Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. Is it just me or is time going so fast it’s hard to keep up with it? I look back and I don’t see much I’ve done.
I’ve sure enjoyed the nice, warm weather we’ve been having.
I had a nice visit yesterday with my brother Hubert Howard and wife Joyce and my sister Louise Shepherd.
I talked with my good friend Dorthy Tacket recently. She was doing better but still has a way to go. She has pain with her shoulder.
I got a nice letter from a friend, Nancy Tyree of Cleveland, Oh. She was a Collins and was born and raised at Craft’s Colly.
She said her husband knew my dad, the late Bill Howard. I met her at church at Hiram when she was visiting with her sister Betty Dixon. My nephew, Bro. Caleb Howard, was the pastor there and her husband said if Bro. Caleb was like his grandfather Bill Howard then he sure was a good preacher.
I think he is a lot like him. He spent a lot of his time with his grandfather and ate a lot of ice cream together when he was growing up.
I was glad to meet you, Nancy. I knew I would forget your name, but not you! I’m glad you get The Eagle and keep up with us.
My pastor, Bro. John Conn, has been in Pikeville Hospital visiting his sisterin law, Judy (Smith) Fields, and also Lucky Sexton. He is so faithful to visit the hospitals. Both of these need everyone’s prayers.
My sister, Joann Brown of Indianapolis, Ind., is having a birthday on Nov. 10. A very happy birthday to her.
It was good seeing my good friend Gary Joe Bennett and his wife and another lady. I didn’t have my glasses on and couldn’t be sure who she was — she wasn’t close enough. I’ve known Gary Joe about all of his life and we call each other the Number 1 Fan. I love to hear him sing. I have his CD and I play it often.
Someone set two dogs out, white ones, near my house. They are up in Marlowe Hollow with no food and no place to sleep if you change your mind and decide to go get them.
All my sons and their wives are doing fine and keeping busy and getting ready for the holidays and for the winter. I hope it’s not too bad.
Rose Ballard is still getting around and enjoying her music and herself.
I was so pleased to get a call from my old Marlowe friend Bertha (Page) Dye. I had tried to reach her several times and I couldn’t get her. I didn’t know if it was her phone or if she was sick. She had been in the hospital and she asked about all the Browns. I told her that Roland’s wife, Ruth, had been sick. I need to call and find out how she is.
So many of our Marlowe friends have moved away, and many have passed away.
I’ve misplaced a lot of things. Does that mean I’m getting old? I may be, but don’t tell anyone.
I’d like to say hello to all the Taylors in Ohio. Robert “Buddy”, Joella and Madonna, I’ve enjoying having your pictures.
I hope Elzie Ray Hatton and his wife Irene are doing well. He keeps all my news all year and makes albums of them and sends them to his friends, and also to me. He seems to love everyone.
I really enjoyed Sunday school this week. Bro. Rodney Allen is our teacher — a very good teacher! I knew him as a child and when he’s teaching now he sure doesn’t sound like a child. He’s a grandfather now and I hear he is a great one.
Well, I’m tired of writing and I’m sure you are tired of reading, so may God bless all of you. Try to be in church somewhere this week.