Hello everyone – I hope you had a good week. The weather should be cooler this week, I sure hope so. We have had some high humidity days, which weren’t fun.
I hope everyone is staying healthy. We’re in September and the coronavirus is still a part of our lives. Following the safety and healthy guidelines is good, but it does get tiresome having to be so vigilant.
Mike Marr of Berea and children, Anna, Myles, Addison, and Tucker, came in one day to visit Glen Brown of Whitesburg and John Campbell of Little Cowan. John, Mike, and John’s grandchildren took a trip across the Little Shepherd Trail. They all had a good trip and visit. Before they went on their trail ride, they all came down to see us, which was real nice.
While John was out with his grandchildren, his dog Buddy came down to visit. Buddy stayed for about an hour. I called to see where John was and he had been home for a long time. Buddy just came to visit. It’s always good to see that dog.
Thursday evening, Mike was watching football so I went into the downstairs bedroom to watch television. I heard Buddy bark and thought maybe he had seen a deer. I went to the door and flipped on the outside light and there was Buddy sitting outside the door. He had seen the light from the television and came to visit.
I opened the door and Buddy walked in. Buddy was so excited to come in. His tail was wagging so much that he knocked pictures over that were on the table. Buddy went to Mike for attention and he was so excited to see us that he was crying. We hadn’t seen Buddy all day. I gave Buddy a piece of cheese and went back to my television watching and Mike had to get more cheese to get Buddy to leave. It was a nice visit. I have now bought regular dog treats, which means I’ll get more visits.
John’s other dog, Lady, was bitten by a copperhead. She was bitten on both legs. Lady is thirteen years old and this is her first bite. She is doing much better but the first bite area is so raw. The second bite didn’t cause a raw area.
Get well wishes/feel better wishes are being sent to Eula Brown, Morgan Eversole, Jeff Daniels, and Jenny Brown. I hope everyone is feeling better.
Kae Fisher had company one day. Her friend Gwen Johnson came by to visit. Kae and Gwen have been friends for over forty years. Kae said it was an uplifting and wonderful time. Spending time with a special friend is always a good thing.
Debbie and Jeff Vice of Flemingsburg came in for a few days. They stayed at their place on Kingdom Come. John, Mike, and I met them for dinner at Pine Mountain Grill. It was so good to spend some time together.
We have had a lot of deer hanging around our house. There were two in our backyard one day. One was eating the mimosa tree branches. When I went outside to get a better look for a picture, the deer went up the hill.
I received calls from former coworkers/friends during the week. It’s so nice when this happens. John Kemp of Lander, Wyoming called to talk. He said calling was easier than texting. I enjoyed talking with him. We worked at Wind River Job Corps Center in Riverton, Wyoming together.
Pam Gutshall of Hamilton, Ohio called to talk and it was a good talk. We worked at Dayton Job Corps Center in Dayton, Ohio together. I love to hear from friends.
On Friday night I was listening to the news and the football scores were being given. I wasn’t paying much attention and then it dawned on me that I was listening to high school football scores. This is such a normal activity. I was so excited over having something normal going on that I had tears. It did make me think we will get through this pandemic.
Mike and I went to Coldwater, Ohio over the weekend. It was the Wenning Summer Get-Together with Mike and his brothers. We all met in the Coldwater Community Park and had a picnic. It was a great time. It did bring some normalcy to our lives. The park wasn’t busy as it usually is, but we were there. Those attending the get-together were: Kevin and Tina Wenning of Coldwater, Ohio; Eric and Kortinae Wenning (and their dog Dexter) of Saint Marys, Ohio; Stephanie, Kyle, Will, and Addison Silver of Coldwater, Ohio; Curt Wenning of New Breman, Ohio; Scott, Lanie, Sadie, and Celeste Wenning of Lima, Ohio; Jeff and Cindy Wenning of Coldwater, Ohio; Kendra and Andrew Snyder of Piqua, Ohio; Alex and Colette Wenning of Wapakoneta, Ohio; Brad Wenning of New Paris, Ohio; Mark Wenning of Monroe, Ohio; and Mike and Martha Wenning of Whitesburg. Only three family members were missing. It was great seeing everyone.
Mike and I spent Saturday night with Mike’s brother Jeff and his wife Cindy. Cindy and I ended up playing games with their children, Kendra and Alex and spouses. It was a lot of fun. We really appreciated Jeff and Cindy’s hospitality.
On the way home we stopped at a Menards and our other son, Greg, met us there. We went out to eat after shopping. It was good seeing all three sons over two days.
My brother-in-law Kevin Wenning of Coldwater, Ohio receives The Mountain Eagle. I asked him what was his favorite part and, being a smart and wonderful brother-in-law, he said ‘your column’. Speak Your Piece followed real close. I do appreciate Kevin getting the newspaper and reading my column.
I did receive two letters this week. I love getting actual letters. My cousins Connie Sams of Winchester and Jennifer Sigrest of Clinton, Miss. wrote me.
This weeks’ quote is attributed to Albert Einstein: “Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life.”
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Thank you. Enjoy the week and stay healthy.