Hello everyone, it’s me again. I hope you are all doing well. I finally got around to going back to the Ermine Center. It was so good seeing everyone. I really miss you all, but something always comes up. I picked the right day to go. They had my favorite meal, soup beans, greens, fried potatoes, cornbread, and homemade chow chow. It sure was good! I told them I cleaned my plate so well they wouldn’t have to wash it.
Lizzie Mae Wright said her sister-in-law, Fleda Davis of Sparta, Tenn., had been in to visit her. They had dinner at Pine Mountain Grill and enjoyed their visit together.
Lizzie Mae, someone told me they saw you at Pizza Hut with your friend, Bill Blair, enjoying pizza. They love pizza!
I called Ada (Miller) King to wish her a happy birthday March 25. I left her a message. Her husband, Arthur King, is so sick. He needs everyone’s prayers. Also, Maizie (Pennington) Adams is in intensive care at Whitesburg Hospital and so is Louise Joseph. I saw them on Thursday.
My sister, Louise Shepherd, was there. They sent her to Lexington and she had a heart cath. She is back home and doing well.
Our sympathy goes out to the family of Minnie Page. I was sorry not to get to go to her funeral. I had to be in Hazard or I would have been there. Her husband, Wid Page, and I went to grade school together and were very good friends until his death and I visited Minnie and Wid.
I found out the EMT who took Louise to Lexington in Neon Ambulance was a Absher. I dug around and found out we knew all his people here. He is the grandson of the late Sam Absher, who was my husband, Clyde’s, first cousin. He asked about his aunt, Mabel Absher. I told him I go to church with some of his family. It’s a small world.
I also got a call from Greenburg, Ind. She said she gets The Eagle and I had mentioned names of people she knew. She asked about the family of the late Brinie and Joe Pennington. I told her their daughter, Lona, lives in the homeplace. She is the daughter of Cullen Thomas. I knew all her family. Her name is Pauline. I can’t remember her married name. She is supposed to send me some pictures. It was interesting talking to her.
I got a call from Hazel Back of Premium. She’s hoping to get a stand built at their cemetery there by August 9 to have for their memorial meetings and would like to see if some of the people with loved ones there would like to donate some to it. If so, you can send it to Willie or Hazel Back, P.O. Box 36 New Circle Dr., Premium, Ky. 41848. She would really appreciate it. It would be a good thing. Help her out.
My son, Rob, and I had to eat by ourselves last Wednesday. Bill was working late and couldn’t make it. We saw Richard and Pauline Adams and Robert Wagner and wife Esther and Ted Amburgey and wife and others so we got to talk some and enjoyed seeing everyone.
I just got word my very close friend, Roberta (Brown) Willie’s, husband, Robert, died in Roanoke, Va. He had been in poor health for quite a while. I was so sorry. I liked him a lot. He was a very good friend to me.
Roberta’s brother, Roland Brown, and wife Ruth have gone to be with her. I sure would love to be there and she knows it.
My sister, Betty Tyree, and husband, Bertus, and I went to visit Clyde at the Hazard Veterans Center Friday. He was doing well and looking good. They gave him a new chair that I can push. He can’t sit in a wheelchair, and the chair he had was so big and heavy I couldn’t push it. Now, when the weather is good, I can take him outside. The workers are all so nice. I don’t have to worry about him; they sure take good care of our veterans there.
I sure enjoyed a visit with my granddaughter, Rocki (Hatton) Hill and her husband, Matt Hill, last Sunday. They live in Lexington. I don’t get to see enough of them.
Beryl C. Franklin, who now lives in Monroe, La., saw the photo in The Eagle featuring the science class of Whitesburg High School 1941, and would like to correspond with anyone from that class. I think Bennett Welch put the picture in. I recognized some of them. Beryl’s phone number is 318-343-1602, and email is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Well, my hand is getting tired and I know you are getting tired reading. Hello to all my friends in Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee, Indiana, Ohio, Florida, Texas, South Carolina, and Somerset that I can’t seem to get time to call or write, but I do think of you often.
May God bless all of you with good health and happiness.
Hope this week finds you in church somewhere.