Whitesburg KY

Howard reunion draws more than 100 people


Hello, everyone, hope you are all doing well. We are coming to the end of another month. Is it just me or is time flying by? Before we know it winter will be here. I hope I have spent my time wisely and not wasted it. I stay busy and I can’t hardly see anything much I’ve done. I know it takes me longer to rest than it did to get tired.

I always thought when you got all your kids all grown up you would have it made, just take it easy the rest of your life, not have anything to worry about. Boy, was I wrong! Life can really get hectic but with lots of good friends and a good church to stand with you, we can make it and be happy.

I sure appreciated all my friends who have been an encouragement to me. You know who you are. I want to be the same kind of friend to all my friends.

Eva Sergent called the other night. It was good hearing from her. She hadn’t been feeling too well. She is like the energizer bunny – she just keeps going and doesn’t slow down. Keep it up, Eva!

It was also good to talk to Shirley Lucas and Ellene Whitaker the other night. I promised them a bar of homemade soap. I’ll get it to you as soon as we get our Howard reunion over with.

I went to Ermine Center Friday. It was good seeing everyone and they had a super good meal, chicken and dumplings, broccoli and cauliflower, peach cobbler, and cornbread. I asked if I could just stay over and eat supper. It was really good. They sure have good cooks up there. I wish I could go more often. Since Clyde has been sick I haven’t got to go as much

My friend, Dorthy Tackett, had a birthday Sept. 29. I’m close behind you. Happy birthday, Dorthy. We’ve been friends for many years.

I need to check on Sara Ison. I haven’t talked to her in a while. I hope she is doing well. She and her husband, Clarence, are fine people. I love to visit with them.

The Mountain Heritage is over. There was a humongus crowd and everyone seemed to be enjoying “25 years of memories.” I’ve been enjoying 65 years of memories. We moved to Whitesburg when I was 11 years old. Most of my memories are good ones. They outnumber the bad ones.

We also had our Howard reunion on Saturday. It went very well. I think we had 111 present, if all signed the book. The weather was perfect, and we had enough food to feed all of Letcher County. Many of our folks had to work and couldn’t be there, but we are thankful that many made it. It was good seeing Buddy Taylor there. He is one of our Marlowe boys and he has been coming about every year. We always expect him and his wife. Some of their family had sickness and couldn’t make it.

Have you all been seeing lots of squirrels crossing the roads? A lot of them didn’t make it. Poor things, I guess they were looking for water.

The Ermine senior citizens went to Whitesburg Day and checked out all the tables and saw some beautiful items. The food looked good, too. Our own Judy Vermillion had a booth set up and her candy was delicious.

Coleen Hart was taking donations on a quilt and afghan to be given away Nov. 17 for our center. Hope you both did good, girls.

Lizzie Mae didn’t go to town with us. She went to Delmon Adams’s funeral, but she met us at Pizza Hut and had lunch with us. Debbie Slone was our driver. Thanks, Debbie, for putting up with us. We had a great day.

Have you all seen my son, Larry Hatton, after his most popular haircut? He looks really good. No one can believe how young he looks. I still recognized him though.

We were all glad to see Anna Lou Combs at Sunday School. She had to have her oxygen on. That’s determination! Lot of folks with no health problems at all don’t bother to go. We need to support our churches; they sure come through for you when you really need people. I’m proud of our church. If you have a good church, stick with it. Don’t give up when you have a problem.

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

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