Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well.
It’s been a good week for me. My sisters Judy and Joanne have both been in here this week, and Thursday evening all six of us sisters met at Dairy Queen and had ice cream cones at the tables outside, and had a good time.
It’s hard to get together. Judy Greene and Joanne Brown are the only ones who live away. The other four of us, Louise Shepherd, Kathleen Brock, Betty Tyree and myself, all live here in Whitesburg, and can get together as often as we like, but we find ourselves busy (doing nothing).
We talk every day and that takes a long time, and before we know it the day is gone. We like to keep up with each other.
I called Emma Lou Engle’s sister, Anna Lea Goins, to get Emma’s phone number, and we found a lot to talk about. I know about everything about her children and grandchildren, and she knows everything about mine, how pretty and smart they are. (Are all grandmothers like that? I guess so.)
I also called Emma Lou and she sure wasn’t doing well. Remember her in your prayers, and also her husband, Red.
I enjoyed going back up to Cowan Community Center for storytelling. We told about things that happened a long time ago. We heard a lot of funny stories and hard times and sad times. It sure wasn’t boring and we had a great lunch.
Our next one will be May 4, and it will be at the Harry Caudill Library in Whitesburg. We are hoping lots of people come. It’s not just for women. The husbands enjoy it also.
I told Carol Ann Ison that I came because she asked me and because I like her. I’ve made some new friends there and I like all of them and their stories.
Dorthy Miles had been in Georgetown for a week with her son Gary and his family, and she saw a new great-grandchild. She sure enjoyed herself, and now she’s glad to be back home. I’m sure Glen missed her.
I went to a great birthday party on Saturday evening at the rec center for my little great-granddaughter, Kate Hatton, three years old now. She is a daughter of Dr. Jonathon and Andrea Hatton and a granddaughter of Sandra and Bill Hatton.
The food was great and she got lots of gifts. I never saw so many beautiful children, and the parents didn’t look too bad either!
I didn’t know the names of Kate’s other grandparents, but I knew them all. I didn’t want to get their names wrong. There were a lot of them there, and I enjoyed seeing every one.
I sure enjoyed our Sunday School last Sunday morning. Bro. Delmar Butler is teaching in Revelations. He is a great teacher and so are our other two, Bro. Donald Enfusse and Bro. Rodney Allen. They take turns.
We are having a revival at our church, the Whitco Pentecostal, that began on Monday, April 15, and goes through April 19. Bro. Jimmy Jewell is a great preacher. He has been at our church many times and we really look forward to having him.
Our pastor, Bro. John Conn, and the whole congregation welcome everyone to come.
Lots of our people are sick and need everyone’s prayers. Still remember our sister-in-law, Jenetta Howard, she is still in rehab; Betty Sturgill; Lucinda Roberts and our cousins in Ft. Wayne, Ind., Ken Howard; Brenda and Dexter Howard; and Ruby Howard.
I want to say hello to Anna Watkins in Florida, Ada King in Miamisburg, Oh., and Claudine Sturgill in Ohio. I owe all of you a call. I’ll try to get up with you.
My brothers, John Howard, Hubert Howard and Charles, are all at the lake for a day or two. I miss them when they are gone.
My grandson, Chris Hatton, and one of his workers, Billy (I don’t know his last name), have been in Texas for some training, and I heard they really enjoyed it. They are back home now.
I talked with my son, Rob, this morning and all his family are doing okay.
Our Howard family reunion is May 25 on Pine Mountain.
May God bless all of you, try to be in church somewhere this week.