Well, I guess that thunder we heard in January really was the predictor of bad weather. Saturday my husband and I had planned an overnight Valentine’s trip. We really didn’t know where, but just out of Letcher County.
The weather was just too scary for us to go that far away. Instead, after church Sunday we ate, then he wanted to go up on Pine Mountain and show me how beautiful the trees were. We went to the little shelter that has been recently built and walked out to it. We were able to get all kinds of wonderful pictures, but we weren’t there but about 20 minutes until we started hearing timber coming down far away from us. We heard three fall before we got back in the vehicle.
Amazing how different the weather was up there than down off the mountain. Then, later that evening, I started seeing all kinds of posts about trees across the road on Pine Mountain and all along Kingdom Come State Park roads. I am so thankful for all the departments that help keep our roads clear.
I also saw where other parts of Kentucky were having more serious problems than southeast Kentucky. Some of our friends have been without power for awhile, but ours hasn’t been off as of yet.
Mom and I are becoming addicted to these vintage game shows on her Firestick. I love watching them and noticing how much the clothing and hairstyles have changed. Most of the women’s hairdos were beehives or teased way up high, and the men were greased down and looked wet.
But, today I noticed something else, too. On “Truth or Consequences” with Bob Barker, all the women wore dresses. He also addressed them by Ms. or Mrs. and their last name. He didn’t call any of the contestants by their first name. Men were addressed as Mr. so and so. Most of the men had on suits and ties.
If you have access to these shows you need to watch them. Mom and I have just about laughed ourselves silly over them. She has always loved watching Bob Barker and I have to admit he is pretty witty. She used to even call “The Price Is Right”, the Bob Barker show.
Oh, by the way, she said to tell you all she is still trying like crazy to be good. That’s funny because you can’t hardly get her to say anything bad about anybody or argue with you about anything.
I know I’ve said it before, but it bears saying again, “I surely am missing our Senior Citizen program.” Not a day goes by that I don’t think about how different our lives are now compared to last February. Most of us came for socialization instead of the meals. I know Debbie and Carmine are keeping up with them and miss them like crazy. Hopefully it won’t be too much longer that we can get back to the rec center.
There are so many people in the community that need our prayers this week. Sometimes when in church and the prayers are being requested, I just have to sit and think about how blessed our family is and my requests seems so small compared to others. One of our sisters in the church I’ve mentioned before, Brenda Cupps, with stomach cancer, is having so much pain and is taking chemo. Dorothy Holbrook Lucas will be having a heart cath on the 18th. Kathy Hall has COVID and also just lost her mother. Bennie Roark just lost his wife a few weeks ago and now has COVID. My brother-in-law, Rick Mason, had his gall bladder removed last week and his brotherin law, Stevie Meade, has cancer and had surgery last week. My friend Sara Turner’s mom, Pam Childers, is now taking treatments for cancer. There are also families grieving for friends and family. Pray for the Edward Lee Breeding family, the Lee Sexton family, George Kincer’s sister, Pat Rice who passed away the 18th. As always, remember my pastor and his family in the death of their son, Bobby Jones.
You talk about the birthdays, well this week surely has them. Wade Boggs celebrated on the 9th. Janie Benton, Rhonda McCall and Davey Keel on the 12th. Natalie Rice had a birthday on the 13th. On the 14th there was Lois Mullins Profitt, Tucker Mason, James McAuley, Meagan Miller Hall, Edwina Howard Adams, and Betty Sue Vanover Grigsby 2-14. Georgie Potter Kincer, Cilla Fields, Shania Combs, Sharon Niece, Emma Fox, Connie Adams Kincer, Regina Wright, and Christopher Riffe all had birthdays on the 15th. Earlene King Dixon Burton, Ronald Baker and Jackie W. Frazier celebrated on the 16th. One of my first cousins, Linda Jo Pennington Greene will have a birthday on the 18th.
I hope and pray we can all be back in church soon. I hope this doesn’t cause people to get so used to not going to church they just quit. Sometimes I just don’t know how people can cope with all their problems without God in their lives.