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Pridemores celebrate anniversary


It really looks good to see some sunshine. It even seems to make a person feel better.

The grass is getting greener, trees are beginning to bud out, and most daffodils are already bloomed. Spring is popping out all over our mountains and fields in southeastern Kentucky.

Toby and Colleen Breeding are back home on Spring Branch after spending some time in Florida.

We sure are missing Shirley’s Marathon at Isom while the gas station has been closed for repairs. Sometimes a person just doesn’t want to pump their own gas, and they are always friendly when they pump it for you.

Don and Coreen Pridemore had their 56th wedding anniversary on Saturday. Jerry and Bonita Adams, Dad and Mom and I went to the London Flea Market that day and enjoyed being together and looking for bargains, having lunch and taking advantage of a pretty day.

Rodney and Geraldine Ison each had a birthday recently, March 28 and 29. Belated happy birthday wishes to both. They had some of their family in over the weekend.

Dock Adams has been having eye problems and is seeing a doctor at Hazard to try and find out what’s wrong.

Gerald Blair, James and Brad Colley and Jerry Adams all spent a week in Florida recently. The fishing was only fair, and the weather was cool. I think they were glad to get back to Letcher County.

It was good to learn that little Ty Colley is doing some better and hopefully things can continue to go well.

I read in Alana Jo’s column that Greg and Jayane Lynch have become grandparents, and send them and John and his wife congratulations on the new arrival.

The Blackey Senior Citizens recently enjoyed a visit from a church group from Texas. The Texas group brings activities with them and keeps the center busy with projects and fun.

Arnetta Mae Slone, Glenna Faye Quillen and Lana Pridemore all recently drove to Lexington to visit Mae’s daughter, Joannie, who is having health problems.

By the time this comes out Lilly Moss Hale should be home from the Hazard Hospital physical therapy ward. Mary Jo and Danna visited her every day to boost her spirits and check on her. Anna Lou Blair has also been in to check on her.

Madge Combs died at Letcher Manor on March 26. She hadn’t been doing well for quite some time, and we had missed speaking with her at the nursing home lately. She always got a kick out of Bob and his antics when we passed her room.

She was the widow of Forester Combs, and her family will surely miss her. They have our sympathy during their loss.

Bob and I stopped in to visit with Beulah Back at the nursing home, and I’m glad that she is doing better. We also spoke with Hazel Adams, Lass Halcomb, and Louise Dixon, and checked on Mallie Hobbs. Johnny Combs was visiting with his mother, Hazel Adams.

Get well wishes to Raymond Johnson of Carbon Glow, who recently had to go to Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington to have stents for his heart.

Sharon Whitaker said that her mother, Wanda Caudill, has improved a little. She has many injuries, and the doctors at UK Trauma Center do think she was hit by a car.

Many prayers are being said for Wanda and the family during this tragic ordeal.

Phyllis Whitaker of Adams Branch is home after spending awhile in the hospital. We hope she is much better by now.

Allen and Ruby Meyers recently had visitors from Columbus, Oh. They were Jim and Vi Green, and they all enjoyed being together.

Over the weekend Allen and Ruby’s daughter, Wanda, and her children made a surprise visit and stayed a couple of days.

Have a good week, that’s all for now.

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