Whitesburg KY

Brian Olsen to compete in judo in Olympics


Hello, everyone. Hope you are all doing well. I’m having some tests run and trying to get back to feeling like a normal person again. I guess we don’t really appreciate good health till we start feeling bad. I know I have been blessed with good health for many years and I’m thankful.

I didn’t feel like making the trip to Hazard to see Clyde. I went to the doctor instead. Hopefully I’ll start feeling better soon.

I talked with my friend, Tommie Baker. She’s not feeling well either.

I got a nice letter from Anna Watkins the other day, and a big newspaper article about her twin sister, Lucille’s, grandson, Brian Olsen, who is to be in the Olympics this year doing judo. Sounds like he is doing real well. I know his family is proud.

I also got a card from her daughter, Janie Weekley, whom I remember as a little girl. She was pleased that I put their pictures in the paper and that I had been such good friends with her mother. It’s easy when the people are as nice as they are.

I really enjoyed the article and the picture of Nathan Baker and the duck. It was such a good story. I’m an animal lover myself. To me, they are just little four-legged people.

I enjoyed dinner last Wednesday evening with my son, Rob, and Sandra and Billy Hatton and their daughter, Angie (Hatton) Mullins and her two beautiful children, Sam and Ellie.

Our church had a turkey dinner. I think they did real well. I know my dinner was delicious. Those ladies can really cook.

So many of our people are sick. I stayed in all week. I did break over and go to the doctor Thursday. I need to find out what’s wrong with me. I’m having some tests run and hopefully will find out.

I enjoyed having my sister, Betty Tyree, out for a coffee break on Friday. It’s real nice to sit at the table and drink coffee and visit.

My sister, Judy Greene of Somerset, called. She’s having some health problems also. She’s been in a Lexington hospital and is wearing a heart monitor.

My sister just celebrated a birthday on Feb. 8. She is just getting over surgery and is doing well. Happy birthday, Kathleen Brock!

Another sister, Louise Shepherd, spent two nights in Whitesburg Hospital having some tests run. She is doing OK.

Wow! This sounds like a hospital report, but everyone seems to be doing better. Thank God!

I enjoyed getting a call from Ruth Ann Brown and also her sister-in-law, Roberta Willie. They are such good friends. It’s nice to know people are concerned about each other.

We were sorry to hear of the death of Pearlie Mae Day. She was such a sweet lady. I’ve enjoyed spending time with her, especially at Mother’s Day dinners. She will surely be missed but will be remembered.

Our sympathy certainly goes out to all her family and to all the others who have lost loved ones.

Saturday, I got a surprise call from an old Marlowe neighbor I knew when she was a little girl, Ruthie Mae (Marcum) Rudd, who lives in Kokomo, Ind. She is the daughter of the late Noah and Julie Marcum. They lived just up the road from us. I got all the news of all her family. I really enjoyed her call. She was asking about Barbara (King) Thomas. They were real good friends growing up.

It’s always good to hear from people from way back. It takes you on a trip down Memory Lane and brings things back to you. She is married to Bob Rudd, who is a relative of the Rudds who live here. She has been widowed twice.

Louise Shepherd, my sister, came out for a visit. This made a good day!

Another sister, Joann Brown of Indianapolis, called . I’ve done a lot of visiting and talking. I like that!

Sunday was a nice day. I had some special company. Larry Day, son of Wendy and Kevin Day, spent the day with me. We went to Sunday School, went to Food City and came home and had lunch and he took a nap. Wendy and Kevin are in Atlanta, Ga., for a meeting for Kevin. They will be back on Wednesday. Rocky Day, their other son, is spending time with his other grandparents, Doyle and Merlene Day. They are good boys. All we grandparents enjoy them.

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

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