Hello everyone, hope things are going well for all of you.
Hope you are staying indoors. I am, as much as I can. I can’t remember it ever being as hot as it is and the gardens are sure needing rain.
I heard fire trucks going by my house. I haven’t heard where they went. I sure hope it wasn’t someone’s home.
I met Truby Cornett and his wife Dora at Food City. I enjoyed talking to them. Dora’s mother Flora Amburgey is very sick. She’s in Letcher Manor Nursing Home and needs everyone’s prayers.
Also needing prayers are Aggie and Charlie Hatton and Shirley Niece. We have so many friends sick and we sure miss them at church.
It was good seeing Ida and Roger Hatton’s two daughters Christy and Misty and her cute little baby. Misty’s husband Joe is in service and she and her baby are getting to spend some time with her parents and Roger, Ida and Christy are sure enjoying it.
My sister Kathleen Brock is back in the hospital at Whitesburg and I think they are going to send her to Lexington for a heart cath in a few days. I visited her today and she seemed like she was feeling better. Sure hope so. I don’t like for any of my family to be sick and not anyone else either.
I talked to my son Rob today. He has been on vacation with his son Dr. Kevin Hatton and wife Adrienne and their two sons Will and Loren and Gaby and reported a good time. His daughter Rocki and husband Matt and their two children Elise and Daniel came for a visit, so he’s a happy “pap-pap’.
I talked to Mable Asher today and she told me her niece Mildred (Thomas) Cornett’s husband Ray Cornett died and also her brother Calvin Thomas died two weeks later. Mildred and her husband built the house my sister Kathleen and Earnest Brock live in now.
I also got a call from my longtime friend Ada (Miller) King in Miamisburg, Ohio. She told me her sister Ann (Miller) Vanderpool died. She lived in Williamsburg (I think). We talked by phone so I’m not sure of her address. I had just given her phone number to another Marlowe girl, Bertha (Page) Dye .
Our sympathy surely goes out to her family. We go a way back to our years at Marlowe. Her parents were the late Woodrow and Lettie Miller.
Also, another one of our Marlowe friends died in Ohio, Sharon (Taylor) Tyree, and another friend, Bobbie Jean Collins of Isom, died. She taught school over 40 years. Everyone loved her. Her only son, Danny Carl Collins, was killed in a car wreck when he was in high school.
I met another old friend and cousin in Walmart Friday, Marlene Halcomb of Linefork. She was a nurse, now retired.
That’s where I do most of my meeting people, there and Food City and Save-A-Lot stores. I would never have any news if not for that and of course my telephone. I get news that way. Some I don’t tell about. I never want to embarrass anyone and I won’t spread news.
It was nice seeing Pat Bowen at the hospital today. I had an appointment and she was the volunteer. I told her I never knew which one of the pretty ladies would be there. I think I know all of them. I think that is so nice of them. I thought when I got old I would do that, but I don’t seem to have any spare time. I guess it’s harder when you have lots of family to spend time with. I never get lonely. I love my family and friends.
I hope Rose Ballard and Emma Lou and all the rest of the writers are doing OK. I always read the Blackey News. I lived there till I was 11 years old and remember a lot of them, Martha Burns, Hope Campbell and Joann Walters.
Most of my news was sad news this week.
May God bless all of you. Try to be in church somewhere this week.