Entertaining and cooking for the ones she loves is at the core of Susan Keith’s life.
During a weekly family lunch, places at the table are set before everyone arrives. Food is prepared buffet-style. Glasses are refilled by the host and hostess and dessert is served with coffee.
It’s all about family. Keith, 77, used to fix lunch more than once a week but after a fall and use of a walker, she’s narrowed her cooking a bit. She often makes lunch for people outside the family as well.
I have been dressing up ever since I can remember.
I think my mother is the cause of me loving clothes the way I do. It all started with the Bo-Peep Shoppe, Spalding’s and Dobbs Family Shoe Store in Bardstown. I would walk by their windows every day after school and admire all the outfits on display. I was a pretty-plus child, so all my clothes were expensive because of my size. As time went on and I was able to buy my own clothes, I would get fashion ideas from magazines, TV and just watching people.
In 2003, illness began to take over Tina Decker’s family and their finances. At the moment when she felt her walls crumbling, she fell to her knees in submission to God. Not only did help arrive, but the Putting Prayers to Action ministry was born.
Her family found themselves in an unfamiliar place. They were a two-income family that had saved for the future. Then her oldest son, Trace, became ill. He had a kidney disorder and endured 11 surgeries and multiple procedures.
On a Thursday night in September in the Mitchell home in Elizabethtown, the aroma of freshly baked chocolate chip and oatmeal cookies mingles with the excited exclamations of teenagers playing football on Xbox.
The cookies are some of the estimated 5,850 Gena Mitchell has baked over the past six years for members of the John Hardin High School football team.
As the mother of senior quarterback, Eli, and another son, Caleb, who now plays football at Kentucky Christian University, Gena has found herself enveloped in the sport.