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Kays Branch News

  • 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.

  • Kay’s Branch News: A column fan checks in on Kay’s Branch

    This has been a slow week. I needed one after the departure of my cousins. They arrived back in Missouri safely. I have spent the week changing beds and doing laundry, and sitting in my chair in the sunroom with Dobbs. We were both exhausted.
    I did get to Frankfort on Wednesday to empty the recyclables. My soft drink can was overflowing. Friday was Hand and Foot day. We played at Barbara Hecker’s house this month. That was a lot of fun. I am back into my routine this week.

  • Kay’s Branch New: I hope the walnuts are wrong

    Ahhhh! I’m late.
    I am suffering from company-lag this morning. My cousins from Missouri and Savoy, Illinois came last Monday evening and left this morning at 7 a.m.
    I was up at 5:45 a.m. to cook breakfast and help them find their stuff, finish packing and load their van.
    Dobbs and I went to the sunroom to sit down and listen to the quiet and went back to sleep. I finally stirred myself and came to the kitchen and start a load of towels and wash the dishes, when it suddenly dawned on me – This is Monday and I should have the column in by now.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Hope for the best but plan for the worst

    This column will probably not make any sense.
    I was hoping to get through early before Ray and Wanda got here but that just didn’t happen.  I hired them earlier in the month to come and strip the paper off the stairwell and paint it. They got here at 8:15 a.m. I can’t keep myself from jumping up every few minutes and trying to help. My computer sits in the kitchen about 20 feet from the stairs going to the basement.