Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well.
We should all be doing well with all this nice weather we have been having. I’ve sure been enjoying it and it’s hard to stay indoors.
My little puppy “Susy” is sure loving it. She loves playing with the outside cats. I thought they were supposed to dislike each other, but maybe not.
I had lots of company last week. My brothers John and Jack came for a visit and Hubert and his wife Joyce came, and my son Rob came in and stayed three days. My son Billy came over and we all went to lunch at Subway and we really enjoyed it. Now I miss them, but we talk often.
My sister Betty Tyree had a birthday and Joyce How- ard and I took her to Arby’s and we had a good time and some good food.
It was good seeing Rose Ballard and Ricky Caudill. Thank you, Rose, for all the nice things you said about me. I remember one of the funerals you came to, your brother’s funeral, and you said you couldn’t stand it and you were going home. I told you, “You are staying if I have to sit on your lap and then I’m taking you to lunch” after it was over. I said, “Where do you want to eat lunch?” You said “Dairy Queen, I’ve never been inside,” and we had a nice lunch and then you went home.
I was glad to get a call from Gladys Smith in North Carolina. We had a lot to talk about. We’ve never met. She used to write for The Eagle and I felt like I knew her.
I haven’t heard from anyone this week except Vickie Underwood. She sent me a Valentine and I really appreciated it. It was the only one I got, but I did get flowers and I loved that.
My son Astor will be coming to visit me on Friday. His wife Rosemary had to take a work trip and I can babysit for him and I’ll love it. He’s good company.
I can’t believe it. It’s February 17 and I have flowers blooming, little yellow blooms and some of my little flower bushes are starting and it’s so warm and sunny. I’m sure Mother Nature is trying to fool us. It is early but beautiful. We’ll just wait and see.
I’m sure the people who have gardens are seeing them growing. I miss all that but not all the work that goes with it. It’s been a long time since we had a garden. My late husband Clyde loved going up the hill and working in the garden. He liked to keep busy as long as he was able.
I am so proud of the two Gracies, Gracie Howard and Gracie Hatton, who are doing so well in all they do. I don’t have Facebook or anything, but I read it in the paper and find out about it. I’m so proud and I’m sure you don’t take it from me. Keep it up! Both so smart and pretty!
I haven’t heard from Bertha (Page) Dye or Iva Cheatham in a while or Elzie Ray Hatton. I hope they are doing okay.
I sure enjoyed getting a call from Alberta Barker. She keeps me up on how everyone is doing and I love talking to her. She can lift you up. We all need that, don’t we?
Bro. Earnest Brock spent a few nights in Whitesburg Hospital, but he’s out now and back at his home in Cumberland. I know he misses his wife Kathleen as we all do and we miss him also, but he has family there and we are glad for that.
I’m looking forward to getting to go to church. I’ve had to miss some. I don’t like driving at night and I know I shouldn’t and I don’t.
May God bless all of you and try to be in church somewhere if you are able.