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Mother, son enjoy a great weekend at lake


Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. Pull up a chair and get a cup of coffee or a cake, and we will have visited. That’s what Anna Watkins tells me when she writes me.

Dorthy Tackett said she got a call from her niece, Linda Jo (Pennington) Green in Texas and said she was 66 years old. It’s hard to remember. I knew when she was born. Does that mean I’m getting old or something? I’ll settle for the something. No one likes to admit she’s getting old.

Linda Jo was taking her two grandsons to Gatlinburg, Tenn. It’s hard to imagine her with grandchildren.

Aggie Hatton and I went to visit Clyde at the Veterans Center in Hazard. He was still doing well. We stopped at Hardee’s for lunch. We had a good time.

I met one of Clyde’s hunting buddies at the Dollar Store, B.F. Adams. He said he and his wife, Clara, had been under the weather and Clara had spent four days in the hospital. I hope they are doing better. They are good people. I’ve made soap with Clara at Betty Sue Anderson’s home on Craft’s Colly.

I enjoyed a call from an old Marlowe friend, Viola “Buggy” Adams. We talked about Marlowe school days. She knows the person who called me some time back who was trying to find out where her mother was buried. She said it was somewhere between Isom and Craft’s Colly. Buggy said she was pretty sure it was the cemetery behind Isom Presbyterian Church. The family once lived at Belcraft. Maybe the lady will call me back. I think the family was Roberts.

Rob, Billy and I had our usual Wednesday dinner at the Grill along with Sandra, Joseph and Hannah. We all enjoyed it.

I went to the Ermine Center two days to see everyone and also to eat their good food. I really like going up there.

My son, Larry, and I spent last weekend at his camper on the lake and had a super good time. The place is beautiful. We also went to Golden Coral for dinner. It’s close by and we came home miserable. That’s what a buffet does for you, but it was so good.

Recent visitors of Patty Majority of Whitesburg were son Mike and granddaughter Robin of Sumter, S.C. They attended the retirement ceremony for Mike’s good friends, Whitesburg Fire Chief Truman Thompson and Police Chief Scott Adams. After a few days’ visit here, Mike took Robin to visit her other relatives in Cawood.

While they were here, Mike and Patty visited the airport in Wise, Va., where a civil air patrol crew was taking off to search for a plane down on Pine Mountain. It was later found high on the mountain. The only person on board, the pilot, didn’t survive.

On Sunday, June 14, the third annual Camp Begomi Festival will take place at Jenkins City Park. The event will take place from 3 to 8 p.m. and will benefit a scholarship fund for children to attend the camp. Performers at the festival will include Tools of the Carpenter, the drama team from New Freedom Worship Center, singers from Victory Temple of Neon, and Chuck Johnson. The festival will also include games and activities for children, crafts for sale, and an auction.

I just got word of the death of another one of my double first cousins in Fort Wayne, Ind. Kern Howard and his wife, Ruby, lived on Cowan for a long time. We hated for them to move so far away. We will certainly miss Kern. Two of his brothers, Garland and Bob Howard, had died such a short time ago. Our sympathy goes out to Ruby and their sons, Mike and Bill, and all the rest of the family.

I hear Esther and Robert Wagner just celebrated their 50th anniversary. I knew about it and that it was supposed to be a surprise. Dorthy Tackett, I didn’t tell. I thought about it when I saw them at Pine Mountain Grill last Wednesday, but I didn’t say a word.

I was glad to hear Louise Joseph was out of the hospital and doing better. I also heard Amanda King was doing some better and could walk a little. I talked to her sister, Linda Polly, and her daughter at Save-A-Lot. She said her brother, Earl, and Louise King hadn’t been feeling well and need everyone’s prayers.

May God bless all of you. Try to be in church somewhere this week. Hope to see you there.

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