Whitesburg KY

Thanksgiving snow was pretty


The late Della Howard Pennington, daughter of Bill and Cinda Howard, is pictured in 1975. She died in 1985.

The late Della Howard Pennington, daughter of Bill and Cinda Howard, is pictured in 1975. She died in 1985.

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well.

How about this snow sneaking up on us for Thanksgiving? It’s been a long time since we had a snow for Thanksgiving. It was beautiful, but it was so cold. It’s melting away fast and it didn’t stay on the roads long. That’s good if you live on a hill like me.

Well, I’ve had a whole week’s birthday and three Thanksgiving dinners. Is that a record? I’ve sure enjoyed it.

I want to say a late happy birthday to Deloris Holbrook, Dorthy Tacket’s daughter.

Everyone I’ve talked to has had a great Thanksgiving.

My sister Louise Shepherd had all of her family. My sister Kathleen Brock and all her family got together at the home of Debbie and Ron Lester and really enjoyed it. Judy and Johnny Greene and their family got together at Jerome Hatton’s and had a great time. My brother John Howard went to Indianapolis to be with his sons Scott and Joey and their families.

My other brothers Hilliard, Hubert, Jack, Charles and Bobby Ray spent the holiday with their families at home and had a great day. My sister Betty Tyree enjoyed being with her family. I haven’t heard from my sister Joann Brown. She went to visit her son in Las Vegas.

My four favorite sons — we had Rob here with us earlier, so he had his in Owensboro with family and friends there. Astor and wife Rosemary had both their families. They had two, so they could have all of them. It went great. If you eat at his house, you really eat! He loves to cook and he sure is good at it. He didn’t get that from me! Billy and Sandra and all theirs had their dinner with Maggie Cook and I know that was great. I’ve been there! All of her children and grandchildren try to be there. Maggie loves that! I had mine at Larry and Linda’s with Chris and Sara and their children Beau, Brooke and Gracie, and Wendy and Kevin Day and Rocky and Larry Kevin. I think everyone knows Larry Kevin’s face from Facebook and ballgames. He’s fun to be around.

I’ve been snowed in up on the hill, but I was prepared for it. I had food for my critters, dogs, cats and birds, so we are all happy!

I hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving. Now we can get ready for Christmas .

We are so glad Sandra (Cook) Hatton is doing much better after her surgery. It was a serious surgery. We knew it would take time. I know it’s been hard for her. It could have been much worse. We are glad it wasn’t. She had a lot of prayers going up for her. She will be fine.

I’m still enjoying the book Charles Dixon wrote, especially the pictures. I knew so many of them, even a teacher, Simeon Hale, who was my fourth-grade teacher at Marlowe. That was when we left the Blackey area. I was 11 years old. I didn’t know the people, but I soon got to know them and I loved them like I did the Blackey folks. I guess I’m like a friendly pup. I’m a people person.

After her Thanksgiving dinner, Linda Hatton went to Craft’s Colly to visit with her mother Geneva Sturgill and her family. I don’t know who all was there. The weather was bad and probably the roads.

I was sad to hear of the death of Wilma Bennett, the mother of my good friend Gary Joe Bennett, and all the Sexton family.

I hope I can go to the funeral. My hill is still icy. I haven’t been off for a few days and haven’t needed to. It’s clearing off slowly.

I enjoyed talking to my friend Shirley Niece. We’ve been friends a long time, since before she got married to Carfa. Now they have grown-up grandchildren and we’ve been in the same church for many years. I’ve always loved them. Shirley has a lot of health problems and Carfa also. They need prayer.

I hope Dorothy Miles is doing better. I told her to call me when she was up to company and I’ll be right there.

We certainly offer our sympathy to the family of Owen Gibson. I didn’t know him, but I’ve known four generations of his family from the old Marlowe days. Good friends.

Sandra (Cook) Hatton will be having her Christmas open house for her Longaberger pretty soon. I’ll let you know when I know. I do know it will be real good this year. She has a lot and the prices will be good!

This was a pretty snow, but I’m glad it’s almost gone. I haven’t been able to get off my hill in a week. I think I live on the North Pole. About everywhere else it’s gone. I don’t know how I’ve got any news this week. Telephone has helped. I’ve been digging out Christmas decorations and kept busy and I’ve been eating a lot. I guess everyone does that when they are snowed in.

Today is Sunday and I’m so excited. The snow and ice are off my road and I can get to Sunday school and church today. I love my church and my pastor, Bro. John Conn, and all the people. They are like my family. I’ve been there many years. My mom and dad and most of my family went there. We can count on our pastor; if we need him, he’s there. Not just his church but anyone.

I’ve been writing a little every day so I have probably repeated myself. Just look over me.

We still have a lot of people who need prayers.

Hello Anna Watkins and family and Elzie Ray Hatton and Irene.

May God bless all of you. Try to be in church somewhere if you are able.

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