Sorry I’ve been too busy to write a column for the last couple of weeks, but I’ve made a little time to write this week.
Margaret Bowling of Doty Creek would like to thank everyone who sent her a card or visited her for her recent birthday. She also received three birthday cakes. I’m glad she had a good birthday.
I was very pleased to hear that Frances Whitaker is home from the hospital and recovering pretty well from her recent accident.
Vergil Caudill is doing the upkeep of the Hampton and Dixon Cemeteries behind Letcher School again this year, and if you are donating for the upkeep, send it to him at: Box 172, Blackey, KY 41804, or you can call him at 633-8006.
There will be an Easter sunrise service at the cemetery on Easter morning, beginning at 7 a.m., and all are welcome to attend.
Burton Hill Cemetery will also have Easter sunrise services beginning at 7 a.m. that same morning.
I think Easter sunrise services will also held at the Isom Cemetery and the Adams Cemetery on Blair Branch, but you should check with someone to make sure before going.
The 1969 Class of Letcher High School is planning a class reunion for April 10, from 12–4 p.m. at the Stuart Robinson Dining Hall. For more information, call Janie at 633-7481 or Peggy at 633-7447.
Susie Raglin has returned home to Burton Hill after spending a few weeks with her son, Doug’s, home in Michigan.
Francine Caudill recently had surgery in Lexington and is home now, recuperating. Her family has been with her and we’re glad she is doing better.
Mallie Hobbs had to be taken from the nursing home to the hospital last week. She was in very serious condition, and her sister, Betty Ann, came in from Indiana to check on her. After becoming a little better, Mallie was sent back to the nursing home.
Madge Combs is also very ill at Letcher Manor, and her family is staying there with her.
Opal Banks had her brother and sister-in-law, Luther and Betty Joe Adams of Morehead, stop in to check on her recently. Mike, Patsy and Shelby Adams were with them.
Alice Adams and Joy Faye Back also stopped in to visit recently, and Opal’s brother, Bill Adams, checks on her often, as do others.
Other folks who have been having health problems lately are Cora Lee Adams, Estelle Day, and ‘Hoot’ Danny Campbell. We hope all are feeling better this week.
This past weekend was church time at Blair Branch, and we had a large crowd for Sunday services, and afterward Andrew Branham was baptized.
Ivan and Freda Adams stay busy with doctor’s appointments and physical therapy visits. I sat at the hospital with Ivan while Freda was having tests. Hopefully they all came back fine. Her brother, T.R. Breeding in Ohio, is doing better after his recent knee surgery.
Shirley June Whitaker’s aunt, Phyllis, who stayed with Shirley last summer, has fallen and has broken some ribs. She is from Washington State, and really enjoyed being here last year. Hopefully she can recover quickly and visit here again this summer.
We were sorry to hear about Wanda Caudill’s terrible accident. They think she has had a stroke, fell and rolled down her driveway while walking to her mailbox.
Our family spent the day last Friday at the V.A. Hospital in Lexington. Dad, Don Pridemore, had some dental surgery and is doing better. He just can’t eat solid food yet.
I was sorry to hear that ‘Dee Wee’ Dewilla Sparkman of Linefork, got sick on a recent trip to Gatlinburg, Tenn., with some of her family. She was flown to the hospital in Knoxville, Tenn., but has returned home now and is doing better.
It was good to learn that Lillie Moss Hale is doing better and able to take physical therapy now.
That’s it for this week. I know I’ve forgotten a lot, and hope that everyone will overlook my mistakes.