Hello everyone. I hope you are all doing well. Saturday was our Mountain Heritage parade. I’m glad that the weather was good. We usually get rain.
There was a large crowd at the walking track for ARH Hospital day. I enjoyed seeing everyone and the good food that the Shriners made. I also got a flu shot while I was there. Nurse Glenda Helton stayed real busy, and it didn’t hurt a bit. I’m sort of needle shy and always dread it. Maybe I won’t anymore.
I went to Ermine Center recently and the place was packed out. I love going up there and seeing everyone, but I don’t get to go much, something always comes up.
I try to go to Letcher Manor as often as I can. I have lots of friends there. I’m glad Earl Profitt is improving and he’s been getting to go to church on Sunday. The people are so glad to see him and his wife, Juanita, that they gave them a standing ovation and a big hand. They are special people and special friends of mine, as they were of my mom.
I haven’t been to any funerals this week for a change, but a lot of my friends haven’t been feeling well. Shirley Niece and Aggie Hatton were both in the emergency room at Whitesburg Hospital on Friday night, but they are home now and doing better. I’m glad of that.
My son, Astor ‘Red’ Hatton of Ashland, came for a visit on Thursday of last week. I’m always so glad to see my sons. He had to get back to his job, though.
My son, Larry Hatton, will be having a birthday Oct. 10, so you can call him and find out how old he is. He and his wife, Linda, spent most of last week at their place at the lake. I missed them, but they had a good time and that pleases me. They both work hard and deserve a break.
Roberta Willie sent me some photos of our Marlowe people. I appreciate that. I told her she would be seeing them.
I still haven’t been able to hear anything from my friend, Anna Watkins in Florida. The last thing I heard was that she was very sick. I can’t reach them by phone. They get The Eagle.
Janice, please let me know!
I went to Whitesburg Holiness Church last Thursday and Friday night, and I really enjoyed it. It was a church dedication, and it was good seeing my friends there.
I need to correct a mistake in last week’s news about our revival that began Sept. 27 with Bro. David Miller of Ohio. His wife, Diane, wanted to get some copies to take back to her family, and his name got printed as Daniel Miller. So, I’m putting it in again.
The revival started Sept. 27 and will continue through the rest of the week. We are really looking forward to it. He’s a good friend of all the Howard family, and also our pastor, Bro. John Conn.
I don’t know how many years it’s been since we’ve seen him, but I have some of his old eight-track tapes. He probably won’t recognize us as we’ve all gotten older.
My pastor, Bro. John Conn, and my nephew, Bro. Caleb Howard, have been to his church in Ohio. They said he had a nice church and was the same, old David Miller.
So Whitco Pentecostal Faith Tabernacle Church invites everyone to come and be with us. He is a great preacher and also a good singer, and I’m sure you will enjoy it.
A strange thing just happened. I was writing, and I got a call from a lady in Florida. She was here with her sister for Mountain Heritage, and picked up a Mountain Eagle,
and saw the name ‘Campbell.’
I had put my phone number in the column for another person, and so she called me. It turned out that was a relative of hers also. She had lived in Marlowe as a child, and her name is Shirley Adams Rousseau.
She had a lot of questions and she was trying to find out more about her relatives. I had some answers for her. I told her another relative had visited me from Ohio. She’s going to write to me. I enjoyed talking to her. That’s one of the things I do best.
An old friend, Hatler Cook of Middlesboro, called me recently to ask me about Mountain Heritage and to tell me he thought my little goat, Annabel, was cute. His daughter was in visiting with him from Oklahoma, and he was glad to have her.
I wonder if all the people who were in for Mountain Heritage liked all the changes and the new bridge across the river to the parking lot. On one of our breaks I walked across it, and it is so beautiful! So much has been done on the highway. It’s hard to get used to the extra lanes, but it is nice, and was so needed.
I guess we are moving on up! I love Whitesburg and never wanted to leave it, and I didn’t.
It was so good having our good friends Bro. Eugene Knowles and his wife, Marie, back here for a visit. They were here for Sunday School at our church. We sure have missed them. They’ve been in Ohio for a while. We hope they will be here for a long while.
It looks like I have written a book. I didn’t think I had anything to write this week. I guess I’ve rattled on a whole lot, and you’ll be glad I’m stopping.
May God bless all of you, and the sick ones get better. Be good to your neighbors, and you’ll have better neighbors.
Try to be in church somewhere this week.