Hello everyone, I hope you are all doing well and enjoying these pretty days.
Last week was a good week. (I think I say that every week.) I try to enjoy every day I get and get the most out of it. I enjoy life.
I was so glad to hear from my friend Ada Miller King in Miamisburg, Oh. We can always find plenty to talk about. She was sad about the deaths of Margaret King Fields, her husband, and Arthur’s sister. They were a large family and lived next door to my family in Marlowe. There is only one left, Katy Jo King Hamilton, who lives in Tennessee and is not in good health now. She is my age.
I just heard another one of our Marlowe boys had died, Voris Taulbee. That made three brothers in a very short time, Tommy, John, and now Voris. They were our schoolmates in grade school.
I think Betty Asher and her aunt, Novak Banks, are coming to visit me in a few days. I’m looking forward to it.
Betty’s mom, Beulah Hall, was a good friend and neighbor of mine. She lived next door to me and I still miss her.
I went to a party at the home of Sandra Cook, and I had a real good time. It was so good seeing my friend, Shirley Breeding, and her daughter, Jackie Joseph, and Jackie’s daughter, Hannah, and Bonnie Roark and her daughter, Kristy, and Pam Anderson and Jo (I don’t know her last name) and her daughter, Kim Sergent, and of course Julie Hatton and Angie Mullins and their children, and all the others, though I didn’t know their names. It was real fun.
I did miss a get-together with some family members, Judy Adkins Hill and her husband Larry. Judy is the daughter of Carminell ‘Tommie’ Palumbo, and the granddaughter of the late Della Howard Palumbo and John Palumbo. Judy and her mother live in New Mexico.
My sisters, Louise Shepherd and Kathleen Brock, Imogene Adams, Danola Adkins and Kathy Palumbo, and Jim and Ida Adkins all reported having a good time.
I wasn’t able to make it and was sorry to miss it. I don’t know if I ever met Judy. They moved away a long time ago.
I talked with Roberta Willie and she was happy that she had her nephew Roland Brown and his wife, Ellen, there. She had Roland Sr. and wife Ruth Ann last week.
Sara and Chris Hatton went to Russell Springs on Friday night to sing at a church there. I’m sure they enjoyed it.
Our sympathy to the family of Bud Brown. I didn’t know him, but his brother Benny Brown and his son come to Sunday School at our church.
I went to buy groceries at Food City recently and saw Mary and Phil Fugate. I told them I didn’t really need anything, I just come to see the people. I enjoyed seeing Dana Sturgill. I think we passed two or three times and I talked to her every time. I got hungry while I was there and bought myself some food from the deli. It was really good and I’ll have to do that again.
Like my sister, Joanna Brown says, “I’d be crazy to cook when there’s all that food already cooked at Cracker Barrel.”
We don’t have a Cracker Barrel, but there’s lots of good food all around. I really like to cook sometimes, though.
We had a pretty bad storm last Friday evening with some hail, but it was really nice on Saturday.
Saturday was the first birthday of our little cutie, Elise Hill, daughter of Rocki Hatton Hill and Matt Hill of Lexington.
I talked with Adrienne Hatton, the wife of Dr. Kevin Hatton. They were getting ready to go to the little birthday party for Elise. Their ‘Pop-Pop’ Rob was also going. He will tell me all about it.
Steve Caudill, William Caudill and Gary Jo Bennett and the other man I didn’t know, I want you to know that I really enjoyed your playing music and singing on the Beattyville Station on Thursday night. Steve, William and Gary Joe all live close by, especially William. He is the son of Margaret and Riley Caudill, who live real close to me. I called Aggie Hatton and told her to listen to our Whitesburg boys. My pastor Bro. John Conn and wife, Alicia, have gone to the lake to visit with family and probably fish. I hope they get some rest. They both have some health problems.
I just heard that Billie Ann Gilley had died. I’ve known her a long time. She lived near Cowan Grade School on Cowan. Our sympathy goes out to all of her family.
So many of our friends are no longer with us, but we have our memories, and I think of them often.
I really liked Bro. Josh Sturgill’s radio program on Sunday morning. A lot of our people at church were talking about it. Josh is a young preacher and he is serious about it. I’ve known him all his life, and I’m proud of him and Colson Church.
May God bless all of you. Try to be in church somewhere this week if you are able.