Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well and surviving this hot weather. It’s about done me in.
Hot weather bothers me worse than it used to. Is it because I’m getting older? No, I think I’m just lazy.
Last week was a sad week. We lost a cousin, Glenn Palumbo. We were also glad to see all the Palumbo family that we hadn’t seen for a long time.
The day after the funeral we lost a good friend, John Duty. He was a special friend of Kathy Palumbo. They had been friends for years. He was 80 years old and had been in poor health for some time. He will surely be missed by the Ermine senior citizens.
Thank you, Donna Holbrook, for the picture of Minnie Fields. I had know her for many years. I bought an old fashion sewing machine from her husband, the late Ambrose fields, about 50 years ago. I passed it on to my son Larry Hatton. It still worked. It’s an antique now.
I also got a letter and picture from Shirley (Niece) Wells of Clarksville, Tenn. She met up with Joella (Taylor) Sturgill. They hadn’t seen each other in over 50 years. I watched them grow up in Marlowe and they sure enjoyed seeing each other. They probably had lots to talk about, children and grandchildren. Shirley and her daughter Loretta are planning on coming to Whitesburg the weekend of July 4. I hope they make it and I sure hope to see them.
Whitco Pentecos- tal Church had a Sunday school picnic on June 13 at Carr Creek Lake. They all reported a great time with about 75 there. I didn’t get to go, but I’m glad they enjoyed themselves.
Thank you, Imogene and Bill Smith, for a bag of fresh peas. They were delicious! It’s good to have good friends who think about you. I watched Imogene grow up. Her dad, Marvin Thomas, and my husband fox hunted together and were best friends. We visited them often.
Linda Kincer of Cram Creek, still is a very sick lady and needs prayer. So many of our friends are in poor health.
My sister Betty Tyree came out on Thursday for a visit. I always enjoy visitors. Seems like so many are so busy they don’t get to visit like they would like. I’m sure not that busy, but time seems to get away. At least we can visit by phone.
My friend Roberta Willie of Roanoke, Va., called yesterday. I enjoy her calls.
Jerome Hatton is out of the hospital and doing better, but he is sore from his surgery. Hope he continues to improve.
Chris Hatton and wife Sara and the kids Beau, Brooke, and Gracie have gone to the lake in Tennessee to fish and have a good time.
I had a nice surprise on Saturday. My cousin Dexter Howard and wife Brenda of Garrett, Ind., came by for a visit. It was good seeing Dexter and Brenda. He had been sick.
We lost another Marlowe girl last week. Pauline (Delph) Steele was the daughter of the late Tip and Annie (Caudill) Delph. Annie was the sister of the late Nora Stidham, Dora Pennington, Brina Pennington, and R.B. Caudill. Dorthy Tackett and Linda (Pennington) Hall are so good to tell me the news.
I heard another friend had died, Linda Kincer, the wife of the late Eddie Kincer. They lived on Cram Creek and she was a member of Cram Creek Church for many years. She had been in poor health for some time and had been really sick. Our sympathy goes to her mother, Hazel Slone, and all her family. I don’t know what the arrangements are yet.
Donald Enfusse had a cousin, Troy Caudill, son of the late Mae and John Caudill, who lived at Marlowe, who died, and Donald has gone to the funeral. Our sympathy to their family. I’m not sure where he lived. They were our neighbors while he was growing up.
This has been a sad week for so many. Hope next week is diff erent. I like good news.
May God bless all of you. Try to be in church somewhere this week if you are able.