Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. I can tell you now my news will be short this week.
We had our church Homecoming dinner last Sunday. We had a great Homecoming.
I don’t know if I have ever seen that much food in a church — all delicious! We have some great cooks. I’m not one of them. I don’t cook much anymore, just lazy. I still love to eat. I’m like my sister, Joann Brown. She says, “Why should I cook when Cracker Barrel has all that food already cooked, and it’s better than mine?”
Three or four different churches were there. Our pastor, Bro. John Conn, thanks everyone who came and helped us have a very special day. We really enjoyed seeing everyone, some we hadn’t seen in a while.
Please keep all our sick friends in your prayers.
My son Bill Hatton has been down to his lake house. He heard the water was real high. He was pleased to find everything was okay. He has a beautiful place there, and they love being there. I’m glad too .
My brother John Howard has gone back to the lake. He loves to fish. We all miss him.
My son Astor ‘Red’ Hatton had a birthday last Saturday. I’m sure he had a great time. He had his daughter Kathy Nelson and her daughter Caroline Nelson, 14 years old, and he also had his other granddaughter, Taylor Shaffer, 18 years old, who is getting ready for college in Louisville. We are all so proud of her. She won a scholarship. We are all proud of our grandchildren.
I wanted to put their pictures in the paper, but I didn’t have any recent ones. Not too many people take photos anymore. They do it the modern way, on their telephone. I wanted everyone to see how pretty they are, and also their mothers.
I don’t get to see them as much as I’d like. Taylor lives in Ashland, and Caroline lives in Alabama.
I enjoyed talking with my friend, Anna Watkins in Florida. She wanted to reach some of the family of Chalmer Watkins, Jr. He was the son of her exhusband, the late Chalmer Watkins Sr.
I enjoyed watching Steve Caudill and William Caudill, and listening to their pretty gospel music on the Beattyville station. It’s an all-gospel station.
We offer our sympathy to the family of Yvonne Hammock. She lived near me and we went to school together a long time ago. She will be missed by all the folks at Ermine Center. She and her husband, the late Lennon Hammock, loved going there and seeing everyone.
My son Rob Hatton is enjoying having his son Dr. Kevin Hatton and wife Adrienne and their sons Will and Lorain and his daughter Rocki and Matt Hill, and their children Elise and Daniel, all of Lexington. They are getting to visit more often since they are older, and all love to swim in his pool.
I wish he didn’t live so far away, but I’m so glad he visits as often as he can. Owensboro is 350 miles away. We sure have a good time when he comes.
I’m so ashamed to straighten out a big mistake I made in last week’s news. I put a picture of Sonny Hatton in and called him ‘the late Sonny.’ I had heard he had died, and some other folks here had also heard it, and I was so sorry to hear it. He was always at our Hatton reunions. I called Alberta Barker, and she had heard it. I was sure pleased to find out it wasn’t so. I’m looking forward to seeing him next month. He has my permission to black both of my eyes!
It’s things like that that make me want to quit writing. I appreciate Carol Baker calling and telling me, or I would still have thought he was gone. I’ve known him and his family all of his life. I heard he didn’t get The Eagle.
I hope Emma Lou Engle is feeling better.
I just heard that Grace Brown, the wife of the late Lloyd Brown, had died. She had been so sick for so long. Everyone loved her. Our sympathy goes out to all her family. I’ve known them all for many years.
Anna Wright, I saw you on the Government Station. I know it was a rerun. It was the Blackey dedication for their Senior Citizens building. Leslie Combs was there. She is a very interesting lady that we all respect. She has a lot of good ideas. I enjoyed the program.
Hello, Iva Cheatham. I hope you and your children are doing well in Sanford. I heard you all had a lot of high water down around there.
Well, I have rattled on and on, and I’m tired of rattling, so may God bless all of you. Try to be in church somewhere this week.
I sure enjoy mine and try not to miss.