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Friends for more than 60 years

Whitesburg


Rachel St. John is pictured with Della “ Baby Dell” Howard Pennington, who was born January 10, 1939 and died in 1985 at the age of 46. She was the wife of Bob Pennington and a daughter of the late Cindy and Bill Howard.

Rachel St. John is pictured with Della “ Baby Dell” Howard Pennington, who was born January 10, 1939 and died in 1985 at the age of 46. She was the wife of Bob Pennington and a daughter of the late Cindy and Bill Howard.

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well and keeping warm.

We’ve been having such pretty weather and I guess it’s spoiled us. But I’ve sure enjoyed the warm days. I love being outdoors and doing what work I can do if I want to.

I heard my neighbor Lovell Jr. Sexton had a birthday on Oct. 29. I’m sure he had a happy birthday. The last time I saw him he didn’t look any older.

Anna Watkins, I found a letter you had written to me a long time ago. I couldn’t remember what year you left here. It was 1955, and I was 25 years old then. I can’t remember how many years you lived here, but we were friends the whole time. So we’ve been friends over 60 years and I have surely enjoyed it. We have kept in touch with pictures and phone calls.

So you will always be a special friend! I’m glad you look forward to my news and pictures. That’s why I keep doing it.

My brother John Howard in Tennessee called me. I was so glad to hear from him. I hate to see my family move away, but sometimes they have to. I’m thankful that eight of us are still here and that 12 of us are still living and getting a little older, and glad we had such a big family reunion in October. I enjoyed it so much.

Gay Thomas, son of the late Mattie and Jack Thomas, is pictured a long time ago. Whitesburg correspondent Oma Hatton says, “I think he married Judith Clay, daughter of the late Alma and Andrew Clay. He ran the service station at Marlowe in the 1950s. He was a cousin of my late husband, Clyde Hatton. He still has relations here.”

Gay Thomas, son of the late Mattie and Jack Thomas, is pictured a long time ago. Whitesburg correspondent Oma Hatton says, “I think he married Judith Clay, daughter of the late Alma and Andrew Clay. He ran the service station at Marlowe in the 1950s. He was a cousin of my late husband, Clyde Hatton. He still has relations here.”

We still have so many who need prayer. My sisters Louise Shepherd and Kathleen Brock, Shirley Niece and Sonia Fields, Vickie Standifer and Alicia Conn. I hope they are all doing better.

There have been a lot of things going on for the children to trick or treat, but they had rain for it. I’m sure they had a good time and got lots of goodies. I didn’t get any. Guess I’m maybe too old or something.

Late happy anniversary to my sister Kathleen Brock and her husband Earnest Brock. I’m sure they had a nice celebration.

I can’t keep up with my sister Louise Shepherd; she loves to go.

We had a great service at our church on Tuesday night. We really enjoyed and appreciated the people who came from London with great music and singing, especially the little boy who played the drums. He sure did a good job.

We hope they will come back soon. They said they sure did enjoy themselves and would come back.

I’m glad we didn’t get a lot of snow last Friday night. I saw a lot of cars with three or four inches of snow on them at Walmart.

My son Larry Hatton and Kevin Day are really pleased with their football games, and they are so pleased with the coach. We all hoped he could come to the Howard family reunion, but something came up and he couldn’t make it.

We really appreciate Beau Hatton ( my greatgrandson) for the pretty pictures he made. He did a real good job. He’s a good photographer. Don’t tell him I bragged on him, but he’s really good!

I haven’t heard from my old friend Iva (Absher) Cheatham in awhile. Her son Jack has been having health problems. I need to call her. She wouldn’t recognize Whitesburg now, after all the changes since she left here. A few years back she visited me, but there’s been a lot more changes since then.

Bro. Jamie Niece, one of our preachers, has been in Dayton, Oh., where Bro. David Miller is pastor. I’m sure they will enjoy hearing Bro. Jamie.

We are so proud of him and his family. He took his Aunt Henrietta Absher with him. I’m sure she will enjoy it. I’ll find out all about when she gets home. She sits in church with me.

We are so proud of our young preachers. I watched all of them grow up.

It will be interesting to see how the election goes. I hope all the best ones win.

I’m looking forward to getting to go to Georgetown and visit with my son Astor and wife Rosemary, and son Rob and his family. I know everyone will enjoy all of it.

I sure love my family and my church and all of my friends.

Are you tired of reading all of this stuff? I’m sure you are.

May God bless all of you, try to be in church somewhere this week if you are able.


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