Hello everyone. I hope you all are doing well and enjoying this beautiful weather. It’s so good to see this warm sunshine after all the cold and rain. It’s been a good week.
I’ve been trying to get some outside work done. It’s way overdue. But my problem is that it takes me longer to rest than it does to get tired. Does anyone else have that problem?
It was good talking to Sara Ison the other day. She had fallen and hurt her back and had to go to the hospital. She was out and doing pretty well. She said that her husband, Clarence, had a birthday. I think she said that he was 94. It’s always good to visit them. I’m trying to get back down there.
My brother Hillard Howard had a birthday April 2. He probably won’t want me to tell his age, though he’s not as old as I am. I took care of him when he was a baby.
I got a call from a lady in New Paris, Oh.; Orpha Hampton. She asked me about Madge Combs. She had read in my news that she was real sick. She said she and her sister had been real close friends with Madge’s sister, Imogene.
I enjoyed talking to her. She knew all about me and my family, of course. I write a lot about them.
I’ve been getting up to Ermine Center a little more now. I didn’t make it to the Easter potluck. I enjoy going up there; they are all so friendly and the food is always good. They have very large crowds. I’m like Richard Adams, I don’t go to just eat, I go to talk to everyone. I love being around people.
Orpha Hampton said that the next time she comes here we will go to Pine Mountain Grill. I’ll be ready, Orpha!
Oh, let me correct another mistake I made. I make a lot. I said that I saw Roland Brown’s picture in The Eagle,
and I knew better. It was his brother, Ralph Brown. I’ve known those boys all of their lives, and they are my friend, Roberta Willie’s, brothers.
Anyway, Roland got his name in the paper and poor Ralph didn’t. He gets The
and he knew it wasn’t Roland. I even forgot to pick up my Eagle
and didn’t know I had made a mistake. Sorry, boys!
My son, Astor, and his wife, Rosemary, of Ashland, made it in last Saturday, and we went to a baby shower for Jamie Hatton and wife, Julie, who are expecting a little son next month. It was a real nice shower with lots of gifts and good food. It was held in the Hatton Band Room. They have a great place and have worked hard making it pretty. We all had a good time.
I got up real early and went to Easter sunrise service at our church, Whitco Pentecostal Faith Church. We had a large crowd and a good service. Caleb Howard (my nephew) preached outstanding, as usual.
It was good seeing my brother, Bobby Ray Howard, and his wife, Debbie, and daughter, Gabrielle, there. I don’t get to see them as often as I would like.
I saw my two little neighbor twins, Hannah and Logan, daughters of Robyn and Lovelle Sexton, on Easter, all dressed up in their Easter dresses. They looked so pretty! I have enjoyed watching them grow up. I guess they are about seven years old now.
Ron Lester was taken to the Whitesburg Hospital on Saturday. I sure hope he is doing okay.
I talked with my son, Rob, in Owensboro, and he was having a great Easter. He had his daughter, Rocki, and her husband, Matt Hill, and their sweet and pretty little daughter, Elise, visiting him.
I haven’t heard from my friend, Anna Watkins in awhile. I hope she is doing well. She lives in Woodville, Fla. A great big hello, Anna!
Everything is getting so pretty. Trees and flowers are blooming, it seemed like overnight. I hope the weather stays pretty so they don’t freeze out.
I hope everyone had a happy Easter.
May God bless all of you. Try to be in church somewhere this week. You will be glad you went.