Kay’s Branch News by Bee Spicer

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A happy New Years Eve for many

By Bee Spicer

I spoke too soon — the paper had just come out last week when the morning news reported that an earthquake had rolled through Florence and was felt as far south at Grant County. I also forgot to mention forest fires and mud slides. Kentucky is known for its diversity in weather phenomenon, but I don’t remember it all coming in one year.
I talked to Fay. She said they had a very nice Christmas. Most of her family got to their house and it was very nice to have Jennifer home for the week. They went to Jennifer’s for New Year’s Eve. They had a meal and watched movies till it was time for the ball to drop and usher in 2011.
Rowdy, Sandy and I managed to stay awake till midnight. They went to sleep on me before the new year came in. I turned off the TV as soon as they declared it 2011 and went to sleep, too.
Wanda said she and her mother went with Jeannie Jones, Coleman and Sig Atha to the Alton Jamboree New Year’s Eve dance at Lawrenceburg Friday night. She said there was a nice crowd and the music was good and they danced the old year out and welcomed the new year in. This was a non-alcoholic celebration, so they had no problem driving home.
The sun was a very welcome sight Saturday. I was beginning to think it had gone south for the winter. UK winning the Louisville-UK basketball game helped my spirits, too.
We had church this Sunday, too, which helped get my schedule back on track. Our preacher was back from her trip to her brother’s. She said she had a very nice visit with him. Joel said Lou Ann was still in the hospital. It does not pay to get sick just before Christmas. All the doctors have gone on Christmas vacations and don’t return till after the new year. If you can manage to live till then, you might get something done. She’s still waiting to see what they can do to fix her back.
Wanda said she went to Lexington to visit with Cybil Gaines and her Cathy on Sunday. Cathy’s husband has been in the hospital now for 58 days. He had a stroke just before Charles died. She, Sybil and Cathy went out to lunch and spent some time visiting.
Josie Hazlet’s father, Bob Lowe, died late Saturday night. She called me today to tell me that his funeral would be Wednesday, with visitation from 11 a.m. till the funeral at 2 p.m.
Frankie Fitzgerald will be reinstating the Saturday night dances at his restaurant on Hwy. 355 on the hill above Gratz this coming Saturday night. The music will be by the Sugarfoot Band. Wanda said the food and music is good and dancing is a great way to get exercise during these cold winter days.
The holidays are over and workers will be getting back into their routines this week. The snow has melted and the planes, trains and buses are moving. I hope everybody had a safe and happy holiday. I, for one, am ready to settle in to normality.