Whitesburg KY

Friends like to meet at Howard’s Carpet Store


Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well.

I can’t believe it’s time to write again. Is it just me or is time going so fast? I’m really not in a hurry.

I had a nice visit at Howard’s Carpet Store, and had a good time with my two brothers, Charles and John, and also Letcher Short. I hadn’t seen him in a long time.

If you want to meet friends, go up to Howard’s Carpet. There are always people there.

My son Billy Hatton and wife Sandra and I went to Pine Mountain Grill for breakfast, “and to see who was there.” Dorothy Lucas and some of her family were there, and also Darrell Sturgill and wife Joann. We talked to all of them, of course, and enjoyed seeing them.

My sister Louise Shepherd is back in the hospital, and she didn’t feel well on her cruise. Nanetta Dingus visited with her. She is one of Louise’s best friends, and has been for many years.

Also, Wanda Hatton visited with her. She had a brother who was a patient there who was real sick. I called her later that evening and found out there was a lot of sickness in her family, and they really need prayer.

Carol Day was there to visit her mom and she had a beautiful doctor with her. She had pretty black hair. Her name is Misty Adams. Don’t tell her I said that or she will get a swelled head!

I talked to my friend Dorthy Tacket and she will be having a birthday Sept. 29. I won’t tell her age because she is my age. We’ve been friends for many years.

Dorthy and her family went to the Breaks on Labor Day for the singing they have there every year. She said they really had some good groups. She said that Eddie Street was there. I love to hear him. I have some of his CDs.

I’m sure Master’s Harmony was there. Her daughter, Charlene Mason is in it. She has a beautiful voice. It’s a great group. I used to go there every year when my husband Clyde was here. We loved going.

Dorthy and her family are always doing something. That’s good to do. Keep going and enjoy the things in life. We only go through life once.

I read in Rose Ballard’s news that she met a Hatton there who said to tell me hello. He’s in Ohio.

I’ll have to call Carol Baker. I think she has family there. They are scattered everywhere.

I talked with Ruby Howard in Indiana. She and some of her family, sons Bill and Mike and others will, I hope, be coming to our Howard reunion on Sept. 11 at James Pennington’s place on Pine Mountain.

Ruby is not going to make it to her school reunion for the one-room school on Cowan (not Dry Fork).

I’m really looking forward to our reunion. I hope the weather will be good and I hope all you scattered Howards will be there. We’ve always had a big crowd and plenty of good food, but we have a lot of family who have health problems. We sure hope they are doing better and will get to come.

Our brother Hillard Howard and wife Marsha are in Pikeville helping their children get settled in. I think all his family will soon be there, and I’m hoping Hillard and Marsha will be moving back. Florida is too far away from us! We hope to see them next week.

Our church was glad to see Jack Stewart and his nephew, Buster Stewart of Pike County, at our church Tuesday night. We appreciate people coming from that far, and also those from other counties.

We have some from Perry County, Faye and Randall Combs, who have been coming for years, and Larry Miller and wife Kathy and daughter Christa and Hershina, don’t know her last name, and her friend. We really love all of you, and certainly our home people.

It was good hearing from my good friend Juanita Profitt. We’ve been friends for many years while our children were growing up. She and her husband Earl will always be our special friends.

May God bless all of you. Try to be in church this week if you are able. Like the old saying, “Don’t wait for the hearse to take you to church.”

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