finchum of Louisville. He is the son of Michael and Ramona Finchum.

Also, happy birthday to June Breeding of Isom. She is a Leap Year baby.

Get well wishes to Arminta Jenkins of Texas. She has had a bad cold the last week or two.

The Cowan Homemakers met at the Cowan Community Center. Members present were Anna, Billie Ann, Doris, Frances, Jeanette, Joyce, Ruth, Stacy and Virginia. We were happy to have visitors Bonnie, Crystal, and Marie. We had a good potluck lunch, conducted a little business, played some fun games, and made roses from coffee filters. Thanks to Bessie Day for the idea. Geneva Ison sent us a big stack of bears already cut out, ready to sew and stuff for children in the hospital.

Sue Banks has sent out a lot of birthday greetings this year: granddaughter Haley Banks, Jan. 11; daughter Mary Lynn Richardson, Jan. 25; daughter Amanda Galer and brother Glen Flannery, Feb. 1; sisterin law Cindy Flannery, Feb. 2; sister Billie Hippelheuser, Feb. 15; grandson Kyle Banks Galer, Feb. 18; and Jill Flannery, Feb. 19.

We missed several members at church Sunday. Best wishes to them all.

The presidential debates are getting pretty interesting. The people will decide.

Kay Amburgey of Lexington enjoyed a nice visit with Marsha and Carl Banks this past week.

Hope everyone has a nice week. Love and best wishes to all.

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