Hope everyone has had a good week.
This warm weather has worked its magic on most of us. We always feel better when the sun is bright. I love listening to the frogs. Such a joyful sound. As I came up Route 7 from Isom to Deane the other night, the frogs were having a beautiful concert.
We had our meeting for the Historical Society last week. Shirley Sexton was there filming for the Government Channel. We thank Shirley for all the things she does. That girl stays busy!
Why not join the Historical Society and help preserve our history? We always go and have an ice cream or food after the meeting. I enjoy just being with people.
The Tourism Commission is working to improve our county and has a lot of things going on. We are still working on getting the museum and the statue of Martin Van Buren Bates, the Letcher County Giant. Donations are appreciated; a dollar makes a difference.
Talked to my friend Doris Evelyn Sexton the other night. She and Albert are in our prayers.
Ann Thomas is home from the hospital and feeling some better. Yvonne and I talked recently. Hope to visit this week.
Thank you, Wendell Cook and Maxine Quillen, for visiting the Rob Bates Cemetery on Thornton. It was a cemetery that we didn’t know exactly how to reach. They said Rob and his son, George, had stones but there are at least five other graves that are unmarked.
George was killed on Election Day in 1925 at age 20. Carrie said Rob’s daughter, Sarah Belle, was buried there too.
I have to say happy birthday to some folks I missed last week, Mickey Sexton, Theresa Trivette, Sue Sidar, Marvilene Quillen, Kevin Napier, Kendra Quillen, Joella Sturgill, Elaine Moore and my cousin, Larry Honeycutt. Hope each of you has many more.
Our Red Hats had a big time for St. Patrick’s Day. I couldn’t be there but they took pictures. I think Irene Smith had the best time.
Edsel, Carol and Kaylee Baker visited with Clester and me on Saturday. We watched some of the NCAA games. I don’t think I have ever watched as many games before. I certainly have enjoyed our Wildcats.
Congratulations to Knott Central on their trip to the finals. We are so happy for B.B. King and all the team.
Regina Quillen and Maxine were in Lexington on Sunday. Brandon had been home for spring break from UK. Maxine had danced up a storm on Friday and Saturday night so she had a very busy weekend.
Carol and Kaylee send love and kisses to Aunt Eva and to Lawrence and Betty.
My sister, Anita Redden, had her heart surgery in Charlottesville, Va., and thank God she is doing okay. She lives in Beckley, W.Va.
May God bless us all