Whitesburg KY

Richie Hall still isn’t feeling very well

Southern Ohio

How do you like 2009 so far? Like it or not, it will be with us for quite a while. I had a very quiet New Year’s Eve with my favorite guy, my little sidekick Little Bennie. I baby-sat him, and my second little man, Bob The Builder — a cartoon for those of you who aren’t familiar with this.

My brother Richie Hall still isn’t feeling very well. He told me that this latest episode has been worse for him than when he had his fiveway by-pass. Richie’s heart is weaker now than it was before. Please pray that he recovers, and gains some strength back. Wanda is such a good wife to him, I am glad he has her. Wanda has been more of a sister than a sisterin law to all of us.

Thanks to Rick and Barb Jones, Monty and Colon, and everyone there who has been so thoughtful and caring, to check on Richie. Their daughter, Crystal Caudill, calls almost every day to see how Richie is doing. Their daughter, Tina, calls and goes to see them.

Ron Sublett and our sister, Loretta Church, stopped by to visit our brother, Jerry, and Mattie Hall for a while, then they all went to visit our brother, Wallace Lee Hall, and his wife Georgia at Letcher Manor Nursing Home.

Ann and Johnny Calihan and family are all doing all right. Ann is still trying to recuperate from the holidays.

I got a nice letter from Shelby and Bob Bockover from Greensburg, Ind. Shelby is looking forward to Letcher County Day in September.

I wonder if Gene and Brenda Caudill are enjoy the weather in Florida while we are freezing in this area?

I received a phone call from my sweet friend, Willa Mae Boggs.

Gwen Huff Farmer has been having lots of company these past few weeks. Her son, John, killed his quota of deer this season, and I know Gwen is proud of John.

Two of my granddaughters, Jessica and Katelyn Nottingham, and my greatgranddaughter, Samantha Gray, spent the night with me last week. I took them to Old Time Fiddlers, which meets the first Sunday of each month in the basement of the Fire Department at Miamitown. They enjoyed it immensely. Vickie Power helped out and we had a nice crowd.

Clarence and Arlyn Halcomb, I hope everything is well with you.

Betty and Barefoot Bill Kelly are enjoying learning on the computer. They send a big howdy to all their family in the mountains.

Hello, Alberta Bailey. I hope you are feeling better.

Kenny Day, I am really sorry for your loss. I have been meaning to mention it.

Eveeda Ison, my heart goes out to you and the family in the loss of your brother, Harding Ison. I read about him on the Appalshop website, and listened to a couple of songs he sang.

Until next time: Rose Ballard Durham, 9110 Lawrenceburg Road, Harrison, Oh. 45030, email Bluegrassmama4@aol.com, phone: 513-367-4682.

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