Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well.
I guess we are having blackberry winter; someone told me that. I thought it was dogwood. Anyway, we are having some kind and it won’t last long.
I went to the funeral of Earl King on Friday. I’ve known him and his family all their lives and they are all good people. They were quiet people who never bothered anyone. They never left Marlowe.
Earl and his family lived about a mile from me and he will surely be missed. My sympathy goes out to all his family. They are all my good friends.
I’ve not been out much since I’ve been back home and not seen many people. They just don’t visit much like they used to and I miss that.
I talked with Alberta Barker today. Her husband Jerry had stomach surgery and he has a lot of pain and can’t hardly eat. He needs everyone’s prayers. They are both special friends of mine and I love both of them. I hope he gets better before the Hatton reunion. We all enjoy that.
Glenora Eldridge, I hope you are doing better. I’ve been trying to get a letter to you and not got it done. I have trouble writing. I have to write a little at a time. I wish I had your phone number and could call you. I’ve still been reading about you and your family in Charles Dixon’s book and see your family pictures.
I talked with my son Rob this morning. He had gone out to have breakfast at Cracker Barrel in Owensboro with his friend Jack that lives in Owensboro. They worked in coal mining together all over the place for many years ‘til retirement. They had to fly most of the time. They worked in one of the states that was so cold they couldn’t turn their cars off. I think they made a lot of money, but had to stay away from their homes and families.
I’m glad he and Jack live close to each other. Jack has a big garage and he gets real old cars and trucks and makes them look like brand new and he doesn’t work cheap. Rob goes out and helps him sometimes. They go to car shows and they are as close as brothers.
A big hello to Gladys Smith in North Carolina and Bertha (Page) Dye in Prestonsburg and Iva Cheatham in Stanford and Jewell Adams in Florida and of course Rose Ballard if you can catch up with her.
My cousin, Imogene Akins, who lives up the road from me, has been in the hospital. She’s out now but she needs prayer. She’s like a sister to us.
I’m looking forward to Sunday school. We have one of the best teachers, Bro. Rodney Allen, and you can tell he’s studied and he’s ready and we all love him.
I know you can tell I didn’t have any news. I haven’t heard from anyone. I’ve called a few but no one calls much and they use Facebook.
May God bless you. Try to be in church somewhere if you are able.