Hello everyone, everywhere. Hope you are all doing well and keeping cool.
I got a long call from Sue Thorpe of London, formerly of Marlowe. We talked and talked about the good old days. I don’t think any of us realized we were living in the good old days then, we just took it all for granted. We all have our good memories and a special bond between us. We all see it now.
We were so sorry to hear of the death of Ivol Miles Finney. She had been sick a long time. Lots of her friends and neighbors of Cowan were at her funeral. She will be missed. Glen Miles, her brother, is the only one left of the children of the late Rose and Ballard Miles of Cowan.
My son, Rob, and I ran into Frances and R.C. Day at The Courthouse Cafe. R.C. said he met Billy Thomas, one of our Marlowe friends, in Lexington. He wanted R.C. to tell me hello. Here’s a great big hello from me, Billy, and to all the rest of your family. I understand they all get the Eagle to keep up with what’s going on. Billy’s mother, the late Mattie Thomas, was a sister of Clyde’s dad, the late Elbert Hatton. My sister, Kathleen Brock, and her husband, Earnest, live in the house Mildred Thomas and her husband built at Whitco. They are taking good care of it. It’s really beautiful!
I’ve met Nila Shepherd’s son, Billy, twice in Food City. I loved talking to him. They live on Sandlick up the road from me. His mother hasn’t been doing too well. I haven’t seen her in a long time.
All you friends of Coy Morton will be glad to know he is back in Hazard at the Veterans Center. He is in the room across the hall from Clyde. They have been friends for many years. He is so glad to be back down there and they were all glad to see him. He looked real well.
The Hatton reunion will be August 25 at Cowan Community Center. I hope it goes well.
My son, Rob, was glad to see Ritter and Steve Lucas and their family at The Courthouse Cafe. He’s been gone so long he doesn’t see many people he used to know.
It was good seeing Lois Day and her husband, Dick, at Ivol Finney’s funeral. I enjoyed talking to them. I’m not out much to get to see people – nursing home, church, grocery store or hospital and Wal-Mart.
Faye Fields called me from Berea. Her daughter, Jennifer, is not doing well and needs everyone’s prayers. I miss James and Faye and their family when I pass the house where they lived.
The granddaughter of the late John Brown of Dry Fork promised to send a picture. I’m waiting.
May God bless all of you and may the sick all get better. Try to be in church this week.