Whitesburg KY

Octoberfest was a good time


Hello everyone, I hope you had a good week. The weather is definitely fall weather. The trees with their colorful leaves are gorgeous. I should have taken pictures of Pine Mountain but it’s hard to stop to take pictures when you’re driving. I hope I can get a photo this week.

I received a text from Mike’s brother, Kevin Wenning of Coldwater, Oh., this week. He sent me a picture of The Mountain Eagle and the message said, “My new newspaper has arrived”. Kevin now gets The Mountain Eagle. I was thrilled to hear this. I had sent him a copy of The Mountain Eagle after our Wenning camping trip. Thank you, Kevin.

Our son, Greg, along with Carla and Carli Charles came in for the weekend. It was great seeing them and it was a great weekend with them. We went to the Whitesburg Octoberfest on Saturday evening. We also played cards with John and Faye Campbell. Plus, Carla brought two cakes to celebrate Mike and Faye’s birthdays.

Greg, Carla, Carli, Mike and I went to the Whitesburg Octoberfest and had a good time. We sat at a picnic table in the middle of the street. Carl and Marsha Banks spent a lot of time sitting with us and Marsha had us laughing so much. Carl is one of my cousins and it’s always great to see them.

Another cousin, Joe Yonts, was there. We also saw Libby and John Honeycutt. This was our first Whitesburg Octoberfest and we enjoyed it. We left about 30 minutes after the rain started. The music was great and the booths were cute. I’m looking forward to next year.

While Janice and Ron Wolod of Stevensville, Md., were still on Little Cowan, they fixed dinner for John, Faye, Mike and me. It was so thoughtful and delicious. Family is special.

Susan Ware and Laura Harris of Lexington went to Flemingsburg to visit our aunt and uncle, Thelma and Glennon Ison, on Sunday. They got there early enough to go to church with Aunt Thelma and Uncle Glennon. Our cousins, Debbie and Jeff Vice, also live in Flemingsburg and they were celebrating Aunt Thelma’s birthday. Jenny and LiFu Stigers of Crestview were also in for the weekend. The photos they shared were lovely and I was lucky enough to have a video sent to me. Aunt Thelma enjoyed her birthday celebration.

Debbie Vice stopped by one day to visit. She had come in to drive Thelma and Glennon back to Flemingsburg. Tom Ison also came in to help with the drive back.

Ramona Caudill’s sister, Charity Hall of Columbus, Ind., came in to visit. Ramona and Charity spent time running around. Ramona said it was a good visit.

Jon and Melinda Lucas of Kingsport, Tenn. spent fall break in Nashville, Tenn. with their sons Mason and Aiden. The photos I saw looked like a fun time. They all enjoyed their fall break.

Randy Brown and Donald Banks of Cowan, Gene and Candy Leach of Kingsport, Tenn., and Pat Banks and Pat’s Uncle Dave of Edinburgh, Ind., all spent time at Lake Cumberland. They had a wonderful time.

John and Barbara Banks of Cowan went to Morristown, Tenn., to watch their granddaughter Ella run in a cross-country event. Either at that event or another one, Ella tore ligaments in her ankle and can’t run for the school until next year. Get well soon wishes are being sent to Ella.

Millie and David Banks of Cowan had company over the weekend. Their great-niece Riley Day and three of her friends, Sophie, Sophia, and Bailey, came in for an overnight visit. They are all college freshmen. Riley, Sophia, and Bailey attend the University of Kentucky and Sophie attends Eastern State University. They enjoyed the Pine Mountain overlooks and the Whitesburg Octoberfest. Millie and David enjoyed their visit.

We have an archery bear made out of hard foam and it was attacked again. The head was in one location and the body in another. It had been pulled out of the ground. The head and the body each had a hunk bitten off. Apparently there’s a bear in the neighborhood that doesn’t like a fake bear hanging around.

Coleman Day passed away on October 18, at the age of 95. He was preceded in death by his wife, Daisy Frazier Day. Coleman Day is survived by daughters, Joanne and Ron Schumake of Fairfield, Ind., and Sherry and Alvin Wright of Cowan. He had one daughter-in-law, Sheryl Day. He is survived by three brothers, Dauphus Wood Day, Jack Day, and Donald Day of Indiana. He is survived by two sisters, Margaret Stamper and Reina Logan of Kingscreek. He had six grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. He also left behind a lot of nieces and nephews. Condolences are sent to the families.

I want to thank Linda Lucas, Millie Banks, Ramona Caudill, and Susan Ware for sending me news this week.

This week’s Social Media quote is: “It’s not what you have in life, but who we have in our life that matters.”

Please email your news to Cowannews@aol.com. Thank you.

Have a wonderful fall week.

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