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Large crowd attended Howard reunion




Letcher County Attorney Jamie Hatton has changed some since this photograph was made, says Whitesburg correspondent Oma Hatton. He has a birthday Nov. 29.

Letcher County Attorney Jamie Hatton has changed some since this photograph was made, says Whitesburg correspondent Oma Hatton. He has a birthday Nov. 29.

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well.

I’ve had a good week. I enjoyed Rose Ballard’s visit. It was too short, but we got a lot of talking done. She can talk as much as me. I found out she’s a real smart lady. Don’t tell her I said that, she may get a swelled head. Rose, I have really enjoyed your book. You can take it as a compliment because I’m real particular about what I watch and what I read. There’s some real good stuff in there and I can really recommend it.

I sure enjoyed your visit. You covered a lot of ground. I’m glad you got to go to Blackey Day. I really wanted to go, but I thought it was too cold. I’m a freezer!

I had been trying to get ready for our Howard family reunion. I was hoping the weather would be nice. We were having cold and rainy weather. I was looking forward to seeing everyone. Whitesburg

Some of the family couldn’t make it. You can never pick a time that’s good for everyone, especially a big family like ours. We missed the ones that couldn’t make it and enjoyed the ones that could. We try to have reunions every year to try to keep the family close together.

THE FOUR SONS of Oma Hatton and the late Clyde Hatton, Robert, Astor, Billy and Larry, are pictured in the photograph made at Christmas 1973.

THE FOUR SONS of Oma Hatton and the late Clyde Hatton, Robert, Astor, Billy and Larry, are pictured in the photograph made at Christmas 1973.

I’ve sure enjoyed having my son Rob this week. I also enjoyed Evadeen (Day) Webb coming for a visit. It was too short. She had some more things she had to do. I don’t think she had ever been to my home. I hope she will come back.

I talk to her sister Ruby Howard pretty often. We are all concerned about our cousin Brenda (Jones) Howard in Garrett, Ind. She’s having health problems. Remember her in prayers.

Cram Creek Church has been having homecoming this week. They say it’s going well. I haven’t had a chance to go yet. Bro. Earnest Brock is pastor.

Larry Hatton and Linda and Chris and Sara Hatton and kids have been to their camper in Tennessee and are getting it ready for winter. I think lots of folks have been doing that. I think winter may be coming early. I hope it isn’t a long, hard one.

This photograph of Kathy Niece Adams, Shirley Niece, Kathleen Howard Brock and Tammy Niece Allen was made a few years ago.

This photograph of Kathy Niece Adams, Shirley Niece, Kathleen Howard Brock and Tammy Niece Allen was made a few years ago.

Well, I finally got to go back up to the Ermine Center on Thursday. It was so good to see everyone. I didn’t know I would miss them so much. Something always came up. I hope to go back real soon. I also got a flu shot while I was there. They have so many things to do. I hope they enjoy it all. Maybe I can get back soon and get in on some of it.

I think we are about ready for our family reunion. There is a lot to do and we always forget some. Some of our family can’t make it. It is supposed to be cold — 59 degrees. We will have to bundle up. James Earl said he had been chopping wood so we can build fires if we needed to.

Emma Lou Engle, I’m sure you can tell I’m writing this in installments.

We had our family reunion Saturday and the temperature was 64 degrees, a beautiful day. I didn’t even have to put on my light jacket.

It was a great reunion. We had a large crowd, didn’t get a count. I had 16 of my immediate family there, Rob, Billy, and Larry’s family. My son Astor couldn’t come on account of work and we missed him. He always comes when he can. Nine of us brothers and sisters were there. Joanne, Judy and Betty couldn’t make it.

We saw some we hadn’t seen in a long time. We were glad to see our cousins Imogene Adkins and her brother Allen Howard of Lexington, and her son Jim Adkins.

It was one of our best ever. A big thank you to our nephew James Earl Pennington and to all who brought the great food.

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


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