Whitesburg KY
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Park good spot for reunion


Hello from the Kingscreek Center, where we have all been very busy — some with gardening, some with family get-togethers, and others with sickness and death.

Our hearts go out to those who have sickness in the family as it affects the whole family, not just the patient. And any death has far reaching affects on a community.

We had a family reunion at the Kingscreek Park. I lost count of how many were there, but all of my brothers and my sister were there. Lots of cousins and my nieces and nephews were there, even had lots of great-nieces and great-nephews there.

With everyone bringing covered dishes, there was enough food to feed an army. The park was the perfect place to have this. It’s clean, well maintained, and has everything you could possibly need.

At the center, we have several who are ill — Margie Sturgill, Loreva Fields, May Boggs, Genita Callihan and Erva D. Hart. We love all of you and miss you.

Thursday was Senior Prom Day, and it was held at the newly remodeled Blackey Center. It was beautifully decorated with blue and white. The band Mountain Melody played music for dancing. A good time was had by all.

I would like to thank Don McCall and his staff at the Letcher County Jail for the great work they did at the cemeteries before Memorial Day. They have an officer who takes out the inmates on work details and to work in the garden.

The inmates are tending a large garden in Whitesburg to grow fresh vegetables for use at the jail and at senior centers. The county government doesn’t pay the salary of this officer. He is paid with profits from the jail’s commissary. Now that’s what I call a win/win situation.

I talked with several people from Berea College and around the county who say such good things about Letcher County. We do have a good place to live.

Yes, we have drugs, crime, car chases and all the rest, but we can still sit on the porch in the evenings without much fear of a drive-by shooting. We still say howdy to our neighbors and can borrow a cup of sugar if we need to. Hugs are still the best form of greeting, and, “I love you,” can still be heard as we say goodbye. It could be so very much worse in our county.

Now off of my soapbox.

Hope everyone has a good week. Do something positive, and if you get bored visit a senior center. We will put you to work playing cards, quilting, or have you take part in my favorite hobby, talking.

Keep smiling; it worries other people. They think you know something.

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