2017-08-09 / Families & Friends

Enjoy nice weather while it’s here

By OMA HATTON


Pictured are the late Bill and Cindy Howard, the parents of Whitesburg correspondent Oma Hatton. “I was the oldest of their 14 children,” she says. “Ten are still living and seven of them live here and I’m glad.” Pictured are the late Bill and Cindy Howard, the parents of Whitesburg correspondent Oma Hatton. “I was the oldest of their 14 children,” she says. “Ten are still living and seven of them live here and I’m glad.” Hello everyone and hope you are all doing well and enjoying the nice weather before it gets cold. Time seems to be changing so fast, and the winter seems to last a long time, or is it just me?

I was so pleased to get a call from Tommie Hogg the other day. We had a lot to talk about even though we hadn’t talked in a long time. I also got a call from Gladys Smith and got to talk to her friend, Sarah Noble, and she seemed so nice.

They have been friends for a long time and I’m sure Gladys is glad to be living in Kentucky.

I wonder if she will be writing for The Mountain Eagle again. I always enjoyed her news when she was doing it.

I was so sorry to hear of the little girl who died in the wreck here. I think her mother and sister both are still in the hospital. They were friends of my greatgrandchildren, Brooke and Gracie Hatton, and they are really concerned!

I got a visit from my brother, Hillard Howard, and of course I was so pleased to see him. I helped take care of him when he was little. I could sure tell a lot of stories about him, but I’d better not. He’s bigger than me. He’s still my little brother.

I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Eva Cook. I’ve known the family for many years and I love all of them. I offer my sympathy to all of them, and may God bless you!

I talk to my sister, Betty Tyree, two or three times and day, and she keeps me in the news of the family and friends, and I appreciate it. I don’t get out much.

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I want to say a big hello to Ruby Howard. I don’t get to see her much. She seems happy in Indiana, and I hope she is doing good. I was so glad to see her and her son when they came in to visit with me.

I have been in this area since I was 11 years old, and I live about two miles from there now. I am happy and never want to leave. Am I crazy? This is my way of life.

My sister Joann Brown calls me every day and I look forward to it. I’m looking forward to next weekend, too. My son Astor “Red” will be coming in for his 50-year high school reunion and he’s excited about it and looking forward to seeing old friends, and I’m looking forward to seeing him.

My son Rob is in Lexington with his grandchildren, and also his son, Kevin and wife Adrienne. I told him not to spoil his grandchildren, but I’m sure he will. It’s what all of us parents and grandparents do.

I tried to call Albert and Jerry Barker, but didn’t reach them. I was going to ask about the Hatton reunion. So many of them have been having health problems, and I hope they are doing all right. I’ll try again to call them.

Glenora Eldridge, I hope you are doing well and not working too hard. I’m glad you are enjoying your book. I wouldn’t have given it to anyone else.

May God bless all of you and if you are able, try to be in church somewhere.

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