The Mountain Eagle
Whitesburg KY

Church dinner is a huge success

Pictured are the four sons of Whitesburg correspondent Oma Hatton, Robert “Rob” Hatton of Owensboro, Astor Hatton of Georgetown, and Billy Hatton and Larry Hatton, both of Whitesburg.

Pictured are the four sons of Whitesburg correspondent Oma Hatton, Robert “Rob” Hatton of Owensboro, Astor Hatton of Georgetown, and Billy Hatton and Larry Hatton, both of Whitesburg.

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well after the bad weather, but it sure is nice now. It can sure change in a hurry.

It’s been a sad time. So many of our friends have died and we offer our sympathy to all of their families. We never know, so let’s be good to everyone and let them know we love them.

Our church had a big baked spaghetti dinner on Friday and we sold over 100 dinners. We thank everyone that worked so hard. We had a lot of help. I sure enjoyed mine. I think it was the best I had ever had. I used to help all the time when I was younger and I loved it. I’m so proud of our younger people who are so good to do everything they can.


I didn’t get to write about our New Year’s service and I didn’t get to go because of the weather, but I heard it went really well and they had a good crowd

My son Rob is in Lexington this week taking care of his two grandsons for his son, Dr. Kevin Hatton, and wife Adrienne who are having a vacation. The sons couldn’t go on account of school and I’m sure Rob will have as much fun as he boys. They will have vacation for the whole family later on.

I think Rose Ballard is having too much fun. I do hope she is feeling better and enjoying herself with her friends. We only go through here one time and we want to do it right.

I’ve sure been enjoying my church when I’m able to go. It is sure beautiful. They remodeled it while I was sick. I couldn’t believe the difference. Everybody had worked hard. We’ve got good people!

I’m having a good time with my puppy. She doesn’t want me out of her sight. I think she is afraid of the cats. They are outside cats and they are beautiful yellow cats.

My sister Joanne Brown called me today. She’s in real estate, selling houses in Indianapolis, Ind., and she is doing real well and loves what she is doing. She calls me every day. I don’t get many calls. They are all on Facebook and I don’t have that.

I miss not seeing people much. I miss the old days when people just dropped in with their children who played in the yard and we sat on the porch in rocking chairs or a swing. I just have not changed with the times.

I remember when we first moved into Marlowe and the houses didn’t have running water except in the big houses where the upper class people lived. One man put water in his house himself. We had four rooms and a path, not a bath. When that man decided to leave, we asked to move in that house and they agreed. It was cold, snowy weather and I was so happy to be having water in the house only in the kitchen, a little sink. We would leave the water dripping. When I got up the next morning I hurried into the kitchen to cook breakfast and I fell flat on the floor. We had about two inches of ice all over the room. The water had run over and frozen.

I can’t remember what we did. I guess I had to get it out of my mind or go crazy. I don’t know how come I thought about it then. It seemed funny then, but not now. I don’t know how I survived some of the things we went through then, but I remember that I was always happy most of the time, but there are a lot of unhappy things going on that we can’t help.

I called Dorthy Tacket today, but she wasn’t home so I called her sister, Linda Hall. She was cooking something that sounded awful good. We’ve been friends for many years. I think of all the friends that have moved away and I wonder how they are doing. Many of them are no longer with us. Many of them get The Eagle Hello to all of you.

It’s about time for Sunday school so I had better get up and going. May God bless all of you. Try to be in church somewhere if you are able.

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