Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well.
Has everyone been getting rain? I hope so. My son Rob in Owensboro said they weren’t getting any and they sure needed some for the farmers and also for their pretty flowers.
We sure have appreciated getting some. It was much needed.
I want to say hello to my son Astor ‘Red’ Hatton in Georgetown, and happy birthday. I told him already on his answering machine. I guess he was out celebrating his birthday.
I’m glad that my sister Kathleen Brock is out of the hospital and feeling stronger every day.
My sisters and I got together for lunch on Friday at Pine Mountain Grill, Louise Shepherd, Kathleen Brock, Betty Tyree and Judy Green, and Louise’s daughter, Carol Day and our brother Charles Howard and wife Brenda and myself.
We do that every chance we get. We probably made a lot of nice. We are all big talkers. It’s good seeing all the other people there. We know most of them.
I haven’t gotten to see Chrystal and Jerome Hatton’s baby yet. They say he is beautiful. All our babies are, brag, brag!
Our homecoming at our church ended last Sunday. It has been really great. Maybe one of our best. Bro. Wendell Pittman is a great preacher and also very nice to be around, and so is his wife. We hate to see them leave. He’s 82 years old and has been coming for 19 years, and lives in Missouri.
I enjoyed going to the lake with my son Larry and his wife Linda. It rained some, but we enjoyed sitting on his deck eating and talking. We went out on his boat when it wasn’t raining. It was a restful two days and a good visit.
I just got a call from my cousin, Ruby Howard in Ft. Wayne, Ind. Her brotherin law, Bill Maggard had died in Indiana. He lived on Cowan for many years with his late wife, Helen (Day) Maggard. His funeral will be here at Everidge Funeral Home.
We offer our sympathy to his brother, Morris Maggard of Cowan, and all the rest of his family. He was a good man and always friendly with everyone. He hadn’t lived in Indiana for very long.
I was so glad to hear that Emma Lou Engle had joined the church. It’s the best thing you could ever do. I sure do enjoy my church. I don’t know what I would do without my church family.
Dorthy Tackett called to tell me she and a lot of her family were going to Tiffin, Oh. Her daughter, Charlene Mason, sings with a group called The Master’s Harmony. They will be singing at a church there. They have been going there for a long time.
I know they will hear good singing, that group is really good!
Her sisters, Linda Hall and Pearl Noble will, I think, be going also.
I wrote in my news last week that Mildred Thomas and her husband built the house my sister Kathleen Brock lives in, and guess what? Mildred came in and visited her. They had a good visit .
Mildred grew up here. She was a nurse, and I think she lives in Lexington. She was a cousin of my late husband, Clyde. She said she would be coming back to visit. She is the daughter of the late Jack and Mattie Thomas, who lived here while their children were growing up.
I was pleased that my brother, John Howard of Jenkins, came for a visit. We talked and looked at pictures for about an hour. I think he visited all of his brothers and sisters that day, also. I’m sure he was all talked out. We all like to talk.
He spends a lot of time at his camper in Tennessee with his wife, Priscilla. They both love to fish. We all loved to see him. He’s good company!
We had our church homecoming dinner last Sunday. I think that was the most good food I have ever seen in one place. We had enough leftovers to feed the whole town. We had some of the best preachers ever.
May God bless all of you. Try to be in church somewhere this week.