Whitesburg KY
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Mostly clear

Southern Ohio

Wanda also worked at The Mountain Eagle, and she knows the editor Ben Gish and knew his parents.

As I said it was such a delightful conversation and it seems we both have the pleasure of an electric fireplace, though Wanda’s is a tad bit more expensive than mine since she has one made by the Amish. Wanda and I are both fascinated by the flames that look so real, and now she thinks someone should build one that smells of smoke or has a little bit of crackling!

The electric logs that I found in my basement do have a crackling sound to them. Though it is nothing but a piece of plastic rotating, it does look and sound realistic. I could have gotten by with it, and to think I had it stored in the basement for many years until my friend Sue Courtney sparked my interest in a fireplace.

I loved the one I saw at Johnny and Ann Calihan’s a couple of years ago. I wanted one then and never did anything about getting one. Now I am very satisfied with mine.

I haven’t talked to Polly Maucher so I hope all is well with Frick and Frack!

I really appreciate the nice card from Emma Engle. Emma, I think I am going to make Ray Price song mine, ‘Heartaches by the Number Troubles by the Score,’ I think I am free of worries and it seems I find more!

I just added a couple of different words. All I want out of life is a little peace and quiet and there doesn’t seem to be any for me. Not for a long period of time.

I haven’t talked to my brother Richie Hall very much this week as other things have taken place. He is still having some problems with his heart. Wanda is still plugging along.

Hello to my brother Jerry and Mattie Hall. Jerry had eye surgery, and I hope he is getting along alright.

Hello to my brother Wallace Lee Hall and my sister Loretta Church at Letcher Manor Nursing Home.

I don’t think I am ever going to see Betty and Doyle Ison again, maybe in July!

Gwen Huff Farmer is bracing for another round of snow in her area. Gwen had some spots of skin cancer removed and all is well with her.

Shirley Wells is wondering when is spring going get here.

Hello to my special friend Carl Boggs and family, and hello, Jessie Frazier, have you started thinking of gardening?

Clarence Halcomb this little ditty is sent especially to you from your old friend Gwen Huff: Government surveyors came to Ole’s Minnesota farm last spring and asked if they could do some surveying. Ole agreed, and Lena even served them a nice meal at noontime. After their work was done, the surveyors told Ole, “You were so kind to us; we wanted to give you the bad news in person, instead of by letter.” “What’s the bad news?” asked Ole. “Well, your farm is right on the state line,” the surveyors said, “and after our work was completed, we discovered your farm is not in Minnesota. It’s actually in Iowa.” “That’s the best news I’ve had in a long time,” said Ole. “I was just telling Lena this morning that I don’t think I can take another winter in Minnesota!”

Until next time, Rose Ballard, 9110 Lawrenceburg Road, Harrison, Ohio 45030, email Bluegrassmama4@aol.com, telephone 513- 367-4682.

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