Hello everyone, hope you are doing well.
We are having some nice weather now, but it changes so fast we’d better not get used to it.
Late happy birthday to Della Maggard on Nov. 20. My birthday was the day before, the 21st. I’ve known Della for a long time. I’m not telling our age. We are not old! I haven’t seen her for awhile.
Bobby Evans also had a birthday Nov. 30. I hope he had a good day. He hasn’t been doing real well for awhile. Hope he is doing better.
We hope Jeremy Niece is doing better. He had a fourwheeler accident. He’s been in a lot of pain.
I went to the funeral of Claudette Shiverly with my pastor, Br. John Conn, and wife Alicia.
I saw Christine Fields there and I was embarrassed that I couldn’t remember her name. I did remember her face. I really haven’t seen her that much, but I do read her news every week and know most of the people she writes about.
I’m not good with names. I think she said in her news last week that she wasn’t either. I’ll try to do better next time I see her.
I also saw Ocie Fields there, and Jack Standifer and his sister, Peggy Bentley. I hadn’t seen her since she worked at the Veterans Center in Hazard. She was always so good to my husband, Clyde. I’ll always appreciate that.
I was glad to hear Bro. Earnest Brock got a good report at a Lexington hospital on Friday.
My sister, Louise Shepherd, had a doctor’s appointment in Lexington last Thursday, and is back at home now.
A good friend of mine, Sis. Shelby Jean Feltner from over across Pine Mountain, and I had a great visit with Bro. Carfa and wife Shirley Niece and their son, Bro. Jamie Niece and wife Judah and their cute little boy Jacob, and Bro. Rodney Allan wife Tammy.
We had music, singing and eating pizza and pumpkin roll, and lots of talking. We really enjoyed ourselves and of course we had some of Carfa’s peanut butter fudge. He makes the best.
We also stopped by and visited Charlie Hatton. He is not doing well. He had a real bad fall. He said he was doing better.
His son Denny Ray Hatton and daughters Delana and Carolyn were there, and we met Joyce Standifer as we were leaving. His family is good about visiting Charlie.
I read an article in The Eagle (The Way We Were) from 1981 about my cousin, Guy Palumbo. He was County Attorney then. He said the Whitesburg bypass would be completed at the end of that year.
The right-of-way was cleared six years ago, but the bids for construction were considered too high. It began in 1979. It sure was a big help to all of us. Guy is deceased now. He was one of my favorite cousins, and I’m sure he would be glad to know one of his relatives, Jamie Hatton, is our County Attorney now.
My cousin and my grandson doing the same job. How about that? I’m proud of them both and I still miss Guy. We played together with two other cousins, Ken Howard and Cecil Young, all the same age.
My grandfather, Arch Howard, said we were the four meanest young’uns in the world. I’m sure he didn’t mean it. I thought we were the best.
He loved us (I think) and we sure loved him and spent a lot of time with him. We all lived close by.
I talked to Lizzie Mae Wright this morning. I hadn’t heard from her in a long time. I used to keep up with her when she wrote the news from Ermine Center. I read everyone’s news.
I’ve got a good friend who used to be a postmaster, and I asked her if she read the postcards. She said she did, in case they had a ‘p.s.’ for her.
I read everyone’s news in case someone has a hello for me. Just kidding! I enjoy their news.
I’ve got a real sad grandson this weekend, Larry Kevin Day. Someone broke into their home and took all of his stuff, computer, Ipod and lots of other things. He saved his money and bought part of it.
You probably know him from all the ballgames with his dad, Kevin Day. I hope you will feel guilty and bring it all back — please!
Sandra Cook’s Longaberger open house will be held Dec. 7, 8 and 9, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
May God bless all of you. Try to be in church somewhere this week.