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Slone family visits North Carolina


The weather has been so nice for the last week, which turned out good for the Mountain Heritage Festival and the other festival throughout our surrounding areas. The only bad drawback to fall is that winter follows behind it.

It was good to hear that Alan and Reva Adams’s daughter, Kristi, is doing better. We were all concerned when she had to go to the University of Kentucky Hospital recently.

Arnetta Mae Slone and her children and their families all spent last week at Outer Banks, N.C. Not for sure how many went, but it was a large group. According to the photos a few days looked rainy and cool. Some of them took a ferry boat to Ocracoke Island and it sounded like an experience that would be pretty scary.

But they had a good vacation despite the rain and the ferry trip. The little ones were smiling and enjoying themselves in all the photos.

We’ve been stripping the leaves off Dad’s (Don Pridemore’s) cane patch. It’s almost all finished and hopefully we’ll be ready for a stir-off by the end of the week.

The Hiram and Ella Pridemore family got together Saturday for their annual reunion. We met at the Blackey Community Center this year with about 50 or so of us attending. Billie, Elva, Don, Lee, Ford, Lenville and Darrell and their spouses were all able to attend, and quite a few of us cousins and friends. It was good to see everyone.

A few birthdays that I know of are Ruth Smith, Missy Fields, Renee Campbell and Codie Kiser. I’m sure there are many more throughout the area and happy birthday to all of you celebrating a birthday.

At our Sunday visit to the nursing home, Mary Blair was telling how much she is looking forward to attending the upcoming Blackey Day festival and seeing her friends. She was also glad to make it out to the Mountain Heritage Festival last week.

Mary Jo Blair recently spent a week at Myrtle Beach with Coleman and Martha Sue and J.B. and Helen Blair. Glad they had a good vacation together.

Anna Lou Blair stayed here for a week to help take care of Lillie Moss Hale while Mary Jo was away.

Bill Adams had a bad episode with his sugar level dropping and had to be taken to the hospital for a few days. Joyce was with him Sunday when we stopped by the hospital to visit.

Coman Caudill of Doty Creek, had to be taken from Letcher Manor to the hospital due to fluid building up and blood pressure being high. Hopefully they can make him rest a little more comfortably.

We checked on Arizona and Evangene Adams, Jessie Hampton, Viola “Buggy” Adams and others while at Letcher Manor Sunday. Mable Jo Buttrey wasn’t feeling well and was in the bed. It didn’t seem right her not being in her doorway to speak with us.

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