Whitesburg KY

Flood hits son’s home in Owensboro

Elise Hill, 7, is the great-granddaughter of Whitesburg correspondent Oma Hatton. She is the daughter of Rocki and Matt Hill of Lexington, and the granddaughter of Robert Hatton of Owensboro.

Elise Hill, 7, is the great-granddaughter of Whitesburg correspondent Oma Hatton. She is the daughter of Rocki and Matt Hill of Lexington, and the granddaughter of Robert Hatton of Owensboro.

Hello everyone. Hope you are all doing well.

I hope you have survived all the wind and storms we’ve been having. My son Rob was here and he had a call from his neighbor telling him they had a tornado and flood in Owensboro and his yard and swimming pool and pool house and the street were flooded. He left for home and he is getting things back in order. It may take time, but he will get it done.

I’m glad we didn’t get all that. We did get the wind and a lot of rain.

I was glad to get a call from Ruby Howard in Indiana. She said she was doing better.

It was good seeing Juanita Profitt and her daughterin law Doris Miller at Senior Citizens. I hope they can come often. I sit with Juanita while they go walk and get some exercise while we visit.

Our family is sad for losing our sister, Louise Shepherd. She was so sick for so long. We sure appreciated all the churches and all the people who came and for all the flowers and all the things they did and just being there with us. There were so many people there from everywhere. Most of our large family still live here and we sure are glad.


All four of my sons were there. Astor spent the day with us and he had to get home for work. I’m thankful for jobs and won’t complain. He comes in as often as he can. I’m glad my four sons love getting together.

Rob, Billy and I went to Pine Mountain Grill for breakfast. I was glad to see Alma Tindal. She came to sit with us. She graduated Whitesburg High School with Rob and they have stayed friends all these years. We’ve known her and her husband Lester for many years and I don’t think I’ve ever seen any nicer people. They are always loving everyone and always helping out.

We have lots of folks like that. That’s why I like small towns and I’m glad I’ve got to stay here since I was 11 years old and I lived around the ”big city of Blackey.” I loved it and try to keep in touch with all of them I can.

I enjoyed being with my sister Betty Tyree yesterday. We got out and shopped a little and talked a lot. All of us Howards like to do that. I don’t think any of us can’t find something to talk about.

I have six of the prettiest kittens I have ever seen, four yellow ones and two grey ones. They all have big blue eyes and they are fat and healthy. They are in the process of being weaned. I can’t keep all of them, I’d love to though.

I visited for a while on Friday with my sister Kathleen and her husband Bro. Earnest Brock. I love to visit, but I don’t get to do it as much as I’d like. Seems like time is going too fast and before you know it, the day is gone.

I’m really looking forward to getting to go to church this Sunday after my sister Louise’s funeral and she was so sick and a lot of our people in church had family sick. There’s a new baby I’m looking forward to seeing, the son of Jonathan and Ami O’Rourke. He had to stay in the hospital a few days. I’ve heard he’s beautiful.

I got to see all my family at the funeral. I don’t get to see them as much as I’d like because of their work and some living away, but I was glad to see all of them. Most of them are still living here. I’m sure glad of that.

I hadn’t heard from my friend Dorthy Tacket for a while. Her sister Pearl Noble was there and she said Dorthy was doing better.

I was glad to see my niece Kim Lucas and her husband Tim was there. They just live up the road from me. I usually see Kim when I visit the hospital. I think she spends most of her time there working. She’s a great nurse! Everyone says so and I believe it!

I hope Bertha Dye is doing better and also Rose Ballard. I hope all the sick are better.

I haven’t heard from Elzie Ray Hatton and his wife Irene. They live in Tennessee and both of them have health problems. They don’t get to come in much anymore.

I don’t know of they will be having the Hatton reunion in August. I know a lot of them have health problems. They are all scattered around, but there’s always a crowd there.

I got a call from my friend Juanita Profitt this morning. I’m always so glad to hear from my friends. She said her daughter-in-law Doris was dizzy was the reason they missed Senior Citizens on Thursday. I missed her.

There has been so much going on I haven’t got to see many people. I’ve been three days writing all this. My hands get tired. I hope it’s not old age. I’m not ready for that. I guess it’s lazy.

May God bless all of you. Have a great week and if you able, try to be in church somewhere. I’ve sure missed mine.

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