Whitesburg KY

Pine Mountain is animal kingdom


Hello everyone, I hope all had a good week. I’m getting tired of this cool weather. I miss the normal high temperatures. At least the rain keeps me from having to water the plants.

Our son Greg of West Milton, Ohio, came in for Mother’s Day weekend. His friend, Lysa Wakefield of Cincinnati, came with him. It was great having them visit. This was Lysa’s first visit to southeast Kentucky and she enjoyed the visit.

Greg and Lysa drove up to one of the Pine Mountain overlooks. There was a man up there with his family. The man wasn’t looking over Pine Mountain, he was looking across the road at the hillside. He told Greg that there was a bear on the hillside. Greg and Lysa got to see a bear while there.

On Saturday evening we decided to do a cookout on Town Hill. Greg, Lysa, Mike and I drove the side-by-side up there. We saw a big deer on our way up the hill. When we got to where we go for a cookout, we saw a bear. Then as we were leaving, we saw a rabbit. It was an animal kingdom world out there. I’m glad Greg and Lysa got to see two bears over the weekend.

My brother John went with us to the Town Hill cookout. He drove his truck and didn’t see a deer or a bear or a rabbit. We had a nice cookout and enjoyed the evening sitting around a campfire.

On our way down, we saw about six side-by-sides and four-wheelers getting ready to head up to Town Hill. I hope they had a good time.

My brother’s dog, Lady, died about two weeks ago. She was about 15 years old. It’s sad that Lady is no longer with us. I did like that dog. John’s other dog, Buddy, is doing fine.

Mike and Greg were petting on Buddy over the weekend while they were in our yard. Mike noticed that CAT was sitting on the windowsill watching them. CAT saw Mike watching and took his paw and started knocking things off the windowsill. CAT doesn’t like any attention to be given to Buddy. He’s a cat with an attitude.

Janet Napier had both of her daughters and all of her grandchildren together for Mother’s Day. She was glad to have everyone together.

Feel Better Wishes are being sent to Janice Wolod of Annapolis, Md., Michael Marr of Berea, and Edison Banks of Little Cowan.

Mike and I went to Elizabethtown to the funeral of Janie Banks Bennett. Janie and I grew up beside each other on Little Cowan. It was good to see Janie’s brother, Jim, and Teresa Banks and their children and one granddaughter.

Russell Yonts of Indianapolis, Ind., passed away on May 9 at the age of 93. Russell enlisted in the Navy at the age of 16 and served in World War II and the Korean Conflict.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Minerva Jane Yonts. He had three sons, James Russell (Cindi); Timothy Wayne (Jane); and Ricky Alan. He had five grandchildren, Justin, Amy, James, Nick, and Jacob and one great-grandson, Jackson.

He is survived by one brother Duane (Anna) Yonts and one sister Ella Louise (Major) Sparks.

The memorial service will be hold on Saturday, May 15, at Hendryx Mortuary- Cumberland Chapel, Indianapolis, Ind.

Russell will be missed by all. Condolences are sent to the family.

I hope all have a wonderful week.

If you have any news, please email CowanNews@aol.com. Thanks.

Be safe in all you do.

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