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Ermine Senior Citizens Center to hold Western hoe-down


Hello, everyone. Hope you are all doing OK. We are all hoping for rain.

Last week was pretty busy.

Dorthy Tackett said the R.B. Caudill reunion at the Shriners building went well. They had 65 or 70 people there. All of Dorthy’s family were there except Lucille. Charlene, Jeanette, and Deloris and Albert were there.

The Hatton reunion went real well. I didn’t get to go; I had to be in the Hazard Veterans Center. I hated to miss it.

Tony Howard and wife Gina and daughter Catlyn and Tony’s mother-in-law were visiting Joyce and Hubert Howard on Saturday. I went up and enjoyed seeing everyone.

There was a very big baby shower for Ashley Adams at the Shriners building. There were so many people there, lots of good food, and lots of pretty baby things. That little fellow will be well dressed. I enjoyed seeing all the people.

I enjoyed visiting with Patty Majority on Friday. We both ate lunch at the Ermine Center. She wanted me to see some old pictures to see if I could recognize any of them. The picture was made in 1934. I was only one year old and living in Blackey. We moved to Marlowe in 1941. I did recognize Willie St. John in the picture and she had a real good picture of Wilse Hensley, father of the late Bonnie Adams, grandfather of Irene Amburgey. I loved looking at her pictures and talking with her. I liked her house and the view from her deck. It was so high.

I was shocked to hear we lost one of our Marlowe girls, Barbara (Stidham) Napier, daughter of the late Louie and Orville Stidham. They lived up on the hill across from Marlowe Service Station, managed by the late Andrew Clay, where all the miners hung out after work to gossip and eat ice cream.

We were so sorry to hear of the death of Sherd Martin. He was 100 years old and had been a hard worker as long as I had known him. I loved his wife, Alma, and I attended one of their anniversary parties, I think 79th.

I just heard of the death of Shelby and Anna Cornett’s son, Shelby Wayne, age 39. I don’t know any of the details. I have known the parents and grandparents for many years. Our sympathy goes out to all the family.

I went to Pikeville Saturday night for the medical students’ White Coat Ceremony. My grandson, Jonathon “Jump” Hatton, was in the class. I was so proud. I told him he was the best looking student there. He said he thought so, too. He’s real modest (yeah).

The Howard family reunion will be Sept. 29 at Fishpond Lake. If this family keeps growing, there won’t be a place big enough to hold them – but we love it. We always have some new babies to show off, all of them beautiful.

I heard Clayton Hatton was real sick. I hope he is doing better. He’s quite a character. He makes everyone laugh.

Clyde is doing about the same. He needs everyone’s prayers. It’s been a hard road for us.

Lizzie Mae Wright went to the Holbrook family reunion Saturday at Fishpond Lake. Lizzie Mae’s mother was the daughter of Miles M. Holbrook. There was a large crowd, and they had lots of good food. Gifts and trophies were given. Everyone had a wonderful time and too much to eat.

Sunday, Lizzie Mae was pleased she got to see lots of her cousins that she hadn’t seen in years. They are the family of Paul Holbrook of Mayking. They all came to visit the cemetery at Holbrook Town. All of Paul’s children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were here for their family reunion. They had it at Paul’s home. They had a wonderful time. It was the first time all his children had been together since they were small.

If you are a senior citizens, you are invited Thursday, Sept. 20, to the Ermine Center to a Western hoe-down and potluck. Put on your Western duds and come on down and join in the fun. All seniors are invited.

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