Hello everyone. Hope you are all doing well and enjoying this pretty weather. I know I will after I do some outside work I’ve been putting off the weather has been so bad. I love being outside when it is warm and sunny.
My son Larry Hatton said he had five kids in his swimming pool on April 13, three grandchildren and two others. I don’t know who they were. They must have survived. I haven’t heard of anyone dying.
I got a call from my niece Margaret Combs a few days ago. She was excited about having a grandbaby at last. The parents are her son T.C. Combs and wife, I don’t know her name and I can’t remember where they live but it’s too far away for Margaret and Ron to spoil.
I am so glad to have my big tree that was ready to fall and tear down on all our power lines cut down the other day. I had hoped the power company would have it done. I sure appreciate the good job the three men I got to do it did. Two were Phillips handymen and I didn’t get the other man’s name, but they were really good and fast and reasonable.
I got a call from one of our old Marlowe friends, John Miller, who lives in Indiana. He is the son of the late Woodrow and Lettie Miller and a brother of Ada Miller King and the late Anne Miller. I hadn’t heard from him in a long time, but he kept in touch with me all these years through The Mountain Eagle. He and his wife came to see my twice, but it’s been too long. He is trying to get a high school reunion together for July 5 at the Shriners building. Also Ralph Brown, son of the late Martha and Dewey Brown, was in that class. I hope I get to see them.
I attended the funeral of Pat Gish and met a lot of people there. She was a great, hardworking lady. I had known her for many years.
A whole bunch of us got together at Pine Mountain Grill for lunch on Thursday, Bro. Earnest Brock and wife Kathleen, my sister Judy Greene, Hubert Howard, John Howard, and nephews Jerome Hatton and Caleb Howard. I know we had eight people there. The other one was me. We had a good time and had a lot of talking!
My son Billy Hatton and wife Sandra went to the Grill for breakfast with me on Friday. I saw Shirley and Gordon McClain as we were leaving. We waved at each other, didn’t get to talk. We usually meet at Walmart and talk. I hope I get to see you there next time. I go often to buy food for all my critters, dogs, cats and birds. I sometimes get to buy some for myself.
We’ve been having a great revival at our church, Whitco Pentecostal Church, with Bro. Jimmy Jewel and his wife. I hate to see it end. Last night I heard someone in the back say the name “Arnie Hall”. I went back t find out who they were. It was Stanley Hall and his wife. He was Arnie (Caudill) Hall’s son. I knew her and her parents, Annie and Frank Caudill and all her brothers and sisters and even their grandmother, Polly Grimes. They lived in Marlowe when I was growing up and we played together. It was interesting talking to them.
It was good seeing Sharon Boggs in Walmart. She was a Marlowe girl also.
I met a nice young fellow Saturday at Family Dollar Store. He opened the door for me and put my bags in my car. You don’t see much of that anymore. He is Elihue Sizemore’s son, who lives up the road from me. I really appreciated that.
I hope everyone had a happy Easter and remembered the reason for it. We had ours at 5: 45 a. m., a sunrise service at Whitco Pentecostal Church. It’s always nice.
Hello to Anna Watkins, Claudine Sturgill, Irene and Elzie Ray Hatton and all my misplaced friends.
Try to be in church somewhere if you are able. May God bless all of you.