Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well and enjoying these summerlike days. I don’t think it will last, it’s too early! But I love it.
It was good seeing Bro. Danny Dixon’s daughter at Pine Mountain Grill the other day. I can’t remember her name. She’s real pretty and she’s the one that wrote a book that I bought and I loved it.
I also saw Hazel Hart and her daughter Renae Campbell and her husband Hagel. Hazel is in poor health and needs everyone’s prayers. We all love Hazel.
We also saw Nina Craft and her sister Linda Jarrett. I hadn’t seen either one of them in a while.
It was good seeing all of them. I don’t get out a lot and it’s always good to see people.
It was so nice getting a birthday card from an old Marlowe friend, Ada (Miller) King in Miamisburg, Ohio. We had lost touch for a while. I had kept calling her and she had changed her number and she said she had been calling me and I wasn’t home. We’ll get going again. We’ve been friends since grade school.
It was also good to hear from another Marlowe girl, Claudine (Brown) Sturgill, who lives in Indiana. I knew her when she was a little girl in Marlowe Hollow. Her sister, the late Lorene (Brown) Perry, was one of my closest friends. I was like a friendly puppy, making friends with all who would let me.
There’s talk going on about having a Marlowe reunion on May 23 at the Earnest Cook Park across from Whitesburg Hospital. It would be a perfect place for it. I hope it works out. We’ve still got lots of time. I’d like to hear from everyone who would like to have it.
I just heard Linda (Pennington) Hall is in Whitesburg Hospital. I hope she’s doing better. She has a sugar problem. Keep her in your prayers. Everyone loves Linda and all her family.
I’m writing this early because of Thanksgiving and I’m having company. My son Astor and wife Rosemary and his daughter Kathy Nelson and her daughter Caroline will be coming to see me on Friday. I’m really looking forward to it. I hope the weather will be good. Kathy lives in Alabama.
We had early Thanksgiving at Larry and Linda Hatton’s house on Wednesday. Linda had to work on Thursday. The food was delicious, much better than I used to make for them. They wanted to start having their own family tradition and they’ve always invited me and I surely appreciate it. Chris and Sara and their kids Beau, Brooke and Gracie were there. Wendy and Kevin Day didn’t make it. Wendy was on duty and Kevin wasn’t feeling well. We all missed them and also Larry Kevin. We hoped they could come later. I hope they made it. They have always been there and we all enjoyed being together. I hope Kevin is feeling better.
I just called about Kevin and he was feeling some better and they came up later and ate and them went home. I hope he gets a lot better I think everyone loves Kevin. He is a super person to me and of course Wendy and Larry Kevin also.
Today (Friday) has been a good day. My son Astor and wife Rosemary came for a visit and also my granddaughter Kathy Nelson and her daughter Caroline. They live in Alabama and don’t get to come in often so it’s a treat to see them. Also my son Billy and wife Sandra and my son Larry came down and we had a good dinner. I didn’t have to cook. Astor and Rosemary brought it and we all really enjoyed it, just being together.
My other son Rob didn’t get to come. His family was coming to visit him. We sure missed him, but he’s always glad to see his family. I talk to him every day; we call that a visit. He comes as often as he can. I think he lives about 350 miles away in Owensboro. He’s been living there a long time. His children, Rocki and Kevin, were born there.
I’d like to remind everyone, our Howard family Christmas party will be on Dec. 20 at Cowan Community Center. Hope the weather will be good.
I called my friend Ada (Miller) King yesterday. It was so good talking to her. I had been calling a wrong number and I think she had also. She and her family were doing well and she was doing a lot of needlework and keeping busy. She was always good at that. I think most of her family could do it.
I never did very well with making pretty things. I wish I could. If I ever find anything I can do. I hope I will be good at it. But I think it’s a little too late for that. I’m enjoying myself keeping in touch with old friends and making new friends. It keeps me going.
My brother Jack Howard and his family have been in Oklahoma visiting his daughter Crystal and her family. She has been having some health problems. Remember her in prayer.
Also remember Sonia Fields. She needs everyone’s prayers. She is so sick and she keeps going. She comes to church as often as she can and we all love and appreciate her. She has been a light to our church for a lot of years and her family also.
Elzie Ray Hatton and Irene, I hope you are doing well and I hope you have a merry Christmas
I had a nice visit from Ohio today. He was a Blackey boy and we knew all the people from years ago. It was interesting.
Well, I’ve been writing on this for days and I’m tired of writing and I know you are tired of reading.
May God bless all of you. Try to be in church somewhere this week if you are able and the weather goes along with us.