Whitesburg KY

Hubert Howard has hip surgery


Hello everyone. Hope you are all doing well.

We had snow on Saturday morning, and I was worried about getting out to turn my news in. I was all ready for springtime, but it was pretty.

My brother, Hubert Howard, had hip surgery in Pikeville. He’s back home now and is feeling better. I’m glad he’s got it over. He’s been in a lot of pain for a long time.

I just heard that my pastor John Conn’s wife Alicia had a bad fall at work. I’ve not been able to reach anyone to find out how bad she was hurt.

I couldn’t get off of my hill because of the snow. I sure hope she wasn’t hurt bad. She needs everyone’s prayers. Everyone loves Alicia!

My son, Bill Hatton and I went to Pine Mountain Grill last Wednesday. It was good seeing Earl Napier and his wife there, and also James Pennington and a friend of his. I don’t get to see him often.

We are planning on a Howard family reunion on May 25 on Pine Mountain at James’s place. It’s early, but I will keep mentioning it.

My four sons are getting ready for their trip to the Bristol races. They really look forward to that. They love getting together. They go away every year.

It was good seeing my nephew, Jerome Hatton the other day. I hadn’t seen him in awhile. I don’t get out much in the winter.

I want to get back up to Ermine Center and see everyone. Something usually comes up and I don’t go.

I’m one who seems to stay busy and not get anything done. Anyone else like that?

I hope that Emma Lou Engle is better. I’ve missed her news.

My sister Kathleen Brock had company this weekend. Her daughter Sandy Carroll and all her family are in visiting from Louisville. I’m sure they are enjoying themselves.

I’d like to say hello to my good friend, Anna Watkins in Florida. I’m sure you are not getting all of this snow we are getting.

Today is Sunday and the roads are bad and all the churches are canceled. I don’t like not getting to go to church on Sunday. I hope it gets better.

Hello to Irene and Elzie Ray Hatton in Tennessee. I hope you are both doing okay.

I’ve not been out much this week because of the snow, and I’ve not got any news.

I make plans to go to Ermine Center. There’s always a crowd there, but I can’t always go.

My brothers John and Charles Howard are at the lake this weekend. I’m sure my sister Judy Greene will enjoy that. We’ve got good brothers and sisters also.

We still have a lot of friends who need prayer. Shirley Niece is still in the hospital.

I think I have about every redbird in the county at my house. I must have their favorite food. They are so beautiful in the snow. I love watching them. I’ve never seen so many. They’ve brought all their family and friends.

John Sexton of Colley is still having health problems. He needs prayer. My pastor Bro. John Conn and my nephew Bro. Caleb Howard visited him a few days ago. I think Caleb did some good singing for him. He sure can sing!

I know John and his wife Loraine enjoyed that.

Cram Creek Church, where Bro. Ernest Brock is pastor, is having a 30-day revival which began March 3 with different preachers preaching. I’m sure they would love to see you there.

Bro. Bill Smith’s wife Imogene is having health problems and needs everyone’s prayers. I hope she is doing better. I’ve known her since she was a little girl.

Her dad, the late Marvin Thomas, was one of my husband Clyde’s friends and a hunting buddy. We visited in their home a lot.

I’m rattling on. If you are still reading, may God bless all of you, and try to be in church somewhere when the snow is gone.

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