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This weather we’ve been having lately has been awesome, like no other November I can ever remember. It’s been so warm that Lee didn’t even go hunting this past weekend. With his dad being down, I suppose he just wasn’t in the mood to go alone. That’s something they always did together. Some may remember that I ended my last column talking about Ralph being in the hospital. He got to come home briefly only to be taken back Thursday morning. Seems he had a little more wrong with him then they had originally thought. This time they sent him to St. Joseph east in Lexington for more testing. On Saturday, as Lee and I were preparing to go visit with him, the doctor called and said they would be discharging him soon. We headed up there thinking we would be bringing him home with us, shortly after getting there all that changed. Something didn’t look so good with the last blood test they ran, so they decided it would be better to keep him another day or so. Hopefully, at this reading he will be home again and feeling much better. Please keep Ralph in your prayers as he gets over this rough time.
It seems as though we are all just too busy these days. As Lee and I have been running back and forth to the hospital checking on Ralph, I have had many missed calls. One being from my cousin Angie. We have been playing phone tag for the last couple of weeks. She finally just sent me something via the computer (facebook). Seems she was wanting to share some exciting, wonderful news with us. Recently their youngest son Andrew Haydon has started at Sullivan University and will be studying Culinary Arts to become a chef. Great, a chef in the family, that’s all we need, the way we Athas like to eat. Awesome, Andrew.
In case some aren’t familiar with the name, Andrew is the son of Brad and Angie Haydon of Monterey. He is also the grandson of Viola (Haydon) Johnson of Shelbyville and the late Ennis Haydon. Andrew is also the grandson of Shirley Tindall and the late Gene Tindall of Lawrenceburg. Congratulations Andrew. May you do well in your upcoming career. If you ever need someone to come sample your works, please by all means calls us.
Larry and Ernestine House called Saturday morning asking me to pass along some “Thanksgiving news” for the fire department. They wanted everyone to know that the Monterey Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a “Community Thanksgiving Dinner” Nov. 28 at the fire house. Everyone is encouraged to come out and enjoy some wonderful food and hopefully some great music. The music thing is still up in the air at this time, but they are hoping to have music as well. Of course there will be no charge, but donations would be greatly appreciated. I hope they have a wonderful turnout.
Mom had called Saturday to invite me to go out for a day of shopping with her, Evelyn and Daddy, but we were on our way to visit Ralph. Evelyn called later to say they had a good time and received several good deals that day. Speaking of Ms. Evelyn, the last time I spoke to her she had lost 60 plus pounds. That is great Evelyn. Keep up the good work, Sis.
On Sunday, a friend (Sheryl) and I went to a “Celebrating Home Party” at another one of my cousin’s ( Renee Goins) house out in Bald Knob. Some may remember me talking about having one of these back in June. She called me a few weeks back and invited me to come out. They have been remolding their house since way back when (like everyone else, this just takes a lot of time and money sometimes) and wanted me to see the finished product. It was simply beautiful, they have done so much work on their house, it doesn’t even look like the same house I remember them living in. If Sheryl hadn’t known where it was, I may have never of found it. I had the chance to visit with Renee`and her daughters and her mom, my Aunt Jackie. Jackie married my father’s (Harold Jesse) brother, the late Kenneth Jesse. I still see Jackie from time to time in town but don’t see the others very much. Renee` told me she and her girls, Jessica and Marsha, recently went to see our grandmother in Shelbyville. They hadn’t seen grandma in quite a while and said they had a very nice visit, and that she told them Ray and I come to see her quite a bit. She even thought one of Renee’s daughters, Jessica, looked a lot like me when I was younger. I’ll take that; Jessica is a very cute little thing and we do have the same smile I will agree. It was really nice visiting with all of them and I am looking forward to seeing them all again soon.
I received a very special message on my answering machine Friday from Catherine Raisor. After reading the newspaper last week, she was very pleased to see that I had mentioned her upcoming 90th birthday. She couldn’t tell me enough how much she enjoyed reading that I remembered her birthday and how the people of Monterey are still very dear to her heart. May you have a wonderful 90th birthday, “Cat,” and know that you are also very dear to many of us still here in Monterey.
I’d like to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving. I hope everyone gets the chance to visit with their families and friends during this holiday season. Please keep all our sick in your thoughts and prayers and say a little prayer for all our soldiers who won’t be home with their familles and wish them all a safe journey home soon.