Whitesburg KY

We must be having redbud winter


We’ve had a couple of beautiful, warm, spring days which have made the redbud trees pop open with their pink blooms. We must be having redbud winter since it has been cool the last couple of days.

Connie Blair took Maggie Back out to Pine Mountain Grill on April 2 to celebrate Maggie’s birthday that day. They have done this for the last few years.

The children of the late Dee and Ethel Smith spent a few days together last week. Roy Kenon and Billie Smith were here from Ohio and Kennith and Anna Lou Blair came up from Lexington. They always enjoy their time together back home at Jeremiah.

The Letcher Area Homemakers took two vans and went to Abingdon, Va., for a day of good food, fellowship and shopping. Twenty members and guests went and we ate at Cracker Bar- rel and shopped in some stores on Main Street and the Dixie Pottery Store. We enjoyed our day out and being together.

On Saturday, Bob and I went to Falmouth for Lilly Blaine and Helen Cornett’s 60th wedding anniversary that was held at the Kincaid Lake State Park. The party was decorated lovely, with a video of old family photos on display and a selection of beautiful quilts that Helen had made hanging on one whole wall. They were pleased to have their family and friends there to help make it a special day. Their five children did a good job getting things together. Other Letcher Countians that were there were Elwood and Kathy Cornett and Danny and Teresa Dixon. Some of the former Letcher Countians that we saw at the anniversary party were Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bates, Don and Ava Blair, Dean Cornett, Mildred Strunk, Minerva Craft, and Mose and Tab Stewart’s daughter, Pruda. Sorry if I forgot anyone’s name.

Some folks have been checking out the new flea market in the old Isom Building and Supply store at Isom. We hope they can make a go of it and have a successful business.

Birthday wishes to Sue Goodson, Keith Pridemore and Hunter Banks.

Neil Hampton, the son of the late George and Laura Hampton, was well known by many in the Jeremiah area. Many can remember George Hampton as he run the post office at Jeremiah for years.

This weekend will be church time at the Blair Branch Church. This will be our union meeting and we will be having dinner after services.

Everyone in Isom and the surrounding communities was shocked when the news came that Roger Breeding had died while on his way back home from his brother-in-law, Neil Hampton’s, funeral in Ohio. Roger had run a barber shop at Isom for over 30 years. Visitation was held at the funeral home on Friday night with a huge crowd attending and the funeral was held on Saturday. We send our sympathy to his large family during this time of sorrow.

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