Hello everyone. I hope you are all doing well. It’s time for our visit again.
I missed seeing Rose Ballard’s news last week. I found out she was in the Christ Hospital in Ohio. I was so pleased to get her call but sorry to hear she was still in the hospital. I hope she is out by now.
Dorthy Tackett called to tell me her son Albert Tackett in North Carolina — or maybe South Carolina — had a birthday on March 25. Belated happy birthday, Albert! He’s sure a good looking boy (wherever he lives).
I visited with Aggie Hatton in Letcher Manor a few days ago and got to visit her two daughters, Carolyn Coots and Delana, and her daughter-in-law Effie (Dixon) Hatton. She was a Marlowe girl and a daughter of the late Lettie and Elijah Dixon. Good friends!
I also got to see Julie Hatton, the wife of Jamie Hatton, who works up there. She was getting ready to do therapy on Aggie.
Bobbie Jean Collins of Isom is in Whitesburg Hospital and not doing very well. I sure hope she’s doing better. She was in ICU and I didn’t get to see her.
Leigh (Lewis) Blankenbeckler was a volunteer that day and she and another nice lady gave me a tour of the newly remodeled third floor and it was so beautiful. You could get lost up there.
I’m so glad we are getting three new businesses in Whitesburg. I think Kevin Eldridge is putting a furniture business in the old Hoover’s building where Hoover Dawahare had one for many years, and we have missed it. We don’t have a furniture store now.
I don’t know the names of the other two. I’ll find out and then I’ll tell you.
Linda Pennington called to tell me she got a subscription for her cousin Beulah in Ohio, and she was glad I remembered her parents who lived in Marlowe when she was a child. They were the late Annie and Tipton (Tip) Delph. It was a long time ago.
I went to one of the biggest showers I have ever seen. It was a housewarming for Greta Fields. She bought a new trailer and I’m sure she got everything she will need.
She deserves it. She is one of the pillars of our church. Whatever needs to be done, she does it. We are so proud of her and all our young people. They make me ashamed of myself. I’m faithful to my church but don’t do much except fill my seat.
Our church is having sunrise service on Easter Sunday at 5:45 a.m. Bro. Caleb Howard will be preaching and we will be having a revival with Bro. Jimmie Jewell of Ohio from April 16–21. Everyone is invited to attend. He is a great preacher and we are looking forward to it.
A lot of people are sick. They have a virus that’s going around.
I got a call from our cousin Ruby Howard of Ft. Wayne, Ind. She is so worried about our cousin Brenda Howard and her husband Dexter and we all here are very concerned about them.
I don’t think I have ever seen Whitesburg looking so pretty. Everything is all bloomed out and people are getting their gardens planted, and the weather has been so nice it is hard to stay indoors.
I went to a birthday party for my little great-granddaughter Kate Hatton, the two-year-old daughter of Andrea and Dr. Jonathon Hatton. It was held at our beautiful new recreation center in Whitesburg. I had never been inside it, and it is just out of this world and so big it could swallow Whitesburg. I never saw so many beautiful children, a lot of them were my family.
I hope a lot of our misplaced people can come in for Mountain Heritage and see what you have been missing.
I’m glad we didn’t have any funerals this week.
It was good seeing Kathy Sandlin in Neon recently. She is the daughter of the late Elijah Sandlin and wife Jean. Kathy said Jean was doing pretty well.
May God bless all of you, and may the sick all get better.
Try to be in church somewhere this week if you are able.