Whitesburg KY

Just visiting at the lake is restful


Hello everyone. I hope you are all doing well. I’ve had a real good week so far.

THEN AND NOW —Vickie Hatton Underwood and Ivan Hatton, children of the late Junior Hatton and Vanessa Bowman, are pictured above at Marlowe in 1957 and below as they are now.

THEN AND NOW —Vickie Hatton Underwood and Ivan Hatton, children of the late Junior Hatton and Vanessa Bowman, are pictured above at Marlowe in 1957 and below as they are now.

My son, Larry Hatton, and I went to his camper at the lake real early last week, and came home the next evening. We really had a good time. It was restful and peaceful just visiting, talking, and enjoying ourselves. We went to Golden Corral for dinner, and you know if you’ve ever been there how you feel when you leave — miserable.

I asked Larry why do people do that at a buff et? He said that everyone does, so I guess it’s all right. The food was so good!

Vickie Hatton Underwood of Carey, Oh., it was so good hearing from you and getting the pictures . You know what? I thought the picture of you was your mom, Van. You look so much like her, even when you were little.

I think I saw you at a Hatton reunion once, and I thought it was her. Had she been to any of them? I always liked her, and was sorry when she died, but she had a good report.



I loved the picture with the old wringer-washer machine on the porch. That’s where we all kept them. I would never have recognized your brother, Ivan. He was a small boy when I last saw him.

I’m so glad you look forward to reading my news in The Eagle,
and hearing about the Marlowe people. I never left here, and I can see where Marlowe used to be from where I live. I guess that’s why I think about it so much. I remember all my friends there. Many are no longer with us.

I hope you can come back for the next Hatton reunion. There’s always a big crowd there. I see your aunt, Hazel Hart, at church. She had a sick spell, but she seems better now. She is a good friend.

I’m planning on visiting my son, Astor ‘Red’ Hatton, on Friday, so I’m writing this early and may have to finish it later

I enjoyed lunch with my sisters, Louise Shepherd, Kathleen Brock and Betty Tyree. We were celebrating Louise’s birthday. We need to do that more often, and I told them it didn’t have to be anyone’s birthday. Families need to stay close.

Well, this is later, and I have just got back from Ashland, where I had a good time with Astor and Rosemary, daughter Jenny and husband Neil Eldridge, and daughter Taylor Sheffer. While there we went to a birthday party for Rosemary’s granddaughter, Sonia Bevins, and visited with her father, Michael Bevins and his wife Sherry, and her family. It was a good party.

My son, Billy Hatton, and Sandra and their family have all been down to their lake house, celebrating grandson Sam Mullins’s birthday. They had a great time. They brought me a real pretty Longaberger tote bag, and I love it!

My four sons, Rob, Astor, Billy and Larry, and their families have given me a great Mother’s Day week with pretty flowers, dinners and gifts, cards and calls. I really appreciate my boys, and think they are the best. I love you, boys!

I hope John Duty is feeling better. I haven’t had a chance to get back up to the center. Hopefully next week I can.

I haven’t had jury duty for awhile.

It was good hearing from my friend, Anna Watkins in Florida, the other day.

I hear from Roberta Willie in Roanoke, Va., often. Her brother, Roland, and wife Ruth were going to visit her over the weekend. She was really looking forward to that.

I haven’t heard from Ada Miller King in a while. I need to cal her and see how they are doing.

Lots of our people at church have been sick. I hope they are all better. I’ll have to call and check on them.

Election Day is getting close. I hope you will get out and vote. I’ll be glad when it’s over.

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

I wish all of you a safe and happy week.

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