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Redbuds, dogwoods are blooming

Since I skipped a week writing a column, I’ve probably forgotten half of what I should have put in last week. Sorry!

The warm days and nights and the spring rains have really put the trees and flowers to popping out with blooms. The redbuds and dogwoods are well on their way to full bloom.

It’s a beautiful time of year with the reemergence of green grass, leaves and color.

Homer Smith will be overseeing the upkeep and work of the Nancy Back and Smith, and the Dixon Cemeteries above the Dixon Memorial Church again this year. So all who have loved ones in the cemeteries can send donations for upkeep to him at Homer Smith, 218 Sycamore Loop, Jeremiah, KY 41826. All help is greatly appreciated.

Ina Campbell recently spent some time in the hospital in Lexington, and then had rehab therapy at Hazard ARH. Glad she is much better, and I think, is back home.

A household shower was given for Jeff and Melanie Caudill’s daughter, Maggie, and her fiancée, Zach, last Sunday. It was at the Blair Branch Church kitchen, and the couple received many nice gifs. Best wishes to them. They will be married in May at Red River Gorge.

Kirk Adams’s father, Bob, has been in and out of the hospital lately with so many health issues. Hope things can get a little better with him, and he will be able to stay at Letcher Manor.

Our sweet little friend, Viola “Buggie” Adams died since I wrote last. It was always a joy to go by her room at Letcher Manor and talk with her and Jackie and Charlie Wright, who were usually there with her.

She was a daughter of the late Hiram and Lizzie Adams Sexton and had been a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church for over 70 years, and was the widow of James Earl Adams.

Buggie would call Bob her sweetheart and could brighten up a room with her kindness and sweet smile. She was always wanting me to find her a red-topped table with chrome legs like she had in her young days as a wife and mother.

Her family was her life, and our sympathy goes out to Joe, Jim and Jackie and their families. They have lost such a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and the Isom and Little Colley area lost a good old community member and friend.

Bob recently stopped by to check on Evangene and Arizona Adams, Mertie and Sterlin Caudill, and Bill and Joyce Adams. He enjoyed talking with them and their family members who help them out.

I think he helped himself to supper at Bill and Joyce’s, but I believe he’s been doing that all of his life, ever since they lived on Carbon Glow.


Gardening, grass mowing and Weed-eating are becoming routine in the area, and will keep folks busy.

Spring Branch resident Pete Quillen died last week, and I also heard his brother, Moe, may have suffered a stroke. We enjoy speaking with Moe when he’s out by the road in his wheelchair.

Doug and Regina Wright have moved into Regina’s mother Marie Banks Caudill’s home on Blair Branch. Lowell and Tina Banks visited with them last week.

Happy birthday to Darryl and Stephanie Boggs’s little grandson, William Sexton; our nephew, Hunter Banks; Sue Goodson, and our little neighbor Dalton Caudill, and to all others who recently celebrated, happy birthday.

Sorry for not having more of a column. I’m too forgetful these days and I can’t seem to make myself keep notes. Maybe there’s someone out there who would like to take this job off of my hands, I would gladly help them out getting started.

I think I’m getting old, you think? Or maybe life is just too busy. Or then again, I may just be getting a little lazy.

Have a great week and enjoy the springtime.

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