Hello everyone, I hope things are going well for you.
We are having pretty days. It seems like such a short time ago we were waking up to snow. I think I like this better. I wish I had a pretty garden growing, but I didn’t have a place for it. I do have a pretty Topsy tomato growing. It looks good and has one little tomato on it.
I have a rhubarb plant that comes up every year, but this year it looks pitiful. I don’t have a green thumb. Nothing seems to grow for me. I get hungry thinking about Emma Lou Engle’s mustard greens. She says they are growing well.
Linda Pennington Hall called to tell me that my nephew, Bro. Caleb Howard, was going to be preaching at her church, Millstone Missionary Church, June 6, 7, 8, and 9. You will hear some good preaching.
Also, her sister, Dorothy Tackett called to tell me one of our Marlowe girls had died, Mona Sue Adams. I think she lived in Ohio.
She was the adopted daughter of J. D. and Virgie Adams, both deceased now. They lived next door to us at Marlowe. She was a pretty little brown-eyed blond girl, and she called Virgie ‘Aunt Dirgie.’ Everyone loved her.
I’m enjoying my visitors from Indiana, Betty Asher and Novoke Banks. They are staying in my trailer and we’ve been visiting back and forth. It’s good to see lights on at night over there. They seem to be enjoying themselves, sleeping late and going wherever they want to go every day.
I talked with Sara Ison last week. I was so sorry to hear of her grandson’s house burning, but was glad no one was hurt. Sara said her husband, Clarence, has a pretty garden.
I knew he would have one. He loves to keep busy. That’s what keeps him going. I still want to go visit them.
Last week was a great week. My son Rob came in Tuesday. Saturday, his children, Kevin Hatton and Rocki and her husband Matt Hill and their adorable little one-year-old girl, Elise, and I, all went to the cemetery and got to see Johnny Mack Trent and his wife Lynette and their sons, and also David Trent.
It was good seeing them. I always liked the Trent boys. Their brother, Tommy Trent, always comes in, but his father-in-law, Albert Adams, was really sick and he couldn’t leave. I hope he’s feeling better.
We went to Pine Mountain Grill later and had lunch. We saw Alma Fields Tindal and her husband there. She and I graduated Whitesburg High School together. It was good seeing them.
Rob stayed until Monday with me.
I saw Gary McCool at the cemetery putting flowers on his mother’s grave, the late Sarah Caudill, one of our Marlowe girls, and her sister, Rose, was there also. We’ve been having some real good meetings at our church, Whitco Pentecostal Church, and we have a revival coming up in a few days. We’re looking forward to that.
We have had a lot of deaths and sickness lately. Our sympathy goes out to those who have lost loved ones, and we hope the sick get better quickly.
Sandra and Billy Hatton and their son, Jonathan and wife Andrea, and baby Kate are enjoying themselves at the lake house.
Larry and Linda Hatton spent two days at their place on the lake and really enjoyed it.
Their son, Chris, and wife Sarah and their children, Beau, Brooke and Gracie, spent the weekend there. They always have a good time. I love it there!
I haven’t had jury duty for awhile. After the holiday I will probably have to go back. I enjoy being with the people.
We went to a good cookout at Larry and Linda Hatton’s. Also, there were Wendy and Kevin Day and their sons, Rocky and Larry, who loved swimming in the pool. The food was real good. Larry did the cooking. He loves doing it.
I’ve not seen many people to get more news. Maybe this week lots of good news will be happening.
Hello to all my kin and friends.
May God bless all of you. Try to go to church somewhere this week.
I hope we’ll see you there.