Whitesburg KY

Mountain air refreshes spirits

Southern Ohio

Happy Valentine’s Day!

As I look out the window in front of my computer, I am glad I don’t have to go anywhere this morning. Although it is just a little skiff of snow, it just looks cold outside and very dreary, and the roads are slick.

The Ohio Valley area has been very lucky, as we haven’t received very much snow this winter.

Can you believe a month has gone by so fast? It won’t be long now until people will be getting their garden cleaned off and ready to plant. In real life you may have to skim the snow off in places.

This time last year I started a long road without a furnace. As I walk through my house and feel the warmth in each room, I am very grateful, and, yes, I would do it again if I had to.

So many asked me how did I get by without a furnace. I am thankful for my roots of growing up in the mountains as I truly believe it has helped me to sustain to be on my own.

I enjoy the comforts of things that make life so much easier, but I still enjoy the simple things too.

For the past several months I have become a recluse as I don’t have the desire to go anywhere or be around anyone. Maybe with spring I will snap out of this with the sunshine, flowers and everything that goes with it.

I really need a dose of good old mountain air to refresh my spirits.

For the past three years I have attended SPIGMA event in Nashville, but due to health reasons I decided not to go. Anyone who enjoys music should attend this event. There’s music in the hallways, and in rooms if you are lucky enough to have friends who open their doors.

Belated happy birthday to my little sidekick Bennie Wiederhold on Jan. 30. It is hard to believe Bennie is eight years old.

Bennie was diagnosed with something called ADHD. The doctor has been prescribing medicine because he has a hard time sitting still for long periods of time. My daughter Angie said Bennie has been saying he wished he would die. I told her to get him off that medicine.

Bennie is a very frail child, and this medicine isn’t helping as it seems to be decreasing his appetite. It seems there are pills being pushed for everything and you wonder why there are so many addicted to drugs.

Doyle and Betty Ison, I hope you are feeling better. Try to stay warm.

Les and Pat Wagner are still trying to rest up after all they’ve gone through.

Hello to Becky and Polly Hasty, and belated birthday wishes to my little Kelly.

Please keep Johnny and Ann Calihan’s daughter Sue Wagner in your prayers as she is having some health issues.

Ricky Caudill is writing once again. At times I have to laugh at some things he writes about.

I haven’t talked to anyone this week so this column is going to be short.

Until next time.

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