Whitesburg KY

Hatton family enjoys near perfect weekend


Hello, everyone, everywhere. I hope things are going well for all of you. I can’t believe it’s time for news already. Summer is sure flying by! This is some of the hottest weather I can remember. I don’t think it got this hot in the old days. Growing up we never had an electric fan much less an air conditioner and I don’t remember being uncomfortable. We just kept our windows raised and felt the cool breezes. I’m really not complaining; this is better than the snow and ice that will be coming up.

Elzie Ray Hatton, I couldn’t send you a birthday card. I knew you were moving. I tried to call all those numbers you had on my letter and couldn’t reach you. I thought of you on your birthday, August 19, the same as my son, Billy. Hope it was a great day for you. A great big late happy birthday from me and also your sister, Hazel Hart.

I was so sorry to hear of my good friend, Viola Moore, dying. I sure enjoyed visiting with her at Letcher Manor Nursing Home.

Emma Lou Engle, I appreciate your prayers for my husband, Clyde. Keep it up and add me to your list. This is hard on the wife also. This is one of the worst thing I’ve ever gone through.

I got a call from Iva (Absher) Cheatum the other day, She lives in Stanford. She was one of our Marlowe friends so guess what we talked about. I think we covered everyone that lived there. She said her two children, Jack and Brenda, were not in good health and needed everyone’s prayers. She gets the Eagle now, so she can read about them. Someone had sent her one and she liked it.

Audrey Miller of Isom, called me to tell me about her first greatgranddaughter, born August 6 at Hazard Hospital and weighing 9 pounds, 1 ounce. The parents are Andrea and Jonathon Potter. Andrea’s parents are Jim and Teresa Adams of Isom, and Jonathon’s parents are Norma Collier and Hargus Potter. The baby was named Kayla Jade Potter and I’m sure she’s beautiful.

Coy Morton is back home in Somerset. I haven’t heard why he went back home. Guess he got homesick. I hope he is doing well.

The Spencers, J.B. and Barbara, of Mansfield, Ohio, will be coming to Cram Creek Church on Sunday, Sept. 2, at 6 p.m. The pastor, Ernest Brock, invites everyone to come hear them. You will surely be blessed. Not only are they super great singers but also the friendliest and nicest people you will ever meet. J.B. is the brother of Mayrene Short of Whitco. They are country folks. Their roots are at Millstone, where they will also be singing on the morning of Sept. 2. Come out and hear them. They’ve sung all over the United States, I think.

Our family all enjoyed my son, Billy’s, birthday at his lake house. Dr. Kevin Hatton and Adrienne and their two beautiful little boys were there. I got to see the youngest one, Loren, for the first time. He was born in Florida. I sure was glad to see him and his big brother, Will, who will be two years old on Sept. 1 and is one of the sweetest in the world.

It was good seeing Rocki, Rob’s daughter, and her super husband, Matt Hill. They will be celebrating an anniversary in September.

My son, Rob, and Gaby were there, and also my son, Astor, and Rosemary, and Billy’s son, Jamie, and wife Julie. Billy and Sandra brought daughter Angie’s two beautiful children, Sam and Ellie Beth. Jump and Joe Hatton were unable to be there and Angie’s job kept them away. Of course Billy, Sandra and myself were there. It was a near perfect weekend.

I’ll tell you what, Saturday was one of the busiest days I’ve had in a long time with two super big baby showers. Julia and Jamie’s baby shower had lots of people, great food and a truckload of gifts. From there I went on to the shower for Amanda (Howard) Thomas and it was also a great big crowd, great food and tons of gifts. All kinds of grandmothers were at both. They all looked so proud. I was one of the proud great-grandmothers along with Joyce Adams and Doris Hogg, and Jenetta Howard. I can’t name everyone that was there, it would take a whole page in the Eagle. I sure enjoyed seeing all of them.

Then, after all that, Sandra Cook and I went on to Pikeville for a cookout at the home of Jump Hatton. I loved seeing his home he had just bought. I loved it! It is high on the hill and you can look down and see all of Pikeville. Across from there you can see Pikeville Hospital. There were a lot of their friends there including Dr. Heath Cook and his wife, Lora, and once more lots of delicious food. We all will probably be needing much bigger clothes.

We have a lot of sick folks. Velma Slone of Cowan, is in Whitesburg Hospital and Ray Sloce had a heart attack and is real sick. They both need everyone’s prayers.

My sister, Kathleen Brock, and her husband had been in Rose Hill, W.Va., at a revival there. Ray Sloce is Kathleen’s son-in-law, Kathy’s husband.

My sons, Larry Hatton, Astor “Red” Hatton, and Billy Hatton, were in Bristol for the races. Chris Hatton was with them and

think Joseph Hatton was supposed to meet them there. I’m sure they enjoyed themselves, just being together.

My goodness, I see I have almost written a book and I’m sure you are tired of reading if you read it all.

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

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