Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. I can’t believe we are going into another week.
I’ve looked back and don’t see much I have done. Everything looks so pretty. I hope springtime is here to stay until summer. We’ve sure had a lot of rain.
I heard that Roland and Ruth Brown had an anniversary on April 15, and someone said it was also Roland’s birthday. I can remember when they were young children in Marlowe. Time sure goes fast.
It was also Rondall Meade’s birthday, so a happy belated birthday to both of you.
Christine Fields, you said you met Benjamin Howard in Pikeville. He is a son of my brother, Hillard Howard and wife Marsha (Frazier) Howard, who are living in Florida now.
They lived in Pikeville and their children grew up there. Hillard was a teacher and a football coach for a long time, and a good one!
I enjoyed a call from Leanna Mullins the other day. She was trying to get some information about a Moore family who lived in Whitco a long time ago. I can’t find anyone who remembered them. A friend had asked her to do it.
If anyone knew them, give me a call and I’ll get back to her.
We’ve just come out of one of the best revivals we’ve ever had in our church, with Bro. Jimmy Jewell of Ohio, who had to leave early because of a death in his family.
Bro. Billy Adkins took over, and they both were outstanding. We had a good crowd every night, and we sure enjoyed every night.
It was good seeing Larry Miller and wife Kathy and daughter Christa. They’ve moved away, but they come back when they can. They were my neighbors and I sure hated to see them move. It was a family problem. They are good people.
My sister Betty Tyree and I visited our sister Kathleen Brock in the Whitesburg hospital on Friday, and then went over to visit our brother, Hubert Howard and wife Joyce. I enjoyed the day.
We don’t get much time together anymore. She has to make so many trips to the doctors for her husband and her daughter.
My four sons came home from the Bristol races Sunday. They had lots of tales about their fun together. They have been going to so many years and they always look forward to it. They stay in Larry’s trailer there.
Rob is spending time with me and I always look forward to that, and try to make him stay longer.
I haven’t talked to a lot of people this week. It’s hard to stay indoors when it’s so nice outside. I love walking in my yard. I want to get me some tomato plants and some more flowers. I love to see things growing.
We have so many people who are sick and in the hospital. I hope they will get better.
We have our Marlowe reunion coming up on May 23, and we are looking forward to it. I hope we get to see a lot of old friends we haven’t seen in a long time. We’ve heard from a lot of them.
I haven’t heard from Elzie Ray Hatton in awhile. I’m sure he’s getting ready for a big garden, and he will send me pictures of it. I always look forward to him being at the Hatton reunion in August. There’s always a crowd there. They come from everywhere. So many of the old ones are no longer with us, but their children, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren come.
It’s almost time for Sunday School, so may God bless all of you. Try to be in church somewhere if you are able.