Hello everyone. I can’t believe it’s time to write again. Time sure goes fast. It’s hard to keep up with what day it is and what I’m supposed to be doing, and I don’t usually get it done.
I want to wish Emma Lou Engle a merry Christmas and happy New Year, and I’m sorry her husband is not feeling well. I know that feeling. Also best wishes for the holidays, and the same to all the other writers. I enjoy them all.
Rose Ballard, I really liked your news last week. It sounded like the story of my life, especially the big family and sleeping in a crowded bed and always having a foot in your face. I had a hard time getting used to not having that.
Elzie Ray Hatton, thank you for the Christmas card, the album, and all your news of the whole year. You have been busy.
I was sorry to hear of the death of Eligah Sandlin. I had known him for many years. Our sympathy goes out to his wife, Jean, and their children. Whitesburg
My son, Rob and I visited the American Legion Cemetery on Pine Mountain, and we were shocked to see how it looked. Someone, or lots of people, had made a mess of it with big trucks or four-wheelers. It looked terrible, and you could tell it was done deliberately. I hope they catch whoever did it.
I think that’s pretty low to treat a cemetery like that. That place has always looked so well kept and pretty. I hope you feel bad for what you’ve done.
I want to thank everyone for all the pretty cards I’ve gotten and all the calls. It was good talking to Iva (Absher) Cheatham of Stanford the other day. We had lots to talk about, like our Marlowe days. Her son Jack Absher was not doing well and needs prayer.
We had our Howard family Christmas party at Cowan Community Center last Friday night. It was really great. We had over a hundred people there and enough food to feed an army It was so good seeing everyone, and I’m glad the weather was good.
I talked with Juanita Profitt. She and her husband Earl got to go to church last Sunday, and they were so glad.
My son Rob had been in for a visit. I was glad he got to come in for our party. Also, Jerry Shepherd came in and visited with his mom a few days. Louise was so glad to have him. He doesn’t get to come in often.
We were so glad to have Marlowe Tackett at our party. He did some pretty singing. We are so proud of all he’s doing to help our people have a good Christmas, and we are proud of all our people who have volunteered to help him.
He said that the people here have really come through for him. We have good, caring people here.
My sons, Larry, Billy and Sandra, Rob and Charles and Brenda, and myself all went to the Pine Mountain Grill for breakfast and got to see lots of friends there, Robert Wagner, Bayless Caudill and his wife Faye, Bro. Elwood Cornett, and many more.
I was glad to see my friend Shirley Breeding at Food City last week. I don’t get to see her often. We got to be such good friends while we were going to the Veteran’s Center in Hazard while our husbands were so sick. I miss her.
May God bless all of you. Try to be in church somewhere this week.