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Pridemores mark anniversaries

Hope everyone is enjoying the warmer weather and sunshine we’ve been getting. I love it.

March is rolling right along and some say they have lettuce and onions already sprouted up and have seeds growing inside in pots awaiting planting weather.

If we get a couple days of dry weather, many will be plowing up gardens and getting them ready to plant.

Ila Adams did really well with her recent cataract surgery and was able to be at Blair Branch Church on Saturday evening and Sunday.

Tommy Harris Smith and Mary Jo Blair spent a couple weeks in Florida and have returned home. Anna Lou and Kenneth Blair came up to Tommy’s Florida home and visited them a couple days. Kenneth and Anna Lou have been wintering in Florida, too.

Home Ina Campbell is feeling better. She has had some health issues the last couple of weeks and I haven’t heard from her the last few days.

Her neighbor, Nina Whitaker Barnett, has also been having health problems and will be at Letcher Manor for awhile. Bob stopped by her room on Sunday and spoke with her.


I enjoyed stopping by Gwen Fields’s home last week. I had a picture of Sycamore School and needed names for all the students. Coreen Pridemore could name all but a few, and she said stop at Gwen’s, she would know and she did. So between Mom and Gwen we put all the names to the faces. I enjoyed the visit and chatting.

Lee and Wilma Pridemore spent a night last week in Ohio visiting with Roy Kenon and Billie Jean Smith and said Bill and Elva Marshall were both under the weather with colds.

Lee and Wilma and Don and Coreen Pridemore will celebrate anniversaries this month. Lee and Wilma will have been married 60 years, and Dad and Mom will celebrate 61 years on March 27.

Rodney and Geraldine Ison both have birthdays the last of the week, too. Hope they have great birthdays.

Also happy birthday to Geraldine Caudill of Doty Creek. Hers was on Wednesday.

Our neighbor Alice Barnett Caudill and her two daughters were involved in an accident at Blair Branch last Saturday night. They were all hurt, but not seriously injured, and I don’t know how bad the fellow that hit them was hurt. Her new car was torn up so bad that for them to not have been hurt worse was a miracle.

Hoover Halcomb gave Lee Pridemore a copy of an old picture that has Bryant Holcomb, Hiram Pridemore, Mckinley Craft and Herman Breeding in it and they were all sitting outside Holcomb’s Custard Stand. We think it is in the early 1960s and such a good picture.

We put it on the Letcher County Genealogy page on Facebook and so many people who moved away or just remember these old gentlemen have loved seeing their photo and the old custard stand memories.

Lyndci and Sadie Gilliam came up from Morehead and visited with Jerry and Bonita Adams, Ila and Tommy Adams, Don and Coreen Pridemore and other family. Sadie always loves to see Aunt Liberty and cousin Noah, too.

William came up on Friday and picked up Sadie and Lyndci and they all went to Gatlinburg for William’s birthday, then they headed back home to Morehead. William travels to Texas and will be going to Canada this week with work, so Lyndci and Sadie came home to visit while he’s gone.

We hope Darryl Boggs is feeling better. He was having more tests recently. He and Stephanie are well loved and such good friends to so many throughout the area.

Out of time, have a good week.

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