Kays Branch News

  • 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.

  • Blackberry winter returns to the branch
  • Kay's Branch ladies enjoy Mother's Day

    Mother’s Day wasn’t the prettiest day I have ever seen, but it was one of my best.

    All my children came to church with me. Teri, her husband Ray, Ann, John and Charity, Teri’s daughter Rachel and her three children Allie, Sean and Caitlin. We filled two pews.

    Joyce Claxon beat me as “oldest mother,” but I had the most children there. Joyce, Wanda’s mother, was oldest mother and mother with the most children at Old Cedar. Wanda, Barbara, Noel and Ray went to church with her.

  • High water leads to tragedy near Branch

    The predominant news in the Branch this week is rain.

    I have become fascinated with the channel 27’s weather map. The storms block out DirecTV, so I turn to the weather map and watch the red and yellow blobs moving slowly across the Franklin County line and into my little area of Owen. You can tell I lead an exciting life.

  • Sunshine, spring activities plentiful

    Jean O’Banion is really improving, at last. Wanda said she is beginning to gain weight. In fact, she is doing so well, Ray felt like he could get away for a few days.

    He, Wanda and Barbara went to Green River Lake to her houseboat and spent the weekend. She said the weather was beautiful, perfect for fishing on Saturday when they got there. There was a bass tournament going on, but it didn’t bother them. They were fishing for crappie. They were biting and they got enough for two suppers while they were there and enough to freeze and bring home.