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Kay’s Branch News: Sorry guys. I don't speak geek

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By Bee Spicer

After two weeks of dry weather, the rains started a week ago Sunday afternoon and didn’t stop till the following Thursday. It felt more like November than September.
My computer finally pushed me over the edge Sunday night, and I decided I needed a new one. John said he had nothing to do Monday so we went to Lexington to buy another one. I was very glad he was with me because I didn’t understand a thing the salesman was asking me. He and the salesman had a conversation that could have been in Chinese for all I could understand. I bought what they decided I needed and the Geek Squad transferred the information from my old “tower” to the new one and we came home. I assumed we could just hook it up and plug it in and it would work.
Not!
Everything had to be programed into it again. That took John and Ann combined three days to accomplish. We finally took it to Tutt’s apartment in Frankfort. He has broadband, which ran the programs on in no time. I was about to give up on computers entirely and go back to pin and ink, but it’s working fine now so I guess I’ll keep it.
Wanda didn’t get her news in last week. She said she had been going to weddings. Last Saturday, she went to Frankfort to attend Ashley Martin and Chad Scott’s wedding. She is Jean O’Banion’s cousin. The wedding was held outside at Buffalo Trace Distillery. She said it was a very hot afternoon but the reception was held inside in their community room. There was a nice buffet and music for dancing by the Sidewinder’s Band. The party didn’t break up till 10:30 p.m.
Ashley was part of the group that went to the dances last winter at 6-Mile and other places. This Saturday was the wedding of Danny’s cousin — Terry Gaines’ daughter, Kathryn, to Matt Tate. It was held at the Owenton Christian church. The Tates had been neighbors of Joyce’s at one time. The reception was held in a big tent behind their house at Cedar Hill. Wanda said it was a perfect day for an outdoor party. We wish both couples a long and happy life together.
Fay said they couldn’t get out and work last week so they went antiquing. They took in the shops in Shelbyville and went to Lexington to Gene Rose’s “Old Schoolhouse” antique place at Athens. She said she was looking for a low-backed couch and had found one she liked but made the mistake of taking her eye off of it to look for Bruce to get his opinion. She said some man just walked up, paid for it and took it away. She decided to come home and clean the basement and forget about the rainy weather.
Doreen called and was looking for someone to give her some “expert” information and advice on new electrical work to be done on the community center. John was here working on my computer and answered the phone. He volunteered himself and Brett. They went down to meet with her Saturday morning. They went through the old store with her and Brett had some good suggestions as to what she should do first before thinking about wiring. There is a lot of demolition work to do and making the building more airtight before thinking about heating and wiring.
So they have set a date of Sept. 23-24 to tear out the ceiling and some other stuff and take advantage of the “free Saturday” to haul off the debris.
Again we are looking for volunteer help and pickup trucks.
If you have wire that you didn’t use or electrical boxes, plugs and plates that are in your garage that would help and you don’t need, they could use them. They don’t have to match, just be serviceable. Please donate them to the community center. Every little bit helps. Contact Doreen McElroy if you have anything they can use.
We had a small luncheon at the church Sunday in conjunction with the planning meeting we have been holding the last few months. We had a special guest, Katherine Raisor came with Mike and Charlene. She is our oldest member at 92 years old. She is looking good and getting around just fine, thank you, and said she didn’t feel a day over 70. We were all so happy to see her.
We have a few birthdays this week. Larry Adkins will have a birthday Tuesday, Ann’s birthday is Wednesday, and my great-grandson will be celebrating his second birthday Saturday. His actual birth date isn’t till some time the next week, but Saturday is the time most of the relatives can show up. Aunt Bess will be celebrating her 92nd birthday Saturday, too. Happy birthday to all of the above and to all who are celebrating this week.
Wanda reminded me to mention Sweet Owen Day this coming Saturday. There are lots of events planned for all day, and that evening from 6:30  to 9:30 p.m.
Eddie Barber and his band will be playing music to dance to around the courthouse square. Sounds like a lot of fun. Go and enjoy.