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Howard, Hatton families keep growing

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VACATION — Ray Hatton and his brother, the late Bill Hatton, are pictured on vacation in August 1995. Bill Hatton died in 1998.

VACATION — Ray Hatton and his brother, the late Bill Hatton, are pictured on vacation in August 1995. Bill Hatton died in 1998.

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well and getting ready for more snow. We did have two pretty days. We all appreciated that. Springtime will be here soon.

I attended the funeral of Lenville Sexton. The big crowd of people there showed how much he was loved. The funeral was carried out real well, with Bro. Bill Craft and Conard Proffit and the singing with Master’s Harmony was really good.

I didn’t know Alicia Cook could sing like she did! It was really pretty. I’ve known her all her life.

It was good seeing our Marlowe boy Terry Wilson there. I hadn’t seen him in years.

I also read we lost one of our Marlowe boys, Tom “Tommie” Taulbee in Fairfi eld, Ohio. He was the son of the late Lucy and John Taulbee. He had called me a few times. His family has our sympathy.

I talked with Linda Hall. She said her brother Hugh Pennington had spent three days in the hospital with a breathing problem. I’m glad he’s out. Hello, Hugh.

BIRTHDAY — Bertha Hatton Sizemore celebrated her 103rd birthday on Feb. 22. She is pictured at the Bony Banks Cemetery at UZ with her brother, Ray Hatton, attending the funeral of their brother, Bill, in 1998. (Photo by Irene Emma Hatton)

BIRTHDAY — Bertha Hatton Sizemore celebrated her 103rd birthday on Feb. 22. She is pictured at the Bony Banks Cemetery at UZ with her brother, Ray Hatton, attending the funeral of their brother, Bill, in 1998. (Photo by Irene Emma Hatton)

I heard Kathleen Sexton is really sick and is in need of everyone’s prayers.

Thank you, Elzie Ray Hatton, for the pictures you sent me. He keeps me supplied with pictures and I really appreciate it.

I went to two very nice baby showers, one for my grandson Jonathan Hatton’s wife Andrea at the Sandlick Fire Department. Large crowd, lots of gifts and great food and getting to see everyone. I left there and went straight up to Cram Creek Church for the shower of Christina Howard, wife of my brother Charles Howard’s son Israel Howard. Her baby was born two days later, a beautiful little girl named Emily Faith. She will be a well-dressed baby. She sure got a lot of pretty clothes at the shower. It was a great shower. The Howard and Hatton families are growing!

I also enjoyed getting back up to the Ermine Center for their potluck dinner and it was also the birthday of their manager Debbie Slone. It was a good week after being housed up for so long. It was so good seeing the big crowd. Thank you, Lennon Hammock, for the scoops you made. They come in handy for my feed.

CAUDILLS — Curt and Mary Suscian Hyden Caudill are pictured at the home in Whitesburg in 1962. Whitesburg correspondent Oma Hatton says, Curt Caudill “was the minister who performed the marriages of some of my brothers and sisters.”

CAUDILLS — Curt and Mary Suscian Hyden Caudill are pictured at the home in Whitesburg in 1962. Whitesburg correspondent Oma Hatton says, Curt Caudill “was the minister who performed the marriages of some of my brothers and sisters.”

I heard on the radio it was the birthday of Bertha (Hatton) Sizemore of Neon on Feb. 22. She was 103 years old. Her brother Elzie Ray Hatton sent me a picture of her. Her husband was Alonzo Sizemore. She was Clyde’s cousin. We used to visit them a long time ago.

Emma Lou Engle, I’m glad you are doing better and I’m sure glad we can still have your news. That’s one way of keeping in touch with our friends. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

I was so pleased to hear that Travis Morton attended church at Blair Branch. I hope he continues to get better.

I was also pleased that the fundraiser for Ty Colley went so well. That church does such good work. In fact, these mountain people can’t be beat!

I enjoyed reading the article about Stuart Robinson’s library picture. I went to grade school there when I was a small girl. We lived real close by. Jeanette Halcomb Branson wrote the article. When I started first grade in Blackey there was a little boy named Bill Jack Branson. He may have been someone in her family.

I talked with my son Rob on Thursday. He said their weather in Owensboro had been pretty nice. He has been working a lot.

I guess all you serious farmers have your peas planted and are getting ready for some early peas. There’s not much that I like better than peas. We never had any luck with ours. Ours were always tough. I guess we needed to get diff erent seed. Clyde never liked peas so he didn’t try any more. I’ve heard lots of folks have Easter flowers coming up. That means spring is on the way.

I sure have some beautiful birds here, a lot of red ones and lots of little birds. They’ve found this is a good place for food. I love feeding them and watching them.

We have lots of work to be done here when the weather permits. We had to call church off last week because of snow. I sure hope the weekend will be nice. We’ve never had jury duty yet because of the weather. I’d like to go, I think.

This has been a busy week, but a good one. I think I’m rattling on. So, may God bless all of you. Try to be in church somewhere this week if you can.

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