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Friends found at Mountain Heritage Festival

Whitesburg


The family of Norma Jean Trent Hatton and the late James ‘Mutt’ Hatton, formerly of Whitesburg, now live in North Vernon, Ind. Pictured are Jamie Darrell, Denny Powell, Larry Van, Clyde Charles, Sheryl Dawn, Greg Lane, and Jack Ladon.

The family of Norma Jean Trent Hatton and the late James ‘Mutt’ Hatton, formerly of Whitesburg, now live in North Vernon, Ind. Pictured are Jamie Darrell, Denny Powell, Larry Van, Clyde Charles, Sheryl Dawn, Greg Lane, and Jack Ladon.

Hello everyone. Hope you are all doing well.

This has been a busy week. We had our 30th Mountain Heritage this week. It was so good seeing so many friends. I can’t name them all.

Did see Steven Carroll Sexton and Jack Hammock and some other men and some pretty ladies at their table. Can’t remember their names. Also saw Archie Noble and his wife. He was one of our Marlowe boys and it was so good seeing him.

I saw Tommy Stansberry. All of us Howards will never forget how good he was to us while our sister Della (Howard) Pennington was so sick at Whitesburg Hospital.

The greatest thing for me was seeing my greatgranddaughter Brooklyn Hatton win first prize in her group for singing her Coal Miner’s Candy song and she won $100. She was great and her mom Sara Hatton did a great job playing guitar for her.

Thank you, Jim Cornett, for the book you gave me. It was good. I’ve known him for many years and I think he has been to all our Mountain Heritages. He was in the booth with all his books next to my daughter-in-law Sandra (Cook) Hatton. I stayed there a long time. It was pouring rain and it was good I had a place to stay.

It was good seeing Kathy Palumbo and Shelia Swisher. I love seeing people and talking. I guess you can tell that.

Belated happy birthday on Sept. 26 to Vernon Cornett. I won’t tell your age because I don’t know it. I still remember the dog Ranger you gave my husband Clyde a long time ago. He died while Clyde was in the Veterans Center and Clyde never knew it. He was a good dog and Clyde and I both loved him.

It was good hearing from my friend Anna Watkins in Florida. We’ve been friends for close to 60 years.

It was also good hearing from another old Marlowe friend, Ada (Miller) King in Miamisburg, Ohio. I try to make my friends lifetime friends.

It was good hearing Steve Caudill and William Caudill on the Beattyville station. I love the old gospel songs you sing and your music is great. I need to get some of them sometime.

My four sons, Rob, Astor, Billy and Larry, were all in Lexington for a UK ball game. They love doing things together and I makes me happy to see how close they are. All brothers are not like that.

Hello Rose Ballard and Emma Lou Engle and all you other writers. I read them all.

I’m running out of paper and also news so many God bless all of you. Try to be in church somewhere this week.


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