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Kays Branch News

  • A quiet Thanksgiving at home with The Duke

    The weather was beautiful and everybody on the Branch — well, everybody that I write about — had a great Thanksgiving.
    Jennifer got a friend at the hospital to trade off days with her so she could be home Thursday and Friday. All the Riddle family came to Fay’s for the celebration. She said there were 30 in attendance. She had decorated her finished basement in Thanksgiving colors, and the upstairs was already decorated for Christmas.

  • 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.

  • 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.