Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well.
First of all, I want to thank everyone who prayed for my daughter- in- law, Sandra (Cook) Hatton. Her surgery went well and there was no cancer. She will be okay after she gets a couple of weeks rest. It was a long surgery.
We are all so glad my grandson Dr. Kevin Hatton was there. He could go in and see how it was going and come out and tell us.
I sure was pleased to see my pastor Bro. John Conn there. I should have known he would be. We had a houseful there. I told everyone it was like a Hatton and Cook reunion.
It was good to see Sandra’s two best friends there, Sue Webb and Pam Anderson. They stayed a couple of days, and we enjoyed them.
I got to spend three nights with my son Astor and wife Rosemary in Georgetown, and my son Rob was there and his daughter Rocki and husband Matt Hill, and his two adorable children, Elise and Daniel. They sure entertained us all.
I wish a belated happy birthday to two good friends, Annabel Wright and Viola “Buggy” Adams. I went to grade school with her a few years ago.
Rose Ballard, you need to stop climbing up on the countertops to reach something. I also told my sister, Betty Tyree, to quit climbing up on her washer to reach something behind it. You may break something you need. No one takes my advice.
I enjoyed seeing Billy K. and Irene Banks at the drugstore last Friday. It’s always nice to meet friends and have someone to talk to while you are waiting. I hadn’t seen them in a while, so we had lots to talk about.
My sister Louise Shepherd and I sure enjoyed Bible Study at Dairy Queen last Wednesday. We had a large crowd there. That was her first time. I’ve been going for a long time. Bro. Tony Brown is a good teacher, and I wish more people would come.
Nanetta Dingus stopped by, and she and Louise went on to Norton, Va. to shop and eat lunch. They had a good time. I hate to shop except for groceries. I like to do that so I can run into friends I know and talk with them.
While we were at Dairy Queen, we ran into one of our old Marlowe friends, Jerry “Fuzz” Dixon and his wife. They were there last week, also. They were our neighbors, and I was glad to see them.
I’m really looking forward to getting Charles D. Dixon’s book about Elk Creek, Blackey and Carcassonne.
I lived in all those places, and his dad, the late Dennis Dixon, was my second- grade teacher at Carcassonne, and his mother, Pelma, was a good friend of mine. I enjoyed talking to Charles. I had met him before at Letcher Manor while his dad was sick.
Late happy birthday to Hannah Maggard. She’s one of our church girls. She’s in college now.
I just read in The Eagle about another one of our Marlowe boys, Chuck Noble, a son of Charles and Pearl ( Pennington) Noble. Chuck and his wife and three children spent a week in Florida. They live in Bowling Green now, but are relocating to St. Robert, Mo. He is a real estate agent and will work as a realty executive. Sounds like another Marlowe boy has done well.
Dan Combs and always talk about how well our Marlowe kids have done and we are so proud of them. We try to keep up with all of them. They are scattered all over the place since Marlowe ain’t there no more, but I can see where it used to be from my house and Dan has two houses there.
Dorthy Tacket says her daughter Charlene Mason is doing well. I am glad of that. I love to hear her and her group sing.
We offer our sympathy to Ron Lester and his family in the loss of his mother. I know what that’s like.
Thank you, Elzie Ray Hatton and Irene, for my birthday card. I got it a few days early, not like mine to you one day late. I promise you I mailed it in time, because it’s the same day as my son, Billy Hatton’s. Blame it on the mailman.
Bruce Gilley, I hope you are doing better after your stay in the hospital.
I heard Dorothy Miles was doing better. I ask Patsy Stephens about her. They are real good friends. They worked together for a long time at LKLP.
The Howard family will be having a Christmas party at Cowan Community Center on Dec. 21 at 6 o’clock. I hope the weather will be good.
I hope you all have had a good week. I haven’t been out much this week. It’s been too cold. I did go to Food City today and met Lou Caudill at the door and we talked a while. I hadn’t seen her in a long time. I didn’t see anyone else there I knew. That was strange. I was hungry and in a hurry to get home — to eat.
I talked with my son Rob today. They were all doing OK and so was son Astor “Red”.
I’m glad my brother John Howard is back home. He and my sister Judy Greene had been visiting my brother Hilliard Howard and wife Marsha in Florida. I’m sure they all enjoyed themselves.
I know you are tired reading all this stuff. I can’t believe I’ve written this much without being out much. Thanks to the telephone.
May God bless all of you. Try to be in church somewhere this week if you are able.