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Red Hats go to Barter Theatre


I hope everyone had a good week.

Congratulations to our seniors for all the trophies they won at the Senior Games. Our cheerleaders won first place for cheering and second place for dance.

Last Wednesday the Red Hat Mountain Mamas, Marsha Banks, Ruth Ward, Ann Reynolds, Sally Caudill, Ann Bradley, Fran H. Day, Frances Day, Mary Gilliam, Jean Cook, Irene Smith, Shirley Whitaker, Lois Shortt and I, traveled to Barter Theatre to see ‘Patsy Cline.’ The play was wonderful.

We had a delicious lunch at the Peppermill. Liz Lee and I were the hostesses. I presented a gift to each of the ladies. Liz had to be out of town and we missed her. Vernell Mullins was missed too. I did see her on Friday and she said she was doing okay.Th

ere is a special little friend of mine that is celebrating a birthday. He is Gabriel Gilliam, the son of Mike and Christi Gilliam. His grandparents are Mary and Paul Gilliam. He loves his Aunt Jean so much.

Get well wishes and prayers go out to Freda McFall, June Breeding, Marveline Quillen, Goble Hall and all the sick in our neighborhood.

Jack, Kristal, and Jessie Quillen enjoyed a couple days in Tennessee. Jessie enjoys seeing all the sights. While they were gone, Maxine enjoyed her road trip. She is forever more planning another trip. You go, girl!

We are so glad that Opal and Drax Fouts are doing better. You can’t keep Opal down for long.

Janice, Katina, Ashley and Kori enjoyed their trip. The girls had way too much fun.

Congratulations to Jamie and Julie Hatton on the birth of their son. Eli James was born May 21. Anna is the proud big sister.

Our sympathy to the families of Jenny Depew and Phyllis Brown. May God bless these families.

Our Red Hats will be featured in the Art Walk on June 12. We will be Live Art. Come by and say hello. We will be at the Looking Glass on Main Street, Whitesburg.

Friday night I had a sleepover at Coolie and Janice’s. We were going to Indiana to a Baker/Diamond family reunion. We left about 6:30 and drove to Shoals, Ind. Those of our Letcher County family going were Coolie, Janice, Kathy, Jimmy, Nikkia, Brook, Katina, Ashley and myself. My brothers Ken and Warren Douglas and Warren’s two grandsons, Jagger and Graeson, also went. We saw most of the families of our Aunt Sarah Diamond and Uncle Dewey Baker’s families. Minnie Ellen Short was there, and it’s always good to see her. After the reunion we came to Louisville and spent the night, and had dinner at the Cheesecake Factory. The food was delicious but the service was very poor. We shopped until 6 on Sunday and then came home tired but happy.

Friday, the Colson Center had as its guests the Colson Head Start. The children had a good time, and they looked so cute in their matching shirts. I enjoyed talking to Ms. Shirley. She enjoys the children and is wonderful with them.

I talked to Mildred Clark, Yvonne Tackett, Ella Sparks, Lettie Hall and the young lady Eva Spicer Webb this week. Eva is such a nice lady we always have a good talk.

Faith Independent Baptist church had a revival last week and first part of this week. The singing and preaching were so uplifting.

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