Whitesburg KY

Old timers knew when to plant

As I write this we have a threat of a frosty morning. Lots have their tender plants and flowers covered over to protect them and I carried my flowerpots into the basement and Shoppe to protect them.

Old timers always said to never plant until after May 10, or Mother’s Day, and I know that years ago we had snow on Mother’s Day. So these old timers knew what they were talking about.

On Sunday we attended the Union meeting at Mount Olivet Church at Blackey. The church house was full and chairs were set out to accommodate the crowd. It was a wonderful, well-blessed service and afterward dinner was served and enjoyed by many.

Chester and Odella Blair have been here for a few days visiting and attending church. They celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary while they were here.

The auction for Wade Whitaker was last Friday and a large crowd came out to support the family. Many nice items had been donated for the sale, and good food and fellowship was had, too. They appreciate all the help during the auction and are selling some items on the Team Wade Benefit Action page on Facebook. Join in and bid if you would like to help.

On April 29 our family got together at Don and Coreen Pridemore’s to help Mom celebrate her 82nd birthday. The little great-grandkids had a ball playing in the yard.

This coming weekend is church time for the old Doty Creek Regular Baptist Church, and Sunday will be the memorial for deceased members. Lots of kinfolk were members at this old church, and what better way to honor God and their memory than to hear their names read from the list?


The old Doty Grade School, located next to the church, is planning the Doty Days School Reunion, also. Janie Pridemore Caudill will share details for this at the bottom of my column.

The Route 7 Artisan Fellowship is having a community event at the gazebo area on Clark Drive, below Letcher Elementary School. If you have handmade items, photography, or any kind of artwork and would like to set up a table to sell, please contact Bonita Adams, Libby Smith or myself.

Set-up is free, and Richard Smith will read some local history of the Jeremiah area written by the late James Howard Dixon, a son of John D. and Louanna Back Dixon.

Brad Collie will sell hot dogs and pork tenderloin dinners. Come on by on May 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. for the community fair. Visit, shop, eat, and play cornhole.

May 13 is also the big antique sale at Calvary College gymnasium, organized by Gwen’s County Attic.

I hope all mothers have a special Mother’s Day and thoughts and prayers to those who have lost their mothers to death.

This Saturday, before Mother’s Day, marks the 15-year anniversary of the opening of my Delana’s Little Shoppe. It’s hard to believe that many years have passed.

I’ve been selling for over 35 years, but built my own little shop in 2002 with the help of Dad, Keitzi, Ellis Adams, Bob and Kenny Joe. It was a family endeavor, and I enjoy the years of meeting old and new friends. So, if you come by this Saturday, May 13, I am having a 15- year sale.

There will be a reunion of all former students, neighbors and friends of those who attended the Doty Grade School at Jeremiah on Saturday, May 20. Doors of the old school will open at 10 a.m.

The program is to start at 11 a.m. with lunch at noon. The committee will furnish the chicken and drinks. Please bring a side dish or dessert and join us for a day of fun and fellowship. We ask that you complete a project of homework, and we ask that you bring a picture of your parents or grandparents who attended the school.

If you can’t attend Doty Days, please get us a picture. If you have questions, contact Ernie or Janie Caudill at 606-633-7481 or Charlotte Hampton at 606-634-2202.

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