Whitesburg KY

It’s always good to be back home

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well.

I didn’t get to write last week. I was in Ashland visiting my son Astor “Red”. I hadn’t seen him in a while and I had four great days with him and his wife. If you are with them, you can’t help having a good time. A little thing like jobs gets in the way and thank God for jobs

It’s always good to be back home. There’s no place like home if you’ve been there 75 years in this area.

I was glad to have my son Rob here for a few days. All my sons are good company and I love being with them. All four of them spent time at the lake and enjoyed it, just being together. They got a little tired of the races. They have been going for a long time, maybe 20 years.


I just got home yesterday and I haven’t had time to see if everyone behaved. I’ll be checking up on them.

It was good hearing from Bertha (Page) Dye. We talk often.

I got a letter from Glenora Eldridge in Milan, Ind. It was so sad. She had lost some of her family and her youngest brother, Jerry Bryant.

I have a large book of her family, written by Charles Dixon, and I’ve been into it. This book is about all her family and I knew a lot of them, especially Dennis Dixon. He was my second grade teacher at Carcassonne and I kept up with him ‘til his death. He was in the family of Glenora. I’ve never met her, but we hope to meet sometime.

Our lives were so much alike. We both were in a family of 14 children and we helped take care of them.

I’ve missed my Sunday school and church and I’ll sure be glad to see them all this weekend, and my family here. I’ve missed them. We try to keep in touch as much as we can. I’m glad most of them live here.

We have had so many funerals lately and that is so sad.

I am so pleased with all my pretty rose bushes and snowball bushes. Everything bloomed while I was gone. It’s hard to stay indoors.

Rose Ballard, I’m sorry you didn’t get to come see me. I was gone. I think of how much you like to sit on my porch. I love it too. It’s hard for me to stay inside doing a little work.

I need to check on my cousin, Imogene Adkins. I heard she was in the hospital. I hope she’s doing better. She’s good to check on all of us.

I talk to my sister Betty Tyree every day. She said her husband Bertus was doing a little better every day. That’s good.

I talked to my sister Joanne Brown today in Indianapolis. She calls every day and I’m glad to hear from her. She’s on the road with her job every day and she calls on her way.

I forgot to say my little puppy “Susy” loved being at Astor’s house. She had a good time. She thought she had moved away. She loved Astor and wanted to stay there, but she is back at home with her two cats that she loves to play with. She came from a pet store and I don’t think she knew dogs and cats don’t get along.

I hope Alberta and Jerry Barker are doing O.K. They are good friends. I always look forward to seeing them at the reunion in August.

I’d like to say hello to Gladys Smith in North Carolina. I hope she is doing well. We always have a lot to talk about. I think I will call her tomorrow, and also Iva Cheatham.

I’ve not talked to the rest of my family since I’m back. I’ll be doing that if I can catch up with them. They love going to the lake when they get a chance.

I’m looking forward to Sunday school this morning. I look forward to seeing our teacher, Bro. Rodney Allen. He is a great teacher and also a good friend, he and his wife Tammy.

I hope Irene and Elzie Ray Hatton are doing well. They were sure missed at our Hatton reunion last year. He takes a lot of pictures and shares them with us.

Hello to Jewel Adams in Florida. I need to call you. We can talk for an hour anytime.

It’s time to be getting ready for Sunday school. May God bless all of you. Try to be in church somewhere if you are able.

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