Hello everyone — I hope all are doing fine and dandy. October is a pretty month and the weather has been Octoberish, which is good.
The month started off on a sad note with the car wreck on the bypass. People died in the accident but the saddest was the youngest victim. She didn’t get a chance to experience everything positive that life offers.
Feel better wishes are being sent to Jeff Daniels and Jenny Brown.
Reflections Beauty Shop sponsored a painting class last week. I attended (and we all wore masks) and had a good time. I do like my painting that I completed. It’s three pumpkins and says “Happy Fall Yall”. Those who attended were: Helen Roberts, Brooke Adams, Tammy Callihan, Donna Collins, Sarah Bailey, Glennia Wooton, Rachel Fields, Allissa Fields, Kaye Shortt, Sherril Sturgill, Donna Watts, and Martha Wenning. I’m looking forward to the next painting class.
Last Tuesday was the “McDonald’s Coffee Cup Giveaway”. Mike, John, and I were up early and went to Riverside Park, where we got in line to get our cups. It was one cup per car so we had three vehicles. The line went quickly and it was nice being out that early. Thank you, McDonald’s.
I had a hair appointment at Reflections last week. My cousin, Donna Watts, was doing my hair and a woman walked in. I didn’t recognize her as I didn’t have my glasses on and she had a mask on. She was asked if she needed help, she replied she was looking for Donna. It was our aunt Susan Stamper of Lexington. She stopped by to buy makeup. It was good seeing her as I hadn’t had time to visit while she was in. I love seeing family everywhere I go .
Susan Stamper and Earlene Williams had a good visit while Susan was in. They went to the Pine Mountain overlooks. Staying connected with friends is good.
Earlene Williams is running as a write-in candidate for Whitesburg City Council.
Linda Lucas, of Kingsport, Tenn., spent a week at Myrtle Beach, S.C. She celebrated her birthday there. I’m glad she had a good time. It sounds like a perfect birthday destination.
Michael Campbell came in over the weekend to visit his father, John Campbell of Little Cowan, and his grandfather, Glen Brown of Whitesburg. I’m glad he had time to come in. John and Glen enjoyed time with Michael.
Sunday evening John was going to let his dogs out when he saw a shoestring by the door. He was trying to figure out where it came from when it moved. It was a ring snake. He said he didn’t know what to do with it as he didn’t have a hoe in the house. For the first time in his life, he touched a snake. He picked it up by its head and threw it outside. It scurried off. He doesn’t know how it got into his house.
My brother-in-law, Kevin Wenning of Coldwater, Ohio, told me he had renewed his subscription to The Mountain Eagle. Thank you, Kevin.
Over the weekend Mike and I went to Deer Creek State Park, Mount Sterling, Ohio. We arrived on Thursday along with Jeff and Cindy Wenning of Coldwater, Ohio. We were all there for the annual Wenning camping trip and the four of us always get there on Thursday. The four of us went out for breakfast on Friday and then we drove around the park. We went through the lodge, which has gorgeous views of the lake. On Friday afternoon and evening more people arrived: Greg Wenning of West Milton, Ohio; Scott, Lanie, Sadie, and Celeste Wenning of Lima, Ohio; and Brad and Becky Wenning of New Paris, Ohio. Everyone had a camper except for Greg; he had a tent. We brought him a ceramic heater, which he used. On Saturday we had more family arrive for the day: Curt Wenning of New Breman, Ohio; Kevin Wenning of Coldwater, Ohio; Katie, Derek, James, Hayden, and Palmer Fullenkamp of Cincinnati, Ohio; and Mark and Heather Wenning of Monroe, Ohio. Mark and Heather brought their dog, Sunny.
It was good spending time with everyone. We all ate too much. Food remained on the table all day long on Saturday and it seemed to never go away. We had 20 family members at the reunion which is over half of the family.
The weather was perfect but we did keep a fire going during the day. We had a great time and we’re already talking about our next camping reunion trip.
This week’s quote is attributed to Helen Keller: “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart.”
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Have a good week. Stay safe and healthy.