Whitesburg KY

Birthday, Father’s Day celebrations combined


Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. It’s a beautiful day today and we got a good rain last night. I love it when the rain comes at night. Everything looks so fresh next morning.

We had Clyde’s combined birthday and Father’s Day picnic last week at the Veterans Center at the picnic area outside. That was the first time he had been outside in over a year. That day marked his two-year stay there. He went on June 21, 2007. He said it was the best birthday he had ever had. I think we had 23 people there, and way too much food! I invited all of them to come down. Two residents came down in their wheelchairs and two of the workers. I sent a lot of birthday cake back to the nurse’s station to share.

It was a real good day. All four of our sons were there. Some had to work and couldn’t come. We were glad to see Astor’s daughter, Kathy Nelson, and her daughter, Caroline from Alabama. Angie (Hatton) Mullins, Billy and Sandra’s daughter, had her two children, Sam and Ellie, there, and Wendy and Kevin Day and their two sons, Larry and Rocki.

The kids all had a good time playing horseshoes and beating some of the dads. I won’t embarrass the dads who got beat. Billy and Larry wouldn’t like it. Some of them played ball.

We were all sorry that Rob’s kids and the babies couldn’t make it. They were in the process of moving. Hopefully we can get to see them before long. Work gets in the way of having fun sometimes.

We were sorry to hear of the death of Ed Neal Fields of Cowan. He was a hardworking man and always had such a pretty garden. Our sympathy to all his family.

Our sister, Judy Greene of Frankfort, has been in for a visit. She and I and Charles and Brenda Howard had lunch at Cougar Den on Thursday. I had never been there. Their food was really good. I want to go back.

Charles and Brenda Howard and I went to Isom on Friday and had their delicious catfish. Sons Rob and Billy and I along with Sandra and Joseph Hatton had a great meal at Pine Mountain Grill last Wednesday night.

I enjoyed talking with Rose Breeding of Isom the other day. We can always think of plenty to talk about, good things.

Ada King in Miamisburg, Ohio, I’ve been meaning to write or call you. I hope you are doing well and not having more back trouble.

Ruby Combs has been in Whitesburg Hospital with gallbladder trouble. Hope you are doing well. She wanted me to put this in the paper for her. A revival of the outdoor drama “The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come” is taking place at the newly built Little Shepherd Amphitheatre in Jenkins. Show dates are July 4, 11, 18, 25, and Aug. 1, 15, 22, 29. The last show for the year will be Sept. 5. The drama is based on the John Fox Jr. novel about the Civil War in Kentucky. It sounds like it will be real good.

Larry and Linda Hatton left Friday going to their camper at the lake. I know they will enjoy it. It’s so pretty there. Larry is doing so well after his hip replacement, I can hardly believe it. He was really getting in bad shape. At times he couldn’t walk.

Louise Joseph seems to be coming along well and is feeling better. Hope she will soon be well.

Thank you, Jim Cornett, for the picture of the Brown family. You heard right, that’s who it was, the cute little black-haired girl on the left is my good friend Roberta Willie of Roanoke, Va. She still looks good!

May God bless all of you. Try to be in church somewhere this week.

Leave a Reply