Whitesburg KY

WHS Class of ’68 planning reunion


Hello, everyone. Hope you are all doing well. It was good talking to Eva Sergent the other evening. Everything seemed to be going OK.

I got a call from a misplaced Marlowe boy, Willis King, son of Mandy King. He’s living in Owingsville now and wanted me to put a picture of him with his granddaughter, Callie McAlister, and the Easter bunny in The Eagle. Can it be possible one of our little Marlowe boys is a grandfather? I guess so; he sent me a picture to prove it. Time sure passes fast. He is assistant superintendent for the Department of Juvenile Justice in Bath County. We are proud of all our Marlowe people doing well.

We were so sorry to hear of the death of one of our friends from the Ermine Center, Louise Brown, wife of Donald Brown. She had been sick for a long time. They were very active at the center, always helping out. Our sympathy to the family. She will surely be missed.

I went to the center the other day. It was good seeing everyone. Thank you, Janice Foster and Patty Majority, for the nice things you said about my news. To me it always sounds so boring.

Lizzie Mae Wright and a friend went to Pizza Hut on Sunday after church and then she went and spent the evening with Judy Vermillion. They enjoyed the visit.

Linda Pennington Hall of Camp Branch, called to tell me she shed tears over what I said about my baby goat Annabelle.

I also talked to her sister, Dorothy Tacket. She was expecting her son, Albert Tacket, who was coming in for his birthday. They all get together and celebrate his birthday and also that of his sister, Jeanette, whose birthday is March 18. His birthday is March 25. They always go to visit the grave of their dad, the late Marshal Tacket.

My son, Rob, and I enjoyed our weekly visit to Pine Mountain Grill last Wednesday. I think it must have been Howard night. My brother, John Howard, and wife Priscilla of Jenkins were there, also Terry Howard and Tracy and Luke and Abby, and Michael and Jackie (Howard) Hall and their children, Cody and McKinzie. Luke and Abby came over to our table to show Luke’s empty space where he had lost his first tooth. He was so proud of himself.

Shirley Breeding and I went to Ponderosa in Hazard Thursday. It was good seeing Kendall and Carol Ann Ison there. I hadn’t seen them in a long time.

Members of the Whitesburg High School Class of 1968 are making plans for their class reunion on July 18 and 19. It’s early but they can be making plans now. I’ll mention it again later on, but it will give them lots of time to be getting ready. I’m sure there have been many changes, children, grandchildren, and maybe some have passed away in the 40 years.

I enjoyed church at Cram Creek on Thursday and Friday nights. Bro. Frank Holbrook preached real good on Thursday, and Bro. Ted Collins on Friday. They both preached really good. Lots of folks were missing on account of two funerals. One of them was the funeral of Dan Wright of Mayking. He had lots of family members. The funeral home was crowded and all the beautiful flowers showed he was well loved.

I surely enjoyed the Easter play at Christian Harvest Church and also the Freedom Worship Church of Jenkins. An awful lot of work and practice had gone into it. Of course my grandchildren and great-grandchildren did their parts perfectly. It was all so real.

I went to sunrise service on Sunday morning at 6 a.m. Bro. Caleb Howard preached outstandingly. I went back to church at 11 a.m. and Bro. Delmar Butler of Perry County also preached really great. It was a great day all day long. The children enjoyed an Easter egg hunt later and had a good time, even if it was cold. They were all dressed up so pretty in their Easter outfits. The church had pretty Easter baskets for all the children. They were so pleased with them. Our pastor, Bro. John Conn, is pleased with all the things our people do for our church. We love our church.

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

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