Hello, everyone. Hope things are going well for all of you. We have sure been having some beautiful weather. Do you reckon this is Indian summer? It’s sure been good. This was a good week.
We had a good cookout at the home of Debbie and Bobby Howard Saturday. They had everything all decorated up for fall and there sure had been a lot of work gone into it. I think everyone’s favorite thing was the big black pot hanging over a fire filled with soup beans and pork shoulder I think had cooked all night. They had lots of delicious food and a very large crowd.
Attending were Bro. Larry Caudill and wife Bonnie; five generations of Erica Howard’s family; her father, Roger Eversole, and wife; and some more grandparents. The honored guest was Mary Cook, greatgreat great-grandmother of baby Brooklyn Howard, who is 91 years old and such a sweet lady. They all came from Perry County. We also had Kenny Medford and wife from Harlan County.
All the rest were from here. Lorraine Blair wanted her name and her daughter, Donna Sue Blair, and Lorraine’s son — can’t remember his name — all mentioned. I think everyone from Whitesburg Holiness was there. I sat with both Gerrard Collins and their family and enjoyed talking with them and all the rest, way too many to mention.
Betty Tyree and Bro. Earnest Brock and wife Kathleen and myself really enjoyed being with everyone. I took my great-grandson, Beau Hatton, and he had a ball.
Our sympathy goes out to all the family of Danny Wilson, son of the late Lily and Frank Wilson, who were our Marlowe friends. Danny was living in Indiana.
Hubert Howard’s grandson, Willie Howard, son of Tony Howard of Nicholasville, was baptized on Sunday at Seco, along with his mother and stepfather, Pina and Chris Gibson, and his sister, Erica Gibson, and two of his best friends, Ronda and Josh. I don’t know their last names. That was such good news. Hubert said he saw my old friend, Norma Napier, there, another one of our Marlowe friends. A big hello to you, Norma! Give me a call sometime and we will talk about old times. Hope you are doing well.
I certainly enjoyed church on Sunday at Whitesburg Holiness Church at Van. We didn’t have church at our church. We had tile put down and couldn’t walk on it. It was good seeing everyone. They are all such good, friendly people. Their pastor, Bro. Larry Caudill, and his wife, Bonnie, are not feeling well and need everyone’s prayers.
Dorthy Tacket’s daughter, Lucille Graves, had a birthday last week. Belated happy birthday, Lucille. Those birthdays have a habit of coming every year. She lives in Bristol.
My little niece, Destini Banks, and Jeffrey Reynolds were married on Oct. 31 at the home of his parents. I wish them all the best and hope they will have a long, happy life. They seem to be very much in love. Destini has always been the love of the lives of Shannon and Jim Banks of Cowan.
We had a great service at our church, Pentecostal Faith Tabernacle, on Sunday night. We had a lot of visitors there that I had never met. We were glad to see them. I think they will be coming back. They really enjoyed themselves.
I guess this is all the news for now. I’ll meet with you sometime next week. May God bless all of you. Try to be in church somewhere this week and enjoy this beautiful weather we are blessed with.