Whitesburg KY

Reunion features ‘50s theme

Hello all. Another fun week. Linda and Christy Polly and myself went to Morehead last week. We had a good road trip and nice scenery until we started home. It poured down the rain so hard we had to pull off a couple of time, but we made it home safely.

Willie James Ambrose and his daughter, Jasmine, came to visit Jasmine’s grandpa, Archie Fields, last week, along with his daughter, Monica, her young daughter, and Monica’s friend, Nell. All had a good visit. They are from Goodin, Miss.

The Day-Kelly reunion was last Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with the ‘50s theme at Cowan Community Center. Archie Fields went down there on Saturday and spent three or four hours with them.

He visited with Ralph Day and his wife, Elsie Fields Day, and her sisters Bonnie Fields Frazier and Alma Fields Tindel, and lots of others. He really enjoyed it.

They had good food, Hula Hoops and games. He also saw Curt Day and his son, Gary Wayne and his family. Curt is 80 years old.

I wish I had seen them. Curt and Gary also went to the men’s breakfast at the Freewill Baptist Church at Whitco on Saturday morning.

Margaret Pack Fields, Lisa and Frank Fields and their family, Edra Mae and Stanley Pack all went on a camping trip to Fish Trap over at Grapevine last Thursday. I hope they had a good time and didn’t get too hot.

Our neighbor, Terry ‘Chief’ Church, missed Scuttle Hole Gap Road on Friday night and did a nosedive into the creek. He was transported to the hospital by ambulance and got checked out. He was not seriously hurt, only shook up a little.

We didn’t hear the accident but looked outside around 10 p.m. and police cars and people were everywhere. Thank God it was not more serious.

We went to Lexington last week to take our granddaughter, Michaela, back home and picked up our middle granddaughter, Rebecca, and her friend Lexis Ryle, from Greensburg, Ind. They will be here about two weeks.

Summer is almost over and soon school will start. I don’t miss getting up early and getting kids off to school, but I will miss my granddaughters.

I wish the economy would get straightened out and people could get back to work, or at least get their unemployment back. It hurts a lot of people, including our son, Chad. He’s really in a rough spot. It’s hard to pay rent, bills and child support and buy food. His ex-wife’s unemployment ran out too.

So I know it’s rough on the kids. He is hoping to get called back to Cummins or get a job at Toyota. Pray that something will come his way soon, and thank you for your prayers.

Elijah Sandlin and Tommy Tolliver have been in the hospital, and Anna Lou Maggard Combs is in the hospital. They all need our prayers.

Keep the lost and homeless in your prayers.

I guess they had a rockslide in Jackson on Saturday. We didn’t know what happened, but they rerouted us through Beattyville to get to the Mountain Parkway. We went through so many small towns that I never knew existed in Kentucky, and some I had a hard time pronouncing.

It’s a good thing I don’t live in those places. I would have to spell them instead. One interesting place we came through was War Creek.

I like going different places and diff erent roads, but some of them felt like we were on a roller coaster and made me a little dizzy. I’m getting too old for that kind of rush. Ha, ha!

I wanted to tell Relon Hampton that I enjoyed his article on ‘who are they worshipping, anyway?’ Sometimes he says that people will think he’s crazy or off the wall.

Oh, well, we all have a little of that in us. It would be a boring life if we were all just alike. We would all have to be perfect or completely dumb, so I like a mixture of both. Call me crazy, ha, ha!

The Good Lord created all of us, good and bad, perfect or imperfect, so we are all a blessed people. It is up to us how we choose to live. Anyway, keep writing. I enjoy your column.

Happy anniversary to Irene and Eugene Day, July 21, who have been married 60 years. May God bless both of you, and I love you both very much! Save me some cake!

Well, folks, it’s been fun. Until next time, have a good week, attend the church of your choice and pray for someone.

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