Bakers Chapel Road had a tree down last Wednesday, which hampered traffic for a short while. The county removed it in a hurry. One of my health care workers was delayed temporarily.
Folks in my neighborhood are thankful to North Alabama Co-op for keeping our electricity working during last week’s storms. Also, we appreciate our TV companies keeping our TVs operating. We couldn’t go outside unless it was necessary or we might have washed down the river. I thought we migh…
Frances Wrenn brought me a sandwich after she babysat all morning with her great-grandson, Emmett, 2-year-old son of Rachel Hess. His mother put him in a movie to watch. When it was over, Frances wanted him to watch another, but she wasn’t sure how to do it. Emmett solved the problem. He wal…
Joy Horton had a bad infection. Her doctor sent her home with medication and she is recovering. Joy and Rodger Horton are having repairs done on their house after a fire did damage. They are adjusting.
Rodger & Joy Horton of Burroughs Drive had a house fire on Monday the 8th. It caught in the attic, supposedly some electrical wiring. There was some water damage and some fire damage. They are blessed that they are safe and they didn’t lose the house.
Shirley Leslie’s daughter Sue Lynn McPeters passed away after a long illness on Monday, Feb. 1, at her home in Toney, Alabama. She was buried on Thursday at Old Prospect Cemetery. Shirley, who is 97, made the remark, “No one should go before her parents.” My sympathy is with you and yours, Shirley.
Rodger and Joy Horton’s son Matthew has the COVID virus and pneumonia. Rodger Horton Jr. of Washington, IL, is recuperating from eye surgery and has to have two more surgeries. They are currently having another ice storm.
Judy D. Sims had visitors, her great grandchild Brylee Bell and her granddaughter Kinsley Sims spent 2 nights with her. She said they wore her out playing Monopoly. Another day, her grandchildren Addy and Kai Bell spent the day with her.
Kate & Lewis Stewart ate their Thanksgiving meal across the street at the home of their daughter and her husband, Patricia and John Mize. Kate said they had room for more. Kate did most of the cooking and then carried the food to Patricia’s. They fed several family members and friends. K…
Judy D. Sims had a few visitors at her house on Friday, Oct. 23. Her son Greg Sims stayed awhile. Her great-grandchildren Brylee and Addy Bell along with Judy’s neighbor Milyea Edwards had a great time playing and riding their bikes.
Lewis and Bobby Stewart, Marty Ann Bundy and Loyce Winton made a trip to see Loyce’s sisters, Joyce Hobbs and Alveda Rhymer, in Altamont, Tennessee. Alveda had her 90th birthday in August. The group took food and the Tennessee folks had food, so they enjoyed a good lunch.
Most of Lewis and Kate Stewart’s family went out to eat together to celebrate Lewis’ 84th birthday. Those attending were Lewis and Kate Stewart, Stanley and Jennifer Stewart, Patricia and John Mize, Shawn and Danielle Cryar, Martha Ann Bundy, Chris, Cole and Cara Stewart, Tyler Davidson and …
Elizabeth Jeffers and her husband Jeff of Taylorsville, Kentucky, are back in Grant, visiting friends and relatives and winterizing their home that Elizabeth inherited from her parents. She calls me when she can. I enjoy her visits by phone or in person.
Deborah Moore of Lewis Mountain fell on the 16th and was on the floor an hour before she could get help. She is bruised but improving. Her grandson Brenton Meeks is taking classes online at Wallace.
First of all, I need to make a correction to last Wednesday's news. I wrote of James Walker's death. I had his address as Clark Drive and it is Clark Street. I also wrote that he and his wife were married 68 years and they were married 58 years. I apologize to his sweet wife Sonja and the family.
Loyce Winton and her twin sister Joyce Hobbs of Altamont, Tennessee, had their 85th birthdays on June 17. Loyce's family all came to help her celebrate except her grandson Dusty Graves, who lives in Arkansas. He called Loyce. Loyce's daughter, Donna Graves, her husband Mike and Loyce's son, …
Frances Wrenn’s granddaughter Annessa Wrenn married Logan Hamilton on Saturday, April 13. The wedding took place at Grant Church of Christ at 6 o’clock. Annessa is the daughter of Daniel and Telah Wrenn and her other grandmother is Thelma Simmons.
Frances Wrenn and her granddaughter Sydney Hess went on a historical tour recently with Pete Sparks' group. They went to Corinth, Mississippi, for a 2 day trip to visit the Shiloh Battlefield Site, where many were killed in the Civil War. Sydney is a history major at Jacksonville University.
The 3rd Sunday in May is the time for Decoration Day at Free Home Cemetery in Grant. Mildred Watson Bailey and her family always try to attend and decorate graves and clean. Then they go to the home of Mildred’s daughter, Tammy Evans of Watson Drive, and have lunch.
On Sunday afternoon, April 26, our electricity was off for over 4 hours. I had an oil lamp which I lit in case the power was not on by dark. But fortunately, it came on before it got dark. It could have been worse for me, as I was sitting in my lift chair working Sunday’s puzzles. I was not …
My good friends, Frances Wrenn and Violet Heath, came by last Saturday and brought down some things that were stored upstairs. I was not able to do that. I really appreciate them.
Bakers Chapel Baptist Church had another outdoor service on Saturday afternoon. There was another forecast for stormy weather on Sunday. The cars were parked outside with windows down. Rev. Terry Sharp is the pastor.
Shirley Leslie, age 96, fell in her home and got a knot on her head and hurt her foot. She was able to get up without help. Her grandson, Neil Smith, came from Huntsville and took Shirley to the emergency room. The doctor said that her foot was not broken. She is recuperating at home.
Becky and Wayne Whitaker are grandparents for the first time. Their son Adam and wife Amanda became the parents of a beautiful girl named Adalynn Grace Whitaker. Adalynn was born on March 10, weighing 6 pounds 10 ounces and she was 20 inches long. She was born at Spring Hill Hospital in Gran…