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Howard reunion to be held on Pine Mtn.




The late Bill Howard, father of Whitesburg correspondent Oma Hatton, walked two miles up a mountain to work in a coal mine. “He did that for about all his life for his wife and 14 children,” says Mrs. Hatton. “He never complained. We all still miss him.”

The late Bill Howard, father of Whitesburg correspondent Oma Hatton, walked two miles up a mountain to work in a coal mine. “He did that for about all his life for his wife and 14 children,” says Mrs. Hatton. “He never complained. We all still miss him.”

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well and enjoying the pretty weather.

I love sitting on my porch and looking at all my pretty flowers. My roses are the prettiest they have ever been. I have a new one, a pink one, that just came up on its own. I never planted it. I don’t know where it came from. It is so pretty!

I called my nephew Paul Hatton to tell him happy birthday. He’s about like a son. He always lived close by and played with my sons. I love Paul and Mae. She has been so good to him and all his family are no longer with him.

I talk with my son Rob every day. The florist just brought me some beautiful flowers from him. He will be in Lexington this week for a birthday for his granddaughter, Elise Hill. I think she will be seven years old and she is so pretty and talented also. I sound like a great-grandmother. I had a picture of her in last week’s paper.

My cousin, Jean Adkins, is still having health problems.

The late Bill Howard and the late Willard Maggard are pictured at a church dinner at Cowan Church a long time ago.

The late Bill Howard and the late Willard Maggard are pictured at a church dinner at Cowan Church a long time ago.

I called this morning and no one answered. I’ll call back. She needs prayers from everyone.

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I’m looking forward to my son Astor and wife coming in to visit me this weekend, and next weekend we are planning on having a Howard family reunion at James Pennington Park on Pine Mountain. We all look forward to that. It’s so beautiful there.

I have not heard from anyone to tell me some good news. I called Bertha (Page) Dye today and we talked 52 minutes, so all you people from Marlowe will have burning ears but I promise you it was all good talk. We were asking about everyone. We still think about everyone and wonder about all of them. Most of them are no longer with us.

I was so pleased my brother Hubert Howard came to see me. He always looks to see if he can do anything. I think he killed two wasps for me. He is our oldest brother now and we all love him and his wife Joyce. I’m glad he lives close to all of us.

Carol and Edsel Baker attended one of the Hatton reunions at Cowan Community Center.

Carol and Edsel Baker attended one of the Hatton reunions at Cowan Community Center.

I wish I could get as much news as Rose Ballard does. She really gets around and I sure don’t get out much unless I have to. I don’t trust my driving on my 18-year-old car and my age.

I’ve been having a good day. My son Bill and wife Sandra came for a nice visit with great Mother’s Day gifts. I loved that. My family is so good to me. I think I will keep them.

Ruby Howard, I’ve been trying to reach you and not done any good. I called 260-493-3098. That’s the number I had. Do you have a different number? I called your brother John and he had the same number as mine.

I called my old friend Dorthy Tacket today and didn’t reach her. I guess her daughters had her out. They are so good to her.

My son Astor and wife are not coming this weekend. She has a sister real sick and they can’t leave. We had Mother’s Day when I was down there and it was great! If you visit them it’s always great.

I called Alberta and Jerry Barker to see how they were doing. They have health problems like everyone does. They seemed to be doing better and I always enjoy talking to them.

I am really looking forward to the Hatton reunion.

I just found out why I could reach Jean Adkins. She is in Pikeville Hospital. It’s a problem with her stomach. I hope she is doing better.

I’m sure some of you have some real good news and didn’t call me so I can’t put it in. I’d like to hear from you. My news, I know, is boring and I may not be doing it much longer.

May God bless all of you. Try to be in church somewhere this Sunday if you are able.


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