Hello everyone – I hope all had a good week. It’s been a fall week with the colors of the leaves and the rain. People I know in Wyoming and Montana have been posting pictures of the snow. I’ll take the rain over the snow.
I want to send a happy birthday to our son, Mark Wenning. His birthday is on Halloween, October 31.
The time change is coming. Our clocks will be set back an hour on November 1. This was always so rough back when I was working; it’s okay since I’ve retired.
Ella Caudill and Libby Honeycutt took a drive to High Knob and Flag Rock, Virginia on Sunday. The photos that Ella posted on social media were great. It looked like a good time.
Randy Brown and Bob Caudill did an overnight fishing trip. I haven’t heard how the trip went.
Roger and Tracy Yonts of Dahlonega, Georgia came in the weekend of October 17. They came in to visit Roger’s parents, Anna and Duane Yonts of Little Cowan. Joe Yonts of Somerset also came in for the weekend. I’m glad they all were able to spend time together.
My sister, Susan Ware, of Lexington, came in on Wednesday and stayed until Sunday. It was good spending time with her. On Thursday we had a cookout on Town Hill. The weather was perfect and the clouds were perfect for finding shapes. We fixed hotdogs over a fire and it was so nice. We did see a cousin, Harold Day, while we were there. Sometimes spending time with family in a beautiful spot is needed.
Susie and I visited our cousin, Kae Fisher of Little Cowan. We had a good time sitting outside and talking. Kae had finished some paintings that Susie was picking up.
Our son, Greg Wenning, came in on Friday night. He said we had to have all of the Caton games out of our system before he arrived. He doesn’t like playing Caton but plays Diamonds with us. When Greg arrived we were finishing up our final game of Caton. It was good having Greg in for the weekend.
Mike, Greg, John, Susie, and I had breakfast at Pine Mountain Grill on Saturday morning. It was a nice meal.
Susan, Waldo, and Joe Stamper of Lexington came in for a few days. Aunt Susan came over to John’s house to visit on Saturday as we were all there. It was good seeing her. They have a place on Little Cowan.
Laura Harris of Lexington came in over the weekend. She visited her parents Bob and Ramona Caudill of Little Cowan. Laura came over and played diamonds with us on Saturday evening. Time with family is the best.
The sorority Beta Sigma Phi selects a Lady of the Year. For 2020 they chose Thelma Ison of Flemingsburg as the Fleming County’s Lady of the Year. Usually there is a banquet, but due to COVID-19 the 2020 ceremony took place on Thelma and Glennon Ison’s outdoor covered porch. Aunt Thelma was not expecting anyone and was surprised by the award.
Thelma was nominated by her children, Debbie Vice of Flemingsburg, Jenny Stigers of Crestwood, and Tom Ison of Evansville, Indiana. The nomination can be for professional work, church work, family work, or a combination.
Congratulations, Thelma Ison.
We have a new greatniece. Campbell Rose Marr arrived on October 22, 2020. She weighed seven pounds and four ounces and was nineteen inches long. Her parents are Janis and Mike Marr of Berea. Her siblings are Anna, Myles, Addison, and Tucker. Her grandparents are John Campbell of Little Cowan and Debbie and Ron Marr of Elizabethtown. Her great-grandpa is Glen Brown of Whitesburg.
Cassie Harris and Joshua Blanchard were married on October 17 at the Boone Tavern in Berea. The bridesmaids for Cassie were Autumn Rogers, Hannah Harris, Sarah Rivard, and Jaimie Mefford. The groomsmen for Josh were Kevin Vanlandingman, Landon Harris, James Rivard, and Matt Shaw.
The bride’s parents are Laura and Mike Harris of Lexington and the groom’s mother is Kimberly Kenna of Richley, Florida. The grandparents are Bob and Ramona Caudill of Little Cowan and Peggy Shaw of Lexington. The newlyweds honeymooned in Gatlinburg, Tennessee and they will reside in Lexington.
Condolences are sent to Cindi and Jim Yonts on the passing of her aunt Catherine Gates. Catherine Gates was 92 years old and from Springfield, Ohio. She is survived by her son Mike (Mary) Manoloff; brothers Mitch Speros and Tom (Vicki) Speros; sister-in-law Jeanne Speros; stepchildren Richard (Barbara) Gates and Kathy (Larry) Young. The memorial gathering was held October 21 at Richards, Raff, and Dunbar Memorial Home in Springfield, Ohio.
The November birthdays are listed: November 1 – Karen Day; 2 – Scott Ramage; 3 – Glennon Ison, Barbara Caudill Halcomb; 4 – Martha Wenning; 5 – Carl Banks, Anna Bledso; 9 – Mike Barnett; 13 – Laura Caudill Harris, Kathy Sword; 15 – Kevin Wenning; 18 – Doris Caudill; 20 – Kyle Silver; 22 – David E. Fisher; 23 – Katie Caudill; Anna Roth Fulton; Janice Wolod; 25 – Fred Cooper.
This week’s quote is attributed to Albert Einstein. “Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life.”
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Have a wonderful week and stay healthy.