Hello, everyone, hope things are going well for you and hope you had a good Fourth of July. I enjoyed mine. My brother, Jack Howard, came by for a cup of coffee and we had a good visit. We hadn’t done that in a long time and I really enjoyed it. After he left, my brother, Charles Howard, called and invited me to his house for a cookout. Of course I went. I enjoyed the good food and the good company. Their son, Chuck, and his wife, Heather, and their two beautiful girls, Kayla and Gracie, were there, and also Carol and Randall Day, Shannon Banks and Louise Shepherd.
Later on I went to another cookout at Linda and Larry Hatton’s. Wendy and Kevin Day and their sons, Larry and Rocky, were there, and Chris and Sara Hatton and their three children, Beau, Brooke, and Gracie. So of course I had a good day.
We all went over to our trailer and watched the fireworks from the carport. We had a perfect view and we kept dry when the rain came. It was real pretty, but I’m sure some folks got wet.
I hope Velma Slone is feeling better. She has been really sick and also John O’Rourke from our church had a very serious surgery. They both need everyone’s prayers.
Also, Emmit Everidge is sick and needs prayers. Hope he is doing better.
Dorthy Tacket called. She said she and all her daughters, Charlene Mason, Jeanette Yonts, Lucille Graves, and Delores Holbrook, visited her sister, Pearl Noble, and looked through all her picture albums of when they were all growing up and had such a good time. I love doing that. You would think they would send me some pictures to share with our readers. People really enjoy the old pictures I put in.
I called to check on our good friend Coy Morton of Somerset. His daughter, Sharon Sexton, says he is very, very sick and isn’t talking or moving around. She says he doesn’t seem to be in pain and says he is ready to go.
I went to the Veterans Center on Sunday. My son, Astor “Red” Hatton, and wife Rosemary met me there. We enjoyed ourselves and had a good visit with Clyde. Then we went to Applebee’s for lunch. It was a good day. I try to make all my days good. It’s the day the Lord made and we should rejoice and be glad in it.
Our church, Pentecostal Faith Tabernacle, will be starting homecoming services on Sunday, July 13. Bro. Wendell Pittman will be our evangelist. Our pastor, John Conn, and the whole congregation invite everyone.
May God bless all of you. Try to be in church somewhere this week. We’d be glad to see you.
This news from the Ermine Senior Citizens Center:
“Ermine senior citizens had a very good week. We had some new seniors join us on Tuesday and Thursday. It was Ruby June Adams, who has been there a couple of times before, also Esther Corrello, Larue Breeding, Jerri Haynes, and Jerri’s brother. We were glad to have them all.
‘We played bingo and Ruby and Esther both won.
“Lennon Hammock is still in Central Baptist Hospital in the intensive care unit. Yvonne called me Sunday afternoon and said he was some better. Glad to hear that. We sure miss them at the center and pray he will be well and back home soon.
“Judith Vermillion is on a two-week vacation. Her son, Carl, came and got her and took her home with him. We miss her also. Hurry back, Judith.
“We’re looking to go to the Hal Roger Forum on Thursday. We always enjoy going there.
“You senior citizens, come out and join us. We have room for all and lots of fun.
“God bless until next time.”