Whitesburg KY

Old Fashioned Day set for third Sunday in Nov.

Blair Branch

Hello, everyone. I hope you’re all doing just dandy. My wild bunch is doing good, with the exception of myself. I have a pretty bad earache and I’m so dizzy that it seems like the whole world is spinning. Hopefully I’ll be back to normal soon. Everyone knows a mom with young children isn’t allowed to have sick days.

My sisters Missy Fields and Opal Jent and me went to Mom and Dad’s house to clean for them. We cooked supper for them also. I made hotdogs and cupcakes for the kids. Missy and Opal did most of the “real food” — pork chops, mashed potatoes, fried apples, greens, gravy, and biscuits.

Mom (Sylvania Whitaker) isn‘t doing too well. She had been sick all night Thursday night with a stomach virus and then went to dialysis on Friday morning. While she was at dialysis her blood pressure dropped so low that she couldn’t see. They thought they would have to admit her to the hospital, but her blood pressure finally came up enough for them to allow her to go home. She was in bed most of the day Friday, and if you know my Mom you know that just isn’t like her. Then on Saturday, she still felt bad and looked pale as a ghost. Her and Dad went to church on Sunday at Bull Creek and she had them to lay hands on her. When I spoke with her Sunday afternoon she was feeling some better. I ask you all to please pray for my momma. I hate to see her feeling so bad.

Grandma (Lucy Halcomb Blair) was able to come home from the hospital, but she is still weak and not feeling well.

I spoke with my uncle Jake Halcomb on the phone. I asked him how he had been doing, and his reply was, “I’m kicking, but not high.”

He said he wasn’t sure why, but his leg is swollen and he can barely walk. His wife, Wilma, had been in the hospital since Oct. 12 with congestive heart failure, but she was doing a little better and was expected to get go come home soon if she kept improving.

Virgil Combs of Carcassonne is in the hospital again. Please keep him and his wife Freda in your prayers.

My brother, Wade Whitaker, lost a good friend last week. Leslie “JJ” Williams of Kite passed away Oct, 12. He was 51 years old.

Jay was a coal miner and played the drums for Dee Dee & the Faith Singers. Jay was a good person and will be missed by many. I know that Wade and his family thought the world of him. Please pray for Jay’s family and friends as they grieve the loss of their loved one.

Anna Caudill e-mailed me and asked me to share news that there will be a revival at Doermann Memorial Presbyterian Church at Blackey on Friday, Oct. 22, and Saturday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. each night. The theme will be “Trusting my Lord.” Friday night’s pastor will be Mike Hisle from Family Covenant Church in Pikeville, and on Saturday night the speaker will be Paul Sluss, chaplain at Hospice in Hazard.

There will be special music each night and everyone is invited to come join in a time of worship, song and testimonies.

Opal asked me to share that Bull Creek Old Regular Baptist Church will be having an “Old Fashioned” day on the third Sunday in November. They would like to encourage everyone attending to wear their old-fashioned clothing — overalls, dresses, bonnets, etc., to church on that day. Dinner will follow church services. Everyone is invited to attend.

She also asked me to share that Big Cowan Old Regular Baptist Church is now having services on the second Sunday evening of each month at 5 p.m.

I would like to wish happy birthday to Lee Emmons, who will celebrate on Oct. 21; to Amanda Blair on Oct. 24; to Colton Adams, Kyle Whitaker, and Chris Ingram, who celebrate on Oct. 26. I hope your special day is filled with all the love and laughter in the world.

If I have left anyone or anything out, just let me know and I will be glad you get you next time. I hope everyone has a healthy and happy week.

If you would like to contact me, feel free to give me a call. Or you may email me at: alanacouch@hotmail.com.

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