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Sister, brother enjoy visit together


Berma Matthews recently spent some time in Ohio at her brother, Alan Whitaker’s, home. They enjoyed their time together and checked for bargains at thrift stores, yard sales, etc. They also attended the annual Letcher County Picnic held in Harrison, Oh.

I forgot to mention the Ison fellows who went fishing at Aaron and Edith Ison’s ponds in Indiana. They also visited their Aunt Polly and their cousin, Larry and Mary Caudill’s son. If you don’t recall, I’m talking about Rodney and Geraldine Ison’s boys and grandsons, who went fishing and visiting.

Belated birthday wishes to Linda Hatton, whose birthday was Oct. 2. She, Sharon Cornett and Joanne Adams took a few days together in Gatlinburg, Tenn., and had a good trip together.

Arnetta Mae Slone, her daughters Lana Pridemore and Glenna Faye Slone, and their cousin, Pam Blair, all went to Michigan to check on their cousin, William ‘Dee-Dee’ Stamper. Dee- Dee hasn’t been feeling well, and they went to check up on him and cheer him up.

Sterlin and Mertie Caudill haven’t been doing as well as usual, and their children have been coming home to help them out a little.

Roy Culp had a doctor’s appointment in Lexington and Barbara’s sister, ‘Kitty’ and her husband came in to take them to his follow-up visit from his recent surgery.

Recently, the Brown family had a small family reunion at Carr Creek Lake. Attending were Rudell Brown and wife Emily of Lexington; Wayne Brown and wife Sharon of North Carolina; Dorothy Wright of Mayking; Cora Lee Adams of Isom; Darlene Melton and husband Alger of Smith Branch; and Bill Bailey, husband of their late sister Marlene, of Smith Branch.

It was a spur-of-the-moment reunion, but was one of the best they’ve ever had. Unfortunately, their sister Inez couldn’t make it.

After lunch, they rode to the head of the hollow where they were born and raised. They visited their only surviving aunt, Yvonne. The old homeplace looked lonely since the house was gone, but lots of memories remained.

On the way back down the hollow, they talked with their friend and ‘adopted brother’ Don Pratt. They plan to do this again soon.

Don’t forget about the upcoming Blackey Days Festival. It will be this Friday and Saturday, and it will also be the Appalachian Day Festival at Alice Lloyd College this Saturday.

This from Janie Caudill:

The “Red” John and Larrena (Roark) Adams family reunion was held at Carr Creek Lake on Sept. 21. We had a great time despite the rain. We had 105 family members present (both local and out-of-town guests).

Shirley Blair (wife of Larry II, granddaughter-inlaw of Mary Blair) won the beautiful 9-Patch Quilt done in peach. Jeremiah and Zoe Dickerson (grandchildren of Vesteen Holliman) won the baby quilts.

Due to the rain, we were unable to play our games, so we have rescheduled them and a fish fry on Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Ebb Back cabin on Adams Branch starting at 2 p.m. Come and join us. We appreciate all of those who make the reunion happen each year, as well as those who attend.

Janie Pridemore Caudill is working on a book telling the history of the Doty Creek Grade School. She would appreciate any information or pictures anyone has to share. Contact her at 633- 7481, or on Facebook.

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