Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. I’m trying to get ready for the big snow they are threatening us with. I hope it misses us, but I’m about as ready as I can be — got food for all my critters and also some for me.
I sure hope we don’t lose power. I’ve sorta got used to my house being warm and all the other things we take for granted.
I haven’t been out much. I did get up to the Ermine Center one day. I really enjoyed seeing everyone. They were having their big Christmas party on Friday. I didn’t get to go. I’ll read all about it in Lizzie Mae Wright’s news. I enjoy reading about it when I don’t get to go.
I got out on Thursday and went through the stores. That’s one way of seeing old friends. I ran into Mable Absher and Henrietta Absher and Earl and Juanita Profitt and also Judy Caudill, who I hadn’t seen in a while. We all spent time talking and catching up.
Steve Caudill, your wife Judy told me not to tell what we talked about. I promise you we didn’t say anything bad about you. I told her I enjoyed seeing your group on the Beattyville TV station. I hope you will be on again soon. Judy hasn’t changed since I last saw her, but I had changed so much I didn’t recognize her.
My brother Jack Howard’s wife Donna has been in the hospital at Whitesburg for a few days. She’s doing better. I think she was to get out on Friday. It was nice seeing Linda Kincer there visiting her.
I also saw lots of friends at Food City, Lynda and Gerrard Collins and Doyle Day (we talked about goats). Lynda was buying lots of good stuff to make goodies for Christmas. I’m sure it will all be good.
My cousin Dorthy Miles came by the other day with a nice picture album she had made for me. I sure enjoyed it but mostly the visit. Seems like people don’t visit like they used to. I guess it’s one of the signs of the times. We allow ourselves to be too busy, mostly doing nothing. Time seems to be going so fast, before you know it the time’s gone and not much accomplished for me.
I’ve been busy getting Christmas cards out. I’ve sure enjoyed all the cards I’ve been getting.
My son Rob was going to Lexington this weekend for his daughter-in-law Adrienne Hatton’s birthday. He sure enjoys his time with his family and the cute grandchildren, Will, Loren and Elise.
Charlie Hatton has been real sick but he’s better now. We have so many friends who are sick.
We offer our sympathy to the family of the young man who was killed in the mines about a mile from my home. I didn’t know him. He lived at Thornton.
Well, I finally got to meet Christine Fields (by telephone). She writes the Cowan news. We found a lot to talk about and we are both called to jury duty on Jan. 11. We will get to meet in person then. I’m anxious to meet her. I already know about all her kinfolk here.
Thank you, Elzie Ray Hatton, for the stuff you sent me. I appreciate you and all you do.
May God bless all of you. Try to be in church somewhere this week if the weather permits.