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Friend’s call brings back memories

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Pictured are the children of the late James “Mutt” and Norma Jean Hatton. Whitesburg correspondent Oma Hatton says, “The one in front with the tie is Larry Van Hatton of Indiana, the girl is Cheryl. I’m afraid I’ll get the names of the others wrong.”

Pictured are the children of the late James “Mutt” and Norma Jean Hatton. Whitesburg correspondent Oma Hatton says, “The one in front with the tie is Larry Van Hatton of Indiana, the girl is Cheryl. I’m afraid I’ll get the names of the others wrong.”

Hello everybody, hope you are all doing well.

I can’t believe it’s time to write again. Is it just me or is time passing faster than it used to? I’m not complaining,

I’ve enjoyed most of it.

Last week I went to one of the most beautiful weddings I have ever seen. It was at Calvary Temple at Belcraft. It was Olivia Sexton. She is one of our church girls, daughter of David and Mischell Sexton. I can’t remember the groom’s name. He is from Pineville, where they will be living. They sure had a great big crowd of people there.

I read in The Eagle last week of a friend from away back in Blackey that Charles Ann Caudill wrote for The Mountain Eagle in 1974 and gave a recipe for killing worms on cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli. We were in first grade at Blackey School together. I think the last I heard of her she was living in Florida. She is a daughter of the late Tessie Mae and C.B. “ Charlie” Caudill, who had the store in Blackey, the C.B. Caudill Store. I haven’t heard anything about her in many years and I wonder about her.

Doug Proffitt of Ashland, is the son of the late Virginia and Martin Proffitt. Whitesburg correspondent Oma Hatton says he is a little older now.

Doug Proffitt of Ashland, is the son of the late Virginia and Martin Proffitt. Whitesburg correspondent Oma Hatton says he is a little older now.

We surely offer our sympathy to the family of Morris Maggard, his wife Della Mae and his daughters Stella Bates, Mary Kathryn Wilson and Gwendlyn (don’t know her last name). We have been friends for many years.

I was so surprised to get a call from another longtime Marlowe girl. All you Marlowe people will remember Joanne (Cole) Day, daughter of the late Arch and Tessie Mae Cole. Arch was the strongest man in Marlowe. He could lift the back end of a car and his wife Tessie Mae was one of the prettiest women there. I was so pleased to hear from Joanne. Her husband is Jim Day. They live in Perry County. They had a store there years ago that we always stopped at. We talked for over an hour and we could have talked longer, going back through the years. We talked about all of you. Were your ears burning?

Claudine Brown Sturgill is the daughter of the late Lara and Gid Brown of Marlowe. Her husband, Willie Sturgill, died recently in Indiana.

Claudine Brown Sturgill is the daughter of the late Lara and Gid Brown of Marlowe. Her husband, Willie Sturgill, died recently in Indiana.

My four sons are all at the Bristol races and grandson Chris Hatton. I know them, they are enjoying themselves. They’ve looked forward to it all year. I thought the snow would be a problem, but it melted off real nice. I hope it doesn’t get real bad on Sunday night for them. It’s supposed to here.

I sure have enjoyed having my son home. Rob spent the night with me before they left for the races. He will stay a few days with me before he goes home. Rob, Billy and I had breakfast at Pine Mountain Grill Friday. We all enjoyed it as usual. We love being together.

I talked with Dorthy Tacket today. She said her daughter Jeanette Yonts and her husband Jimmy had been to North Carolina to visit her brother Albert Tacket and had a great visit.

The weather has been so nice this week, now they are telling us we have maybe snow and sleet. I hope they are wrong. My boys will be coming home from the races today (Sunday).

I was so glad to see some good friends I hadn’t seen in a long time, James Fields and wife Faye and daughter Jennifer. We went to church together here for many years and they are like family. We miss them since they moved away. We were together in church at Cram Creek last night. He sure can play pretty music, piano or organ. I was good hearing him play last night.

I also got to see Bro. Donald Harding and his wife and Jimmy Jenkins and his wife Sheila. If you like to see old friends and meet new ones, go to church! I sure love mine and I like to visit others.

May God bless all of you. Try to be in church somewhere this week if you are able.


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