Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well.
If you are like me, you are looking forward to springtime. Actually, I’ve not really been bored staying in while it’s so cold. I can always find something to do, call friends you haven’t seen in a while.
I’m thankful we haven’t lost power like some places, but winter isn’t through with us yet.
I’ve not liked having to miss church. We’ve been able to have it the past week and we had Bible study at Dairy Queen on Wednesday. We had missed two or three. I enjoy that so much. Bro. Tony Brown is a good teacher and it’s also good fellowship. We had about 20 people this week. All the chairs were filled. It was good seeing everyone.
We have a bunch of birthdays this month: my sisters Kathleen Brock, Feb. 8, and Betty Tyree, Feb. 10; my grandson Beau Hatton, Feb. 20, will turn the big 17; and my daughter-in-law Linda Hatton on the 24th.
I also remember a beautiful baby, Joseph Cornett, who turned 17 on the 8th. I haven’t seen him since he was a baby. I’d love to see him now. I’ve heard he is a good-looking boy now. I took care of him some when he was a baby.
I was please to get a letter from Kathy Reinhart in Fostoria, Ohio. I wish I could have helped you. I didn’t know any of the people in the pictures. I saw you were a Howard and your grandfather’s name was Melvin Howard. I had a cousin named Melvin Howard, but he was a son of Leslie Howard and Polly (Fields) Howard. They lived in Letcher County, Blackey and Whitesburg, and then in Indiana. They are deceased now and also my cousin Melvin. There are a lot of Howards living here in Whitesburg. My dad, Bill Howard, had 14 children. I’m the oldest. Feel free to call me or write me. My phone number is ( 606) 633-7120.
We got up to snow, but it’s all gone except on my place. That’s O.K. I wasn’t going out anyway. I’ve got a big pot of vegetable soup with about everything in it and it smells so good! Come have a bowl with me!
Today has been a good day. I’ve got some things done that I have been putting off. I like to do that on snow days.
It was good seeing a good friend, Danny Adams, at Sunday school on Sunday. He promised me he would come back. I’ve always liked him and his family.
My sister Louise Shepherd and I had lunch at Dairy Queen and met Nina Craft and her sister Linda Jarrett. It was good seeing them.
I enjoyed visiting my sister Kathleen Brock and her husband. Kathleen was feeling very well. I hope she is feeling better.
My three brothers, John, Hubert and Jack Howard, have been in Florida visiting with their brother Hillard Howard and wife Marsha. They are supposed to be coming home today. We all miss them, especially their brother Charles. His work kept him from going.
I had a doctor’s appointment yesterday and met so many friends there, I even enjoyed that.
It was good talking to my friend Juanita Profitt yesterday. She and Earl seemed to be doing pretty well. They have had a real rough time since Earl fell and it’s a miracle he is still alive. Juanita takes good care of him and is not doing too well herself.
I think I have talked to everyone while the weather has been so cold. My old friend Anna Watkins living there in Florida with all that sunshine, I’m sure she thinks about all of us. But we are used to it and ready for it.
I enjoyed having breakfast with my son Billy and wife Sandra. It was good seeing the Frazier brothers, Rockie, Gerald and wife Jackie, and another one. I didn’t know his name and forgot to ask.
We offer our sympathy to the family of Loreva Fields. I had known her for many years and Levine Fields’s family.
May God bless all of you. Try to be in church somewhere if you are able.