Whitesburg KY

Pridemores have a very successful fishing trip


I hope everyone is enjoying our nice fall weather and the beautiful colors on our surrounding mountains.

Sunday before last, Bob, Kenny Joe Banks, Don and Coreen Pridemore and I took a chicken dinner with us and headed over to Kingdom Come State Park for a picnic. It was a beautiful afternoon and the park had many other picnickers and those enjoying the fall foliage.

The Letcher Area Homemakers had our October meeting and auction at the Jeremiah Missionary Baptist Church. A lot of members attended and bought baked goods and auction items. I think we raised about $500 for our club treasury, which we usually spend on helping others in the area. Virginia Caudill and Danna Smith bought the two quilts made by Maxie Hampton and our club.

I forgot to mention that Pressie Adams and Brenda, her daughter, were at our September meeting and Pressie was doing well.

Kenneth and Anna Lou Blair of Lexington, went to visit Kenneth’s sisters, Carol and Lorene, and then all of them visited in Indiana with Aaron and Edith Ison, Aaron’s sister Polly, Larry and Mary Caudill. They all enjoyed seeing and talking with each other.

Toby Breeding has finished his treatments and we hope his mouth is healing well and he will be able to eat whatever he wants soon.

Maggie Adams, formerly of Perkins Branch, and her daughter Kathy recently came over from Pike County to attend Blair Branch Church.

All who knew Billie Nadine Blair were sad to learn that she had died. She was well known and loved throughout the communities surrounding Isom and touched many through her years as a teacher. A very large crowd attended the visitation and funeral held at Little Colley Church and sympathy goes out to Alamander, Clem, and the rest of the family.

I’m sorry that Bob and I didn’t make it the chili dinner at Sandra Back’s home at Jeremiah. I know we missed a good meal and lots of neighborhood visiting, but Bob took nephews Hunter and Noah to Lexington to have lunch at Cracker Barrel Restaurant with Jessie and on the way home they stopped at Natural Bridge and played on the playground. I had gone to Somerset to fish with Dad, Mom and Uncle Bill Marshall.

Don and Coreen Pridemore left on Tuesday and met Bill, who drove down from Wheelersburg, Ohio, that day. They fished off Bill’s boat morning and evening and caught a lot of bass and bluegill. Then on Thursday, Bonita Adams, Lyndci Gilliam and I drove down. I stayed till Saturday, but they came home that evening. All had a good trip. We also stopped by to visit Mom’s sister Juanita McCarey and her husband Vince.

We are glad to hear that Mary Shepherd of Partridge, came through her back surgery okay and Shirley June Whitaker helped Eugene and Mary out for awhile.

I am planning on opening my shop on Thursday, Friday and Saturday of next week if anyone would like to drop by. That will be the 4th, 5th and 6th of November from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Maybe I’ll have the shop cleaned up by then. Call me at 633-4453 for more information.

While sitting with Uncle Ivan Adams, Freda’s brother T.R. Breeding called to check on them and I enjoyed chatting with him. He had also called his brother Bartley in Florida, and sister Evita in Ohio to see how everyone was doing.

We hope Sylvania Whitaker, Mattie Lou Back, Illie Adams and Cathy Blair are feeling better this week.

We saw a big crowd attending the recent Blackey Day celebration and were glad to read and hear that everyone had enjoyed it.

Arnetta Mae Slone’s sister Fannie and her family have moved back from Michigan and are living in Gid and Kaye Back’s home on Black Bottom.

That’s it for now. Sorry if I’ve forgotten anything I was told. Maybe I’ll remember it next time, if I did.

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