Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well.
This has been such a busy week for me. I can’t look back and see much I’ve done, some outside work, painting bird feeders and trying to get things looking good.
My son Rob is coming to stay a few days when he comes in for Memorial Day. I’m really looking forward to that. We always have a good time. I always enjoy being with all my boys. They are so good to me. I have good boys. Don’t tell them I said that!
Late happy birthday to Joyce Standifer and David Sexton on May 16.
My son Billy and I had breakfast at Pine Mountain Grill last Wednesday. It was good seeing Robert Boggs there. I was having a senior moment there. I knew your face, but couldn’t think of your name, then I saw your truck and saw Boggs Lock & Key, then it all came back to me.
You and your son Nathan at Colson Church. Everyone loved Nathan, and when I think of you, I think Boggs Lock & Key.
Billy thought I knew you from Cram Creek Church, but it was Colson. You hadn’t changed and I hadn’t seen you in a long time. You always have your truck with you, and I’ll know you.
I went to the funeral of eight-year-old Trent Carty of Jenkins. It was so sad. That was the biggest crowd I had ever seen at a funeral. It was so touching and carried out so well. So much love there. I certainly offer my sympathy to all the family. They will be in my prayers.
My sister Louise Shepherd, Carol Day and Pam Gardner, Louise’s daughters, and I all had lunch at Pine Mountain Grill on Saturday. It was good seeing Sonny Caudill and his wife there. I hadn’t seen them in a long time.
I enjoyed going to United Baptist Church in Knott County on Saturday night to hear my nephew, Bro. Caleb Howard, preach. They were in revival and the people were so friendly. One man said that he loved my brother, Bobby Ray Howard. I can’t remember his first name, but his last name was Asher. I’m glad he likes my brother.
Our pastor, Bro. John Conn, and wife Alicia, Amy Sturgill O’Rourke and her daughters, Brandy Standifer and brother Kori and her son, and Christa Patterson and I all went on our church bus. Bro. Caleb preached outstanding and made us all proud of him.
My son Rob was in Lexington with all of his family last weekend. I’m sure they enjoyed themselves. I’m glad they live in the same town so they can all get together. So many families are scattered all over the place.
My sister Kathleen Brock and her daughters, Debbie Lester and Kathy Slosh, were visiting Sandy Carroll in Louisville last weekend to celebrate her birthday. I’m sure Kathleen is happy when all her daughters can get together.
I went to a birthday party on Sunday evening for my great-grandson Eli Hatton, a son of Julie and Jamie Hatton, at the Four Star Village, and had a great time.
They took us on a tour to see the wedding chapel and all the pretty buildings, and the horses and everything there.
Of course all the men and children went fishing and caught lots of fish, and we had lots of good food. It was a very good day.
I appreciated Sandra and Billy for taking me. I try to go to all the birthdays if they are close enough for me, but some are so far away that I can’t, and they understand.
I heard Jack Hammock was very sick. Keep him in prayer and all of the other folks who need prayer, Sonia Fields, Shirley Niece, and two of our cousins, Lee Howard and Fred Howard, who live away from here.
God bless all of you. Try to be in church somewhere if you are able.