Merry Christmas 2017!

Hey you all! This is Joshie writing here, there is nothing more than me wanting to tell you a very Merry Christmas and so Merry Christmas to you all! ‘Tis the season that every one of us cherish with our family and friends which is the most important thing about Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! Christmas isn’t the only thing that we celebrate with our family and friends, we also celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ! Nothing is more fun than the Christmas tradition that we carry through many generations of ours, opening Christmas presents and have vast amounts of foods for us to pick to put on our plates until our stomach cannot take them anymore! I can remember how excited I would get when the Christmas day arrives at age of a child, looking forward to celebrating Christmas with the family and open the presents besides the Christmas tree that we decorated while being surrounded my family. It was one of these moments that I treasure more than ever, as every Christmas I would visit my grandmother’s house on my mother’s side and seeing the grounds that was nothing but tons of snow. Spending several hours from early afternoon until it was dark out, spending my time with my grandparents, my mother, my aunt and my uncles with my grandmother’s poodle’s dog named Midnight. First thing we would start the day with a chat, after that we would fill our plates with foods which usually were Turkey and the other Thanksgiving foods but that time with some eggnog! After eating, some of us would sit back watching some television while having a chat with others, some of us would be passed out (I was among one of some who usually passed out) and wait for our stomach to settled down from being so full due to eating so much of foods on Christmas day then we would start unwrapping the presents that we gifted each other. After unwrapping the presents, we had so much joy and happiness as the sunset approaching me and my mother would depart ourselves from my grandmother’s home to our home. When we arrived at home that night, our friends would either visit, phone us and chat with me through online when we had a dial-up internet with a very old windows 98 computer.

Hatfield and McCoy Marathon ’16

June 11th of 2016 in the heated summer, there were one huge local event that everybody looks forward to and that is Hatfield and McCoy Marathon Run. They do Hatfield and McCoy Marathon Runs now and then, to my knowledge it’s once or twice annually as it is how many times I usually sees them but I could be wrong because I don’t know the entire schedules or the deal with Hatfield-McCoy Marathon. Hatfield and McCoy Marathon has always been one of the largest event in the heart of two counties which that is in Pike County of Kentucky and Mingo County of West Virginia. In Pike County, Ky they runs between Belfry to Blackberry and in Mingo County they runs in Williamson which is where the kickoff is and the finish lane is. Why these two counties with two different states you may ask? If you don’t know the history of Hatfield-McCoy feud then I am surprised because almost everybody know the history of them, nonetheless Hatfield-McCoy feud happens between the border of two counties, that is both in Pike County and Mingo County. Specifically between the Belfry in Pike County of Kentucky and Williamson in Mingo County of West Virginia, both of them is a border to two states each others. Now between that, there is a river which is known as Tug Valley’s River so if you were to cross from Belfry to Williamson you would cross where the river is or cross from Williamson to Belfry. Long story short on the history, the leader of Hatfield family is Anderson “Devil Anse” Hatfield and the leader of McCoy family is Randolph “Randall” McCoy who goes war against each others right on the border of these two states. If you want to know the entire story which I highly recommend that you do, I recommend you to buy a book calls Hatfield-McCoy Feud and if you aren’t into book then good news is that they made a movie out of it with the same name of the book “Hatfield-McCoy Feud”.