Cool and rainy as I write this, and we’re supposed to have a frost. I guess it’s just the time of year for this kind of weather.
A couple of fellows I know are so determined to have some molasses that they made a batch inside Ellis Adams’s big storage building. They cooked them on the gas stove and made five quarts of really good molasses.
Those two hard workers are Ellis Adams and Estill Blair, but they didn’t make enough to share. Too bad. But anyone who’d work that hard should keep them for themselves.
Berma Whitaker Matthews recently spent some time in Ohio with her brother Olan and his family.
While there, they attended the annual Letcher County Picnic in Harrison, Oh. I think Rose Ballard has written some about this already.
Berma said a few others she saw while there were Frances Smelko, Sue and Willard Quillen, Bert and Elvenia Combs, Lillian Fields and her son Dale.
She reported a nice trip and enjoyed seeing those who were there.
Berma also recently had a birthday, as did Wilma Pridemore, Jim Fields and Ruth Smith. Ruth, Homer and their family got together at Pine Mountain Grill to celebrate Ruth’s birthday.
The family of Hiram Bailey recently got together for their family reunion.
Arnetta Mae Slone and most all of her family, and also cousins and friends, spent last week in Outer Banks, N.C. All reported a nice trip.
Estill and Alma Rose Blair spent last week visiting in Lexington with their daughter Christy and her family.
Ivan, Freda, Pat and Daniel Adams spent a couple of weeks in Florida. Ivan fared pretty well on the trip and David enjoyed the time out from school learning about different areas in Florida.
There was a class reunion Saturday at the old Calvary College Campus. They had it in the dining hall and it looked like they had a pretty good turnout.
Ronald and Susan Ison had all of their family except for two of the grandchildren visiting over the weekend.
Martin Joe and Bonnie Adams also had a large group of their family in last Saturday for Brooke and Jason’s son Evan’s second birthday.
Ronnie Dean Caudill is improving slowly from his recent sick spell. We hope he is feeling better this week.
We attended Mt. Olivet Church last Saturday evening and Poor Fork Church at Cumberland on Sunday. It was a good meeting at both. The drive across Pine Mountain Sunday morning was a little foggy, and the fog was still on the mountain as we returned home.
Our sympathy to the family of Rhonda Hatton Hudson, Aggie Hatton and Blanche Hatton, who all died since last week.
On Sunday evening, Bob stopped in to visit with Evangene and Arizona Adams, and then stayed awhile with Bill, Joyce and Bumper Adams.
The Adamses are planning their annual reunion of the George M and Sally Banks Adams families and friends. Anyone who is kin or friends of the family, or if you just grew up in the Carbon Glow area, you are welcome to stop by. It will be held Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Stuart Robinson Dining Hall.
Don’t forget that this weekend will be Blackey Days.