Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well.
Time seems to be going so fast, I can hardly keep up with it. But I don’t have time to be bored. I guess that’s good.
I seem to be busy all the time and getting nothing done. Does that happen to any of you?
It’s been a good week for me. I’ve had my son Rob with me and now all four of my sons are at the races in Bristol. I know they are enjoying it. They go every year. I’m glad my boys are so close.
Rob will be staying a few days with me after the races, and I look forward to that.
I went to the Hatton reunion on Sunday and sure enjoyed it all. We didn’t have as many people there as last year. So many were sick and some had passed away. But we had more time to talk to each other. I surely enjoyed it. They had enough food to feed a small army and all of it was delicious.
It was good seeing Larry Van Hatton of Indiana, and also Vickie Hatton and her brother Ivan. They were born at Marlowe a few years ago and they always come back.
Jerry and Alberta Barker had all their family there, and also Fleta Mae (Hatton) Brown had all her family there and also Chester Lee Hatton and wife Ruth. He told me where they were living now, but I forgot it. Does anyone else have that problem? It will come back later.
I loved seeing all of them and I’m sure they all worked hard getting it ready. I especially enjoyed seeing my good buddy Elzie Ray Hatton of Tennessee. He never misses one. He makes it for us all. He has old pictures of everything. Lots of old pictures. We were sorry his wife Irene couldn’t come. She wasn’t feeling well and she stayed home and took care of the dog. He’s their baby and he’s a beautiful dog.
It was good seeing Hazel (Hatton) Hart and her son Johnny Caudill. Some of the younger people, I didn’t know the names, but I knew their parents and grandparents. I loved seeing all of you.
It was good talking to Jane Cox, daughter of the late Ida Mae (Palumbo) Cox and Jack Cox, who had the 5&10-cent store in Whitesburg. We still miss that. I think Jane lives in Louisville. She and her children came to see me last summer to ask about our grandparents, the late Ida and Arch Howard of Blackey. I was born there.
Ida and Roger Hatton are happy campers today. They have their daughter Misty and husband Joe and their children there, and are getting ready for a birthday party for one of them. I’ll run down and see the kids.
May God bless all of you. Try to be in church somewhere if you are able.