Hello everyone. I hope all of you are doing well.
I’d like to say late happy birthday to Merlene Day, whose birthday was on June 4. She is the mother of Kevin Day.
My son Astor “Red” Hatton and his wife and their family are back from vacationing in South Carolina and reported a great time.
I know another family who had a great vacation. Imogene Sexton took all her family on a cruise to the Bahamas. There were 19 of them. Among those who went were son Lovell Sexton Jr. and wife Robin and their twins Logan and Hannah; son Charles Ralph Sexton and wife Belinda; daughter Patricia and Rob- ert Lewis; son Roger Sexton and Sharon; and daughter Sandra and Terry Wilson.
I don’t know all the children’s names. One son, Robert Dennis, wasn’t able to go. They spent five days, and really enjoyed an oldfashioned horse and buggy ride.
I asked about Imogene’s sister, Beatrice Banks. She said she was doing well for her age, which I am not telling.
I went to Pine Mountain Grill with son Bill and Sandra, and saw my brother Charles Howard and wife Brenda, and Carol Day and a friend. I didn’t know her name. I mostly go to see all the people and to eat the good food.
After not seeing Emma Lou Engle’s news in last week’s paper, I called her sister, Anna Lea Goins, who said Emma was really sick and needing lots of prayers. She also said Emma’s husband wasn’t doing well at all.
I enjoyed talking to Anna Lea. We can find so much to talk about. I think we talked for about an hour about our children, grandchildren, gardens and food, and church.
I appreciate all the people who helped with the yard sale at our church. It was a benefit sale for a family with sickness, and they sure appreciated it. They are a great family who are a big help to our church.
It was good to see Diane Lewis in Walmart. I hadn’t seen her in a while. I don’t get out a lot and I like seeing people, but I also love staying at home and visiting by phone. I’m a homebody. If I don’t have to go, I don’t.
Jenetta Howard is doing better and is back home, and I’m sure she and her family are glad. There’s no place like home.
I ran into her son, Keith Howard in the parking lot at Walmart. It was glad to see him. I don’t get to see him often. He’s a good old boy!
My niece, Shannon Banks, is getting married June 15 to Carlos Holbrook. The wedding will be on Pine Mountain at James Earl Pennington’s place near the Little Shepherd Trail. It’s beautiful there. Everyone is invited to come.
Brother Carfa Niece is out of the hospital and doing better after his surgery. He and his wife, Shirley needs everyone’s prayers.
My brother John is still at the lake. I miss him. He loves to fish, but I’ll be glad when he comes home. My sister Betty Tryee came out and visited a little while. I love company.
May God bless all of you and may all the sick get better. Try to be in church somewhere this week if you are able.