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Wenning family celebrates Christmas in January

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Grayson Holbrook (right) and Shirley Sexton (not pictured) delivered pajamas to foster care children of Letcher County. The two say “thank you” to friends who helped buy the pajamas. Donay White (left) accepted the pajamas for the Foster Care Department of Whitesburg.

Grayson Holbrook (right) and Shirley Sexton (not pictured) delivered pajamas to foster care children of Letcher County. The two say “thank you” to friends who helped buy the pajamas. Donay White (left) accepted the pajamas for the Foster Care Department of Whitesburg.

Hello everyone — I hope all are staying healthy and doing okay. I filled out the online questionnaire for the Letcher County Health Department for the COVID-19 vaccine. Now Mike and I wait for a response and an appointment.

Today is my niece’s birthday. Happy 30th birthday to Jaimie LeeAnn Mefford. Years ago, Jaimie went to Eastern Kentucky University and earned a bachelor’s degree. Now she has gone back to school to get her RN degree and should complete it this year.

Happy birthday to Uncle Ron Wolod on January 15, 2021.

Happy birthday to Carrie Wolod on January 28, 2021.

My Aunt Janice Wolod called one morning. It was good talking with her. She’s doing good. Hopefully she and Uncle Ron will come in this spring.

My cousin Kathy LaMonte of Clinton, Mississippi retired last week. This was wonderful news. I’m hoping she can come to Little Cowan more often and stay longer.

Mike and I went to Ohio on Friday. We wanted to have Christmas with the sons. We went to Mark and Heather’s house in Monroe, Ohio. Greg came over after work. Brad was sick so he and Becky didn’t come over. They had had Christmas with us the previous weekend. It was good spending time with the family. We exchanged gifts and then played games.

Ohio has a 10 p.m. curfew in place. Greg had to leave before then because of the curfew. Mike and I were surprised about the curfew. We thought it was just the time that the restaurants and bars closed but apparently it was the time to be home. Work and emergencies were reasons to be out. The curfew is supposed to end this week.

CAT stayed home while we were in Ohio. My brother did come down to check on him. John even cleaned the litter box. It was good to find out we could leave CAT home overnight.

We did take CAT for his first car ride. We drove to Mayking and back. CAT did pretty good for the drive. I held him most of the time, and twice he went into the back seat and meowed. We’ll try again to get him acclimated to traveling.

CAT’s latest game is to get in the sink and pull the sink strainer basket out. I thought he had broken something when the sink stopper hit the floor. I know he’s done this twice.

Jim Banks of Elizabethtown is staying with his cousin, Bryan Banks of Little Cowan, this week. Jim came in for his job. He did visit John Campbell of Little Cowan. Jim and his family used to be our neighbors in the 1960s when we all lived on Little Cowan. We didn’t get to see Jim as we were having our drive with the cat. Staying connected after all these years is good.

I’ve had social media contacts and a phone call about my 50th class reunion. It will be held October 22, 2022. I sent in my information to ensure I’m on the list. I sure hope the coronavirus is gone by then. It’s hard realizing that 1972 was 49 years ago. I remember telling my mom she needed to go to her 50th class reunion and now mine is coming up. Time goes by so quickly.

Feel better wishes are being sent to Connie Sams and Janice Wolod.

The quote of the week: “A strong friendship doesn’t need daily conversation or being together, as long as the relationship lives in the heart, true friends never part.”

To paraphrase Jeanette Tackett from last week, ‘I’m staying away from political posts and comments.’

Please send any news to CowanNews@aol.com.

Thank you.

Have a good week. Enjoy your family and friends.

Be safe and wear a mask.

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