Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well and keeping warm.
I’m not ready for this cold weather, but I can’t do anything about it so I’ll just bundle up and go on.
We have a lot going on right now. Our church is having Christmas dinner on Sunday and singing at church and a church play. They are having a float in the Christmas parade with our children. Sounds good to me.
We are doing good and our Howard family Christmas party will be on the 20th of December. We are looking forward to that. We are expecting a big crowd if the weather permits.
I think our cousin Dexter Howard of Indiana, is planning on coming. He has been in poor health. I sure hope he can make it.
Our cousin Ruby Howard has had recent surgery and she doesn’t think she will be able to come. She lives in Indiana. She did get to come to our family reunion. We were glad. She and her two sons, Mike and Bill, were there.
I got a nice surprise call from my cousin Ruby Bailey of Michigan. She is the daughter of my dad’s late sister, Lizzie Young of Blackey. I hadn’t heard from Ruby in many years and we had a lot to catch up on. We will keep in touch. I love keeping in touch with my family and my friends.
I got to go to the play at Cowan Community Center on Sunday. It was really good. I was glad to see so many good friends there. I can’t name all the names, too many. We have a lot of good talent there.
My daughter-in-law Sandra Hatton did her part really well. Don’t tell her I said that. I wouldn’t want her to get a swelled head. I told her already. I love all my daughters-in-law.
I got to see all the friends I had at the storytelling some time back. I enjoyed it a lot.
I was glad to set back to Bible study at Dairy Queen. We had a good fellowship with it. Minerva Griffith enjoys it also. We have to miss some when the weather gets bad and we miss it.
I just heard we lost another one of our Marlowe people, Lola Jean Napier, daughter of the late Barbara and Ervin “Peanut” Napier. She was born in Marlow and later moved to Millstone. Her dad, “Peanut”, was killed in a mine in Virginia. He worked with my late husband Clyde and was also a hunting buddy of his. They were real good friends. Her funeral was on Sunday and her visitation on Saturday. I planned on going, hoping to see some old friends there. So many are no longer with us.
I talked with Dorthy Tacket. She said her sister Linda P. Hall was doing much better. They won’t be able to keep her down long.
I talked with all my sons and also to my sister, Joanne Brown in Indiana. I usually talk to all my sisters who live here. It keeps me off the road and that’s good. That’s a good way to visit and much safer.
We have so many people in poor health that need everyone’s prayers
I lost one of my beagles yesterday. I’ve had him a long time. He showed up at my house lost and scared. He didn’t have a collar on. I asked around to see if anyone knew who he belonged to. I just named him Buddy and kept him. He was such a good dog. I called him “my good boy”. I sure miss him. I have another one. He was my husband’s dog and he just wasn’t like Buddy.
I ran into a cousin at Family Dollar Store, Marlene ( Halcomb, can’ remember her mar r ied name). Hadn’t seen her in a long time. It was good seeing her. She said she had seen me a lot of times, but I was on the run. I seem to stay busy but don’t get anything done.
It was good talking to my niece Margaret Combs. I’ll see her at her cousin Lola Jean Napier’s funeral. She and her family were doing pretty well. They have had lots of health problems, but I’m glad they are going better. So many people are sick and need prayer.
Well, I’ve rattled on and on so I’ll stop now.
Keep Hazel Hart in your prayers. She is really sick.
May God bless all of you. Try to be in church somewhere this week if you are able.