By OMA HATTON
Hello, everyone. Hope you are all doing well. I’ve been real busy – doctor’s appointments, all kinds of tests and physical therapy on my arm. Things are going well.
I had to have an MRI. I always said I could never stand to have that, but it really wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be.
I’m still spending a lot of time at Letcher Manor with Clyde. I really enjoy my visits with Irene Brown and Danola (Adkins) Andrews. They are such sweet ladies. They are good roommates.
I enjoyed hearing from an old Marlowe friend, Sue (Brown) Thorpe, now living in London. I loved the pictures she sent me. I’ll get them in the paper gradually. I have two of them in this week. I’m sure people will love seeing them.
I also got a letter and pictures from Susan Myers of Naples, Fla. I’ve never met her. She is the daughter of Pauline (Hammonds) Bastow, who went to Marlowe School and gets the Eagle and enjoys the old pictures. All her family read the Eagle and I’m putting in the picture of her grandmother and her sisters. She also sent a picture of the streets of Whitesburg in the ’50s. I hope it can be printed; sometimes the pictures can’t be reproduced.
I really enjoyed the Whitaker Bank’s Customer Appreciation Day at the city parking lot. I met so many people there I hadn’t seen in a long time, Monroe Hogg, J.T. Ward, Barbara (Holstein) Bates, Avanell Mullins, and too many to name.
I attended the funeral of Helen (Day) Maggard, another neighbor who lived on Sandlick Road. We’ve had three deaths real close together, Paris Taylor, Jordan Shane Sexton, and Helen. Helen was a sister of my cousin Kern Howard’s wife, Ruby Jean. They live in Fort Wayne, Ind. They are both in bad health and couldn’t make it in. Our sympathy goes out to all the family, John Q. Day, Eva Dean Webb, and the rest of the family and her husband, Bill Maggard, and their children. She always seemed such a kind and gentle person.
I enjoyed seeing Earl and Juanita Profitt at her funeral. I remember when she and Helen worked together a long time ago.
I’m sure my son, Rob Hatton, and family are in seventh heaven in Florida on vacation with his son and daughter in-law, Dr. Kevin and Adrienne Hatton, and those two adorable babies, Will and Loran. They will be moving back to Lexington the end of June after a year of special training there. They are counting the days.
May God bless all of you. Try to be in church this week. I appreciate all the cards I have received this past week. They mean a lot.