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Kays Branch News

  • 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.

  • Thanksgiving a success on the Branch

    Thanksgiving was a huge success on the Branch.
    The sun was shining, the air was crisp but not cold and all the guests arrived and enjoyed the feast. John hosted our celebration this year. Both of Charity’s children, in-law Chad and baby Liam, my daughters Ann and Teri and her husband Ray, were in attendance. It was truly a family gathering. The food was good and plentiful. The turkey was done and moist and everyone had brought their appetites.

  • Ready for Christmas on the Branch

    The holiday season has officially begun.
    Ray Traylor had his traditional Thanksgiving dinner for relatives and friends on Saturday. Wanda helped him clean, set up tables and shop for the occasion. He baked his pumpkin-walnut pie, did a big turkey with dressing and had ham, and all the vegetables that go with Thanksgiving.
    Others brought dishes too, so there was plenty to go around for the 40 or so that showed up. Barbara and Joyce joined them, as did his Aunt Jewell and Uncle Carl, who live in Mt. Sterling. They are in their 80s.

  • Deer hunting season in full swing on the Branch

    It was 28 degrees on the Branch this morning. It’s always a little colder here in the valley than the surrounding area.
    Deer hunting season is in full swing. All the Whitesburg contingency are at the hunting shack. I heard the shotguns in the distance. We don’t allow hunting our farm. It’s just too narrow and we have three houses with vulnerable windows to protect, but there are lots of deer and they know a “free zone” and congregate on our land.

  • Country was united as one during WWII

    The days are getting shorter and colder.
    Wanda’s favorite pastime, fishing, has about come to an end till next spring. She and Barbara went to Elmer Davis Lake last week, on one of those mild day to wet a line.
    Wanda said it was slow going, but they did catch enough for supper. It was just nice to be out on the water and spending time with her sister. She and Ray went back to the Game Farm to try their luck over the weekend, but the wind was so cold they gave up and packed it in. They did catch a few fish. The fishing poles are stored for the winter.