Hello everyone, hope you are doing well. We are having a cold spell right now. I hope it doesn’t last long. Things are budding and flowers are blooming and it sure looks good.
I’m real sad right now. My pug dog Jazzy died Thursday. She went peacefully in her sleep. That is a comfort to me. She had been having a hard time, couldn’t walk part of the time and had arthritis pain. I sure miss her but she’s not hurting anymore.
Dorothy Tacket called me to tell me she has a new great-grandbaby. Charlene and Rick Mason are the grandparents. Their son Blake Mason is the father and I’m sorry I don’t know the mother’s name.
She also told me her son Albert Tacket had his 50th birthday and really enjoyed it.
She said her nephew Ronnie Pennington, son of the late Josephine and Murphy Pennington, had lost two toes and needed prayer.
I was sorry to hear of the death of Madge Combs. I worked in their store a long time ago. Our sympathy surely goes out to her daughter Jennifer Bentley and son Dr. Jerald Combs.
Tina Belle Adams is still a very sick girl in Pikeville Hospital and needs prayer. Her sister Linda Hatton and I visited her. She seemed a little better. Her mother Geneva Adams has been spending day and night with her. She needs prayer for strength.
I had a nice visit with Dorothy and Glen Miles on Friday. I love going up there. We had coffee and homemade angel food cake and talked about our children and grandchildren, something us grandparents love to do.
I talked with my son Astor “Red” Hatton. They were doing well. He told me his granddaughter Taylor Shaff er was going to be singing at Carnegie Hall soon. I forget the date, I didn’t write it down. She’s 15 years old and has a great voice. I’m proud of her. She sang at Clyde’s funeral and did so well.
I went to the Ermine Center on Friday and guess what — I was the only one who came. They were gone to the Kingscreek Center. That will learn me to go and find out what’s going on. The door was open and I went in and had a nice visit with Rose Tyree, who used to work at our center and now works at the Blackey Center. There was another worker with her but I didn’t get her name. They were waiting on a truck to come in. I enjoyed seeing them and talking about my old Blackey friends. ‘Were your ears burning?’ We talked good about you.
I went to Cram Creek Church. Their 30-day revival is still going on. I enjoyed it. My brother Charles Howard was showing off his new grandbaby Israel and Christina’s baby. It is absolutely beautiful! I hope to have a picture of it next week so you all can see.
Kevin Spencer will be singing there on Sunday, April 11, at 6 p.m., where Bro. Ernest Brock is pastor. Kevin will also be at Millstone Missionary Church on Sunday morning on April 11. He will be pleased to have you there, and you will enjoy his singing.
I enjoyed Ben Gish’s article on Jason Booher. He had just found out he was a relative of mine. I don’t get much news about him since Hillard Howard, his father-in-law, is not living here anymore.
I talked with my friend Roberta Willie. She has put new windows and doors in her house and is having central heat put in and is so happy. One of these days I hope to get to go visit her.
Also, I saw her brother Roland Brown’s picture in last week’s paper. He still looks like the old Marlowe boy.
I’ve run out of paper and am also out of news. So I’ll meet you all next week, same time, same place. Have a great week and may God bless you. Try to go to church somewhere this week.