Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. Hope everyone had a happy Fourth of July. A lot of my family were away. Billy and Sandra and their family were at their lake house. Sara and Chris Hatton and their children spent a week at the lake and also went to the Knoxville Zoo and the Smoky Mountains and had a very good time.
My son Astor “Red” and wife Rosemary and their granddaughter went to Florida and met his daughter Kathy Nelson and her daughter Caroline. I’m sure they had a good time.
Late happy birthday to Jason Conn on the Fourth of July. I saw their fireworks from my house. They were pretty.
Betty and Bertus Tyree and I visited Clyde last Monday, and Louise Shepherd and I went on Thursday. He wasn’t feeling well on Thursday. He was wheezing and short of breath. They had him on medicine. I hope he’s better when I go back.
Louise Joseph has been back in the hospital. She came home on Thursday. I hope she is doing better.
I also heard Pauline Webb was in Pikeville Hospital. Charles and Ruth Caudill and Lizzie Mae Wright visited her.
I heard Madge Combs wasn’t doing very well. Hope she is better.
I ran into Pauline Bates at Save-A-Lot the other day. It was good seeing her. I hadn’t seen her in a long time.
I bought me a coal license plate for my car the other day. I’m so proud of it. My family have all been coal miners. My dad Bill Howard raised 14 children on coal, and my husband Clyde had 41 years in mining. I don’t know how we could have made it if it hadn’t been for coal. I loved the write-up on coal from the man in Hazard. I can’t understand anyone being against coal. Take the coal out of Kentucky and West Virginia and Pennsylvania and the other coal states and we will be a ghost town. I guess they don’t understand how important it is or don’t care.
I was so sorry to hear of my friend Maudella Fugate’s son dying. Our sympathy goes out to all the family. I was thinking about her that morning and called her and she told me about it.
One of our church ladies, Tammie (Sturgill) Adams, was visiting her brothers in Florida and got a bad fall and has a broken leg. She’s one of our piano players and singers at our church.
Homecoming at our church, Pentecostal Faith Tabernacle at Whitco, started on July 13 and will go through July 19 with Bro. Wendell Pittman of Missouri. He’s been coming every year for a long time. He’s a great preacher.
I’m having a carport sale on Saturday and part of next week. I’ve got too much stuff. I hope I get to see lots of people.
I didn’t have much news this week and it’s probably a good thing. I have some trouble with my right hand. I know it’s hard to read what I write. I apologize for it every week.
I hope everyone is enjoying lots of garden vegetables. I have six tomato plants and they have little tomatoes on them, and my bunch of rhubarb is growing. That’s my crop.
May God bless all of you. Try to be in church this week. I hope to see you at mine.