Hello everyone, I hope you are all doing well. I’m glad that little snow didn’t stay around long last week. This is March and we don’t know what to expect.
Last Saturday it was so nice, temperatures were in the 60s. It was a good day to be outside.
I enjoyed talking with Linda Hall. She was surprised to see her picture and some friends from way back in The Eagle. She had never seen that picture before.
A late happy birthday to Dennis Hall. Kevin Day read it and said, “That’s Linda’s husband.”
We offer our sympathy to the family of Cleo Prichard. He was in the Veterans Center in Hazard when Clyde was there. His wife, Barbara, sure was good to say with him. It seemed like she was always there. I didn’t get to go to the funeral. I wanted to go, but just couldn’t make it. Whitesburg
Also, sympathy to the family of Allen Pack. His funeral was at our church. There was a such a big crowd there. He must have been well loved by all the people, and there were beautiful flowers. His funeral was carried out real well with good preaching by Bro. John Conn (my pastor) and Allen’s pastor, Bro. Joe Brown of Neon. The singing was beautiful. His brother Stanley Pack sang ‘White Oak on the Hill.’ I love that song.
I ran into a lady at The Mountain Eagle office. She knew me and I didn’t know her. She is a sister of my cousin, Allen Howard’s wife, Lisa, in Lexington. She said they get The Eagle and read all about us.
A big hello to Lisa and Allen. I haven’t seen you in so long. Your children are probably grown up by now. How about sending me some pictures of your family? You and Lisa are so good-looking your children have to be pretty.
I went to Food City the other day, mostly to see who all was there. It was good seeing Helen Pace. I hadn’t seen her in a long time. I asked about her sisters, Ruth Banks and Loreva Banks Cornett. She said they were doing pretty well.
I also saw Dan Combs. He had been in Florida. He said he and his wife, Penny, had been sick while they were there.
Elzie Ray Hatton, thank you for all the pictures and news of your family. I was so sorry to hear of your wife, Irene, falling. She sure was bruised up. She is one busy lady. I didn’t know she had a sewing business. I knew she canned more food than anyone I ever saw. I hope you both are doing okay. I hope we see you before long and not for a funeral. You had a lot of them close together for awhile, and you never miss a one. You are a good old boy. Also, thank you for the card. I am still kicking around, and the foot is doing well.
I think my sons are going to the races in Bristol soon. They enjoy getting together so much. I’m glad they are so close. All brothers aren’t like that.
Sunday was a beautiful day. I hope it stays that way for awhile. I guess folks are getting ready to start their gardens soon. I’m trying to get used to the time change.
It was good seeing one of our Marlowe girls at church on Saturday night, Janice Hall Vance. I hadn’t seen her in so long. I told her she hadn’t changed much, except that like me, her hair was a different color. I guess the years can do that.
I remember her mom and dad, the late Sophia and Henry Hall. They are buried in the same cemetery as my husband, Clyde, the American Legion Cemetery. I think it is the prettiest one around here.
It was also good to see Jeanette Wright at church. We’ve met a lot at funerals, Walmart and Food City, but I had never asked her for her name.
And it’s always good to see Evelyn Kincer. She’s a good friend.
I haven’t heard from my friend Sara Ison in awhile. I’ve got to call and check on her.
My great-granddaughter Taylor Shaffer of Ashland, will be singing at Carnegie Hall in New York City later this month. Some of her family will be going I’m so proud of her, and all the rest of my grandchildren.
We are all pleased that Timmy Hooper will be coming home from Afghanistan March 13 or 16, and will be getting married at our church. I don’t know how many times he’s been there.
May God bless all of you, try to be in church somewhere this week. Our church has been doing real well.