Whitesburg KY

Palumbo stone house is a showplace


Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well and are happy to have water again. It’s true, you don’t miss your water till the well goes dry, or you can’t use it anymore. I hope we don’t have any more trouble with it.

We offer our sympathy to the family of Bemis Pratt. He had only been at the Veterans Center a few days. I went in and met the family when he was admitted when they said he was from Whitesburg. I knew some of the family.

I also had a cousin, Ralph Palumbo, who died in Florida. He lived in Michigan and went to Florida for the winter. He was the son of the late Della (Howard) Palumbo and John Palumbo. They lived in Whitesburg while their family was growing up. he died February 21 and his funeral was held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He was buried in Great National Cemetery in Holly, Mich. He is survived by his wife, Betty, and four children, daughters Helen Marie and Mary Anne and sons Ralph Leslie II and Michael, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Our sympathy to all the family.

Ralph’s father built the stone house up near the old high school building where the late John Palumbo Jr. and wife Kathy lived and where Kathy still lives. It’s certainly a showplace, all hand-hewed stones. Lots of hard work went into it.

Someone had the name Barney Sizemore in Speak Your Piece a few weeks back and wanted to get in touch with him. I graduated from eighth grade with him and never saw him after they moved away. I inquired about him and Tom Taulbee in Ohio called and told me he died a long time ago. He was Tom’s uncle.

I lost another good friend, Wanda (Stidham) Miller from Belva, West Virginia, on Feb. 21. She grew up in Marlowe and always kept in touch with us. She was loved by everyone who knew her, you could tell by the crowd at her funeral. It was good seeing her family and her cousins, Eva Dean Brown, daughter of Willard Brown, and Lillian, daughter of Robert Brown, and all the Miller boys, brothers of L.T. Miller, Wanda’s husband. Wanda used to babysit with my boys when they were little.

I enjoyed meeting Richard Adams’s sister, Judy, at Wanda’s funeral. She is so pretty and nice also. Rob and I saw Richard and Pauline at Pine Mountain Grill.

Dorthy Tacket wanted to say hello to her son, Albert Tacket, so hello, Albert!

It was good talking to my little sister, Judy Greene. She’s been having health problems and so has my sister, Kathleen Brock. I hope they get over that soon.

Louise Shepherd’s grandson, Zack Day, son of Carol and Randall Day, has joined the Marines. I hope he will be satisfied.

I noticed in last week’s

Eagle lots of the readers didn’t care for Bill O’Reilly’s talk about Appalachia. I don’t like having my hometown put down. I love it here.We sure have had some nice weather after the snow left, but we are supposed to get more. I hope it misses us. I’m ready for spring. I noticed my flowers are coming up and some are budding, the daffodils.

My sister, Betty Tyree, and I visited Clyde on Thursday and he was doing well.

Everyone enjoys my Marlowe pictures. I hope I don’t overdo it. People send them to me.

May God richly bless all of you. Try to be in church somewhere this week.

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