Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well and enjoying the pretty weather we have been having.
I enjoyed getting a call from Mary A. Adams of Florida, but was sorry to hear Kathy Palumbo had died in Versailles. She had been living with her son Bryan Palumbo and his wife Renee there. The folks in Whitesburg had been missing here, but she was too sick to live by herself.
Her funeral was Friday and Saturday. My brother Jack Howard and I met a lot of friends at the funeral and a lot of the family we hadn’t seen in a while.
Her late husband, John Palumbo, died in 1978. Kathy is survived by three sons, John Palumbo III of Charleston, S.C.; Wayne Palumbo of Ashland, and Bryan Palumbo and wife Renee of Versailles.
I appreciate my brother Jack Howard taking me to the visitation and funeral. I love being with him. Kathy’s late husband, John Palumbo, was our cousin and they lived in Whitesburg.
My son Rob is in Lexington this weekend to celebrate his grandson Will Hatton’s birthday. I think it is his 11th. I have a hard time trying to keep up with them all. Time goes so fast.
I got a call from Bill Smith and wife Imogene today. I love hearing from them. Bill was one of Clyde’s hunting buddies.
My sister Betty Tyree has her granddaughter Katy and her two children visiting this weekend.
It was good seeing Jane Cox and her daughter at Kathy Palumbo’s funeral. She hopes she can come to our Howard reunion on Sept. 17. A lot of folks tell us they will try to come. Ruby Jean Howard and Dexter Howard and his son of Indiana are hope they can come if they are able.
We’ve lost two sisters, Louise and Kathleen, since last year at they will surely be missed. We are all getting older and some have health problems.
I’m hoping I can get back to Senior Citizens. I’ve missed seeing them. I’ve not been getting out much, but I’m getting better. I’ve been real pleased when people tell me they have missed me and enjoy my news. I think they are just being nice.
I really appreciate my sister, Joann Brown in Indiana, calling us every day.
I just had a visitor, Bill Smith. He brought me a jar of apple butter and a jar of pineapple jam that his wife Imogene had made. I can’t wait to taste them. I know they will be good.
We all missed Elzie Ray Hatton at the Hatton reunion. I don’t think either one of them, he or his wife Irene, is doing real well. I hope they are doing better. A lot of the people were missing and we are all getting older and some are not able to go. I haven’t heard from some of them.
My brother Hubert Howard has not been feeling well. I hope he is doing better. I haven’t been able to reach him today. He may just be outside.
We have been having some pretty weather and we need to take advantage of it before winter comes. I don’t get out much in winter.
Hello to all my misplaced friends.
May God bless all of you. Try to be in church somewhere if you are able. There may come a time when you can’t go. I found that out.