Kays Branch News

  • Weather holds out for wedding...almost

    My week has been fairly dull. The second week of the month is always my “off week,” no card games.
    The third Tuesday and the third Friday fell in the same week this month, so my social life is picking up. This week was filled with chores and mowing. We shall skip to Wanda’s news.

  • Kay's Branch News, Aug. 12, 2015

    This has been a hectic week. I awoke Wednesday morning to a siren going up the road. I really didn’t wake up for that one, but in a minute or so there went another one, and another.
    By that time, 5:00 a.m., I was awake and went out on the screened in porch to see what was happening. I saw the sky to the left of my road light up over the tree line. Fire!

  • Kay's Branch News, Aug. 5, 2015

    The U.S. 127 Yard Sale is this week.
    As I was going to church Sunday, I saw that Billy Ballenger had his flat-bed trailer out and already loaded up with his offerings for this week.
    The signs were out at Joyce’s house advertising space for people to set up. The New-True Clan is organized and ready for the influx of visitors. Charles will be making the burgoo that David always made in years past. Fay said they were undecided on whether they would make the trip down 127 this year.

  • Kay's Branch News, July 8, 2015

    Sorry about last week. My Computer lost Internet service sometime over the weekend and was offline till Wednesday.
    I thought Harley had chewed the line but it must have been the electric storm we had, because the men who came to repair it did it from inside on the computer. They were here and gone in less than an hour. Even if the computer was functioning I couldn’t have typed the column.

  • Kay's Branch News, April 22: Spring in full bloom on the Branch

    The old adage, “April showers bring May flowers” seems to be working. I was lamenting the fact that my forsythia didn’t bloom this year. It seems it always gets colder in this valley.
    The trees hadn’t leaved out and it was raining almost every day. Teri came on Thursday to help me clean the basement and set up for the card party, Hand and Foot, on Friday. The sun came out and we had a very nice day.

  • Kay's Branch News, April 1: A week of ups and down on the Branch

    This has been one heck of a week.
    Well, it started normally. I went to Frankfort on Wednesday to play dominoes and run my errands.
    Wednesday evening I got a call from my cousin saying her daughter and friend were bringing her to the celebration of my oldest cousin’s 85th birthday and they were staying at my house on Friday. Melony isn’t always too sure of dates so I told her that wasn’t till next week, but they are still driving down from Savoy, Ill to stay here and go to Mt. Olivet from here on Saturday.

  • Kay's Branch News, Feb. 4: Black ice a burden on Branch

    It’s snowing lightly and a slight breeze is blowing down the valley this morning. It’s 22-degrees on my thermometer. Fay said it was 26 at her house. It’s always a bit colder in this valley.
    Fay was telling me about more wrecks at the bridge that happened last week. It must have been Thursday because I went to Frankfort on Wednesday morning and there was no signs of them. It seems  a van with a lady driving hit some black ice and slid off the road into the creek at the end of the bridge.

  • Kay's Branch News, Jan. 21: The good, the bad and the vacation

    There’s been a lot going on this week, some good and some not so good. We’ll start with the bad news.
    Teri came to do laundry on Wednesday. I was in the sun room and she was on the other end of the house in the back hall where the laundry is. She kept telling me she smelled smoke. John came in a little while after she got here and he was also complaining of smelling smoke. Of course, I haven’t smelled anything since I turned 75, so I hadn’t paid any attention to it, but they were right. One could see smoke hanging in the air in the living room.

  • Kay's Branch News, Dec. 3, 2014: Lots to be thankful for on the Branch this season

    I seem to always start with corrections. This week is no different. Joel’s trip to Italy wasn’t delayed by bad weather in the states, it was held up in Italy because the plane they were to fly home in had a missing part in the tail section of the plane.

  • Kay's Branch News: Bridge club celebrates member's 90th birthday

    It’s 29 degrees on the Branch this morning, but the weatherman says we’ll have a couple more days of pleasant weather before the bottom drops out of the thermometer.