Hello everyone. I hope you are all doing well and enjoying these comfortable days. It’s been a good time to be outside working, or even not working. I love working outside. There’s not been much going on.
I went to the funeral of Fern Brown. There sure was a big crowd there. It was good seeing lots of people I hadn’t seen in a long time. She was loved by all who knew her.
I had never met her son Richard Brown. I was so impressed with him. I could see why my brother Bobby Ray Howard likes him so much. I had seen him a lot on TV on the Government Station. I told him he was prettier in person.
Our sympathy goes out to the family. They sure had some beautiful singing there. You could tell the people were enjoying it.
I got a call from Annabelle Wright last Friday night. She was so sad and crying; her dog had gotten killed. I felt so sorry for her. I had recently lost my dog and also my cat so I knew how she felt. Mine had been a part of my family for years, and I still miss them every day. Whitesburg
Aggie Hatton is still having health problems and doesn’t get to go to church. She misses it. I hope she can start feeling better.
There are a lot of things going on with the Mountain Heritage Festival, Isom Days, Neon Days and other things. That always brings in lot of people, and I hope it all goes well. I know a lot of work has gone into it. Our people really work hard.
Sandra and Billy Hatton are at their lake house. They love it there.
I think a date has been set for our Howard family reunion: Oct. 22 on Pine Mountain at James Pennington’s property. We had it there last year and it was so beautiful with all the trees in pretty colors. I hope the weather stays good.
The ladies of Cram Creek Church are getting together on Saturday for fellowship and some good food. I’m sure they will enjoy it.
Thank you, Elzie Ray Hatton, for all the pictures of the Hatton reunion. I’m enjoying them. Every year there are some who are no longer with us. I guess we are all getting older and have to admit it.
I enjoyed Sunday School last week. Bro. Rodney Allen taught so well. He talked about 9/11 10 years ago and how things had changed since then, and not all for the better I’m sorry to say.
I talked with my son Astor and his wife in Ashland, and they seemed to be doing fine. I also talked with my son Rob in Owensboro, and he said they are still not getting any rain. I wish we could send them some, but we can’t. They haven’t had any rain in a long time.
I haven’t heard from my friend Anna Watkins in awhile. I hope she is doing okay. I’ll have to call her.
Also, Ada (Miller) King in Miamisburg, Oh., a big hello to both of you.
News has been scarce, but that’s better than bad news — so have a great day!
May God bless all of you, try to be in church somewhere this week.