Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. Welcome to springtime, I hope! I sure hope winter is about over. I went seven days not getting out of my yard.
When all my snow and ice left, I needed dish detergent so I had to go to Walmart to get it because that’s where all the people would be. As soon as I got out of my car I met Leigh ( Lewis) Blankenbeckler and we had a nice visit for a long time. I talked to all the people who passed.
I talked to John Q. Day. His sister Ruby Jean Howard has been real sick, and she is in Indiana. I hope she is better now. I can’t reach her by phone.
It was good seeing Jimmy Baker and his wife. I hadn’t seen them in a long time.
It was good to be out and seeing people. I’m a people person!
I talk to my sons Rob and Astor often and I love it.
My four sons are all excited about going to the races this weekend. I’m glad my boys are so close. I’m also excited about the races because my son Rob will be staying a few days with me. I’m sure they will enjoy themselves because the weather will be good.
It’s not always been good, but they go anyway. They will be staying in Larry’s camper.
My son Billy Hatton and his wife spent last weekend at their lake house, and had a great time as usual.
I went to Cram Creek Church Thursday and Friday night with my brother John Howard, and it was so good seeing Jimmy Jenkins and his wife Sheila there. I hadn’t seen them in a long time. He was one of my husband Clyde’s best friends and hunting buddy, and also another hunting buddy, Bill Smith, and his wife Imogene were there.
Both of them have been having health problems. I hope they are doing better. I really like them a lot.
It was good seeing everyone, and there was a lot of them.
They are having a 30- day revival at that church. My nephew Bro. Caleb Howard preached all this week. There will be different preaches all the rest of their revival, and all of them are good. Come and join them!
It was good seeing a good friend there, Evelyn Kincer. She has been having health problems, and we’ve decided to call each other more often.
I have missed seeing a lot of people because of the bad weather.
It was good talking to Mahalia Frazier. She lives up the road from me. I hope I helped her trying to find someone she was trying to get in touch with. I usually know where all our old friends are if they are from Marlowe. I try to keep up with all of them. They are scattered everywhere, but a few of us are still around. Howards, Hattons, and Penningtons — I think they are all settled in here. I think we are here to stay.
I love it here. I’ve been here 72 years and the other 11 in the Blackey area. I try to keep up with them if I can.
I love this pretty weather and can’t hardly wait to see the trees get green, the pretty flowers blooming and the children out of school finally so they can enjoy themselves. I know it’s been hard for them to stay indoors.
My granddaughter Sara Hatton had surgery a few days ago and she’s doing okay. She will be home soon, and we are all glad.
We want to offer our sympathy to the family of Loretta Brock, who died. I had known her for many years, although I haven’t seen her much these last few years. She had been in poor health for a while.
I sure offer my sympathy to my cousin, Dexter Howard, in Indiana. His wife, Brenda (Jones) Howard, died. Her funeral was Monday. She had been sick so long and Dexter is in real bad health also.
They have a son, Allen Howard, and his wife, who live there also. They are expecting to have their first child, a son. Our good luck wishes to them.
Dexter’s sister, Ida (Howard) Hatton, sits with me in church. We are double first cousins. Our dads married sisters.
May God bless all of you. Try to be in church somewhere if possible.