Hello everyone. I hope you are all doing well.
I haven’t been out and about much, so this news will be boring, and I apologize for it.
My sister Kathleen Brock has been back in the hospital. She’s out now, but not doing very well. Keep her in your prayers.
I got a call from Shirley Wells in Tennessee the other day telling me another Marlowe man, her uncle, Bill Morrow, who lived in Dayton, Oh., had died. The Marlowe people all loved him.
I talked with my sister Joanne Brown in Indianapolis, Ind., and her husband Donald Brown is having health problems and needs everyone’s prayers. They are real sad as their two sons have moved away from Indiana, one to Oklahoma and one to Los Vegas, and they miss them, and especially the four grandchildren.
Kevin Day and Larry Hatton went to Richmond to broadcast a ballgame. Their team, the Cougars, lost the game 24-20. One of the team, Chris Tyree, a good player, had an injury of some sort and didn’t get to finish the game. We think that’s why they lost.
I was so glad to hear from my friend, Anna Watkins in Florida. She seemed to be doing pretty well. She sure was a good neighbor a long time ago.
I enjoyed a visit last Friday with my two sisters Louise Shepherd and Betty Tyree. I cooked one of my mom’s dishes. She called it ‘hot stuff.’ I gave them some of that and some cornbread and iced tea. They said it was good. Should I make them some more? If they behave themselves, I may.
My sons are all excited about going to the Bristol races. They’ve been doing that for a long time. I’m so glad my sons get along well and love being together.
My son Billy Hatton had a birthday Aug. 19. His children and grandchildren and of course, his wife, Sandra, had a cookout that evening and I was invited. I love being with my family and getting to see them all.
I enjoyed a call from Eula Vae Joseph. I told her I was sorry that I made a mistake in last week’s paper when I wrote that Troy ‘Scrub’ Holland had died. The one who died was his brother, Charles ‘Scrub’ Holland. I didn’t know two of them were called ‘Scrub.’
Troy died years ago. I want to apologize to his sisters. They all get The Eagle and read my news every week. His sisters are Shelby Jean Hammonds and Joanne Hoffman, both of Indiana; Devonne Profitt of Georgia, and Eula Vae Joseph of Whitesburg. We’ve been friends for many years, and she understood how that could have happened.
I’m glad they enjoy my column. I know I am not smart enough to write, anyway.
I enjoyed reading about Kathy Palumbo’s granddaughter, Allison Marie Palumbo, graduating magna cum laude with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Kentucky. She is in her first year at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich. I’m proud of her, as she is in our family. I’m glad that photo was with my news. She is so beautiful! Most of our family are, aren’t they, Kathy?
I hope everyone is enjoyed this cooler weather though it is feeling more like fall weather. You know what that means; winter is on the way.
I hope next week I can have better news to write about.
It was good seeing Shirley Breeding, Adrian Maggard and Nanetta Dingus in Food City. Nanetta said she had a friend in Ohio who reads my news and knows some of the people I write about, but doesn’t know me.
May God bless all of you, and try to be in church somewhere this week.