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The family of the late Cinda and Bill Howard posed for this photograph about 1980. Then there were 16 in the family, now there are 12.

The family of the late Cinda and Bill Howard posed for this photograph about 1980. Then there were 16 in the family, now there are 12.

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well and getting ready for springtime. I sure am!

I go out and check every day to see if my flowers and bushes are ready to bloom. I’m on the north side and mine are late. They are getting closer.

My niece, Shannon (Shepherd) Holbrook, had a birthday March 5, and Doris Sexton who lives up the road from me, on the 24th, and Herbert Halcomb on the 27th. He was my neighbor a long time ago. He was our TV man, and a good one!

Our sympathy goes out to the family of Everett Shepherd. I didn’t know him, but I knew his wife, Bessie (Hamilton) Shepherd. In fact, we are related on our mothers’ side.

Seems like I’m about related to about everyone.

I enjoyed talking to my friend Evelyn Kincer a few days ago. I was going to visit her and had a bad cold, and I’ll go later.

Our church, the Pentecostal Church of Whitco, had a baked spaghetti dinner sale on Friday, and we had a big turnout and sold lots of dinners. We thank all the ladies and the men who helped deliver them. They were good! Everyone said so. We have great cooks and they are willing to help.

The late Clyde Hatton and the late Harrison Stidham, who were best friends, are pictured at the old Marlowe Service Station.

The late Clyde Hatton and the late Harrison Stidham, who were best friends, are pictured at the old Marlowe Service Station.

We are having a revival beginning April 9 with evangelist Jimmy Jewel. We are looking forward to it. Our pastor, Bro. John Conn, and the congregation invite everyone to come be with us.

I got a call from my brother Hillard Howard. Before he moved to Florida he lived next door to me in my trailer while he was football coach. I’ve sure missed him. We had coffee together every morning at 5:30. I’m an early riser. Hillard’s wife has been having some health problems, but is doing better. I’m sure glad of that. We all love Marsha.

I’m planning to go to Georgetown to visit my son Astor “ Red” Hatton and wife Rosemary next weekend and I’m sure looking forward to it. I don’t get to see him much because of work, but we talk real often, and my son Rob calls almost every day. I talk to the other two, Billy and Larry, every day, too.

The late Ann Miller, Mildred Necessary, Linda Pennington, Betty Sue Howard and (back) James Howard were all Marlowe kids. Now all are grandparents except Linda Pennington Hall.

The late Ann Miller, Mildred Necessary, Linda Pennington, Betty Sue Howard and (back) James Howard were all Marlowe kids. Now all are grandparents except Linda Pennington Hall.

I really appreciate my four sons, and I think they are the best! Of course, the other mothers think theirs are the best also. Mothers are like that.

My brother Jack Howard and wife Donna have been in Oklahoma to visit their daughter Crystal and her family. I know they will enjoy that.

It’s bad when our people have to leave to find jobs.

Jack’s other daughter, Jackie Hall, had a sick spell and had to spend a night in a Lexington hospital, but she is better now and we are glad.

The 30- day revival at Cram Creek is over, and it sure was good. They had different preachers and lots of good singing, and seeing so many friends there. I went to as many as I could and really enjoyed it.

My brother Hubert Howard is having a lot of leg problems. I hope it gets better. He’s been in a lot of pain.

My sister Kathleen Brock is doing so much better after all her health problems, and we are all so pleased.

Pam Gardner of Virginia, came over to visit her mom, Louise Shepherd, and I’m sure they enjoyed themselves.

Sunday, and guess what? We got the snow they said was coming. We didn’t really believe it, but we got about a half inch, but it didn’t last long and it was pretty. The roads were clear, so we got to go to church.

I think my son Larry and Linda Hatton were planning on going to their camper. I hope they made it. The snow is about gone and the weather is supposed to be nice. Linda hasn’t gotten to go for awhile because of her job, and I know she will enjoy it. I hope she gets some rest.

Larry went to the races with all his brothers and his son Chris, and he’s ready to go again. They love it when the weather is good.

That sunshine sure looks good, and maybe we will be seeing pretty flowers soon.

We still have lots of people who need everyone’s prayers: Glenda Gene Miles, Shirley Niece and Carfa, and Henrietta Absher and Sonia Fields. Remember them all.

I would still like to hear from my friend Ada Miller King in Miamisburg, Oh. I couldn’t reach her by phone, and I wrote her a letter and didn’t get an answer.

May God bless all of you, try to be in church somewhere if you are able.


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