Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. I should have a lot of news this week.
My granddaughter, Angie (Hatton) Mullins, called to tell me she had some visitors at her home. One of them once lived on the farm where she lives on Dry Fork, Reva Caudill and Joyce Fugate of St. Paul, Va., and Marie and Lester Ingram of Phoenix, Ariz., who I think were the ones who once lived there. They all get The Eagle.
That’s the first time I have heard from folks in those places. I’m glad they are enjoying my news. I’m not sure if they knew me of if they knew me from my writing. I sure appreciated the things that they said about my news. I wish I could have met them.
I talked to my friend Roberta Willie. She’s been working on her house. She makes me so ashamed for being so lazy — just thinking about work makes me tired and I have to rest.
My sister Kathleen Brock and her husband Earnest have been in Barbourville. They sure enjoyed the church services there.
I went to First Baptist Church to get Angel Food. That sure is a good deal for $30. Someone has to carry it to my car. I think I like to go mostly to see the friendly people there, Lee Adams and her husband Larry, Laura Whitaker, Gerri Haynes, Fred Hall and all the ones I don’t know their names. Everyone always asks about Annabell. They say they like the pictures I put in the paper. I told them to send me some and also some news so I can let everyone know what they are doing.
Our church had a Sunday School picnic last Sunday at Carr Creek Lake. I didn’t get to go, but that didn’t stop them all from having a great time. I always tell them not to have too much fun without me.
Late happy birthday to my cousin Dorthy Miles. It was Friday. Her husband Glen Miles was taking her out to dinner. I’m sure they enjoyed themselves. They are both fun to be around.
I had a long talk with Mabel Absher a few days ago. She is doing much better now.
Sally Profitt called me. I enjoyed talking to her. She said her son Greg was out of the hospital. I hope he can stay out.
It was good talking to Pat Stallard of Craft’s Colly. She and her husband Herb were about to burn up. Their air conditioner was out and it was so hot! My grandson Chris Hatton fixed it for him. Have you all seen the pretty sign his wife Sara made for him? She did a great job. It looks real good in front of my house.
This is a big month for birthdays. My brother Bobby Howard has one on July 4, my grandson Joe Hatton on the 9th, and Chris Hatton on the 11th, my son Astor “Red” Hatton on the 13th, my granddaughter Wendy (Hatton) Day on the 20th, and great-granddaughter Ellie Mullins on the 17th. I told my family, “No more babies in July.” I don’t think they paid any attention to me.
I tell you what, last week was a good week for visitors for me. Betty Asher and her sister-in-law Sharon Spangler from Columbus, Ind., came. Their mother, the late Beulah Hall, was my next door neighbor. The next day an old Marlowe schoolmate, Maudella (Halcomb) Fugate of Chavies, and her daughter Rose came and then Friday another Marlowe girl, Shirley Wells, and her sister Minnie Mayes of Clarksville, Tenn., came. I was so pleased to see them. I had never met Minnie, but she gets The Eagle and she knew my life history.
Shirley gave me the phone number of her uncle Bill Morrow. He lives in Dayton, Ohio. He l ived in Marlowe. She said he was doing OK. I’ll call him. It’s been so many years since I’ve seen him and it’s been years since I saw Shirley. She came to my mom’s house a few years ago.
Eat your heart out, Rose Ballard! ‘Cause I got to see Shirley and her sister. I told Shirley I had never met you. She said, “Yes you have, she was Rosa Lee Hall,” and I remembered you when you were a little girl at Caudilltown. I think your grandmother’s name was Rosa Hall also.
My son Billy and his family are at their lake house. They will see the fireworks on the lake. I saw them one year and it was beautiful.
My grandson Chris and wife Sara and their children are in Tennessee at Larry’s camper.
As usual I really enjoyed our Wednesday night dinner with sons Rob and Billy. I look forward to that every week.
Betty Tyree and I visited Clyde on Thursday. He is still doing well.
May God bless all of you. Try to be in church somewhere this week.