Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well.
I can’t believe it’s time to write again. Time is going so fast I can’t keep up with it and I’m afraid I’ll miss something.
I went to Pine Mountain Grill with my son Billy and his granddaughter Ellie Mullins (my greatgranddaughter) and I really enjoyed it. I don’t get to see Ellie as much as I would like. She’s a busy little girl and into a lot of things that keep her busy.
Talked with Marshall Ison and the very goodlooking fellow with him, and found out he was part Howard. There are sure a lot of us scattered all over the place and I am related to many of them.
I also saw Joann and Darrell Sturgill but didn’t get to talk to them, just a wave!
We were sure glad to get back to our Bible study at Dairy Queen with Bro. Tony Brown. We missed seeing Ralpha and Buck Adams and Carlos Fugate. They were all sick, and also some of the others.
It was good seeing Jackie and Gerald Frazier and the regular ones, some I don’t know their names. We all enjoyed it.
I met a nice lady on my way out. I really appreciated the nice things she said about my news. I’ve known her for years, and would you believe I’ve never known her name except that she’s Doug Wright’s wife. You are the very pretty lady with black hair. A big hello to you.
Late happy birthday to Charles Day, July 31. Slow down on those birthdays, Charles, or you will get old like me.
Crystal Davis, I was real impressed with you trying to help the little kitten the man tried to kill, and I’m glad that it survived. I hope the man learned a lesson.
I love kittens. I have two of the prettiest ones I’ve ever seen, white with yellow and black spots. I don’t know if I could ever give them away if I get attached to them. They are sort of wild now. The mother didn’t bring them in until she had almost weaned them and they were eating on their own.
Pearl and Charles Noble, I know you are proud of your son-in-law David Holbrook. I didn’t know who he was until it said his wife was Jennifer Noble. I have known her all her life. I came to see her when she was born, when Pearl and Charles lived at Whitco near Crawford Engineering, and I watched Pearl give her a bath.
Time sure goes fast!
It was good seeing Bessie Bedwell in Food City the other day. We talked about her dad, John Bedwell, who worked at Whitesburg Hospital a long time ago.
Elzie Ray Hatton, I was so glad to hear from you and to get all the news and all the pictures of your garden and all the canning. It all looked so good I might move in with you and Irene.
No I won’t. I can’t leave my children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and my two beagles, Spect and Buddy, whom I call my ‘good boys.’
Elzie has been a member for 50 years of the Grand Lodge F& AM of Tennessee. He was raised to Grand Mason on Oct. 3, 1993, and his birthday is Aug. 19, the same day as my son Billy, so I will remember your birthday.
You and your wife have sure been through a lot. I hope you are doing better and hope you will be able to come to the Hatton reunion on Aug. 23 at Cowan Community Center.
My sister Louise Shepherd is not doing well at all, and she needs everyone’s prayers.
I sure did enjoy my visit with my son Astor and his wife Rosemary. Billy and his wife Sandra took me to their lake house, and Astor came down and spent the day, and then we went to his house and I got to spend three days (that went too fast). If you go to his house and you don’t enjoy it, you have a big problem.
Billy and Sandra came and had dinner with us, and then they brought me home, so it was great for me getting to spend time with all of them.
I sure had a lot of good cooking every day. Astor is one of the best cooks in the world, and he loves it. I still don’t think it’s right for a son to cook better than his mom.
He didn’t even let me come in the kitchen. I missed that, but loved it. Now I’m back in my kitchen and the food isn’t near as good!
We sure had a good revival at our church, Whitco Pentecostal. One of our best ever.
Bro. Wendell Pittman and his wife live in Missouri and have been coming for almost 20 years, and I happen to know that he will be 84 years old in October. He won’t know I told.
Our Sunday School here was outstanding this past Sunday. Our pastor, Bro. John Conn preached great as usual. We love our pastor.
Well, I’m sure you are tired of reading all this, so I’ll stop.
May God bless all of you, pray for all who are sick and do something good for someone. It will make you feel good!