Hello everyone. I hope you are all doing well and keeping cool. I attended the funeral of Roberta (Brown) Willie a few days ago. It was good seeing all the Browns, but I wish it had been under different circumstances.
Her brother, Ralph Brown of West Liberty, was all dressed up in a white sport coat and hat. I told him he looked like a Philadelphia lawyer. He sure looked good and he had his daughter, Anita Finchum, with him, who is a beautiful girl, and also the son of the late Darrell Dixon and Rosa Lee (Brown) Dixon of Wilmington, N.C. I didn’t get his name. He was sure a nice looking man. I had never met him but knew his parents since they were children. The Browns were like me, they knew how to have good looking children.
This one lives in Florida, close to my brother, Hillard Howard. He is going to get in touch with him.
I also saw Ruby Nell (Brown) McDaniel, who lives in Lexington. She lost her husband, Bob, a few weeks ago.
And it’s always good to see Roland and Ruth Brown and their son, Roland, and his wife, Ellen. They never left us. I have to talk good about the Browns. They all get The Eagle, Ronald Brown and his wife of Bolivia, N.C., I didn’t get to see Russell Brown or Robert or Rosa Lee.
We had two pews filled with our Marlowe people, Linda Pennington Hall and Dorothy Pennington Tackett and me and Kathleen Brock, Betty Tyree, Bertha Page Dye and son, and our brother Hubert Howard and wife Joyce.
We also had another funeral, a daughter of the late Wid and Minnie Page. She was Sherry Page. I’ve misplaced her obituary and can’t remember her married name. It was good seeing the family, all her sisters and aunts, Bertha Page Dye and her sister, Verna and their pretty daughters.
My son, Billy Hatton, and I went to Pine Mountain Grill for breakfast and saw Dan Combs and wife Penny, Kendall Ison and wife Carol Ann, and Robert Wagner and wife Esther. I enjoyed talking to all of those good friends.
They had the Shepherd family reunion last weekend, and I hope they all enjoyed it.
Jerome Hatton said he saw Jamie Hatton weedeating. He said that was the first time he had seen an attorney weed-eating. Jamie will do whatever he needs to. He’s not afraid of work, always worked. Jerome was bragging on him.
By the way, Jerome, I’ve never seen a mortician weed-eating. I’ll be watching you and see if I catch you weed-eating — I’ll even let you do mine. Just kidding, Jerome! I like to give you a hard time, that’s what aunts do.