Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well.
I didn’t get any news out last week, but I had the biggest and oldest birthday party and it was a total surprise. I thought my four sons were going to be together on my birthday. Instead I ended up at 4 Star Village for a party I thought was for Angie Hatton for winning her election. She wasn’t there and I found out it was for my birthday. What a shock! I thought I would have the big one for sure!
I had my sons there and their wives and all the children, grandchildren and my great-grandchildren, 35 of them all together for the first time.
I’m glad Jack Burkich was there. He had taught all my children and grandchildren. We were so glad to have him and I know he enjoyed himself and we enjoyed him.
Enough of all that! I’ll never forget that.
Rob came home with me and spend a couple of days with me and of course I was pleased with that.
My brother Hubert and wife Joyce had their family for Thanksgiving and my other brother and sister had their families together. I had Thanksgiving with Larry and Linda Hatton and all their family, Wendy and Kevin Day and their sons Rocky and Larry Kevin (L.K.D.), Chris and Sue and their children Brook and Gracie, and Beau and his girlfriend Lauren.
Last weekend I went to the wedding of Beau and Lauren at Elizabethtown. It was one of the greatest weddings I had ever seen. It was at a camp were they first met about six years ago and there was a very large crowd there. Their friends for all those years were all there.
After this I went home with my son Astor and stayed a few days with him and his wife. If you go there you have to enjoy it, and not just Astor’s good cooking that he loves to do. It’s the good company.
I was so sorry I wasn’t able to go to the funeral of my good friend Pearl Noble. I called her sister Dorthy Tacket and told her how sorry I was not to be able to go. They have been good friends of ours for many years.
I was pleased to get a letter from Elzie Ray Hatton and get a picture of his dog Rocky that’s their baby! I know that feeling. I always had a dog, mostly pugs, and I miss them, but I won’t get another one. I don’t like losing them.
I was so sorry to hear of Don Bentley dying. I was in Georgetown and couldn’t go to his funeral. He and his family have been my friends for many years. When I had a job to be done, I called Don and his boys. When he wasn’t able to work he came and sat on my porch and made sure they did a good job and they always did.
I want to thank the person who was pleased to see the picture of my sister, Della Howard Pennington, in my news. She went to LPN school with her and liked her a lot. I wonder if I know her. Thank you so much for letting me know.
I thank my pastor Bro. John Conn and his wife Ali- cia for taking me to church at Hazard. I had been there a long time ago and I enjoyed it and remembered a lot of them. About 20 people from our church were there. Bro. John preached real good and we all enjoyed it.
I really look forward to hearing Bro. Tony Brown every morning. I love to hear him say, “This is the day that the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it.” It works!
My sister Betty came out for a visit today and I enjoyed it. People don’t visit anymore like they used to. I think they use Facebook. I don’t have it. I remember when I was young, my mom and all the other moms would sit on her porch and watch all the children play and have a good time, a yard full of them and not in a hurry. I think the old way was better. Now the children have a bigger schedule than the mothers and don’t have time to play. You can tell I’m old fashioned and way behind the times.
Our newlyweds will be home today from their honeymoon. They’ve been in New York and some other places. Beau and Lauren, we’ll be glad to see you! So back to work and school!
It’s time for Sunday school. May God bless all of you. Try to be in church somewhere if you are able.