It seems I am writing a column one week and skipping a column the next week. I guess everyone is used to me missing every other week.
It was sad to learn that Joey Back, formerly of Spring Branch, had died at Letcher Manor Nursing Home. We spoke with him on Sundays when we were there visiting and he would always have something to say and seemed quite well. The Sunday before he died, he was laughing and joking and seemed to be doing well, but I guess we just don’t know how fast you can be gone. Jeremiah
His graveside service was held on the lower part of the hill at the Spring Branch Cemetery with family and friends attending. Our sympathy goes out to his children, sister Elaine Back, and Glenn, his brother.
A baby shower was given for William and Lyndci Adams Gilliam, who are expecting a little girl soon. They came in from Lexington that day and were pleased to see family and friends and to receive so many nice gifts for the baby.
K. P. and Lana Pridemore’s daughter April and Dustin had their new baby Jan. 23. Isaiah had to spend over a week in the hospital due to breathing problems, but is home now and seems to be doing better. April and Isaiah are staying a few weeks with Lana and K.P.
We had a birthday dinner for Dad, Don Pridemore, on Feb. 2 at the Sycamore lunchroom. Bob and I, Keitzi,
Lana, Luke, April, Isaiah, Bonita and Jerry enjoyed pot roast, mashed ‘taters, green beans, corn, cake and ice cream. It was a good old-fashioned dinner and we were glad to be together.
A large crowd attended church services at Mount Olivet at Blackey this past Sunday. We had a good services and also enjoyed seeing neighbors and friends.
A lot of us lost two of our former teachers over the weekend.
Mae Watts taught many of us in the third or fourth grade at Letcher School. She was a sweet lady and well loved teacher.
Also, Mildred Adams, another fine teacher and friend to many, died. Bud and Mildred were good neighbors on Adams Branch and many attended church with them through the years. After Bud’s death, Mildred later was a patient at the Knott County nursing home until her death.
Our prayers go out to the families of Mae and Mildred.