Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. We sure have been having some hot weather, also some good rains.
Last week was a really good week. I spent last weekend in Ashland with my son Astor and his family. I really did enjoy it. I told him he was spoiling me with big breakfasts and good food all day long, and I haven’t had it here. It must have been my cook’s days off , ha, ha!
It was good seeing Bobbie Jean Collins and Dixie Hall the other day. I hadn’t seen them in a while. Dixie had spent five weeks with her mother in Virginia, who was 95 years old.
We have had a lot of deaths. I was sorry I couldn’t make to June Breeding’s funeral. She was the aunt of my good friend Shirley Breeding. I had been in Ashland.
My brother Hillard Howard and wife Marsha are here for two weeks. They are living in Florida and loving it. We are glad to have them back for a while. It will take a while to visit all their families.
Louise Shepherd and daughter Carol Day are in Indianapolis, Ind., visiting our sister Joann Brown and her family.
I ran into an old neighbor, Dorothy (Halcomb) Sexton, and her husband Billy at Frazier’s Farmer Supply. We were buying animal food. I hadn’t seen them in a long time even though we live apart about one mile. Their sister Esma (Halcomb) Hart and her husband had been living in Texas for a long time and came in to visit. I wish I could have seen her. They lived next door to me a long time.
Eva Sergent in Lexington, I’m sorry I missed your call. I’ve been intending to call you back.
My four sons, Rob, Astor, Billy, and Larry, are all excited about going to the Bristol races. It’s been years since they have all gotten to go together. They will surely enjoy being together. They have always been close to each other. Chris Hatton is also going.
I went to the funeral of Michael ‘Hoss’ Adams and got to meet Ella Preston. I’ve heard about her for a long time. She said she had been wanting to meet me. Now we’ve met. She is a very sweet lady. It was nice meeting her.
Larry and Linda Hatton and Wendy and Kevin Day and sons Rocky and Larry all got together with Chris and Sara and their kids Beau, Brooke and Gracie. Chris fixed us some grilled bananas and grilled peaches and they were delicious with caramel sauce on them. I didn’t think it could be good, but I was wrong.
Little Brooke was on crutches. She had bruised her leg bad, but it didn’t stop her from swimming and having a good time. I enjoy those kids living close to me. They are real good children. Chris and Sara are doing a good job as parents. I’m proud of them.
I was hoping not to hear of anyone dying, but I found out on Sunday the son of the late Raymond and Frieda McCool — I think his name was Raymond — had died. He died on Saturday. I also heard that Willamae Boggs, wife of Carl Boggs, had died. I don’t know any of the details, but our sympathy goes out to both families. They were friends of ours for many years.
Betty and Bertus Tyree have all their family for the weekend. They are enjoying having them.
I was hoping someone would call me wanting a pretty cat. If you saw how pretty they are, you would want some, especially the calico and the white one with blue eyes. I have way too many and they are free.
I want to say happy birthday to my son Billy Hatton and good friend and cousin Elzie Ray Hatton on August 19, and also my granddaughter Rocki (Hatton) Hill in Lexington on August 25.
Hello to all my misplaced friends.
May God bless all of you. Try to be in church somewhere this week.