Hello everyone. Hope you are all doing well.
I was glad to get a call from my cousin Ruby Jean Howard in Indiana the other day. She said her neighbor always reads my news and she felt like she knew me and she wanted to tell me hello. Her name is Addie. Don’t know her last name. So a great big hello to you, Addie.
My son Astor says we are going back down to see Ruby this summer. My sons Rob and Astor stayed at her home when they worked in Indiana. She treated them like her sons and they loved her and her husband Kern and I sure appreciated them.
I went up for a visit with my brother Hubert and his wife Joyce and Harold Stidham was also visiting them. I think everyone loves to visit them. I always enjoy my visit.
People don’t visit much anymore. They just use Facebook. Not me, I like to talk to them in person.
Late happy 55th anniversary for Albert and Doris Sexton, who live up the road from me. They always have the most pretty flowers. I haven’t seen them in a long time, but I don’t get out much.
My sister Betty Tyree came out for a visit this evening.
I’m still missing my son Rob. He stayed a few days and we had a good time after the races.
The boys enjoyed the races. They got rained out a few times. They said they had a great time. Chris Hatton brought a friend with him and they fished all night and caught 61 big fish. They said they were delicious and also the dryland fish that Chris’s friend brought with him.
Saturday was a busy day. My sisters Judy Greene and Joanne Brown came in and we went to Pine Mountain Grill for breakfast. It was good seeing Lester Tindle and his wife Alma. She was doing better after her two broken arms.
It was good seeing Steve Adams, who I’ve always called “the quiet man” because he is never quiet, and his beautiful wife. He was a Marlowe boy and also Belcraft through grade school. He lives in the Blackey area. He and I worked as election officers for a long time. He says they will be coming to our Marlowe reunion on May 23. Lots of folks tell us they will be coming. I hope it goes well.
We had a surprise 80th birthday party for my sister Louise Shepherd on Saturday at the church where Bro. Dockie Frazier is pastor behind the courthouse. We had a large crowd there. All of Louise’s family were there and nine of her brothers and sisters and a lot of their families. There are a lot of us and we love getting together and we make a lot of noise. We love to talk!
I think tonight is prom night for our high school seniors and I’m thinking my great-grandson Beau Hatton will be the bestlooking boy there. I’m sure the other parents and grandparents will disagree with me and we will all be right!
It was good seeing all the people at Louise’s birthday. Our sheriff Danny Webb was there with his wife Sharon (Necessary) Webb, one of our Marlowe girls. I hope they will be coming to the Marlowe reunion. There was a large crowd there and we didn’t get to talk to everyone as much as we’d like.
I hope we have some pretty weather coming this week. It has been so cold and raining I’ve not been getting out much. I freeze even when it’s not cold.
I guess a lot of people are planting your gardens and getting ready for summer and vacations and just being out and enjoying the pretty weather and family reunions and the summer holidays. Sounds good!
Well, I’ve started rambling so it’s time to stop. May God bless all of you and the sick all get better. Try to be in church somewhere this week if you are able.