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Trees are down on Cowan


Hello everyone.

I hope everyone had a good Easter. It was a rainy one on Cowan. I did order a dinner from Pine Mountain Grill earlier in the week. We picked up the dinner Sunday morning and it was good.

We did have a lot of wind on Sunday evening. There were trees down everywhere. We still had power but a lot of people in the Cowan area were without power.

Mike and I were out walking in the wind on Sunday night. We heard something hit the house and wanted to check. We finally decided a small branch hit the side of the porch and landed on the deck. There was no damage. I saw a picture of a tree in my cousin’s yard. Donna and Mike Watts have a lot to clean up. It had been a pretty tree.

My column didn’t get in The Mountain Eagle last week. It got there but got lost in the shuffle. With the Internet out, I hope this column makes it this week.

Little Cowan Primitive Baptist Church held an Easter service on Facebook. It was so nice. For family and others that are interested in hearing it, you can probably find it.

Having the cable and Internet out means I don’t have to watch anything on coronavirus. I know it’s important and we need to be aware of everything going on, but sometimes it gets overwhelming. This will give me a mental break from it.

I’ve been playing games on the computer and reading while doing the Stay-At- Home. I need to get productive and do constructive things.

The Letcher County Soil Conservation Office did a drive-thru seed giveaway. Mike and I went there and got a bag of seeds. There were two types of bean seeds, two types of corn seeds, cucumber seeds, squash seeds, and zucchini seeds. I think that was all of the seeds. We will be planting when the weather is better.

Today is April 15 and I want to say HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to my husband, Mike. We are celebrating 42 years of marriage today. We were married in Dayton, Ohio. I love being with Mike and we have wonderful sons.

I want to say happy birthday to my brother, John Campbell. His birthday is on Thursday.

We finally made a trip to Polly’s Produce. I went in while Mike sat in the car. I bought tomatoes and cucumbers. They have pretty produce there.

I left off a couple birthdays for April. Connor Cade Eversole of Pikeville had a birthday on April 4. He is the son of Fredrick and Tiffany Eversole and the grandson of Doris Ison of Little Cowan.

Roger Yonts of Georgia had a birthday. His parents are Duane and Anna Yonts of Little Cowan.

Earlier this month I did get the plants I order from the Letcher County Extension Office. My aunt, Susan Stamper of Lexington, ordered plants also. I have them all planted in my garden as Susan doesn’t know when she’ll get to Cowan again. No one goes anywhere with the coronavirus.

Ella Caudill misses seeing her sisters and spending time with them. The Fields girls have always been close and have always seen each other weekly if not daily.

I received a phone call from my cousin Jim Yonts of Maryland. It was good hearing from him. His parents are Russell and Minerva Yonts of Indianapolis, Ind. I have a wonderful story written by Russell for my column. With the Internet out, I will have to wait another week to submit the story. That’s just a teaser for next week. LOL.

Joe’s Drive-In Chicken is doing their part to honor the senior class of 2020. I enjoy seeing the senior photos that are submitted and posted. I finally saw someone whose name I recognized. Our neighbor, Justin Caudill, was mentioned. He is the son of Justin Caudill and the grandson of Curt and Juanita Caudill of Little Cowan. Congratulations to Justin.

The social media quote of the week is: “I think that when the dust settles, we will realize how little we need, how very much we actually have, and the true value of connection.” I wish I knew who wrote or said this quote.

If you have any news, please email me at Cowan- News@aol.com.

Keep your six-foot distance from others and as Governor Andy says, “We will get through this together.”

Stay healthy and safe.

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