Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. Last week was such a good week.
I went with Sandra and Billy Hatton to their lake house and spent the night there. I really enjoy going there and seeing Cody, the neighborhood dog. He visits every time we go there.
A family moved off and left him, and everyone claims him and feeds him well. He’s fat! He walks three miles a day when Sandra and Billy are there.
My son, Astor, and his wife picked me up on Saturday, and we went to Rob’s house in Owensboro for two days. Of course I had a great time. I hadn’t been there in such a long time. It’s 350 miles away.
I was so glad to hear that Travis Morton is doing so well after a long illness. I saw him on TV, and he looked good and sounded real good. He has a good outlook.
I heard they had a pig roast on Cowan while I was gone. My brother, Bobby Ray Howard, and his family were there. I heard Bobby Ray did some good singing. He is a great singer, one of my favorites.
I was real glad to get a call from Lorain Sexton of Colson. We can always find lots to talk about.
I saw Avis Boggs Fields at Letcher Manor visiting her husband the other day. She wasn’t feeling too well.
I haven’t heard anything from Elzie Ray Hatton in awhile. I sent him a birthday card.
I got back to the Ermine Center a few days ago. It’s always good to get to see everyone. I can’t keep Lizzie Mae Wright in line. I owe you one so you had better be good! She’s a good friend.
Earl Profitt is improving some, but has a good way to go. His wife, Juanita, is taking such good care of him. She’s there all day, seven days a week, and his daughter, Doris Miller, spends all the nights with him. She loves her dad! So does everyone who knows him.
Late happy birthday wishes to Earl King and to James Pennington. It was good seeing James up on Pine Mountain at his property there. It’s so beautiful and he has worked so hard on it.
The Howard family reunion will be held there on Oct. 16, which is my brother, Hubert Howard’s, birthday. All you Howards start getting ready for it.
We didn’t have one last year because of the death of my husband, Clyde. That was the day it was planned for, and we had a funeral instead of a reunion, but everyone was there and we saw everyone.
We got word this week of the death of our cousin, Carminella ‘Tommie’ Palumbo Adkins of New Mexico. She was the daughter of the late Della Howard Palumbo and John Palumbo, who lived in Whitesburg, and a sister of the late Mae Cox, Guy Palumbo, Ralph Palumbo, and Bill Palumbo.
When you go to Letcher Manor Nursing Home, you always run into friends. I saw Rose Breeding, who was visiting with Louanna Collins. They were sitting on the porch, enjoying the pretty weather.
I also saw Sharon Hale, who has promised to send me some pictures.
I got a call yesterday from my friend, Anna Watkins’s, daughter, Janie McPherson, telling me that Anna was very sick and in a hospital in Florida. She needs everyone’s prayers. She was my neighbor 55 years ago, and we have kept in touch ever since.
Shannon Banks, Carol Day, Judy Greene and Joanne Brown are on a cruise at this time. They’ve been looking forward to it a long time.
Juanita and Earl Profitt were hoping Earl would be able to go to church last week. I sure hope they did. They miss their church.
I guess you are as tired of reading and I’m tired of writing. May God bless all of you. Try to be in church somewhere this week.