Hello, everyone. Hope you are all doing well.
It was good to hear from Judy (Stidham) Caudill in North Carolina a few days ago, but it was a sad call. She wanted everyone’s prayers for her brother, Emery Stidham, who was so sick. He has since died. His funeral was Monday. He was the son of the late Margie and Eli Stidham. They lived in Marlowe and were a large and well-loved family. Our sympathy certainly goes out to the family.
So many of our good Marlowe friends have passed away. We try to keep up with the ones left. There was such a bond between the people who lived there. They will never be forgotten.
Shirley Breeding and I visited Ruth Ann Brown at Hazard Hospital after her heart surgery. She didn’t know we were there, but we visited with her husband, Roland Brown. She’s been discharged now and is doing well. They are such nice people!
My son, Larry Hatton’s, goat family is growing. Last week one of them had triplets and another one had twins and some of the others didn’t do so well. They only had one each. He loves his goats!
The ladies of Cram Creek Church had their Christmas gettogether last week and had a good time and lots of good food.
Thank you, Elzie Ray Hatton, for the picture and stuff you sent me. I liked the picture of your new home.
Kathleen and Earnest Brock went to Lexington Sunday. Kathleen will be having surgery there pretty soon. I hope things go well.
Our Howard Christmas party will be Dec. 15 at Sandlick Fire Department. All you Howards start getting ready.
We will be having a Christmas dinner for Clyde on Dec. 23 at the Veterans Center in Hazard. Our family is all going to try and be there. Our family of children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren totals 41. It will be good to get them all together. It’s hard to do. Everyone is busy and also scattered all over the place.
Our church, Pentecostal Faith Tabernacle of Whitco, had a doughnut sale last week and did real well. We thank everyone that helped out.
I appreciate my insurance man, Raleigh Williams, giving me some pictures and news of his children. We all love to show off our children.
I’ve had a touch of flu or something this week and haven’t got to see anyone hardly. I’ve got to start digging up some interesting news and not be so boring. I haven’t been to the Ermine Center in over two weeks. I’ve got to get back up there and check on them all.
May God bless all of you. Try to be in church somewhere this week and on Sunday.
This news from the Ermine Senior Citizens Center:
“Ermine senior citizens had a big day out Dec. 8. We went to Wise Shopping Center in Virginia and ate at Bonanza. We went shopping and then to Breaks State Park to see the Christmas lights. If you haven’t seen them, it is certainly worth the trip. They are beautiful.
“We are having our Christmas potluck dinner Dec. 20 at 11 a.m. We invite anyone 60 or older to come join us. We will have door prizes and great good.
“Our center won first place in the KRADD seven-county area for the second year in a row. We won first place in the state last year. We have a great time here at the Ermine Center. Our workers are great and Debbie Slone, our center leader, is tops in our book. Don’t stay home alone when you could be having fun with us.”