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Kays Branch News

  • Fretting over the little things only brings wrinkles

    It’s been a slow week for news on the Branch. Wanda said they gathered walnuts this week and laid them out to dry so the husks would come off more easily. She cracks them and freezes the meat to bake with or make candy.  

  • Spring forward, fall back. Why?

    The weather continues to smile on us on the Branch. John and I got a couple of loads of wood split last week and stacked under the screened in porch. It’s at the ready if the weather ever catches up with the calendar, but I’m not complaining about the mild weather. Every day the temperature is in the 60s is fine with me.

  • College basketball season is upon us

    Friday John came down and cleaned out the chimney and put new piping on the wood stove to get it ready for the cold weather to come.
    Saturday we went to Ann’s to split wood that John had dropped and cut up and hauled it to my house and stacked it on the back porch. After he left, I mowed the yard for the last time this season. I am now ready to start a fire when the weather gets colder.

  • No disasters during busy week on the Branch

    I’m back. I had just gotten reorganized after getting my billfold stolen when my computer died. Ann ordered another computer “box,” and hooked it up Wednesday, and it still wouldn’t work. We had a young man from Joel’s office come over to look at it and tell us why. He said it wasn’t the computer that was at fault, it was the monitor. He brought one over from Joel’s office, and it worked perfectly. Who knew?

  • Branch residents becoming environmentally aware

    I am up! And I’ve have had coffee. Not because I really wanted to crawl out from under the covers, but It’s Monday and duty calls. I called Fay, but she didn’t answer. She is either at her daughter’s or just didn’t want to face the day yet. This transition time of year before the time changes is hard for folks like me. It’s too warm to sleep without the window open but by 7 a.m. it’s too chilly to roll out of bed with any enthusiasm.

  • Computer whizzes to the rescue

    I’m back! There was no Kay’s Branch News last week. Halfway through typing the news my screen went black. I restarted, but it did no good. I assumed my computer had died. I called Ann. She is my computer expert. She came down and ordered me another “box.” It came on Wednesday. She hooked everything up and it still wasn’t working, so, when all else fails I call Joel and ask him to send over their computer whiz.

  • Ladies, remember to zip your totes

    There was fog in the valley this morning, and though I usually get up about 7 a.m., it felt like 5 a.m. to me. Fall has snuck up on me when I wasn’t looking.

  • Branch residents take in local events

    I hate getting up before it’s good light. If this were Tuesday, I’d still be in bed, but duty calls.
    Wanda has been busy this week. We both went to Catherine Raisor’s funeral last Monday. Not a good way to start the week. Barbara and Joyce were there. Joyce and Wanda’s uncle Jimmy used to visit her often when she was still at home in Frankfort. She lived close to her uncle, Harold. She had lived a long and sometimes hard life, but she was a wonderful woman and was always ready to help a friend. She will be missed.

  • Following rain, all is well on the Branch

    I jumped the gun last week when Wanda’s news wasn’t on the computer when I got up and turned it on. I hadn’t had my coffee and decided not to call Fay and forget it for the week. So, I did.
    I got a call from her mid-morning asking if I was sick. Fay had called her and told her she hadn’t heard from me. I told her I hadn’t heard from her and just called the paper and told them I was slipping the column that week. She said she had sent her contribution. I told her to send it again and would add it to this week’s column, so here it is.

  • Former Monterey native stars in film

    I am getting a late start this morning. I turned on the TV in the kitchen to see how the storm in Texas was doing and couldn’t tear myself away. It’s like a bad tooth. You know it’s going to hurt, but you keep putting your tongue in it anyway. We are dry as a bone, and the grass is brown. We haven’t had rain in a while and Texas and parts of the Gulf Coast are inundated. The news man said they could get up to 50 inches before this is over. My mind just can’t fathom it, and the rain is not supposed to stop before Wednesday.