Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. I really don’t know how I’m doing. I have been too busy to check.
Clyde has been really sick. He had a bad stroke and was a patient in Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital almost a week. He is back in the Veterans Center now, still very sick and in need of everyone’s prayers.
I visited with Joe Pack, who is also in Hazard ARH, but he seems to be doing better. He has been really sick. I enjoyed talking with him and his wife Peggy and her mother Isabel Pease and Jimmy Brashears and his wife. I hadn’t seen him since he was a boy living on the hill across from Rite-Aid drugstore. He’s a grown man now with gray hair.
I sure enjoyed a trip to Hazard with my friend Shirley Breeding. I’ve been missing our trips to Hazard together. She has kept busy doing something as always.
I really appreciated my pastor Bro. John Conn and Bro. Eugene Noe of Whitco visiting Clyde. They are so faithful to visit the hospitals and nursing homes.
We will be missing my son Rob on Wednesday evening going to Pine Mountain Grill. His job in Perry County is over and I’ve had to let him go home to Owensboro. We had a good time last Wednesday, Rob, Billy and Sandra, Joseph Hatton and Hannah, Louise Shepherd and myself.
Jimmy Brashears says he reads The Eagle every week to find out about our dinners. He enjoys The Eagle.
Rob spent the weekend in Lexington. It was his daughter Rocki’s birthday and also that of his little grandson Will Hatton, son of Dr. Kevin and Adrienne Hatton. I know they had a good time.
I will get to see them at the Howard family reunion on Sept. 26 and also my friend Roberta Willie and her brother Roland and Ruth Brown and their son Little Roland and his wife. I look forward to that.
Roberta told me her brother Robert Brown, who lives in Washington State, loves The Eagle and hearing from his Marlowe friends. I think he graduated from Whitesburg High in 1962. I’d love to see him.
My sister Joyce Howard and I visited Clyde on Friday. He is eating better now. He went about six days without eating.
I am very happy to retract in last week’s paper that Hoover’s Carpet and Hoover’s Furniture were closing their stores. Hoover’s Carpet is now in the process of new management, with the same manager Charlie Howard, who has been involved in carpet for 40 years. So it will just be in a different name, same manager, same workers, same customers and hopefully new ones. I’m sure pleased for my little brother Charles!
Billy Hatton and wife Sandra spent the weekend at their lake house. I know they enjoyed themselves.
Well, I don’t have much to write about this week. Most of my time has been spent at Hazard Hospital and the VA Center. Hopefully next week will be better. I’ve about run out of steam.
May God bless all of you. Try to be in church somewhere this week. I can’t hardly stand to miss my church. I look forward to it. I feel like it’s my shelter from life’s storms.