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Fresh peas bring much enjoyment


Ray and Irene Hatton of Ocoee, Tenn., celebrated their 17th wedding anniversary on Easter Sunday, April 8.

Ray and Irene Hatton of Ocoee, Tenn., celebrated their 17th wedding anniversary on Easter Sunday, April 8.

Hello everyone. Hope you are all doing well and keeping cool. A good day to stay indoors if you are like me. I can’t handle the heat for long at a time.

I sure did enjoy having my son Astor ‘Red’ Hatton and his wife Rosemary last weekend. I cooked for them at home and my son Larry came down and ate with us. I don’t think we should call Astor ‘Red’ anymore. He no longer has red hair, but he has never liked his name. It was a really a popular name back when he was born.

I won’t say what year that was, because all four of my sons are my little boys still.

I sure enjoyed the fresh peas my good friends Kevin Adams and Bill Smith brought me. They are both my good church friends and I appreciated it so much. I had company both weekends and they loved them.

I surely enjoyed talking to my good friend, Betty Sue Anderson of Craft’s Colly. We talk for about an hour when we talk. She is the sister of Nellie Banks of Bloomington, Ind., who died about two weeks ago.

Betty Sue has a big garden out that has done really well, and she’s been eating a lot of it. She’s still young, about six months younger than me. We are going to get together some time and make soap again. That was so much fun!

My sister, Louise Shepherd, is back home after spending five days with Jan and Curt Boggs, her cousin and his wife. She reported a good time, so it’s back to the real world for her. They were here for the funeral of Ruby Jean Maggard.

My son, Larry Hatton, had an appointment in Lexington June 18. We were planning on visiting my son Astor and his wife Rosemary in Georgetown.

Billy Hatton and wife Sandra left last Friday to their lake house on Herrington Lake, and to visit with their son Joseph Hatton.

I visited with Aggie Hatton and Blanch Hatton at the nursing home, Letcher Manor, and neither one of them was doing well, and Charlie Hatton and Shirley Niece are not doing well either. They are all in need of prayer.

So many of our friends are sick. I hope they are all doing better.

I haven’t called my friend Anna Watkins in a while. A big hello to her and her children. She was such a good neighbor over 50 years ago.

I also need to call Ada (King) Miller in Miamisburg, Oh. I’ve been intending to go out to Sandlick Cemetery and take a picture of her family’s graves and let them see how well that cemetery has been taken care of. It sure looks different. The family doesn’t get to come in on account of poor health and it’s a long way here.

I was hoping there hadn’t been anyone passing away this time, but I learned that Travis Morton, 17-yearold grandson of my good friends, Roland and Ruth Brown of Jeremiah, had died.

He had a long battle with cancer. I think it started when he was only nine years old. He was loved by everyone who knew him and he seemed to love everyone. He was such a brave person and loved helping people.

Our sympathy goes out to his parents and grandparents and all of his family and friends.

I didn’t get to go to the funeral as I was in Lexington. Larry Hatton goes to see the doctor there and I was with him and Linda.

Also, Audrey Baker of Jenkins died. She worked at ARH for many years. She had been in poor health for a long time. Her husband was the late Kenny Baker, who played music (fiddle) for the late Bill Monroe. All of you old timers will remember them.

I guess it’s time to stop boring you. Rose Ballard, I’ll look forward to you sitting on my porch. I have painted everything out there and it looks a lot better.

You all have a great week, and may God bless all of you. Try to be in church somewhere this week.

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