Upper Horse Creek Happenings

Sibert Homecoming September 29

Well folks, we had frost last night (Saturday) and ice was on the windshield and we will have a big one in the morning, it’s a little early. A lot of people have called about the sweet potatoes and they are good. I’ve dugged five bushels already. If you want any, the first ones that put their order in will get them, so they won’t last long. The Lords willing, I’ll be digging them tomorrow.
It’s good to have friends. I want to say we have got a good school system now. Good school board members and a good superintendent. I know one of the board members, Geraldine “Boots” Smith, I’ve known her all my life. She is a good person and she has helped so many people here in Clay County. She has helped me so many ways. We went to church for 50 years together. Her best interest is for the children of Clay County. So folks, if you have something good, keep it, and I’m so thankful that I have her as my friend.
I’m so thankful for all my friends, real true friends, I’m talking about people that will help you without asking for nothing in return. We had good Sunday school and church services today. The grandbaby is growing up so fast and he is so smart.
Happy birthday wishes go out to Riley K. Smith, he will be 8 years old on September 29, from Bill and Mama, and Elie Broughton. So happy birthday to you both and may the good Lord bless you to have many more.
Some folks are sick and in need of prayer: Delbert Collins is in the Saint Joseph Hospital at this time, Edgar Lawson, Waymon and Joyce Mills, Ora Henson and James Brown, so pray for all these folks. Remember the ones in the hospital, the nursing homes and the ones that have lost a loved one this week.
We should be kind one to another and love one another as the Lord tells us to. Well, I’ll stop for this time. May the good Lord bless and keep you and may He forever hold you in His hands.
The Sibert Homecoming will be Saturday, September 29 at the barn in Laurel County starting at 12 p.m. There will be hay rides and gospel singing and lots of games and an auction. Everyone is welcome. Bring a covered dish (with food in it, ha ha.) See you there.

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Put in orders for sweet potatoes

Well folks, the days and weeks and months are flying by. The garden stuff is almost gone, I’ve plowed up the Irish potatoes and they are pretty good. Better than I thought with all the dry weather that we had this summer, it was awfully dry for a long time. The Lord willing, I’ll be digging the sweet potatoes this week. If you need any, you need to put your order in now. They won’t last long, so many people want them. My number is 598-6348. It won’t be long until we will have frost.
We had company today. Dough and Lucy Pearl Gregory from Michigan came by today to visit with us. I got the grandbaby a bluegrass gospel tape yesterday at the flea market and he’s played it over and over. It’s such a joy to watch him on the big banjo; it’s bigger than he is. He is learning fast, you should see his little hands on the banjo, I believe he will be a good player too. He plays his guitar with me at church.
Some folks are sick: Denver Smith, Waymon and Joyce Mills, Edgar Lawson, Delbert Collins and Charlie Collins. So when you pray, pray for these people.
Happy belated birthdays go out this week to Brenda Hicks up Laurel County way and to our neighbor, Denver Smith and Lucy William up Somerset way, Gentry Gibson, Jessie Lee Hicks, Jacob Connor Hicks, Nathan Allen, Anna Hubbard, Harley Sibert, Kim Hicks, Lisa Wilson, and Jamie Hubbard. We wish for you all the best birthday ever and may God bless you all to have many more. From all your family and friends.
Our roads on Roots Branch need patching and the bridges too. Maybe our judge will fix them, we sure hope he will.
Well, I’ll stop for this time. Remember the ones in the hospital, the nursing homes and the ones that have lost a loved one. May the good Lord bless you and may He forever hold you in His hands.

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Sweet potatoes still growing

Well folks, fall is here now and it won’t be long until we will be having frost. We have had plenty of rain lately, but it has cooled down and the leaves are falling. We have had a hot summer too.
We had a good homecoming today, plenty of good food and beautiful singing. I saw a good friend last week, Rosco Bryant, he was riding his motorcycle. He said he was a great grandfather too.
The garden is almost gone now, but the sweet potatoes are pretty good and still growing and the good Lords willing, I’ll start harvesting things the last of this month, so if you want any, put your order in now. Phone is 598-6348. I have Oakley Homer Red and the Golden Nuggets and Puerto Rico. I don’t have any white ones I couldn’t find any plants.
The grandbaby is sure growing up fast. He likes playing the banjo and guitar. He is a big handful and hard to keep up with. He likes to be outside. He and I caught a big bullfrog and we turned it loose in the pond. He likes feeding the fish. I take him to Sunday school and church and he likes to go, everyone loves him. You should hear him singing. I took him yesterday to a big fish fry and they had blue grass gospel singing and he loved playing and singing. Everyone had a good time.
Some folks are still sick: Waymon and Joyce Mills, Edgar Lawson, Delbert Collins and Charlie Collins, so pray for these people. Remember the ones in the hospital, the nursing homes and the ones that have lost a loved one and pray for the leaders of our country.
There will be a community meeting at the Horse Creek Holiness Church on October 15 at 1 p.m. It’s about keeping the Hima Post Office open, so to everyone in this community, come out and support this. You know they are taking all the little post offices away from us; it’s time for us all to take a stand for what’s right. We all slept when they took prayers out of the schools.
I’ll stop for this time. May God richly bless you and may He forever hold you in His hands.

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"Boy, how things have changed since I was a boy."

Boy, how things have changed since I was a boy. Growing up, I remember going to school, we walked to school, and when we got home after school we had plenty of work to do on the farm like cutting wood, milking the cows, feeding the hogs and gathering eggs. It was about the same every evening, working in the garden. Today the kids don’t know what work is. I remember the first car I ever owned. I worked for it but we never had any toys as children today have so much.
The Roots Branch Church will be having Homecoming September 9 starting at 12 p.m. Be making plans to come, everyone is welcome. I don’t have any birthdays this week.
Some folks are still sick and in need of prayer: Waymon and Joyce Mills, Edgar Lawson, James Brown, Ray Brown had a tractor accident and is in the Lexington Hospital, and Delbert Collins. Remember the ones in the hospitals, the nursing homes and the ones that have lost a loved one, so pray for them folks.
Clay County Days will be here this weekend, so be careful and be safe.
Boy the gas prices haven’t gone down any. Everything keeps going up. The weather is still hot and we need some rain.
I want to thank the staff at the Enterprise for helping me with my little write up. They are so good.
Well, I’ll stop for this time. May the good Lord bless and keep you and may He forever hold you in His hands.

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Well folks, fall is here

Well folks, fall is here now and it’s getting a little bit cooler, but we’ve had a hot dry summer. As I’ve always said, the good Lord knows what’s best for us.
We had a good singing Saturday night, everyone enjoyed the singing. The Roots Branch Church will be having Homecoming Day  September 9 starting at 12. Everyone is welcome to come, so come on out and fellowship with us. There will be singing after the meal.
A lot of folks are still sick and in need of prayer: Waymon and Joyce Mills, Edgar Lawson, Delbert Collins, Geraldine “Boots” Smith, Buran Gregory, Von Minton, and James Brown. Remember the ones that have lost a loved one this past week. Our prayers go out to the Carpenter family that lost a mother and grandmother. May the good Lord stay close to you all.
I heard that the preacher, John R. James passed away, he lived in London. I knew him well and that he was a good preacher to all the families that lost a loved one. You have our deepest sympathy, may God Bless.
I don’t have any birthdays this week.
The grandbaby sure makes a lot of noise on the banjo and guitar and he’s learning fast. It’s fun to watch him as he tries to play and he enjoys playing.
I want to say hello to our good friends way up Virginia way, the Pelfreys and Smiths. I want to thank everyone who reads my little write up and for the ones who call.
Well, I’ll stop for this time, may the good Lord bless you and may He forever hold you in His hands.

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