Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well and enjoying this beautiful weather. I’m trying to catch up on the things I’ve been letting go. I’ve been real lazy.
I visited with my sisterin law Jenetta in rehab. I think she is almost through with it. I know she will be glad to be back home and I know her family will be glad. They’ve been good to visit her.
I called my friend Dorthy Tacket. She’s doing better. She has been having thyroid troubles.
I also called her sister Linda Hall to ask about her husband Dennis Hall. He is still in UK Hospital and they both need everyone’s prayers. Also, Jerry Dixon still needs prayers.
I try to keep up with our Marlowe friends. So many are not with us anymore, but we still think of them and miss them.
My sister Kathleen Brock is still having health problems and needs prayer. I call her every day.
My niece Robin Tyree of Whitco, is at Pikeville Hospital for a checkup. I hope everything goes OK. She’s had a rough time for a long time.
My brother John Howard has gone back to his camper in Tennessee. We can’t keep him home long. He loves to fish and we miss him.
It’s been good having Shirley Niece in church. I hope she improves and gets to come back regularly. We miss our people when they are not in their seats.
I got a real sweet call from my little three-yearold great-granddaughter Kate Hatton. She said, “Mam Maw, I’m going to have a baby brother.” She is the daughter of Dr. Jonathan and Andrea Hatton of Pikeville. Thank you, Kate, that means I will have one more great-grandson. The more the merrier, right?
I really enjoyed the picture and news of the late Sara and Clarence Ison. I visited them many times and enjoyed their oldfashioned home and felt so comfortable with them. I got a lot of hugs there. I’ve missed that.
Emma Lou Engle, I hope you are doing better. I saw your sister Anna Lea a while back. I told her we will get together for lunch. I hope soon. We can see who can talk most about our grandchildren.
I enjoyed talking to my cousin Dorthy Miles on Friday. I’m sure she is keeping busy. She is so talented! I wish I was. I keep hoping someday I’ll find something I’m good at. So far I haven’t found it. Maybe I’m not looking hard enough.
We had a great time at our storytelling time at the Harry M. Caudill Library in Whitesburg on Saturday. We had over 20 people there. Kendall Ison and R.C. Day had some great stories about floods, coal mining and coal camp life. Those were the topics we used. We all had good stories. I was glad that Dorthy Miles made it. She’s a lot of fun. All this will be put in a play. They wanted me to be in it. I was afraid I’d mess it up. Dorthy agreed to be in it. They taped all the stories we told and they will be in the play. I’ll be anxious to see it.
Our next meeting will be at Cowan Community Center on May 18. We hope lots of people will come. You will enjoy yourselves and the good food they serve.
My son Astor ‘Red’ is coming on Mother’s Day to take me home with him to Georgetown and we will be going to visit Rob Hatton in Owensboro. We plan on visiting his children and grandchildren in Lexington if they are home. I haven’t been anywhere in a long time. I’m a home person, but I’m getting excited about going now.
I talked with my friend Anna Watkins in Florida. She is a retired postmaster. She had a luncheon with four other postmasters and she sent me a picture and told me to tell R.C. Day hello and I did that today. R.C. is also a retired postmaster. I’m putting her picture in my news. She looks great! I’m not telling her age. You would not believe it if I told you!
I saw my sister Betty Tyree’s great-grandson today. I think he’s about eight months old. He is a good looking little fellow. He was getting a lot of attention and loving it. He lives in Tennessee.
May God bless all of you and may all the sick get better. Try to be in church somewhere this week if you are able.