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Kays Branch News

  • ‘Eatin’ season’ ends, down to the leftovers

    I really didn’t plan to write this morning. I have had an old fashion head cold all through the holidays. It started on Wednesday before Christmas and got progressively worse for the next two weeks. I have made the man that owns Kleenex very much richer over the past two weeks. My apatite is just beginning to come back, along with my ability to smell.
    So here I am at the computer typing away with very little to say.

  • The downhill slope to New Year

    This is the last column of 2016. We have all made it through Christmas and it’s downhill all the way to 2017.

  • Bad news always comes in threes

    I found out why Fay wasn’t answering her phone last Monday. She was in Lexington. Bruce’s heart began to beat too slow, and he wasn’t feeling so good so they took him to Lexington on Friday evening and he was in the hospital till Tuesday. He had to have a pacemaker put in. He can’t do anything but rest and watch TV for at least six weeks.

  • Robinson Family continues to dazzle

    Weather is always paramount on the Branch. It’s either too dry and hot or too wet and cold. Cold I can manage but dry is a problem. I am happy to report that we got a very good rain last night. With the piddly rains we have been having, my cistern is now at a good level. We also had the first snow last week. Really not worth mentioning, but I am short of content this week.

  • Let the Christmas decorating commence

    We’re in the dead zone, between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Everyone is staying home to clean, decorate and shop for Christmas gifts. Teri was coming Monday to help me do the decorating. I usually have all that done by now, but somehow, it gets harder and harder to get in the mood.

  • 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.

  • Branch residents make good use of warm weather

    This has been a very good week on the Branch. The weather was mild to downright hot.
    I had my Hand and Foot ladies on Friday. It was my turn to host the card group. We had the doors open, and it was 78 degrees. We are a bit dry. We only had about two-tenths of an inch of rain, but the Branch never looked better. We had a good afternoon, and they got started home before dark.

  • Super Moon every bit as spectacular as advertised

    The cold weather has finally caught up with us. We have had a couple of frosts here in the valley, but neither John nor Ann had seen any up on the hill. John came down the beginning of last week and with Ann’s help, they cleaned out the chimney and stove pipes and made my wood stove in the basement “fire ready” for when the cold weather finally arrived.

  • Fishing in November becoming the new norm

    We missed the rain predicted for last week. The Branch is dry as a bone. I had to call Noel True and get a load of water last week and after no rain over the weekend, I ordered another load to be delivered on Monday.

  • Remember to exercise right to vote Tuesday

    It’s Halloween but it’s going to be in the mid-70s. Tomorrow is the first day of November. The days are getting noticeably shorter. I got up at 7:30 this morning and the kitchen windows that face east were dark. If I hadn’t had the column to get in to Molly I would probably still be in bed.