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Four brothers going to Bristol races




TOGETHER AGAIN — (Left to right) Martha Dixon Burns, Oma Howard Hatton, Joanna Back Walters and Hope Back Campbell started first grade together. They attended the Elk Creek reunion held in 1999 at the home of Dr. Artie Ann Bates. Whitesburg correspondent Oma Hatton said, “I’ve enjoyed seeing Martha Burns and Joanne Walters at Senior Citizens.”

TOGETHER AGAIN — (Left to right) Martha Dixon Burns, Oma Howard Hatton, Joanna Back Walters and Hope Back Campbell started first grade together. They attended the Elk Creek reunion held in 1999 at the home of Dr. Artie Ann Bates. Whitesburg correspondent Oma Hatton said, “I’ve enjoyed seeing Martha Burns and Joanne Walters at Senior Citizens.”

By OMA HATTON

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well.

I am doing better, but not running and jumping. I need patience bad!

I’m trying to take care of myself. I have an appointment at the hospital. Maybe I’ll know what’s going on, but I do know I’m feeling better.

My four sons are all excit- ed about going to the Bristol races. They look forward to it. They have been going for many years and that’s about all they ever get a chance to all get together.

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I think my sons Rob and Astor are both going to visit me. I’m looking forward to that.

I’ve got behind on all that’s been going on with Senior Citizens and I miss it so much. I’m hoping to go back soon.

They even had a wedding there and I missed it, a friend I had known all her life at Marlowe. The couple are Sara Marcum Yonts and James Hall. I know them both. I wish I could have been there. I saw the picture in the News-Press and read all about it. The picture was very pretty and Rhuford Hart performed the wedding. He looked real nice. I’m sure his wife Colleen will agree to that. They are friends of mine.

A pig lies on the ground in front of some of the people who attended the Elk Creek reunion in 1999 at the log house of Artie Ann Bates.

A pig lies on the ground in front of some of the people who attended the Elk Creek reunion in 1999 at the log house of Artie Ann Bates.

My sister Betty Tyree came out to visit and talk about her grandchildren and show pictures of them and brag! They are beautiful children. Grandchildren are so special to us grandparents .

My brother John Howard came to visit me today. I was so glad to see him. We all tease him because he was the favorite of our mother’s 14 children and he was so smart we let him get away with it and he is still sweet.

We all try to stay in touch with each other after losing our two sisters so close together. It’s been hard. I called both of them about every day; we all did that. It was a big loss.

I talked with my brother Hubert today. His little grandson answered the phone and talked for a while. I liked that.

This is the log cabin of Dr. Artie Ann Bates on Elk Creek. It was built in the early 1850s. Whitesburg correspondent went to a reunion there in 1999 and says she enjoyed seeing all the people there, and especially a fat pig lying around and being fed by everyone.

This is the log cabin of Dr. Artie Ann Bates on Elk Creek. It was built in the early 1850s. Whitesburg correspondent went to a reunion there in 1999 and says she enjoyed seeing all the people there, and especially a fat pig lying around and being fed by everyone.

I enjoyed reading Christine Fields’s and Rose Ballard’s news. I will miss reading Christine’s news if she has to move away. Maybe she will still keep up her news. That Rose sure gets around and that’s good for her. I hope she keeps it up. I think that’s what keeps her going.

It was good hearing from Joanne Walters while I was sick.

I surely enjoyed a visit from my son Bill and his daughter Angie Hatton. She is so busy with all she has to do. She still makes time for MamMaw and I really appreciate it. I don’t know how she does it. We looked at a lot of pictures. I have a lot of them I have kept all the years and still have them.

I hope Glendora Eldridge is doing well. I’m always glad to get a letter from her. She can find lots of things to write about. I can’t do that, wish I could. Seems like I have to be seeing them, but I’ve seen lots of pictures of her and I feel like I know her. I still read about her in Charles Dixon’s book.

I have missed my church so much, seeing and talking to everyone. I hope I can soon be back. I miss sitting with my cousin Ida Hatton and Sally Taylor and all the rest of them. My pastor Bro. John Conn calls often. He has so many of his family and church family with health problems it keeps him running, but he does it.

I guess about everyone has about got their gardens done and can get some rest.

My grandson Beau Hatton has gone to see his girlfriend in Bowling Green. They will be married soon. They are both in college and both are working. Beau really likes his job.

I hope all the Pennington girls, Dorthy, Pearl and Linda, are all doing well. I need to call them. I hear they are all going to the rec center to exercise. I’m glad they are doing that and I wish I could. I hope to be doing better and I think I am.

I haven’t heard from a lot of my friends. I haven’t heard from Bertha (Page) Dye or Iva (Absher) Cheatham. I hope they are both doing okay.

The Howard family are planning their reunion on September 17.

The Hatton family reunion will be held the evening of August 27 at the Cowan Community Center.

I’d like to say hello to Renee Campbell and her mother Hazel Hart. I really appreciate Renee and the rest of the family.

I guess I’ll stop boring you and try to get busy. There’s plenty to do.

May God bless all of you. Try to be in church somewhere if you are able. Keep smiling and they will smile back at you.


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