Whitesburg KY

Oral history group tells scary stories


Sorry I didn’t have a column last week. Didn’t find time to write so some of this week is carried over from a couple of weeks back.

Hope all the children had a fun Halloween and got lots of goodies. The candy given out at the Blackey Community Center was a big success, and many brought their children to get candy.

Jeremiah Missionary Church also gave out treats that night.

The tales of spooks, scary stores, and oddities that were told at last week’s meeting of the West Letcher Oral History Group must have been a big success. Bob said many attended and told their recounts of strange, unexplained circumstances and many were there to listen.

Elwood and Kathy Cornett recently took his sister Mildred and brother Lilly Blaine and wife Helen with them to Alabama. They visited with Elwood, Lilly Blain and Mildred’s brother Dean Cornett, and enjoyed being together and had a good visit.

Back in September, Elwood and Kathy took a trip to Nova Scotia in their motor home and enjoyed the once-in-a-lifetime trip.

So glad that Anna Lora Adams is feeling better. Many prayers have been sent up on her behalf, and she felt well enough that she and Ginger took a little trip, I think to Tennessee.

It’s hard to believe that here we are in November. Another year will be here before you know it, and boy, did we have a blast of cold weather, too.

We attended Mount Olivet Church at Blackey this past weekend. A large crowd attended on Sunday.

Nov. 15 at 9 a.m., there will be an anniversary marking of the 100th year of being established at the Cedar Grove Church at Linefork. It will be on a Saturday morning, and everyone who has ties and remembrances of the church is invited to come and share stories.

It will begin with singing and prayer, then the history of the church will be told, and then all are invited to have dinner. Old-fashioned dress is encouraged and they will also have a display of items from the bygone days and some farm animals for the children to see. Please come share in their celebration.

A large crowd attended Sunday services at the Jeremiah Missionary Baptist Church. It was their Old Fashion Day and Jeremiah resident Ernie Caudill was baptized after services, and then all were invited to stay for dinner.

Rodney and Geraldine Ison have a new greatgranddaughter, and she was named Tinsley Ison, after Rodney’s father. Lenna Sparkman Dixon is also her great-grandmother, Mike and Sharon Ison are grandparents, their son Ryan and his wife are the proud, new parents.

I’m sorry I don’t know Ryan’s wife’s family, but congratulations to all the family on the birth.

Astor Blair, Chuck Halcomb, Marie Banks and Mary Ellen Blair have all been in the hospital recently. Prayers for all of them.

Lee and Wilma Pridemore had Roy Kenon and Billie Jean Smith visiting for a few days last week. Roy visited with Lillie Moss Hale, Mary Jo Blair and Tommy Harris Smith while here.

Mom’s (Coreen Pridemore’s) sister Juanita Mc- Crarey was here from Somerset for a brief visit. Her daughter and son-in-law brought her up for the night and stayed at the old homeplace.

The Sycamore Loop area lost a neighbor, with the death of Wanda Caudill Maggard. It had only been about nine months ago that her husband Bill had died, and that’s so sad for their children, Lucillia and Jeremy, to lose both parents so close together.

Our sympathy to Wanda’s family during this sorrowful time, and also, to the family of Jessie Mae Jent Johnson, of Carbon Glow, who died Oct. 18.

Eddie, Beverly, Barb and Anita, will miss their mother so much. During her illness they kept her at her own home and took care of her. She was laid to rest on Carbon Glow at the Hub Banks Cemetery.

That’s all I have time for this week. Have a good week.

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