Hello everyone. Hope everything is going well for all of you.
There have been too many funerals this week for good friends. We need to keep their families in prayer.
Nannie Frazier didn’t have any family left except her sister-in-law, Lucinda Roberts. I was glad to see her two sons, Richard and Gerald Roberts. I’ve known them all their lives. Also, Ona Faye Sexton died. Their funerals were on the same day. I’ve known her and her family many years. I’ve sat with her and her husband Elmer a long time in church. They were good people, good friends.
Let me wish my good friend Dorthy Tacket a belated happy birthday Sept. 28. We always remembered each other’s birthday. There has been a lot going on and I didn’t remember the day. I was so sorry.
Dorthy was so pleased to see Robert Taylor, our old Marlowe boy, at the Mountain Heritage. He always comes for that. I didn’t get to see him. It rained a lot. She also saw her sister Pearl Noble and her son Chuck Noble there.
Dorthy and her daughter Jeanette Yonts met an old college friend, Alice (Conley) Justice in Prestonsburg. They were glad to see her.
Dorthy, I think you are having entirely too much fun — but I’m glad.
I enjoyed Loren Sturgill and Wes Hogg singing at Nannie Frazier’s funeral. They were good! I also enjoyed talking to them. If you see me, you talk!
My sister Louise Shepherd and I had lunch at Pine Mountain Grill on Saturday. We enjoyed it, but we didn’t see anyone we knew. That don’t happen often.
Claudine Sturgill in Bloomfield, Ohio, I enjoyed your call and enjoyed the tape you sent me. I’m sending you the one I promised you. The CD I was taping it off of messed up, but I did get the song you wanted, “Just A Grain of Sand”. The girl singing on it is Charlene Mason. You need to get some of their music. I wanted you to see how good they were. She’s Dorthy Tacket’s daughter. They are great singers and musicians also.
It was good seeing Betty Collins, a volunteer at Whitesburg Hospital, and also Glenda Helton, a nurse there. You can enjoy yourself at the hospital if you know about everyone and love seeing people.
Late happy 90th birthday on Sept. 27 to Vernon Cornett, a longtime friend, and also Komos Ison of Kingdom Come, a lifetime resident and retired coal miner. He worked at Marlowe with my husband Clyde. He turned 87 on Sept. 5 and celebrated with family and friends.
The Howard family will be having a reunion on Oct. 13 on Pine Mountain at James Pennington’s place. Come on, all you Howards! We always have a good time. We have some sick that may not make it. It will start about 12 o’clock.
We have had more funerals this week. My sisterin law Blanch Hatton died on Thursday. Her funeral was on Saturday.
It was so good seeing Charles and Ramona Raleigh there, and also Margaret Combs and Wanda Hatton. I don’t get to see them as much as I’d like to.
I was so pleased that Carol and Kendall Ison took care of the funeral. She didn’t have any family here. She and Carol were cousins. I was glad two of her nieces came in for the funeral.
Also, my friend Aggie Hatton died and her funeral was the same day. I was able to go to both of them. Her funeral was at our church, Whitco Pentecostal. We had a large crowd and we appreciated all the preachers that talked so well and the singers all were great. The songs were all beautiful. The family and the church also appreciated all the food they brought and all the beautiful flowers.
The lady that sent me the pictures to see if anyone knows who they are, I will put some of them in the paper. I forgot who sent them to my sister’s house so I couldn’t get back to her. She may want to call me back.
Claudine Sturgill, I’m glad you got your daughter to start getting The Eagle. Maybe she can give me some news to keep me from being so boring.
Pearl Noble’s daughter Jennifer Holbrook was also at the Mountain Heritage. I missed seeing a lot of people because of the rain.
Keep praying for my sister Kathleen Brock and her husband Bro. Earnest Brock.
May God bless all of you. Try to be in church somewhere this week.