Whitesburg KY

Hatton garden produces large crop of vegetables


Hello, everyone. Hope things are going well for all of you. It was good to see the rain Sunday.

I got a letter from Pauline Webb. She is a cancer survivor for 26 years. The doctor said she was cancer free. That is such great news. We all thank the Lord for that. She says the Lord had a reason for her to make it that long. She has four children, two boys and two girls; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren and she enjoys being with them every day. I’m sure she does.

I’d like to say hello to Mandy King. She just got out of the hospital. I didn’t know she had been there. Hope you are feeling better by now. Take care of yourself.

I was in Speak Your Piece last week. It scared me at first. It was Jerry Swalec of Michigan, the husband of a special niece of mine, the late Bernice (Hatton) Miller Swalec. I still miss her too, Jerry. I hope you are doing well. It was nice hearing from you.

I ran into Wilma (Mason) Sexton at Pine Mountain Grill. She was looking good. I didn’t get a chance to talk to her and find out what she had been doing. We met at the door – she was leaving and I was just getting there.

I took a great-grandson, Larry Day, son of Wendy and Kevin Day, to the walking track. Oscar Collins was walking. He told me his mother was a Marlowe girl, Coreen Collins, daughter of Sigh Collins. Turned out I knew the whole family. They lived next door to us up in Marlowe Hollow. They were like us, a large family. His dad was Wesley Collins.

I met more of his family when I visited at the hospital. Mattie Collins, wife of the late Lloyd Collins, was there visiting her daughter, Stella Boggs, a patient, who is a worker at Letcher Manor Nursing Home. She was having trouble with her leg. She needs to be remember in prayer. I enjoyed talking with her when Clyde was up there. She is a good worker.

Betty Sturgill and Betty Franklin are also patients there. I hope they are all three doing better. They are all in the same room.

Kathleen Brock, Betty Tyree and I visited Clyde at the Veterans Center in Hazard on Friday. He’s doing pretty well.

Linda and Larry Hatton have been busy with a large garden crop. I’ve never seen so much peaches and cream corn and beans and tomatoes. Their garden has really done well. They have sure worked hard and are still at it.

My son, Rob Hatton, had his daughter, Rocki, and her husband, Matt Hill, for the weekend. It was her 10-year reunion at Owensboro High School. Rob loves it when his kids come home, like all of us parents.

Rocki will be having a birthday on August 28. My son, Billy Hatton, will have a birthday August 19. We are all trying to plan on getting together at his lake house for a weekend of fun then.

I need to get the old pictures I’ve been promised or people will quit reading my dull news. They love the pictures.

It was good seeing Margaret and Bill Collier at Pine Mountain Grill on Sunday. He teases me a lot; I won’t tell you what about. I think it’s something about me chasing our cattle on the highway on a Sunday morning in my church clothes. It was funny. He will never let me live it down. I’ve laughed over it too, but it sure wasn’t funny then. I just wasn’t cut out to be a cowgirl! I was glad to get rid of them.

Let me remind you again of the Hatton reunion in late August. I’ve even forgotten the day. The Howard reunion will be Sept. 29. We try to have it while the Mountain Heritage Festival is going on so the family can go to that also.

May God bless all of you. Try to be in church somewhere this week if you can. Everyone needs a church and the church needs you. I sure love my church.

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