The Slone and Hall reunion was a huge success. Debbie Brock hosted the reunion at her Cherokee Lake house. All of Lettie’s family were there; Dixie and some of her family; Melvin Hall, his brother Leslie and brother Doug and some of their families; Melda’s daughter, Angie and Jay’s daughters Michelle and Sharon; Doris Roberts and Arna Thomas; and my sister Anita and her husband Blaine Redden.
I am so glad they got together and sorry I had to miss it. Maybe next time.
Congratulations to Gary and Sabrina Holcomb on the birth of their son. I know her dad, Verling Hall, is one proud papa. There is nothing as uplifting as having grandchildren — just ask any grandparent.
Happy anniversary to Richard and Libby Smith, Tommy and Betty Stansberry, Steve and Sharon Brewer, and Sammy and Georgianna Agee.
I usually see Georgianna when I go to church with my children and grands in Richmond.
Also, happy anniversary to the girls and their husbands who work at the ARH Home Care Store in Whitesburg. They take such good care of us and we appreciate them.
I enjoyed a nice phone call from Mary Blank this week. Her nephew Robert and his wife are the proud parents of twin boys, Blayze and Blayde Smith. Their granny is Marvilene Quillen.
Those celebrating birthdays this week are Jennifer Quillen, Sherry Hill Sexton, Iva Lee Isaacs, Kiley Hall, Angie Cates and my cousin Jack Hamilton.
I went to two birthday parties on Saturday. The first one was at the home of Coolie and Janice Baker for Addie and Alli Hall. The girls had a blast and got all kinds of good stuff. They sure are adorable.
We then went to Edsel and Carol Baker’s for Kaylee Grace Baker’s party. Her dad Keith deep fried enough fish to feed an army and it was so good.
It was good to see Chrystal, Jessie and Jaxson Quillen. I got to hold Jaxson and give him a bottle. He sure is adorable.
Jessie was excited about his Go Cart race. I have never seen anyone as excited as Kaylee was when she opened her gifts. She did a dance every time.
Cameron and Kiley treated the kids to a ride on his four-wheeler. Noah enjoyed it.
Our son Randy came in on Friday and did some repairs for us and Tommy and Betty. I don’t know how we would make it without all his help. He returned home Saturday after the parties.
We were so sorry to hear of the death of Dennie Fleming. Our prayers going out for his wife Iolene and their family.
Please remember to keep the Lucas and Wright family in your prayers for the loss of Jake. Jake was the greatnephew of my brother-inlaw Duke. Duke nicknamed him ‘Shaky Jake’ and says he was such a good boy.
My sister Linda Lou is still at Letcher Manor. She can’t wait to get home and boss Duke! Duke is doing better. He still has his neck brace and is walking with a cane. He was visited this week by a big bear, which messed with his garbage bin.
My daughter Sharon Holbrook had her thyroid removed this week and is doing well. The last time they removed one side and she lost her voice for a few weeks, but this time she can talk. Amanda and Greg are taking good care of her.
I hope Joanne Shepherd is on the mend. She has been in the hospital in Lexington.
Thanks to my neighbors for the mulberry jelly. It was so good. It’s been years since I had any mulberry jelly. Rick and Phyllis Yonts are prime jelly makers, and they share.
Rick’s brother Doug Yonts was baptized last weekend at the Little Dove Church down by the lake. We are so happy for him.
May God bless.