Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well and keeping warm. I love to see the snow, but not on the ground.
I’ve been staying in most of the time. Mostly go to church and grocery store.
We offer our sympathy to the family of Lucky Sexton. They are all old-time friends.
It was good hearing from Bertha (Page) Dye. She was going to St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. I hope they can help her and get her better.
I was sorry to hear Rose Ballard had been so sick. I’m hoping she’s doing better. I wondered why she hadn’t been getting her news in.
She sounded like my Christmas when I was young. I think I got more excited about them than I do now. Children get so much now it doesn’t mean that much t them.
The only times I have been with Rose were at funerals. I went to all of them and took her to lunch. I went to four or five of them. I knew them all.
Our church, Whitco Pentecostal, had a baptizing last Sunday. It was cold and raining, but we all love Michael Ison and we couldn’t miss it. Our church is doing well and we have new people coming.
Geneva (Adams) Sturgill is in Pikeville Hospital and needs everyone’s prayers. She is the mother of Linda Hatton, my daughter-inlaw (more like a daughter).
I went to the funeral of Lucky Sexton. There was a large crowd there. Bro. Bill Craft preached real good and the singers sang real good. I got to see a lot of people I hadn’t seen in a long time including Bro. Burdell Gilley and his wife. It was good seeing my neighbors Lovell Jr. Sexton and wife Robin and too many people to name.
My son Billy and his wife Sandra were going to their lake house. I hope they don’t get snowed it. It was snowing real hard on Sandlick Road while we were at the fire department.
A big hello to Glendora Eldridge of Milan, Ind. I was so glad to get your letter. I got it after I sent my news. You said you graduated from Whitesburg High School and you remembered two boys from there, Ralph Brown and John Miller. Ralph’s sister, the late Roberta Brown, was one of my best friends and John Miller’s sister is Ada Miller, another good friend of mine. She lives in Miamisburg, Ohio, and we keep in touch.
You mentioned the late Emma Lou Engle. I kept up with her also. I met her once and kept in touch with her. Sara Ison was also a real close friend of mine. I visited her and her husband Clarence ‘til they passed away.
I hope if you ever get a chance to get back here you will come visit me. I was talking to my son Astor, who lives in Georgetown, and he said you lived about two houses from him. Do you still drive? I do, but not much and not far. My car is 16 years old. My youngest son Larry Hatton and his son Chris and his family live on the same hill as I do. I’m glad of that.
I forgot to tell Glendora, Ralph Brown was at our Marlowe reunion last summer. You said you graduated with him. He’s still working.
We are getting snow today so I won’t be getting out and my pen is acting up. You can tell by all my black spots.
May God bless all of you. Try to be in church somewhere if you are able.