Hello everyone. I hope you are all doing well. Are you as pleased as I am about the snow being gone and the warm temperatures?
My four sons, Rob, Astor, Billy and Larry, along with Sandra and myself, all had breakfast Sunday morning and saw 60 degrees on the thermometer up there. It sure felt good, and we all enjoyed having breakfast at the Pine Mountain Grill together. It’s hard to get my four boys together at the same time.
We had a Hatton family get-together at Billy’s Super Bowl apartment on Saturday evening. All four of my sons, their wives and grandchildren and greatgrandchildren were there, and Mae and Paul Hatton joined us. We had 32 there, and we surely enjoyed it and had lots of great food.
I had a long phone visit with my friend, Anna Watkins of Florida. It’s always so good hearing from her.
My cousin Ruby Howard of Ft. Wayne, Ind., called and said our cousin Leonard Howard of Florida, wasn’t doing well. He needs everyone’s prayers.
My former neighbor, Donna (Easterling) Maggard, called to tell me she had a nice surprise. A few days ago she met up with her cousin Raymond Easterling, one of our Marlowe boys.He lives in Wise, Va., now, and she hadn’t seen him in years. It was nice talking to her. She and her husband were real good neighbors.
It was also good talking with Linda Combs. I appreciated the many calls I got while the weather was so bad. It’s the next best thing to a visit.
It was also good to hear from Annabel Wright. She can make you laugh, even if you are sucking on a lemon or pickle.
I went to jury duty on Monday and saw so many people I knew there. I finally got to meet Christine Fields. I hope we get to spend some time together.
Ruby Combs called me and told me she had been to the Grand Ole Opry and fell and broke her hip and had to have surgery. She had been in the hospital and had been in a lot of pain. Her cousin Alpha Sexton had heard it was in New York. Ruby wanted me to let her know that she was doing okay.
Ruby also told me that she and Hiram Collins were going to be married Saturday, Jan. 23, at the Hemphill Church. We wish them the best.
I met a nice fellow last week at Walmart. He let me in line in front of him, and even took a car battery to the car for me. (I had to buy a battery).
It was Ronnie Brossum. He used to cut grass for my late friend, Mary Majority. I was so glad to see him. I got to know him when I visited Mary. Thanks for your help, Ronnie!
Did all of you get shocked at your high power bills? Mine had more than doubled, and I had tried so hard to be conservative. I sure hope they don’t raise them 35 percent more!
I sure enjoyed Rob, Astor and Rosemary spending the night with me. I’m hoping that Rob will stay even longer.
Since the weather is getting better, I hope to be getting up to Ermine Center this week. I love going up there.
It’s been too bad to get out and dig up news. Maybe next week will be better.
May God bless all of you. Try to go to the church of your choice this week.