ANYTIMEIn the sentence : " Please give our love to your folks! Hope your dad is doing well and still making his pepper sauce ! "
why the present continuous was used in (why was the present continuous used in): hope your dad is doing well. If it was said (if it said)Hope your dad is well would that be the same ?
YES, PRETTY MUCH. SOMETIMES "DOING WELL" CAN MEAN THAT A PERSON IS RECOVERING FROM SOME SORT OF ILLNESS OR SETBACK. IT CAN ALSO MEAN THAT A BUSINESS ENDEAVOUR OR SOMETHING JOB-RELATED IS SUCCESSFUL. HOWEVER, IT DOES ALSO SIMPLY MEAN "IN GOOD HEALTH", JUST LIKE "WELL". YOU PROBABLY KNOW WHICH CONTEXT BETTER THAN I!
second question. was anything implied in the use of present continuous in both sentences? and the use of the wrod still? SEE ABOVE AND NO, NOTHING IMPLIED, JUST OBVIOUSLY STATED.
third question: there is no subject before hope. As there is a sentence before the word can we consider them as one and take as we hope or I hope ? YES!