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Rob Campbell marks 87th birthday


Our unusually warm weather seems to have caused all the spring flowers and trees to bloom at the same time, and much earlier than normal. Even the dogwood trees have started to bloom. Hopefully we don’t have a hard freeze which would hurt all the fruit trees.

Many have begun yard mowing and Weed-eating and other outdoor jobs.

Toby and Coleen Breeding have returned home from Florida and we’re glad to have them back. Their daughter, June, was busy mowing her yard when we went up Spring Branch, riding.

Rob and Betty Campbell had a large group of their family in for Rob’s birthday. They were all there to help him celebrate his 87th birthday, and we wish him a belated happy birthday.

Rodney and Geraldine Ison also had some of their family in over the weekend to celebrate Rodney and Geraldine’s upcoming birthdays.

Lee and Wilma Pridemore spent a couple of days last week visiting in Ohio with Bill and Elva Marshall and Roy Kenon and Billie Jean Smith. I’m not sure if they got to see Lenville Pridemore and his family.

Last Sunday after the UK game, Lee and Wilma were going to Ponderosa Steak House in Hazard to celebrate their anniversary. Quite a few of their family were going with them.

Gillis Reedy of Isom lost a brother last week. His name was Bobby, and he lived in Richmond. The funeral was held Saturday.

Also, Billy Ray Thomas died unexpectedly from a heart attack last week. His sister, Gertrude Davis, is a member at Blair Branch. A large crowd attended his services at Nelson Funeral Home.

While we were in Lexington last week, we were surprised to see Bob’s uncle, Luther Adams’s daughter-in-law Patsy and his granddaughter, Shelby. They were beside us at a stoplight and recognized our truck. Patsy had taken Shelby down to check out Asbury College. They live at Morehead next to Luther and Betty Jo.

While at UK Hospital that day, we were pleased to get acquainted with Kathy Cornett’s sister, Barbara, who lives at Richmond. She keeps in touch with their cousin, Ike Reece Adams, who lives near her. She and Kathy are daughters of the late Jim and Alpha Adams.

Roger and Marilyn Stewart of Red Fox have a new grandbaby, and I’m sure they are on ‘Cloud 9.’

Liberty Campbell and Bonita Adams went to Lexington last Friday and Saturday to stay with William and Lyndci and to help out with little Sadie. The baby has her days and nights mixed up and is staying awake at night.

Noah Campbell spent Friday night with his Papaw Jerry Adams, and helped him work on their goat pasture.

We stopped last Sunday on Blair Branch to visit Evangene and Arizona Adams. Evangene is doing a little better and has gained a little weight back since his surgery.

Mary Helen Blair seems to be better and getting back to her old self. Her sister, Nancy Carol, fell last week, but thankfully didn’t break any bones, just bruised up. She was still able to stay with Pressie Adams during the day.

Bob Creech and Verlon Cornett were both released from Letcher Manor when we went to visit last Sunday.

Hazel Adams was pretty well, and we also stopped in to chat with my friend, Patty Majority, who seemed pretty well.

Vince, Juanita McCarey and their daughter, Alma, came up from Somerset to visit Ivan and Freda Adams and check on their homeplace. We sat on ‘Granny’s’ porch with them and “oohed and aahed” at Amber and April’s little babies, Isaiah and Derrick.

Prayers go out to those having health problems; Cassie Adams, Randy and Mary Gail’s daughter, Travis and Ryan Morton, Danny ‘ Hoot’ Campbell, Cindy Williams and Alex Brown.

Easter sunrise services will be held at Burton Hill Cemetery, Hampton and Dixon Cemetery, Isom Cemetery and Adams Cemetery on Blair Branch. They usually begin at 7 a.m., but you may check to make sure.

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