Hello everyone. Hope everyone is doing well and surviving the election and hope all the best ones win.
I’m just enjoying this beautiful weather. We had a big cookout at the home of our pastor, Bro. John Conn, last Sunday. It was a beautiful day and I think most everyone around was there, and lots of out-of-towners were there. Cars were everywhere. I don’t know where they all came from. I didn’t know some of them.
We had lots and lots of food. No one went home hungry. We had lots of games for the children and some of the older grownup children, lots of balloons. It was good fellowship and the weather couldn’t have been better.
I enjoyed holding the cute little baby son of Ami and John O’Rourke. I think he liked me. All of our young preachers and their wives are such a big help to all of us. I’m not going to name names, I may leave some out, but they are really appreciated by all of us.
I was pleased to get a call from Gladys Smith of Olivia, N.C., the other day. We had a lot to talk about. She seemed to know about me more than I did her. I will keep up with her. She was really interesting. She is a widow and not as old as me. I have her address. I will keep up with her.
I heard Pearl Noble was having rehab at Letcher Manor and I didn’t think I could go that far to see her. I went to ARH hospital to see my nephew Paul Hatton on Saturday. He was feeling much better and I was so glad to see Mae and her daughter. When I got out of my car I saw Linda Hall going to the hospital. I caught up with her. She said she was going to visit her sister, Pearl, so I went with her to visit her sister and was so glad to see Pearl and her husband Charles Noble. Pearl was feeling so much better.
I felt like it was a good day. I have loved all the Pennington family. My late sister Della was married to their brother, and the late Bobby Pennington was like a brother to all of us. Of course their sister Dorthy Tacket has been my dearest friend for many years. We are not able to go see each other, but I think of her every day.
I went to Food City later. I had to get some gas so I went in the store to buy a few things. I mostly wanted to see friends. The store is so big it’s hard to find anything. I saw a lot of people I hadn’t seen in a long time. It was good seeing everyone. I don’t get out much.
I went by to visit my brother Hubert Howard and wife Joyce. They weren’t home so I went home. I’ll catch up with them.
My sister Betty Tyree didn’t get to come visit me today. I look forward to her visits, and my sister Joanne Brown and my sons Rob and Astor call every day. We miss our two sisters Louise and Kathleen so bad!
Hello, Glendora Eldridge in Indiana. I hope you are doing well and enjoying this beautiful weather. I enjoy your letters so much. I don’t think many people write letters; they use Facebook. I don’t have it. I have trouble writing and it takes me a long time to write my news, but I like doing it. It keeps me in touch with friends.
Hello, Alberta and Jerry Barker. Hope you are doing well.
It’s time to go to Sunday school. May God bless all of you. Try to be in church somewhere if you are able.