Hello everyone, hope everything is going well for all of you.
The weather is being real nice. It’s hard to stay indoors. I love being outside.
I saw one of our Marlowe boys on the Government Channel, Archie Noble, son of the late Mima and Vernon Noble. He’s been building beautiful furniture and other things for 10 years or longer.
Not long ago Dan Combs and I were talking about all our Marlowe children doing so well and we are proud of them.
Late happy birthday to Dorthy Tacket. I got to give her a birthday card in person at the funeral of Riley Caudill Her daughter Jeanette Yonts was with her. It was good seeing Bertha (Page) Dye there, and also Robbie Dixon and Jewel Crase and Abby Wynn, who makes the best cakes! and of course the sons of Riley Caudill. I had never met one of them before, but I see William Caudill on TV with Steve Caudill and listen to their beautiful singing and music. I also saw him and heard him sing at the Mountain Heritage Festival. It was really good!
I saw Hazel Hart and her daughter-in-law, Lula Belle Caudill, at Walmart.
I didn’t see Jim Cornett at the Mountain Heritage, but I know he was there with lots of nice things to sell. I saw it on TV.
Late happy birthday to Scott Howard and Glen Miles, Oct. 3 I think Glen is in Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. I hope he is better now and back at home. His wife Dorthy Miles is not feeling well. I told her let me know when she’s up to company and I’ll sure go and see her.
My son Bill Hatton and wife Sandra and I had breakfast at Pine Mountain Grill and saw Jr. Dixon and his wife and also Earl Napier and his wife. They are there often. He always comes over and talks to us and we love it! I love meeting people. That’s one reason I go. I also love to eat their good food.
I’d like to say hello to Jack Stewart. He comes to our church and sits behind me. He lives on the Pike County line and he reads my news. He is a good friend of my brother Bobby Ray Howard. We are glad he likes our church.
I got my flu shot today, so stay away from me, flu.
I attended the funeral of Ruth Coffee Caudill on Thursday. It was good to see my Blackey friends Bro. Elwood Cornett and wife Kathy, and Vera Raleigh and Helen Pace and her sister Cecila Conatser. I don’t get to see them much.
I don’t really get out much. I’m a stay-at-home by choice, but thanks to my phone I talk a lot to my family and friends. I’m a people person.
I have a new great-grandson in Pikeville, John Luke Hatton, son of Andrea and Dr. Jonathan Hatton. He has a big sister, Kate, who loves him, and a big, big family who loves him also.
My son Larry Hatton will be having a birthday on Oct. 10, and my brother Hubert Howard will have his Oct. 16. Early happy birthday to both of you. I won’t tell your age.
I saw my nephew Paul Hatton at Food City. I don’t get to see him much. He doesn’t get out much. He doesn’t live far away, so we can talk to each other by phone.
I heard my sister-in-law Jenetta Howard was in the hospital. I’ll have to check up on her.
I just talked to Dorthy Tacket, and her daughter Charlene Mason is having some health problems and needs everyone’s prayers.
So many of our friends are in need of prayer, Dorothy Miles and her husband Glen, Sonia Fields, Steve Taylor, Daniel Cook with back problems, Carba Niece and wife Shirley.
We are pleased to be having Bro. David Miller of Dayton, Oh., for a revival at our church from Oct. 14 to 18. He’s been a good friend for many years, and we all love him. Our pastor, Bro. John Conn, and all the congregation invite everyone to come and be with us. He is also a great singer. It’s at the Whitco Pentecostal Church.
I enjoyed Sunday School last week. Bro. Rodney Allen, our teacher, outdid himself. We all love Rodney.
May God bless all of you. Try to be in church somewhere this week if you are able.