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Kays Branch News

  • Another beautiful weekend on the Branch

    It was another beautiful weekend on the Branch.

    This was Jennifer True’s weekend to be at home. There was not grass to mow, nor garden to plant, no farm chores that needed doing, so as any sensible women would do, she, Fay and Nicole went shopping.

    The “end of winter” sales were in full swing so they took advantage of it. Fay didn’t say they actually bought anything, but that wasn’t the point. It was a great day for a ladies day out.

  • Friends of the branch take part in benefit

    The sun is shining and the first week of June has slipped by me while I wasn’t looking.

    Fay said they finally got some garden planted, as did Billy Ballenger. Tomatoes and corn will be a little late this year. The weatherman said no rain this week so they were headed for the hay field this morning, as are most of the farmers in this area.

  • Harrod's birthday remains a big surprise

    What an absolutely beautiful weekend.

    John Harrod finally had his birthday party. Because I got confused about the actual date of his birthday and put the “surprise party” in the paper a week too soon and blew the surprise, Tona postponed the party till this Saturday.

    John told me he had seen the column and saw a surprise party was planned, but he didn’t say anything about knowing about it and planned to be surprised when it was sprung on him.

  • Hawkins celebrates birthday with host of friends

    We have about two and a half inches of snow on the ground this morning, but the temperature is rising as I sit here and type.

    The boys at Joel’s cars are going to work as if nothing was on the roads. The weatherman said we would have rain by noon. I don’t plan to be out till tomorrow, so I hope things have settled down by then.

    This is my busy week. Bridge on Tuesday, hair cut on Thursday and Hand and Foot on Friday.

    The Monterey Fire Department is having a chili supper at 6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 20, at the firehouse.

  • 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.