Hello everyone. I hope you are all doing well and keeping cool.
I was so pleased to hear from my friend, Ada Miller King. I kept thinking about calling her, but you know how that goes — getting busy and forgetting. She has had two heart attacks, but is coming along just fine. I’m glad of that.
Dorothy Tackett called. She had missed my news not being in the paper. I just forgot about it.
I’m sorry about making a mistake in last week’s news. Donnie Banks is very much alive and was at the funeral of his son, Chris Banks. I was sure pleased about that. It had been many years since I had seen him.
I was pleased to get a letter from Merileen Niece Cogdil from LaBelle, Florida. Merileen, I last saw you on the steps at the old Whitesburg Post Office a long time ago. I remember you. The three sisters got together in Renfro Valley for their third reunion. I’m sure they enjoyed it. They would like to remember their brother, Tommy Niece, who passed away last July. He lived in Blackey.
The three sisters are the grandchildren of the late Jessie and Pearlie Hatton. All three were raised in Whitco. Their mother was killed by a train there in 1941. Brothers John Conn, Donald Enfusse and Billy Conn were their preachers and the Niece family did the singing. They did good.
I was glad to see the rain. It was really needed.
It was good talking to my friend, Bertha Page Dye, an old Marlowe friend. We keep in touch.
Betty Tyree, Louise Shepherd and I went out shopping on Saturday, and we three sisters enjoyed it. We hadn’t done it in awhile and we are going to do it more often. We are not big spenders, so we can do it.
My son Rob in Owensboro had his daughter and family visiting him recently. He was really looking forward to it and making plans.
I ran into Jeanette Yonts in Walmart. She said she and her mother, Dorothy Tackett, had been walking and enjoyed it.
Walking is something I haven’t done in awhile. I just lost interest in it when my walking buddy, Tommie Baker, passed away. We had such a good time together. I still miss her. I do a lot of walking here at home to the mailbox, down the hill and up the hill to visit my family. I also walk to feed all my critters.
I hope Pearl Noble got her air conditioner fixed. She called me recently. I always enjoy talking to my friends.
I enjoyed Steve Caudill and William Caudill last night on the Beattyville station. They are good singers and good musicians.
I visited with Aggie and Charlie Hatton recently. I’ll sure be glad when they get able to be back in church.
I heard from Sally Taylor. She was planning to come to our church. She hasn’t been able to come for some time, and it will be so good to see her.
May God bless all of you. Try to be in church somewhere this week.