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Kays Branch News

  • Living in hope for an early spring on the Branch

    Things have been pretty quiet on the Branch this week.

    Ray had been staying the night with his sister, Jean O’Banion, at the hospital in Lexington. She had surgery, then had to have a second operation and was doing well, when she had a minor stroke on Wednesday.

    The stroke set her back a bit, but she is recovering a little each day. We are keeping her in our prayers.

  • Bluegrass Stockyards fire hits home

    The big news this week is the fire in Lexington.

    You are thinking, “Why should that concern Kay’s Branch?”

    Jimmy Lawrence called me about 6 p.m. Saturday night to ask me if I had heard about the “big fire” in Lexington. It’s on all the stations up there, but he couldn’t get it where he lives in northern Kentucky.

  • The Branch bears brunt of recent winter weather

    The big news and almost the only news on the Branch this week is the snow and cold, for once the “talking heads” got it right.

    They said there would be a blizzard of gigantic proportions and they were right. John played “fruit basket turnover” with all the vehicles so he could clean out his garage to put the tractor in it so when the snow did arrive he could dig himself out and get to Ann and me.

    We had the ability to get out, we just didn’t want to. The high Sunday morning was 11 degrees. At one point it read 7 degrees.

  • Old man winter settles in on the Branch

    Winter has finally reached Kentucky and the Branch. It was 7-degrees on my outside thermometer this morning.

    Thank God for a good wood burning stove and John, who cuts the wood and brings it to my back porch.

    He brought in another load yesterday while I was at church, so I am good for another three weeks. I only have two appointments outside of the house this week, bridge tomorrow and another dentist appointment on Wednesday. By the time the snow “they” are predicting gets here, I will be in at home with my zoo.

  • Old man winter finally arrived at The Branch

    I hate to mention the obvious, but it snowed Saturday night. From near 70 degrees early Saturday morning to an inch of snow on the sunroom stoop Sunday morning. That’s weird, even for Kentucky.

    I played bridge on Tuesday, dressed in jeans and a light sweater. It was good to see everybody again. We had problems getting eight people together to play during December, so we had to keep postponing.

  • Resolve to become a better neighbor in 2016

    The new year is off in a long run.

    I watched the ball drop along with Wanda and Ray, not in the same house, but you know what I mean.

    It was less than thrilling, so I went to bed and didn’t start my new year till 8:20 the next morning. The sun was out. That is news worthy because it hadn’t shown for over a week.

  • A successful Christmas on the Branch

     Well, It’s all over but the rain. Wanda said the Halls had moved into their new home. Randell told her it hadn’t been easy because of all the rain and mud, getting the foundation ready, but he managed and they made it by Christmas. I am sure they are happy to be out of the small camper they had been living in. Landscaping will have to wait till spring. 

  • Stage is set for Christmas on Kay's Branch

    BY BEE SPICER

    Christmas week! The house is decorated, the shopping done, the tree in place and the gifts wrapped and under the tree. The menu is set for the Christmas afternoon brunch. This is the shortest day of the year. 

    I guess you all know I write on Monday so Molly can get it into the paper and ready to be distributed on Wednesday, so this is the shortest day of the year. 

  • Christmas decorating finished on the Branch

    It’s still unusually warm this morning and raining. I am not in the mood to write, but I guess I’ll think of something.

    I took advantage of the mild weather to get the outside of the house decorated. I hadn’t really planned to do much, but with Harley now in residence in New Hampshire I have no fear of the decor being eaten.

    Jess is well past the age of chewing up artificial flowers. With the help of my daughters, the inside is pretty well covered in Christmas too.

  • Childhood friend opened up a whole new world

    It’s rainy and gloomy this morning as I write,  but we have had lovely weather this past week.

    Ann and I took Jessie to Louisville on Thursday for her checkup with her surgeon. He X-rayed the leg and pronounced her fit and ready to be released back into the “wild,” so to speak.

    Her bedding and food is back in the garage and she is off the leash and out of the basement.