Hello again from the Kingscreek Center.
It has been a very busy time for us seniors. We love to keep on the go.
Last Saturday there was a surprise 50th wedding anniversary party for Mathew and Mattie Eldridge. There were several of us from the center in attendance.
Their son Kelvin and daughter Renae and granddaughter Kelah were responsible. The décor was beautiful, the food great and everyone seemed to have a wonderful time.
After the dinner, Mattie was asked if she had anything to say. She looked at Mathew and said, “I’d marry him all over again.” Guess that says it all.
On Sunday, some of us attended a wedding. It was held at the park on Kingscreek.
The bride was Brenda Fields, daughter of Atha Fields and the late Steve Fields Jr. She is crazy, but we really do love Brenda.
The bridegroom was Rick Williams, son of Lenon and Sue Williams. He is a sweet guy and fits in our family well.
Sue and Lenon are members of the senior center so we were all invited. Not all got to go, but the ones that did had a great time.
On Tuesday, we met at the center to quilt. With one of our workers on vacation, we had to borrow someone from another center. Thank you to them and to Rachel Baker for coming to help. We are very grateful.
We also had a visitor that day. Nicholas Cole Cummings was visiting Judy and Greg Eldridge and came to the center. He lives in Richmond with his parents (Mom and Dad) and little brother, Zachery Michael Cummings, 1. Nick goes to Waco Elementary School and will be in the second grade.
Friday, we went to Pikeville to see historical sites from the Hatfield and Mc- Coy feud. Going from our center were Barbara Eldridge, our driver, Arnold Mullins, Faye Herron, Sue Williams, Judy Eldridge, Harold Day, Jona Fields and myself.
We met with the other centers in town and rode to Pikeville on two school buses. That in itself was an experience. Been a while since most of us went to school.
We got to the Landmark Inn for lunch and speeches. There to talk were Pike County Judge/Executive Wayne T. Rutherford and Deputy Judge/Executive John Doug Hayes. Our own County Judge Jim Ward was there along with his Deputy Judge Eddie Meade. Mrs. Judy Patton, wife of Paul Patton, stopped by to say hello.
The people from the tourism committee showed some film of the feud then we went to see the sites. It was very interesting and educational. If you get the chance, go. It was well worth the time and money.
Sean Cochran, director of Attractions for Pikeville, was our tour guide. He was very well informed and willing to answer questions.
Needless to say, we were very tired by the time we got home.
Thank you very much, Judge Ward, for arranging this for us.
I don’t even have a soapbox moment this time. Too tired to climb up on the box.
Take care of yourselves and visit our local attractions. There’s a lot to see in Kentucky.
Remember, someone loves you — me. Goodbye until next we talk.