Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well.
Today is Thursday and it’s cold and rainy. One of our little winters, I guess. I’m trying to get everything done.
I’m looking forward to seeing my son Astor and his wife this weekend.
I spent the day at Hospice in Hazard yesterday. My sister Louise Shepherd is there and she is really sick.
I got a call from Yvonne Collins yesterday. She is one of Louise’s best friends and she was asking about her. Louise has her whole family with her and a lot of her brothers and sisters.
I was glad to get a letter from my new friend Glenora Eldridge. I look forward to that. She writes a good letter. We have so much in common. Our lives are so much alike.
I also got a call from Alvina Shepherd.
I enjoyed Senior Citizens yesterday. I enjoy seeing all the people. I sure was glad to see my longtime friend, Juanita Profitt, and her daughter-in-law Doris Miller. I hadn’t seen her since her husband Earl Profitt died. I used to visit them on Cowan while I was driving more. I don’t drive more than a mile or two now.
I enjoyed my ride home from Hazard with one of my favorite cousins, Ida Hatton.
I’m appreciating all the calls I get asking about my sisters. Louise and Kathleen are both in real poor health.
I got a call from Imogene Adkins today. Her brother Bill Adkins is coming to visit her today. She always calls about our family.
Hubert Howard and wife Joyce and Betty Tyree are going to Hazard today to visit with Louise and her family. I was having company and couldn’t go.
We all enjoyed our judge, Jim Ward, at Senior Citizens. He had flowers and a pretty card for all of the mothers and we loved that. The men didn’t get anything but a handshake.
S.T. Wright is always there with his pretty girlfriend and we always enjoy seeing them and all the rest of them. Too many names to remember, but we all love seeing them.
I hope all you mothers have a great Mother’s Day. I have had some good ones and it’s not even here yet.
We have had so much rain. It’s been good for the gardens, but it’s also been good for the weeds.
I’ve stayed indoors and not seen many people to talk to. I wish folks would give me so news so I won’t be so boresome.
Some many of our people have sickness in their family. I hope they all get to feeling better.
My son Rob is going to Lexington to visit his children. His daughter Rocki and husband Matt Hill have moved into a new house and Rob is looking forward to seeing it. And I think all of his grandchildren are doing something, along with birthdays. He will enjoy his trip. He always does. He’s a good dad and a good grandfather. Does that sound like a mom talking? I think we are all like that.
Everything is looking so pretty, it’s hard to stay in and let things go. But things don’t get done and we can complain “We didn’t have time.”
I just had a visitor, Larry Kevin Day “the weatherman.” He brought me a beautiful hanging flowerpot. He will be graduating from high school the last of this month. He showed me a picture of his girlfriend. He has brought a lot of joy to this family from the start. To know him is to love him.
This has been a sad time for all of us with all the sick and we know it’s going to get worse, but we have been blessed. We lost our brother Eddie Howard in the year 2000 and our sister Della Pennington in 1985. There are 12 of us children of the late Cinda and Bill Howard and we are so thankful for that.
I’ve enjoyed getting to see all senior citizens. I love sitting with Patsy Richardson and Pat Wright and all of them. I was so tired of eating alone every day. The food tastes much better, eating with friends. I look forward to it.
Rose Ballard, I’m sorry you didn’t get to see me. I haven’t got to see Annabel either. I’ve heard she is so sick. I sure hope you are feeling better. I also think of your brother Jerry Hall when I pass where he used to live. I never see his wife anymore. I don’t know if she still lives there. I never see her walking.
I just got a call from my good friend Dorthy Tacket and I’m so glad she is feeling better. She sounded like her old self again. We’ve been friends since grade school days.
May God bless all of you. Try to be in church somewhere if you are able.