Hello again, I hope you all are doing well. Last week wasn’t just a good week, it was a great week!
Especially for my grandson, Jamie Hatton. He won the election for County Attorney, and also got a new baby son three days later. His name is Eli and he is beautiful, of course.
I’m so happy for him, and also for my brother, Bobby Ray Howard, who won the primary election for Magistrate of District 1. There were so many good candidates running. I wish they could all win. A lot of them were good friends. I sure want to thank all the people who voted for Jamie Hatton and Bobby Ray Howard. All of our family appreciated it.
I talked with an old Marlowe friend, Bertha Page Dye, and I think she lives in Floyd County. She is the sister of our friend, the late Wid Page.
Eva Sergent also called. I always enjoy talking to her. They were pleased with the election. I hope to see her soon.
I had two days of jury duty, Monday and Tuesday. I was lucky. I was an alternate and I didn’t have to stay for the ending. I enjoyed the breaks and met some new friends.
I enjoyed talking with Alice Campbell and Sandra Banks William Bates and Patsy King. I didn’t get the names of the rest, but I enjoyed being with them.
When I was a little girl, we rented a house from William Bates’s grandfather, W.R. ‘Wash’ Bates. I knew the whole family and really liked them all. I asked a lot of questions about all of them.
Kevin Day and wife, Wendy, and sons Rocky and Larry, all went to the lake in Tennessee to rest and maybe fish. I hope they had a good time. Late happy birthday, Kevin!
It was good talking to Ruthie Gibson. She is such a goodhearted lady, like her sister the late Tommie Baker. I still miss her. I loved walking with her when she was able. I was sorry I couldn’t be with her more when she was so sick, but Clyde was real sick at the same time.
I talked with Randy Frazier. I was sorry to hear that his wife is real sick. That Randy is sure a good carpenter. He started on our house in 1973. He made the foundation. I think he had just gotten out of the service. I know all of his family.
Saturday, it rained off and on all day. I stayed in all day and got very little accomplished, as usual. I don’t know if it’s my age or just my mileage. I spend too much time resting.
I am looking forward to Rob and his family coming in for Memorial Day. I’m looking forward to seeing grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. I haven’t seen them in awhile.
Emma Lou Engle, I was sorry to hear you weren’t going to get to come to Whitesburg for Memorial Day. I was hoping to see you. I’m so sorry to hear your husband is not able to make the trip. I hope he is feeling better.
I talked with Dorothy Tackett. She went to Colley Baptist Church for its memorial service. Her daughter, Charlene Mason, and the Master’s Harmony were singing that day. They had a dinner.
Dorothy said that they sure had good cooks there. She said that my niece, Margaret Combs, and her son were there. Margaret makes the best fried pies that I have ever tasted.
Dorothy has been making quilts. I think she said she had made seven over the winter. It took me a year to make one, so I gave it up. I’m too slow, and I get bored with it. I love pretty quilts.
I’m looking forward to having some visitors Memorial Day. Betty Asher and Novak Banks are going to stay a few days. Betty is the daughter of my late neighbor, Beulah Hall, and Novak is Beulah’s sister. They live in Columbus, Ind.
With all the excitement of election and jury duty, and a new great-grandbaby, Julie and Jamie Hatton’s son, I haven’t got to see him yet. I had a man working on Sunday and didn’t get to go.
May God bless all of you. Try to be in church this week, and have a great weekend.