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Pridemores celebrate their 54th wedding anniversary


We attended church at Big Cowan Church on Easter Sunday, and it was good to see old friends we hadn’t seen in awhile. Carl and Vivian Adams sat in front of me and I enjoyed chatting with them. They have fared pretty well this winter. Maxie Hampton was there with her daughter, who helps her out a lot since Cliff passed away.

Congratulations to Don and Coreen Pridemore, who recently celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary.

Rodney and Geraldine Ison had all but five members of their entire family home during the Easter weekend for Easter and to celebrate Rodney and Geraldine’s birthdays a little early.

Russell and Connie Blair spent three weeks in Las Vegas visiting their son, Chris, his wife and Austin, their grandson. They took their motor home and Austin stayed in it with them while he was on spring break. Chris’s job also furnished them with a larger motor home they could use to make their visit more comfortable. Russell and Connie really enjoyed their time together, but were also glad to be back home.

Alma Rose Blair recently took her mom, Mattie Lou Back, and Mattie Lou’s two aunts, Betty Sue Back and Alice Bentley, to Newport, for an 80th birthday party for their sister, Madge Gray. They all had a wonderful time together.

Former Blair Branch resident McKinley Adams died in Indiana recently. He was the last of the late Joe and Rachel Adams¿ children and he has many kinfolk still in this area.

Belated birthday wishes to Arizona Adams, Rodney and Geraldine Ison, Kenny Joe Banks and Jessie Banks, who all had birthdays recently.

Tim and Ronald Ison had a fish fry dinner on March 29 for their dad’s and mom’s birthdays. They had fried enough fish for the 13 family and friends who were there and still had fish leftover. Tim had caught the fish while on a recent fishing trip with several friends in Tennessee.

Tony and Mary Carolyn Blair recently kept their five-year-old grandson for a week and were glad to have him for a visit.

Arnetta Mae Slone is feeling better after having some health problems a while back.

Stella Elam is getting along a lot better after taking a fall a couple of weeks ago. She was missed at the sunrise service at the Burton Hill Cemetery. Libby Smith continues to improve from her knee surgery and hopes to return to teaching after the spring break. Francine Caudill is having some health problems and had to spend a few days in the hospital, but she is home now and doing better. One of our church members, Geneva Proffit, recently had surgery in Lexington and we hope she is doing better now.

It seems there are new neighbors moving into the Robert Glenn Sammons home at Sycamore. They have been putting a fence up around the yard and it makes the house look lived in again, but we do miss Robert Glenn and his family.

Sue Goodson fell this past Saturday at her home and may have broken a bone in her foot. Sue’s husband, Densmore, took part in a fishing tournament on Saturday at Lake Cumberland. Densmore and his partner finished fifth in the tournament.

Don, Coreen and K.P. Pridemore and I recently went to Somerset and while there visited with Vince and Juanita McCrarey and Mom’s nephew, David, who is staying with Juanita for a while.

Liberty and Noah Campbell, Bonita Adams, Jessie Banks and I went to Knoxville, Tenn., on Friday and spent the night at Bonita’s daughter, Lyndci’s, home. The next day all went to the Knoxville Zoo. Jessie and I came home on Saturday and the rest of the crew was planning on heading home on Sunday.

Coreen Pridemore has been getting over a case of the shingles and seems to be on the mend now.

Homer and Anthony Smith recently went to Cincinnati, Ohio, to visit Homer’s sister, Florene, who was in the hospital there.

Illia Smith is home and doing better after having stents put in last week in Lexington.

This news from Linda Adams Hatton. Pressie Adams, who is soon to be 91 years old, found out recently that you are never too old to have a slumber party. Karen and Sandy Adams came from Corbin to spend the night with their Aunt Pressie. Also spending the night the night with Pressie were her two daughters, Linda Hatton and Brenda Bush, and two other nieces, Emma Amburgey and Phyllis King. The seven enjoyed a wonderful country meal of chicken and dumplings, shucky beans and cornbread. After supper, everyone reminisced and laughed until 3 am and Pressie stayed up for all the laughter and fun until 2 a.m.

Anyone interested in helping with the upkeep of the Hampton Cemetery and the Hawk Dixon Cemetery can contact Vergle Caudill at (606) 633-8006. Vergle’s address is: Box 172, Blackey, Ky. 41804. Both cemeteries are located behind Letcher School.

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