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Monterey Matters

  • Monterey Matters: Start a new American tradition

    I hope everyone is enjoying this wonderful weather we’ve been having. I wish it could be like this all winter.
     I could really do without the snow. Hopefully, we’ll have a nice calm winter this time around. One can only hope, right?

  • Monterey Matters: A new nana’s pride shows at family picnic

    With a little nudge from my friends and family, I finally got around to getting Danielle’s birth announcement in the paper.
    However I am a very proud Nana and am so happy to have her in my life. She is now 5 weeks old and changes every time I see her. She is precious. There is nothing like having a grandchild. My mom always said this after Kirby and Leslie came along, but one just never knows till they experience it for themselves.

  • Monterey Matters: Remember families touched by tragedy

    I’d like to start out by asking everyone to please keep the Kistner and Fitzgerald families in your thoughts and prayers this week.
    As you have probably already heard by now, Kara Kistner and Allison Fitzgerald were involved in a very bad accident Friday evening near Frankfort. It was so bad, they had to shut down parts of 127 for a few hours to clean up the wreckage.

  • Monterey Matters: Family grows and comes together

    First of all I’d like to say, I hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day Weekend.
    Ours was wonderful. I can honestly say that it was the best Labor Day I have ever had.
    Kirby was home for a weekend visit. While at home, he was able to welcome his new baby girl Danielle Grace Rowland into this world as well.
    Danielle or “Dani” arrived Friday, Sept. 2, at 6:52 p.m. in Frankfort. She weighed 8 pounds, 8.5 ounces and was 20 inches long.

  • Monterey Matters: A reunion and a goodbye

    I hope everyone is looking forward to the upcoming Labor Day Weekend.
    Not only am I looking forward to the Annual Labor Day Atha Family Reunion, I also will be very happy to welcome Kirby home for the weekend as well.
    As many of you already know, Kirby has been enrolled in Bluegrass Challenge in Fort Knox.

  • Monterey Matters: I’ll soon have another title — Nana

    I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful weather we have been having. It sure beats that hot weather we were enduring in July. It won’t be long till it’s time to cover the pools up again. I’m not looking forward to that at all. In fact, I’m already dreading it. Although I’m not going to miss having to mow the lawn one bit. It seems like that’s all I have done this summer.

  • Monterey Matters: Back from the beach and ready to write

  • Monterey Matters: Kirby returns to lend a hand

    Not much happening around Monterey these days, however, Josie has recently contacted me to say that she, Andrew, Janis, Dixie and Chuck recently went to Lexington to visit with Skot Atha.
    Josie said that Skot hadn’t been feeling well and they wanted to go and check on him. She says they really had a great time and are looking forward to doing it again soon. She has also invited me to come along with them the next time. I may just do that. I miss Skot as well. One can never have enough friends. Good friends are hard to come by these days.

  • Monterey Matters: Catching up with old friends

    Hope all you mothers out there had a wonderful Mother’s Day. Evelyn went to church Sunday; however, neither daddy nor I made it this year.
    A few weeks ago I received an e-mail from Jan Riddle, a native of Owen County who now makes her home in Frankfort.
    Jan wrote:

  • Monterey Matters: Spring painting job gets smeared

    Some friend I am. Even though I did call Theresa April 26 to wish her a happy birthday, I forgot to mention it as I was talking about our recent trip to Michigan. I hope you can forgive me, Theresa, and I hope you had a wonderful birthday. We are going to have to get together soon so that I can at least take you to lunch.
    Theresa called me Sunday with some very sad news. Her cousin, Tristan Giles, suddenly passed away last Saturday. He was 25.
    Tristan was her Uncle Gene’s son. He lived in Sharpsburg, which I think is near Mount Sterling.