Hello everyone. Hope everything is going well for all of you.
I’m enjoying this pretty weather and watching all the gardens growing, if they are fortunate in having one.
I’m going to get some tomato plants soon. I’ve been saying that for a long time. I keep forgetting or am just too lazy. I’ve got good intentions, I just don’t get it done.
I heard Sheila Brown had a birthday a few days ago. I think she is Juanita Profitt’s daughter in Clintwood, Va. Belated happy birthday.
I enjoyed having lunch with my sisters Kathleen Brock and Louise Shepherd at Dairy Queen a few days ago. I hope we can do it again soon.
Seems like everyone is so busy. I seem to be busy doing nothing.
We offer our sympathy to all who lost loved ones. Jerry Hall, who died recently, was a brother of Rose Ballard and the husband of Mattie Hall.
I went to the funeral and really enjoyed the pretty singing, Bro. Tim Amburgey and Eli Smith, and meeting lots of friends I hadn’t seen in a while.
Bessie Shepherd, who is a relative of mine, and I have been talking on the phone from time to time. I love talking to her. I have known her for many years and knew all of her family, even her grandfather, John Back.
Betty Horn died. She was a longtime teacher and taught all four of my boys. They all liked her.
I was so sorry to hear of eight-year-old Trent Carty having the terrible accident on his bicycle that took his life. His family are dear friends of mine and they have my deepest sympathy. Please pray for all of them. They need everyone’s prayers. It was such a great tragedy and so sudden. His funeral was last Monday.
I talked with my son Rob this morning. There will be a lot going on in Owensboro this weekend with the barbecue festival and car shows, and I don’t know what all. His family will all be there, and I’m sure they will all enjoy it.
My son Astor “Red” has been in Ashland visiting his daughter Jennifer and her husband and daughter Taylor Shaffer. He enjoyed his visit.
My pastor Bro. John Conn and wife Alicia have been in Tennessee a few days visiting their son Daniel Conn and his family. They are back home now. I know they enjoyed their visit.
My nephew Paul Hatton is in Whitesburg Hospital. I had a good visit with him last Friday. He is having breathing problems. I’ve always loved Paul. He’s one of my favorite nephews, but don’t tell him I said that. He knows it.
I’ve had something on my mind for years now, to tell our young boys not to take down road signs. I remember when the two Hammock children were killed at Pine Mountain Junction years ago because someone had taken down the stop sign, and then a few years back my husband had a bad stroke and my two sons weren’t able to get him up.
We called 911 and they took a long time getting there because someone had taken our sign down, and also Dan Combs’s, Lovell Jr. Sexton’s and Randy Cook’s. My husband could have died. I was really torn up later when I found out who did it. I though he was a friend and neighbor.
I never reported him. I just felt like warning people to not to do this. Someone could die because of it. I’m sure you know who you are.
My granddaughter Wendy Day and her son Larry Kevin came by recently and brought me a beautiful rose corsage and a pretty rose bush. I really appreciated it.
I planted two tomato plants. If you want tomatoes, put your order in early before I run out.
We have had some hard rain, and my son Larry said that two of his grandchildren, Brooke and Gracie Hatton, were in the swimming pool with some of their friends and stayed in during the biggest downpour. I wonder if they got wet!
My sister Betty Tyree and I went to McDonald’s and had lunch and I enjoyed it. I hadn’t been there in years.
I hope all of you mothers had a happy Mother’s Day. I’ve had a happy Mother’s Day all year. I think I’ve got the four best sons in the world. They’ve sure been good to me. I don’t tell them often enough how much they mean to me and how much I appreciate them for making me a happy mom! This goes for their wives also. They are the daughters I never had.
I just heard Marlow Tackett had died. He will be remembered and missed for all he has done for children and families, especially at Christmas. We sure enjoyed him when he came to one of our Howard Christmas parties.
I had a nice Mother’s Day. All four of my sons called and I went to a Mother’s Day breakfast at the Presbyterian Church. The men of the church cooked for all the mothers, and my grandson Jamie Hatton invited me.
I got to see lots of friends I hadn’t seen in awhile, and I sure enjoyed it. Thanks, Jamie!
I went to church after that and got a beautiful hanging basket of flowers for being the oldest mother there. Age has a lot of good benefits and I enjoy all of them.
Jamie and Julie’s son Eli had a birthday party, and I went. The gifts won’t be for me, but I won’t mind. I’ve had my share today and enjoyed every minute of it.
I’d planned to go to Cram Creek Church with three of my sisters, Louise Shepherd, Kathleen Brock and Betty Tyree, and was hoping some of my brothers were there.
I’m really blessed! I didn’t think I had anything to write about, but it looks like I’ve written a book.
I doubt it will be a best seller, but it’s just me.
Well, I’m tired of writing and I’m sure you are tired of reading, so it’s time to stop. May God bless all of you and may all the sick get better.
Hello to all my misplaced friends, Anna Watkins, Elzie Ray Hatton and wife Irene, Ada King, Bertha Dye, Claudine Sturgill and all the Hattons scattered al over the place.
I’m already looking forward to the Hatton family reunion in August.
Try to be in church somewhere if you are able.