Whitesburg KY

Maggie Cook celebrates 80th birthday

Hello everyone. Hope you are all doing well and enjoying these warm days. I think it will end soon, but it is still winter.

I enjoyed a visit the other day with my brother Hubert and wife Joyce and my sister Louise Shepherd.

I was pleased to get a call from Bessie Shepherd. She said her sister Betty Ison was having a real bad health problem and needs prayer. We are distant cousins.

I got a call from Dorthy Tacket. She liked the article I wrote about Marlowe. It brought back a lot of memories for her. She lived there for many years growing up.


I got a call from my sister Joann Brown in Indiana. She is so good to call all her family here.

I’d love to hear from Glenora Eldridge again.

I’m still reading Charles Dixon’s book and reading about all your family. I know so many of them. I tried to get in touch with him to tell him I have really enjoyed it and still do. It’s a real big book and very interesting.

My sister Kathleen Brock and I enjoyed going to Save- A-Lot store the other day. We got a big hug from the manager, Kathy, whom we have known all her life and also the other two cashiers. We love shopping there.

I sure enjoyed going to Maggie Cook’s birthday party Thursday night at the fire department. There was a large crowd there. All her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were there and a lot of them are mine also. I was pleased to see Jamie and Julie Hatton, Dr. Jonathan Hatton and Andrea, Angie Hatton and all their children.

I don’t get to see them as much as I’d like. They all work and I’m glad they have jobs. So many people don’t. Billy and Sandra Hatton are so proud of all of them and so am I!

The food was so good and lots of friends were there that I hadn’t seen in a long time. I was so glad to see them all.

I was in Parkway Pharmacy last Friday and I heard a man ask for a prescription for Bonnie Ingram. I just had to go over and ask about Bonnie. He said she had been real sick was why she hadn’t been writing and she writes hers all by hand. He was one of her family and I forgot to get his name. He said Bonnie and I should write a book. He said he reads my news and Bonnie does also. I told him we had some Ingrams on Linefork also, and I kept watching for names in her news. I told him to tell her hello for me and I sure hope she is feeling better.

Some of our family is getting older this week. Happy birthday to Kathleen Brock Feb. 8, Betty Tyree Feb. 10 and Imogene Adkins Feb. 9. We may get snow for your birthdays. I hope you have the best one ever!

I think Kathleen had a good time at the Mexican restaurant Saturday night with her daughter Sandy of Louisville, who is visiting. I know some others were there also. I haven’t had a chance to find out, but I will!

I hope Bertha (Page) Dye is out of the hospital and doing better. I appreciate her calling me often.

I talked with my son Rob in Owensboro this morning. They are all doing well. He calls me every day and I appreciate it.

May God bless all of you. Try to be in church somewhere if you are able. You, too, Elzie Ray Hatton!

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