Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. Looks like winter is setting in.
It was so cold Thursday, close to freezing. It was supposed to be over in a few days, and I’m ready for it now. I freeze in warm weather. I probably need to find a hole or dig one and crawl into it. I’ll probably be okay, I’m not that old yet, not until next month.
My son Astor and wife Rosemary came and spent a couple of days with me. Larry and Billy came by, so I was a happy camper and even fed them.
My son Billy and his wife Sandra and I went to the Pine Mountain Grill to see everyone, and probably to eat, right? We did that.
I was worried because I hadn’t heard from my old grade school friend, Ada Miller King. I couldn’t reach her by phone so I wrote her a letter. She called me and said she had been sick in the hospital so I forgave her. We’ve been friends for over 70 years.
She lives in Miamisburg, Oh. She and her husband, the late Arthur King, lived in Marlowe until he went into the Army and of course, Ada followed him instead of staying here with friends. Wonder why?
Our church had a taco dinner sale, and it did real well. We have good workers and very good cooks. It was delicious! We appreciate everyone who helped and bought.
I just heard that a cousin of mine died. Bobby Joe Howard was a son of the late John and Thelma Smith Howard. They grew up in Blackey and then they moved to Indiana, and I think most of them still live there. I think that’s where Bobby lived. I hadn’t seen him in a long time. We were close.
I went to grade school with his mom, Thelma, and also my dad’s brother John. He walked me to school when I was in first grade at Blackey. He was seven years older than me, but he was like a big brother.
The family certainly has all our family’s sympathy, and that of the Blackey people who watched him grow up.
My granddaughter Angie (Hatton) Mullins had a birthday on Oct. 28. Happy birthday, Angie. We have a lot of birthdays in our family.
My sister Louise Shepherd was happy to have her grandson Zack Day visiting her for the weekend.
I enjoyed going to Calvary Temple Church last Friday night to hear Bro. Mike Upright sing. My sister Betty Tyree and her husband Bert went also.
I enjoyed seeing Bro. Profitt and his family, and all the rest of the people there. I always sit with Annabel Evans and her husband Fred.
I had to defrost my windshield when I came out. I did not enjoy that. It was cold!
We were glad to see our brother Hillard and his wife Marsha. A whole bunch of us Howards got together at Howard’s Carpet, Charles and Brenda, Jack, Hubert and John Howard, Hillard and Marsha and myself. We met Kathleen and her husband Bro. Ernest Brock and Imogene and Bill Smith outside and visited with them.
They were on their way to the birthday party for Evelyn Kincer at the Shriners. It was a surprise party. I had planned on going, but didn’t make it.
Happy late birthday, Evelyn. She’s been a good friend of mine for a long time.
Hillard and Marsha were going to their home in Florida. My son Larry Hatton got to visit with them, and all my brothers. He is close friends with his Uncle Hillard.
I talked with Sis. Evelyn Kincer and she was talking about her surprise 90th birthday party. She said there was about 80 people there, and she was totally surprised. They really pulled it off.
I had almost spoiled it for her. I put it in my news last week, and then found out it was a surprise party. I cut off the last two lines and saved myself.
I didn’t get to go as I was visiting with my brother Hillard Howard and wife Marsha. I hadn’t seen them in a long time and we all enjoyed their visit.
May God bless all of you. Try to be in church somewhere this week.