Joan Hall and Imogene Sexton have been on another trip. These two are happiest when they are on the road. I’m so glad that they were able to go and enjoy themselves.
Annette Isaacs had a good report from her doctors and also got her little dog back. Thank you, God, for being so good to her.
My sister Anita will be having her heart surgery about the middle of January. She has to take some medicine for a month before they could do the surgery. She is feeling some better and hopefully will be as good as new after the surgery. She lives in Beckley, W.Va., but will be going to the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville, Va. Please continue to keep her in your prayers.
The Colson seniors have had a busy week. The candy dipping party was wonderful. So many kinds of candies, and they were all good. Thanks to all the seniors who made the candy and those who supplied the ingredients. A finer bunch of candy makers will be hard to find.
On Thursday, Dec. 4, vans loaded with seniors from the Colson, Boone Fork, Ermine and Jenkins centers went to Kingsport, Tenn., to the Ft. Henry Mall for some shopping. Jim Craft bought some nice slippers. Lizzie Mae got a whole bag of stuff at a store that will remain nameless. We will protect our people! Colson
Our next stop was Golden Corral and Cheddars. No we didn’t eat at both places, some were at Golden Corral and the others at Cheddars. Next we went to Ross’s and found some bargains. We then all loaded up and went to Bristol Motor Speedway and what a beautiful sight that was. We were like a group of children with our oohing and ahhing. I loved the lights and the ride was delightful. I hadn’t been in a few years. If you haven’t been you should go.
On Friday at our center we had a cookie swap. So you see we have been sweet all week. All the different cookies were delicious.
See what you miss when you don’t go to the center?
The Christmas Parade and Santa and Mrs. Claus in Whitesburg on Friday evening were a great success. It’s so good to see the children having so much fun. Thank you, Dr. William M. Collins, for the use of your building for the children to visit with Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus. The smiles on the faces of the children were priceless. The ArtWalk was also very successful. We have so many talented people in our area.
Melissa Hatton, the daughter of Bill and Peggy Hatton and granddaughter of Corsie and Alpha Hall Hatton, had a fire in her home this past week and was so lucky to have her little dog get out without any injuries. I think it was the fault of a heating pad.
Coolie, Edsel and Keith Baker went to Ft. Knox this weekend to deer hunt. Neither got a deer but I heard that Edsel was run over by at least two deer. Better luck next time.
Carol, Kaylee and I had a sleepover, and Kaylee kept us entertained. She lined up about a dozen dolls and stuffed animals, wrote a song and had us all singing. She played church with them and her pastor was none other than Joe Banks. Kaylee sends love to her Aunt Eva, and Grandma Betty and Grandpa Lawrence. She never forgets anyone. She told me I could sleep in her bed and watch her TV, and I was allowed to watch something other than cartoons.
Lucky Dennis Sturgill got to go home from the hospital this past week. Bruce took him to his son, Brandon’s home, and he sure was happy to get to go home. Keep praying for him as he battles cancer.
Happy birthday wishes to our great-grandson Kyle Smith, who will be turning 14 this week. It’s so hard to imagine how fast they grow up. Also birthday wishes to my cousin, Stephanie Sturgill Short. I won’t tell her age.
Brian, Nikki, and Brook Lucas went to Tennessee this weekend to shop, and then to Bristol to see the lights. I know Brook was one happy little girl.
My girls, Sharon, Amanda, Tina and Rylee, all went to Lexington to see the Nutcracker Ballet. I know they enjoyed it.
I’m asking for prayers for the family of Landon Sexton, one of my favorite cousins, who had suffered so long. May God bless his family.
Also prayers for Chester Baker, his daughter Linda Baker Cook, Freda McFall, Betty Jones, Geneva Akemon, Rosie Bates and all who are hurting and in need of a healing hand.
Remember the reason for the season as we celebrate this Christmas.