Whitesburg KY
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Christmas shoppers in Virginia snowbound overnight


Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well and hopefully have your power back on. I’m so thankful we didn’t lose ours.

Emma Lou Engle, I was so sorry to hear you had fallen on ice and broke your right arm. I’m glad you waited ‘til you sent my Christmas card. I appreciated the words you wrote on it. I’m glad you are doing better and getting good care. That’s really important.

Viola “Buggy” Adams, I read you had a birthday. I hope it was a good one. We are all close to the same age — 39 and holding and holding, right? Time sure goes by fast, doesn’t it?

I visited with Ruth Adams a few days ago. I was glad to see her. Ruth and her daughter Leigh and my sister Louise went Christmas shopping over in Virginia and Kingsport and got snowbound and had to stay overnight. I don’t think it was a fun trip for them. The next time the weatherman tells us we have a big snow coming, don’t go, OK?

Ruth has been in Whitesburg Hospital. She’s home now and doing some better.

Bennie Holbrook, I hope you haven’t got it yet. Clyde always worried when I was on the road. He always said, “You are going to get it” every time someone had a wreck. Bennie thought that was so funny. He always teased me about it every time he saw me. I hope you are doing well.

So many people were out of power and were not to get it back ‘til after Christmas. Sure hope it was sooner or it made a bad Christmas.

My son Rob had a birthday on Dec. 24 and his grandson Loren on the 21st. They come real often when you get to be my age.

Our sympathy goes out to the family of Wilma Bentley.

I got a call from an old Marlowe friend, Iva (Absher) Cheatham of Stanford. Her son Jack is in very bad health and needs everyone’s prayers. I’ve known him all his life. They visited me last summer and plan to come again next summer.

I also heard from another friend, Betty Asher of Columbus, Ind. I hope she can visit me next summer also.

My great-grandchildren have enjoyed this big snow. They have some friends visiting with them that have no power. Beau showed me a picture of the beautiful big snowman they made. Beau, Brooke and Gracie and their friends Austin and Luke Pease did a real good job on it.

I hope we don’t see any more snow for a long time. I still have mine, now it’s turned into ice.

I didn’t know my friend Sara Ison had been in the hospital. I hope she’s OK now. Our radio was out and I never found out or I would have visited you, if I could get out.

It’s hard to believe Christmas is over. It hasn’t seemed like Christmas to me.

Our church had a Christmas play last week. It was beautiful. The kids did a wonderful job and our young ladies that put it on outdid themselves. Thanks, Greta and Rachel Fields and Jennifer Absher and Tammy Adams.

Zack Day, son of Carol and Randall Day, and his girlfriend Christy have been in visiting them and his grandmother Louise Shepherd. They had a good Christmas.

I had Christmas with my son Larry Hatton and wife Linda and Wendy and Kevin Day and their sons Ricky and Larry, Kevin and Chris and Sara Hatton and children Beau, Brooke and Gracie, also Geneva Adams and Tina Belle and her sonin law Buck Tolliver. We enjoyed all the good food and are all miserable if they are like me. They all had a great Christmas.

It was good seeing Hazel Hart and Henrietta Absher the other day.

It was good to see Tim Hooper, who was home on leave and looking so good! He came to our Christmas play along with his brother Chris Hooper and his mom Judy and Jim Fields, who come to our church regularly.

I hope most of you have your power back on by now. I know it made it hard on everyone. I thankful we didn’t lost ours this time. I hope the weather will be good.

This year has almost come to an end. A lot of sad things have happened and also a lot of good things. The year has gone by so fast. Seems like the older you get, the faster times goes by (not that I’m old).

I’ve missed not getting to go to church for a week. It makes you appreciate when you can go.

Well, I’m tired of writing and I’m sure you are tired of reading.

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

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