Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well.
I went to a birthday party for my great-granddaughter, Ellie Mullins, on Sunday at the 4 Star Village at Redfox. I have been to some pretty places in my life, but that place was to me was the most beautiful place I have ever seen, and the people who own it are about the nicest people I ever met.
It was just a family party with grandparents, Billy and Sandra Hatton; greatgranny, me; Angie Mullins, mother; Jamie and Julie Hatton and children Annie and Eli; Dr. Jonathan Hatton and wife Andrea and daughter Kate; Angie’s two children; Sam and the birthday girl; Ellie, daughter of Angie and Rich Mullins; and Gillis Reedy and wife Marie. They are such sweet people. They come to every occasion the children have. Also David and Denise Mullins were there. I hadn’t seen them in a long time. I enjoyed seeing them.
I played games with them and acted like an overgrown child and had a great time. I didn’t think anyone would know, but you know Facebook! I got caught, but that was okay.
I went to the funeral of another Marlowe friend, Ruth Banks. She was bookkeeper in the office of our company store. Everyone loved her.
Our sympathy to her son, Rick and his family, and her sisters, Cecile Conaster and Helen Pace. They all lived close together and were a close family.
I also went to the funeral of Lawrence Taylor. I didn’t know him, but I knew his brother, Steve Taylor. He comes to our church with his family. We love having them.
I sure enjoyed hearing Eli Smith sing. I could listen to him all day, and also Tyron Fields, who sang at the other funerals I went to. He sure can sing!
It was good seeing Dorthy Tacket there and her sister Linda Hall, and two daughters, Jeanette Yonts and Charlene Mason.
It was good talking to Juanita Proffit recently. She said her husband Carl was doing pretty well, and that his daughter, Doris, had surgery recently and was doing pretty well.
Elzie Ray Hatton, I was glad to hear from you and to get all the pictures you sent and information on everyone. I looked at all the pretty canned vegetable pictures and got hungry. You and Irene sure are hard workers, and seem to do everything well. You both are lucky to have each other. I hope you get to come to the Hatton reunion the last Saturday in August. I’m looking forward to it.
I’m sure enjoying the Bible Study at Dairy Queen with Bro. Tony Brown every Wednesday. I don’t know why more people don’t come. Just too busy I guess. I look forward to it. It is so interesting, and it’s also good fellowship with good friends.
My brother John Howard and sister Judy Green are going to Indianapolis, Ind., to visit our sister, Joann Brown and John’s children, Joey and Scott Howard, and their families. I know they will enjoy that.
I got a call from Maynard (Cornett) Adams in Colorado. He lives there where they have all those fires. He says it’s been real bad. I’ve been seeing a lot of it on television. He says it hasn’t bothered him so far.
He’s still promoting his books he has written. He is a good writer. I liked the one I got. It has short stories of Letcher County. I knew about a lot of them, so it was interesting to me.
I remembered lots of the people from way back. Not that I’m getting old or anything like that. He came back here for a family reunion.
If anyone needs any outside work done, I can give them the number of Chris Phillips, and recommend him highly. They sure did a good job for me and my son Larry Hatton.
Dorthy Tacket and her family went to a homecoming at a church in Ohio. They go every year. They have friends there, and her daughter, Charlene Mason and the group Master’s Harmony. They are great singers! They always go and sing for them every year.
I hope Emma Lou Engle and her husband Red are doing better and I’m sure that Rose Ballard is doing okay. I read about all the fun she’s having.
The young folks in our church have made a trip to the Smoky Mountains. They have really worked hard for it with a carwash, yard sales, dinners and everything they could think of to raise money. Amy O’Rouk and Darlene Maggard and other parents have helped them. I’m sure they will enjoy the trip.
I don’t know which parents are going with them. We have real good kids and we are proud of them. All of our churches need young folks to help us older ones.
I found out something today that was a surprise to me. I didn’t know lots of people who never lived here buy The Mountain Eagle just for Speak Your Piece. Lots of people complain about it. I always read it. It gives people a chance to speak their mind.
I hope we don’t have any funerals this week. There have been so many.
I haven’t heard from Ada (Miller) King in Miamisburg, Oh. I’ve tried to call her and can’t reach her. I’ll have to write her a letter.
I hope Claudine Sturgill is doing well. I haven’t heard from her since her husband Willie died.
I’m sure you are tired of reading all this, so may God bless all of you, and may all those who are sick get better.
Try to be in church somewhere this week if you are able. There may come a time when you can’t go.