Whitesburg KY
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Winter has come in with a force

Southern Ohio

Merry Christmas once again.

Would you like to join me in a swimsuit contest? Just the right type of weather if you are in Hawaii! Winter has come in with a force and, yes, I am complaining, and will for the next six months!

Not really. I have just been going around singing “Baby It’s Cold Outside”!

It really isn’t all that warm in my house at the present time. I forgot to look at my gas tank and it will be a few days before I can get gas so I have turned the heat down somewhat.

Well, I finally had a dreaded test done. If I recall right, I think the doctor said there was no sign of colon cancer nor polyps this time. Thank God for that. My doctor was concerned as she said this can cause shortness of breath. It does seem since the cooler weather, I am not having as much trouble with breathing.

I really appreciate my friend Vickie Power driving me to Western Hills and staying while I had the procedure done. I even tried to convince the nurse that it was Vickie and not me who was going in.

It was so strange as the receptionist at the front desk lives just a short distance from me. We had never met, which is no surprise I don’t really know anyone on this road except a couple of people and we have lived here 30 years.

I have a new addition to my family you might say! I have a 2004 Chevy Cavalier sitting in my driveway. It is vibrant red in color, one owner and low miles. Most important to me, no car payments.

I am not used to remote control so I will have to see how we get along. “I am stuck”, as my little sidekick Bennie Wiederhold use to say. I have been so sick I didn’t feel like car shopping and listening to all the lies, and malarkey.

When you are on a limited income such as I am, it is almost impossible to get credit for a car through a bank, or someplace, although my daughter said her husband would cosign for me when I thought about getting a 2009 Chevy Cobalt. I actually thought about it, then decided I didn’t want someone to be responsible for me.

I have purchased three new cars and two used by myself over the years. Of course I was working then. I still have the van, but I am afraid to drive it in bad weather.

I decided to buy back my wrecked 1999 Cavalier as my son wants to fix it up. Once again my backyard looks out like a junkyard. The car has a fender off and the bumper.

Fayette Halcomb, I guess I will have to wait until next summer to go for a ride in that beautiful convertible.

I haven’t talked to very many people this week as I have been sick, not past going just can’t speak very much.

Johnny and Ann are doing alright and so is their family.

I did talk to Polly Ann Maucher. Seems she has been feeling rather puny too. Hello to Frick and Frack, and to their cousin Kevin Ison. I hope Santa will come to visit you guys.

Hello Carl Boggs and family. I know your heart is sad every day, and really hurting bad this time of year. Please know you are in my thoughts as I miss our beloved Willamae very, very much.

Hello to my young Facebook friend Travis Morton of Jeremiah. Travis, I misplaced your address. I will put it in next week so someone can send you cards. I hope you are feeling better.

I talked to Betty Ison for a little while. Betty and Doyle were coming to Old Time Fiddler’s and it was too bad for her. After Vickie Power and I got there, everything was cleared off , however the furnace was out so it would have been too cold for Betty.

I haven’t talked to my brother Richie Hall very much this week as I have been very sick, and he isn’t feeling well either. Wanda is still Christmas shopping.

Hello to my brother Jerry and Mattie Hall. I am sorry I could hardly talk when you called.

Gwen Huff and Shirley Wells, I will get with you girls as soon as I am perking a little better.

Emma and Red Engle, I hope you two are staying warm.

Shelly Bockover and Carl Boggs, thanks for wanting my book, ‘The Beauty of A Rose’.

Thanks for all the beautiful Christmas cards that I am receiving.

Lavonne Brooks, I am glad you have the cast off your ankle. I had to laugh as I referred to Lavonne as my future mother-in-law, someone asked was I getting married. Now maybe when Ben “Cornbread” is old enough (he is 15) I might consider it as he can take care of me as I get older.

Hello to Thelma Halcomb Brooks. Can I be your granddaughter by marriage?

Now, Clarence Halcomb, quit laughing. Hello to you and Arlyn.

I hope this get to The Mountain Eagle in time. I am trying to do too many things at once.

Until next time. Rose Ballard, 9110 Lawrenceburg Road, Harrison, Ohio 45030, email Bluegrasmama4@ aol.com, telephone 513-367-4682.

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