Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well.
The last two weeks were so hectic for me, but now everything has slowed down and nothing is going on.
I miss all the people now, but I never allow myself to be bored.
We sure did have a good Howard family reunion. There were so many people there I didn’t get a chance to talk to everyone, but I tried. I wish I could have had more time to visit with my cousin Ruby Jean Howard and her sons Mike and Bill. I was so glad they could come from Indiana. My sons, Rob and Astor, sure enjoyed getting to see them. They stayed with her when they were working there.
Dorthy Tacket called to tell me she and her daughters, Charlene Mason and Jeanette Yonts, went to North Carolina and spent the night with her son, Albert Tackett. They went to hear the Primitive Quartet sing and they found out their mandolin player, Norman Wilson, had died while he was bear hunting. They were real sad about that. They really liked that group.
It has been so cold. I’m glad it’s getting better now and I’ll get out and about.
I enjoyed Bible study at Dairy Queen on Wednesday. We had a good crowd there. Next Wednesday Gary Joe Bennett will bring his guitar and sing for us. I sure don’t want to miss that. He is a real good singer and a very special friend of mine for many years.
Late happy birthday for Tommy Stansberry on Oct. 23. I’ll always remember him for being such a big help to our family during the death of my sister, Della Pennington. He supplied us with a lot of Kentucky Fried Chicken from his store. You just never forget things like that. He may not even remember it, but we sure do. I haven’t seen him in a long time.
My sister Louise Shepherd has a new great-grandbaby girl born at Whitesburg ARH, 5 pounds and 13 ounces. I haven’t seen her yet, but I hear she is beautiful. Shannon Banks and the late Jim Banks are the grandparents.
My son Bill and I went to the Pine Mountain Grill for lunch last Friday. It was so good seeing Christine Richardson and her daughter Sharon Meade there. I hadn’t seen Christine in many years and she is still real pretty. She used to live real close to me a long time ago when our children were young.
My pastor, Bro. John Conn, spent a few days in Tennessee. I think he’s helping his son Daniel with some work.
My son Larry Hatton and wife Linda have gone to their camper for a few days to celebrate their anniversary. I think Larry mentioned Golden Corral. If they go there, I know someone who will overeat. That sure is a good place to eat — and to overeat. They food is so good!
I’m sure glad to see some sunshine and warmer weather. I’m not ready for winter yet, and I may just have to hibernate when it gets here.
My sister Betty Tyree and her husband Burtis have been enjoying their granddaughter Katy and her baby Grayson for a few days. They have since left.
My son Billy and wife Sandra were at their lake house this past weekend to be with their son Joe, who lives nearby.
My son Larry has a twobedroom trailer, furnished except for a washer and dryer. It’s in good condition, even has a swing on the porch. You must have real good references or don’t ask. It’s a good location, close to Whitesburg, with a good road. Larry’s phone number is: 633-1742, and the trailer is for rent.
I still haven’t been getting out and going places even though the weather is good. I need to do a lot of things like cleaning house and things, but I haven’t been in the mood and don’t want to do it. Does that sound like I’m lazy? Sure does!
We still have a lot of people in need of prayer.
Tammy and Rodney Allen have their daughter Sandra and husband Jessie and their cute little son in for a visit, and they are sure enjoying them. They came to Sunday School on Sunday, and we were all glad to see them.
I’m looking forward to getting to go to Georgetown in about a week to visit my son Astor and wife Rosemary, and maybe Rob and some of his family.
May God bless all of you. Try to be in church somewhere if you are able.