Hello everyone, I hope you are all doing well. It was a busy week for me.
I had to go for jury duty on Monday. My son Rob came to visit me on Monday and stayed until Wednesday. I always enjoy that.
We went to Pine Mountain Grill with my son Billy and Sandra and Joseph and Hannah. Charles and Brenda Howard were there, and Kathleen and husband Ernest Brock, and also my brother, Bobby Ray Howard and wife, Debbie, and daughter Gabrielle, and Carol and Randall Day. We all enjoyed that. It was like a mini reunion.
I read in The Eagle
last week that Margaret (King) Fields had died in Miamisburg, Ohio. It has been such a short time since her husband, Bryant Fields, died. They were formerly from Whitesburg. Our sympathy goes out to the families.
Margaret was a sister to my good friend, Ada (Miller) King’s husband, the late Arthur King.
Larry Maggard, one of our church men, had surgery last Wednesday, and it turned out well. He was back at church on Sunday. We are glad things went well.
I want to say hello to Juanita Adams of Indiana, and also to Sue McKnight. They are sisters of my friend, Aggie Hatton. I didn’t know they all got The Eagle.
A big hello to both of you.
We’ve had two baby showers. One was for Heather, the daughter of my usedto be neighbors James and Fay Fields. I don’t know Heather’s married name. The other one was for Erica Howard, the wife of Caleb Howard. It will be a grandson for Debbie and Bobby Ray Howard. The Howard family is growing. Louise, Kathleen, Joyce Howard and I all went to the shower.
Madonna Pennington died after a long illness. She was the wife of the late Vineyard Morris and the late Bobby Pennington. We off er our sympathy to the family. She was a nurse at Whitesburg ARH.
Elzie Ray Hatton, if you thought I and The Mountain
made a mistake on the picture of you, the late Bud Hatton and Denny Ray Hatton’s picture, I sent the picture with what you had written on it, and the words ‘attending the wake of the late Bill Hatton.’ The word ‘attending’ looked like ‘attorney.’ So Bill wasn’t an attorney for long. I got a laugh out of it.
We had some hard rain and wind Saturday night, but Sunday was nice.
We had an anniversary dinner at church for Bro. John and Sis. Alicia Conn. We all enjoyed it.
Bro. Eugene Knoles got sick after church and had to be taken to the hospital. I hope he is okay. He’s a real good friend. He and his wife, Marie, went to Hazard for the funeral of our friend, Harold Miller. He was a patient at the Veterans Center.
We got to be good friends with him and his wife, Georgia, while Clyde was down there. Our sympathy goes out to his family.
I went back up to Ermine Center Friday. It was good seeing everyone. I missed seeing Lizzie Mae Wright. She was in Alabama visiting her children. I heard her daughter Janet was sick, and I hope she is doing okay now.
My son, Larry Hatton, and wife, Linda, spent three days at their lake camper, and had a great time. Then they went to Lexington’s St. Joseph Hospital to visit Linda’s sister, Tina Belle, and her mother, Geneva Adams.
They said Tina Belle was some improved. I was glad to hear that. She is a very sweet girl. I know her mom is exhausted. She has stayed with her for about six weeks in Pikeville and Lexington. She just won’t leave her. They are so close.
The trees and flowers are all so pretty it’s hard to stay indoors. I have a lot of work to do, but I can’t seem to get motivated. Do any of you have that problem? I really don’t mind work. I can watch it for hours and get more tired than the ones doing it.
May God bless all of you, may all the sick and shut-ins get better, and those having birthdays all be good ones.
Try to be in church somewhere this week if you are able.