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Pictured are most of the grandchildren of the late Patrick and Etta Banks of Little Cowan. From left to right are Bill Banks, Verna Rayburn, John Banks, Paula Lowe, Kay Hammonds, Linda Lucas, Marietta Stevens, Carol Caudill, Carl Banks, (back row) Jim Banks and Bryan Banks.

Pictured are most of the grandchildren of the late Patrick and Etta Banks of Little Cowan. From left to right are Bill Banks, Verna Rayburn, John Banks, Paula Lowe, Kay Hammonds, Linda Lucas, Marietta Stevens, Carol Caudill, Carl Banks, (back row) Jim Banks and Bryan Banks.

Hello everyone — I hope all have had a good week. I think it was a quick week. Of course, the older you get the faster time goes.

Marsha Banks and Kay Amburgey went to Oak Grove, Illinois for the eighth grade graduation of Francesca Crovetti. Francesca’s parents are Greg and Missy Crovetti. Marsha and Kay always have a good time when they go to Oak Grove.

The Whitesburg Swimming Pool opened on June 4, 2021. The weather has been perfect for swimming.

I finally bought a laser pointer to play with CAT. CAT and I have a good time with it. I do admit I make the red dot go up Mike’s pants leg so CAT will climb after it. It’s family bonding with CAT.

CAT and I were on the porch Sunday evening when we heard something in the bushes by the creek. There had been a bear odor outside when we were first out. I suspect there was a bear in the neighborhood that I couldn’t see in the dark. I’m sure CAT would agree with me.

Darrel Banks has had a momma bear and two cubs hanging out at his house. They have been on his porch. They don’t stay long but they do like visiting.

Our son Mark and three friends took a motorcycle trip over Memorial Day weekend. They left on Wednesday and were back home on Monday. They traveled through Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina. Mark said it was a trip of 2250 miles. Those traveling were Mark Wenning of Monroe, Ohio; Steve Richardson of Cincinnati, Ohio; Denver Little of Cincinnati, Ohio; and Brennan McClorey of Cincinnati, Ohio. They had a wonderful trip and took lots of photos.

Feel Better Wishes are being sent to: Edison Banks; Jeff Vice; Janice Wolod.

Esco Hanks Evans, of Sweetwater, Tenn., passed away on June 2, 2021 at the age of 66. Hank is survived by his wife Janice Watkins Evans of Sweetwater, Tenn.; his son Gabe (Mary Beth) of Athens, Tenn.; his daughter Kyndra (Luis) Dile of Loundon, Tenn.; his siblings: Joyce Hunt, Bill (Wanda) Evans, Joe (Jo) Evans, and Pat Thomas. Hank had seven grandchildren: Spencer Evans, Austin Evans, Kaitlyn Oody, Kolby Oody, Eli Dile, Kyndall Dile, and Mason Dile. e

Th service was held June 5, 2021 at McGill-Click Funeral Home, Loudon, Tenn..

Hank wrote lovely poems. He wrote a beautiful one for and about his wife, Jan. He reshared this poem on the day he passed away. The day before he passed he posted “Lord, I’m coming.”

I will miss keeping up with Hank. The class of 1972 just got smaller.

There was a memorial service on Saturday June 5, 2021 for Karen Jane Banks “Janie”. The service was held at the Little Cowan Primitive Baptist Church. It was a wonderful memorial service and I was thankful to be there. It was good spending time with family and friends. Janie was my best friend growing up and I’ll always cherish the memories made with her.

This week’s quote is attributed to Anna Taylor: “Some people arrive and make a beautiful impact on your life, that you can barely remember what life was like without them.”

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Have a wonderful week. Enjoy life.

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