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Kays Branch News

  • Son's birthday warrants firing up the oven

    As I begin writing this morning, I’m sitting in long pants and a sweatshirt. The house is still open, and it will warm up as the day progresses, but there is a hint of fall in the air. The grass is still green and growing as I sit here, but fall is definitely on the way.
    Tuesday was John’s 51st birthday, and his only wish was the annual roast beef and veggies and all the trimmings, plus chocolate cupcakes, which meant I had the oven going on Monday and Tuesday, so I welcome the cooler weather.

  • Back to the books for local students

    The 127 Yard Sale is over; the kids are back in school, and high school football will soon begin. The Olympic games have had everyone with a TV glued to their sets this week.

  • This column now written in air conditioning

    Most of the news this week involves the U.S. Hwy. 127 Yard Sale.

    Wanda, along with her mother, brothers and sister, were up to their elbows in it. Joyce loaned her big yard and lot to people to setup. Charles and Tess, with some help from Noel, cooked and served lunch to the visitors and Wanda, Ray and Barbara had wagon loads of “stuff” for sale.

  • The canning continues at the Branch

    It has been a long hot week. Wanda and Ray went to Bro. Ken Underwood’s funeral last Monday at Buck Run church. After leaving Monterey, he served at that church for 12 years. Karen and Butch Lawrence’s son Andrew, who is now a minister at The Point church in Frankfort, spoke at his grandfather’s service. Wanda said he did a great job. I know it must have been hard for him.

  • The lawn mower battle continues
  • New friends visit the Branch

    I didn’t write last week. I just didn’t feel good. It wasn’t anything physical, I just felt like a big, wet balloon was hanging over my head and I couldn’t breathe. There were no productive juices in my brain. I am back now and have two weeks of Wanda’s news, so I’d better get to it.

  • New neighbor for Kay's Branch residents

    Summer came in and brought the heat with it. I got my big front yard mowed before the heat struck, but the rest of the yard will just have to go till this heat passes. I had to close off most of the house and turn on the air conditioner in the sun room.

    I had it put in when mother occupied that part of the house. I haven’t used it much since she is no long with me, but I have needed it this weekend.

  • Hand and Foot ladies 'dear old friends'

    I am a bit slow this morning, too much going on over the weekend. Father’s Day dawned bright and clear. I was married on Father’s Day in 1949. We would have been married 67 years on Sunday.

    The weather has been great for the farmers. After a week of putting in hay, Wanda and Ray were happy to get that job done. They worked all week cutting, rolling and hauling hay rolls to the barn. Now the fields are bare and ready for the rain to come and grow the late hay. A farmer’s job is never done.

  • Local farmers finally catch a break

    God smiled on the farmers this week. Teri and I went to Carrollton on Saturday to a birthday reunion. From the time I left the house and all the way to Owenton, there were large rolls of hay in every field I passed. I had to take the detour around Owenton and I saw country I didn’t know existed and there were more rolls of hay.

  • Wonderful memories made with family

    The Memorial Service for Aunt Bess, after months of planning by her daughter Ellen via phone and email from her home in Missouri, came together beautifully Sunday.