Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well and enjoying the pretty weather here or enjoying vacation and having a good time there and ready to get back home and getting caught up with everything there.
I was so sorry not to get to Danny Adams’s funeral. I’ve known him and his family all their lives. I went to Letcher Funeral Home at the last minute and found out the funeral was at the church on Cowan and I don’t drive that far. I did get an obituary.
My sympathy goes out to all his family. I went to church with him for a lot of years and I loved to hear him sing and play music. I still have some of his music.
Our church had a big baked spaghetti dinner on Thursday and they sold over 150 dinners and they were delicious! That’s why so many people buy them. We have good cooks! I’m sorry I’m not one of them. The workers really worked.
We have so many friends who have health problems. My cousin Jean Adkins is having problems and needs everyone’s prayers. This has been going on for quite a while. She can’t be left alone and that bothers her. She likes to help herself and can’t do it. Her family is being a big help to her. That’s the way families need to be.
I think my brother Charles Howard and his family are at the lake. They really enjoy that.
My sister Betty Tyree came out to visit me. I’m always pleased. She has family that she has to take care of.
People don’t get out and go much now. I can still remember when we didn’t have TV or telephone and we were always sitting on the porch and watching all the children in each other’s yards.
I finally got around to writing Glenora Eldridge. I love getting letters from her. Her letters are interesting. Mine are boring.
I enjoy my calls from my sister Joann Brown and my son Astor “Red” Hatton and son Rob every day. It helps me pass the time.
I wanted to get the pictures of my Howard grandparents and show them. My dad used to take me to Blackey on the train to see them and he would leave me for a week or two to visit them and my uncle John Howard. He was six years older than me, but he played with me and sometimes bossed me. I didn’t care; I loved him.
My paw wouldn’t spare the rod for me and sometimes I had three cousins my age there, Cecil Young, Guy Palumbo and Ken Howard, and he would try to make good kids out of us. Didn’t have much luck, but we didn’t care. We knew he loved us.
My uncle John and all three of the cousins have passed away. I can’t believe it. My grandparents passed in the seventies. I thought they were old and I’m now in my eighties.
There have been so much sickness and so many deaths.
A big hello to Bertha (Page) Dye and Iva Cheatham and Ruby Howard. I need to call her. She is having health problems in Indiana.
A big hello to Vickie Underwood in Carey, Ohio. She was a Marlowe girl when she was very young. She always comes to the Hatton reunion. It’s always at Cowan Community Center the last Saturday in August. I’m looking forward to it.
I called Jerry Barker. He said he was doing better. He’s been having some health problems and he said there would be a Hatton reunion. His wife Alberta has had some health problems also. They both need prayer. I think we all need that. There’s so much going on, about everyone has some kind of problem.
Sunday was Father’s Day. My dad looked forward to it. No wonder, he had 14 children so lots of company and gifts and food. I still miss him so bad and my mom was my best friend. If you have parents, love and appreciate them.
Rose Ballard, how are you doing? I hope you get to eating. I know that has to be bad. I know how much I love to eat and I do, but I can’t seem to gain weight. I have a good appetite. I enjoyed your visit with me. We can always find things to talk about on our backgrounds.
Sunday was Father’s Day. I wish all the fathers Happy Father’s Day!
Larry and Linda are going to the lake. I’m sure they will enjoy it. They don’t get to go much. Little thing like work gets in the way.
May God bless all of you. Try to be in church somewhere if you can.