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Kays Branch News

  • 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.

  • The Chrysler Building of sheds almost done

    Good morning from the Branch, and it’s a very chilly morning here.
    I had to roll out of bed early and I was not ready to leave the warmth of my bed. It really feels like fall.
    I am up before the sun because I made the mistake last spring of making an appointment with Dr. Clements to have my yearly check up on Monday.
    Yes, I still have teeth thanks to Freddie.
    I’ve had my coffee and here I am at the computer before the sun is up typing away.

  • Kay’s Branch News: After a cool week, summer finally comes to the Branch

    Good morning from the Branch. It’s pleasantly cool at the moment  and the sun is shining. Summer has finally arrived.
    We had a horrendous storm on both Friday and Saturday nights, thunder and lightning like I have never seen before.
    Wanda said  it damaged several things at Pat New’s and “got” Barbara’s TV.
    The storm on Saturday night on the Branch didn’t destroy anything but played havoc with all our “programmed appliances.”

  • Kay’s Branch News: Close the books on another 127

  • Kay’s Branch News: Cool weather but still a busy week down here

    Good morning. Welcome to August.
    It was 57 degrees when I got up. We had more rain, about two tenths of an inch over the weekend.
    Fay said they had moved their cattle to new pasture. There had been enough rain this summer to keep all their pastures fresh, unlike last year when they had to start feeding hay by the end of August.

  • Kay’s Branch News: The weather won’t even try to cooperate

    When you have nothing to say, you can always talk about the weather.
    This past week has spawned a lot of conversation.
    We set a new record on the Branch this week for a low in July. It was 52 degrees when I got up at 8 a.m. Thursday. I had already closed all the windows and doors against the cold weather on Wednesday. We didn’t need the A/C at the Smith House when we played bridge on Tuesday afternoon.
    Last week seemed like the end of September. The weatherman said the temperature would rise and we would have sun on Friday—NOT.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Time to enjoy a few days as a lady of leisure

    It’s cloudy and cool this morning. We had about 1.2 inches of rain yesterday and last night. We really needed it.
    Wanda and Fay said their gardens were beginning to wilt. Wanda, Ray, Joyce and Barbara were all picking and canning last week. Fay and Bruce got the last of the summer hay cut and baled. Now they must run the fences and see that there are none down so the cows can stray. There is always something to be done on a farm.