Hello everyone. I hope you are all doing well and keeping warm.
I wasn’t ready for that cold after all the warm days. It was so cold and my hill was icy so I couldn’t get out. But that’s all right, I had plenty of food for me, all the cats, my two beagles and all the birds, so I’m a happy camper in my warm house.
I’m thankful. I think of all the homeless people in the world.
We had another funeral at our church, Bro. Charlie Hatton, our cousin. His wife, Aggie Hatton, had died only three months earlier. Our sympathy to all the family.
Charlie loved his church, and he would have been pleased with the way the funeral was carried out. Our preachers did a fine job, Bro. John Conn, Rodney Allen, Donald Enfusse and Delmar Butler, and the singers did really well, and we had a large crowd there.
Everyone loved Charlie and he will surely be missed.
It was good talking to my sister Joann Brown recently. She lives in Indianapolis, Ind. I wish she didn’t live so far away. There are nine of us living here.
Our brother Hillard lives in Florida, and sister Judy Greene in Tennessee. We are blessed to still have 12 of us.
So many people have the flu. I hope they are feeling better.
I’d like to say hello to my good friend, Anna Watkins in Florida, living there where it’s warm. I hope you think of all of us here with that ice and snow.
I also want to say hello to Benny and Judy Dent in Michigan. I don’t think they have Florida weather there now. I knew Judy when she was a little girl at Marlowe and Benny when he was a little boy.
I don’t forget friends when they move away and I hope you still remember me. I hear from so many of them and I appreciate it.
It’s been so cold with snow and ice so I haven’t got out much and I haven’t got much news this week.
I did see David and Michelle Sexton in Walmart the other day. They go to our church, and we sure appreciate them and their family. They are a goodlooking family!
I enjoyed a call from Wilma (Brown) Wright, the wife of Andy Wright, who used to work at Fishpond Lake until he retired. Everyone misses him when they have reunions there.
He has been having some health problems. I hope he is better now. His wife, Wilma, was a Marlowe girl.
Elzie Ray Hatton and I had a nice, long visit by telephone last Saturday. He had gotten a good report on his blood work, and he got his 50-year pin from the Masonic Lodge and was very happy. He’s a good cousin.
We can always find a lot to talk about. He and his wife, Irene, have a good life. They have always been hard workers. He retired from American Airlines a few years ago and left Texas and moved to Tennessee.
It has been so good having our brother, John, living so close by. It was good being in church with him last Sunday. I think he’s happy here .
My sister, Louise Shepherd, spent a night in Whitesburg Hospital last week. Her blood pressure was way up. She’s home now and doing better.
You can tell I don’t get around like Rose Ballard. She sure keeps herself busy. I don’t see how she can cram that much into a week, but she’s younger than me. I don’t think I was that busy when I was real young.
Our sympathy goes out to the family of Rosa Wagner. Her funeral was last Sunday. She had a lot of family. The one I knew best was Bro. Robert Wagner.
My sister, Louise Shepherd, and I had lunch at Arby’s last Sunday. It was good seeing Bro. Conard Profitt and wife Carolyn. They are our good friends.
We also met some of Bill and Margaret Collier’s family there. I didn’t get their names, but they were so nice.
Bill and Margaret, we talked about you. We talked about Margaret’s dinner rolls and about Bill teasing me about my cattle years ago. He never let me forget it.
We thank them for all the nice things they said about us, and are glad they read my boring news.
So I’ll stop here and say may God bless all of you. Try to be in church somewhere this week. It’s supposed to be warmer, according to the weather report.