Whitesburg KY

A smile is better than a frown


Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well.

Have you been enjoying this snow and ice? It’s kept me stranded on my hill. There was no reason for me to be out and so I didn’t go.

My son Billy and I went to Pine Mountain Grill for lunch last Wednesday. It was good seeing Annabel Wright there. When you see her you have to smile because she is always smiling. I love that! It think it’s better to smile than to frown.

I was so sorry to hear Alma Tindal had an accident. She is such a good neighbor and friend of everyone and everyone loves her. Keep her in your prayers.

I have to straighten up a mistake I made last week. I said Ida Hatton’s daughter made me a beautiful scarf. I put in the wrong daughter’s name. It wasn’t Misty, it was the other daughter, Sheila Sturgill. I hadn’t seen her in so long. She lives at Dry Fork. I thought that was so sweet of her to think of me and make it for me. I love it! Thank you so much, Sheila!

Pam Walker and I were talking about Sara Ison and how much we liked her news. I told her I had known Sara for many years and we were good friends and I visited her and her husband often.

The first time I went to her house I saw a picture of a woman on a horse. It was a woman whom I knew when I was a little girl in Marlowe. We called her the Hello Lady. We thought that was her name. When she came to all the houses, she would say “Hello, lady.” She was selling about everything, eggs, vegetables and all kinds of things. We looked forward to seeing her and guess what. Sara said “That was my mother.” She showed me the house up the hollow from her, where her mother lived.

Now don’t you dare think I’m old. I was a little girl then, but I remembered her well when I saw that picture. Her name was Mary, but to all of us she was the “Hello Lady.”

I’m glad to see the snow melting, but we are supposed to have more coming. I’ve had to miss church some and also Bible study at Dairy Queen. We didn’t get to have it last week. Bro. Tony Brown had to be in Lexington because someone had fallen and broken a hip. I never did find out who it was. I hope they are doing well. We miss seeing everyone.

It was good talking to Yvonne Collins on Friday. She had been trying to reach my sister Louise Shepherd. She has been in Tennessee visiting with our sister Judy Greene for about 10 days. Louise wasn’t able to go on the cruise this year with her friends. She has been going for years. But she and Judy are having a great time going all over the place and having a good time.

I appreciate getting a Valentine card from Vickie ( Hatton) Underwood of Carey, Ohio, and your favorite Marlowe gal had a great Valentine’s Day with candy, flowers, cards and phone calls and the whole works. Thank you for thinking of me.

We had an appreciation service Friday night for Bro. John Conn, our pastor for 20 years. He was totally surprised. He thought it was for the young people. They gave him a beautiful plaque and a big dinner. We had five preachers there. Bro. Jamie Niece, Caleb Howard and Rodney Allen got it all together and kept it quiet. Even I didn’t know about it. The speaker was from near Ashland. I had never met him and his wife. It was sure good and we had a houseful, lots of good singing and preaching. Bro. Gerald Stidham, who was in rehab, got to come and he sure was glad. It was a great evening.

May God bless all of you and all of our sick folks need your prayers. Try to be in church somewhere if you are able.

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