Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well and survived all the ice and snow.
Not much snow, but the ice was bad for me on my side of the road. I don’t get the sunshine until evening, but it’s all gone now and we have had beautiful days.
I had to miss church and I didn’t get to see Shelby Jean Feltner of London and the Larry Miller and family, who also moved to London. I think they will be moving back here. They miss us.
I heard Bro. Caleb Howard preached outstanding. I sure missed all that. They had a large crowd.
I really appreciate Fred Hall for coming and fixing my washing machine for me. He does great work, and also makes your carpets look like new.
So many of our church people are needing prayer, Sonia Fields, Shirley Niece and her husband Carfa Niece, and also Gerald Stidham. He’s still in the hospital.
Henrietta Absher has been having health problems, but is doing better. I miss her when she’s not in church. She sits with me and so does Ida Hatton and her daughter, Kristi, and also Tim Absher, Henrietta’s son. We are so glad to have him in church and he’s sure happy to be there. He’s all smiles.
I was so glad to get out and go to the stores and see the people also shopping for groceries. It was good seeing Wanda Stidham there. I hadn’t seen her in a long time.
My pastor, Bro. John Conn, had a birthday on Feb. 5, and also Maggie Cook. Her family took her out for a big dinner. They enjoyed that. I think most of us enjoy that.
I talked to my sister Joann Brown, and all her family were doing okay. My sister Louise Shepherd is in Tennessee visiting with our sister Judy Green and Nanetta Dingus.
I tried to call Louise and Judy both, and couldn’t reach either one. I guess they were out having fun.
Carol Day and some of her friends are on a cruise. I hope they enjoy themselves. They always do.
Ida Hatton is showing off the pictures of her beautiful grandchildren. She is so proud of them. All of us grandmothers are like that. Her daughter, Misty, made me a beautiful scarf. I love it and I appreciate her making it for me. I know she spent a lot of time on it. Her husband is still in service. He can retire before too long. They have been everywhere. They lived in Alaska for a long time.
Ida and her husband got to visit them there, and they loved it. They said it was beautiful.
I’ve been putting a lot of real old pictures of our Marlowe people to keep reminding them of our Marlowe reunion on May 23 at the Earnest Cook Park at Whitesburg. They are making plans now, and a lot of people are planning on coming. I look forward to it, and all my sons are planning on coming.
This month is a big month for birthdays, Kathleen Brock, Feb. 8; Imogene Adams, Feb. 9; Betty Tyree and Kathy Nelson, Feb. 10; Jenetta Howard, Feb. 6; Linda Hatton, Feb. 24; Beau Hatton, Feb. 20; and Sara Hatton, not sure what day. All these are family.
I also thought of Joseph Cornett on Feb. 8. I was a babysitter for him when he was a baby. I think he’s about 18 now. I haven’t seen him since then. I’d love to see him. I’ve heard he’s a good-looking boy and lives at Mayking.
I’m really looking forward to hearing Bro. Delmar Butler preach on Sunday. I’m so glad he and his wife are back home with us.
Last Sunday the temperature was 60 degrees. Let’s get out and plant our garden! It’s still February and still winter, but it’s sure nice.
May God bless all of you. Try to be in church somewhere if you are able.