Whitesburg KY
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The weatherman got it right this time

Hello everyone. I hope you are all doing well.

I was hoping to have good news this week with no funerals. This week I have been to two funerals of friends of mine, Linda Ann Adams and Guy Stewart, both of Cowan.

There was such a crowd at Linda Adams’s funeral, there were not enough parking places. She was well loved by all who knew her.

Our sympathy goes out to Danny and all the children. I didn’t get a chance to talk to them. I would have liked to see her sister, Betty.

She rode with me lots of times to Alice Lloyd College. Four of our families carpooled with our children. She graduated with my son Rob and his wife Joan (Trent) Hatton, and Jerry Sharpe. They rode together every week.

Also I attended the funeral of Guy Stewart. A large crowd attended there, too. There was not enough parking room. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that many people at King’s Chapel. Whitesburg

Both funerals were carried out well with great singing and great preaching.

Now I hear there’s another friend passing, Baylus Caudill. Our sympathy to his wife, Faye, and all their family.

He was a very well liked person and a good friend of my cousin, Ruby Howard, and her late husband, Kern Howard of Ft. Wayne, Ind.

So many of our friends are sick.

Ada (Miller) King, guess who I got a long phone call from? Your brother, John Miller. He says my news keeps him up on all of his friends and some of his family.

I’m glad of that. That’s why I keep doing it. He and his first wife, Kathy, visited me some years ago and I was so glad he called.

He said he wanted to come back for a visit, and I hope he will. He said he and his wife are doing a lot of volunteer work, and he doesn’t travel as much as he used to.

I asked him all about his brothers and sisters. He said I seemed to know more about them than he did. We had a long trip down Memory Lane.

He remembered C.D. Lynch and many more of the Marlowe folks. Most of them are no long with us. John lives in Franklin, Ind.

Ada, thank you for the picture of your mother and her Aunt Nancy Ann Collins. John told me she was the mother of Dow Collins. I’m sure all the older people here will remember Dow Collins. That’s a real long time ago.

I went up and visited with my brother Hubert Howard and wife Joyce. Harold Stidham was there also. Everyone loves Hubert and he makes good coffee!

I heard Dale Morris is having health problems. He had surgery, and they said he came through that well. I hope he gets better fast. He’s Glennis Morris’s brother.

The weatherman was right when he said we were getting a big snow over this weekend. I was expecting my son, Astor ‘Red’ and his wife Rosemary. It’s been awhile since they’ve been in.

They live in Georgetown, and they really like it there. They both have good jobs that they like. They loved Ashland also, and they will probably go back there when they retire.

Well, my hand is getting tired, and I’m sure you are tired of reading. So until next week, may God bless all of you, and try to be in church somewhere this week if the weather isn’t too bad.

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