Whitesburg KY

Oma Hatton celebrates mystery birthday


Hello everyone, hope things are going well for all of you.

Looks like winter has come in like a lion. On Saturday the temperature was 16 degrees. It’s hard to believe about two weeks ago it was near 80. Maybe it will go out like a lamb. That’s what the old folks used to say. I’ve got to stop saying that since I’m one of them.

I had a birthday on Thursday, a very good one. On Thursday evening I had dinner at Pine Mountain Grill with my brother, Charles Howard, and wife Brenda, and on Friday I had lunch with my sisters, Louise Shepherd, Kathleen Brock, and Betty Tyree. We all enjoyed it. Last Wednesday I had dinner at Pine Mountain Grill with my sons, Billy and Rob Hatton. We really look forward to that.

It was good to get a call from my old Marlowe friend, Norma Napier of Seco. We got caught up on all our news. We hadn’t talked in a while.

I got a card from another old friend, Maudella (Halcomb) Fugate of Chevies. We went to grade school together at Marlowe. She will be having a birthday Nov. 27. Then she will be up with me. Did I say how old we are? I don’t believe I did so I won’t now. We are blessed with a lot of years. She said her sister, Rose, had been in and they visited Sara and Clarence Ison. They are related. I’ve been wanting to go visit them. I love going there.

I just heard that Eva Sexton died on Friday night. She was at Letcher Manor Nursing Home. I think she was 95 years old. She had been sick a long time. She was the widow of Walter Sexton. Our sympathy goes out to all her family.

My sons, Larry Hatton and Billy Hatton, and Kevin Day all went to Harrodsburg to watch the Cougars play and spent the night at Billy’s lake house on Herrington Lake. I’m sure they enjoyed themselves and I understand they had a good ball game. With my little brother, Coach Hillard Howard, it couldn’t have been anything else. Am I bragging? Of course not.

Shirley Breeding and I will be going to the Veterans Center on Wednesday to eat Thanksgiving dinner with our husbands.

Shirley’s sister-in-law, Opal Hogg, went down with us on Thursday. She’s so nice!

I was sorry to hear of the death of Glenna Faye (Hunsaker) York so soon after the death of her husband, Larry York. He played football and graduated with my son, Rob. Our sympathy certainly goes out to all the family.

I also just heard of the death of Thomas Gish. My four boys made their spending money selling Mountain Eagles when they were small boys and my son, Billy Hatton, worked there when he was in high school. He thought then that was what he wanted to do, but he got sidetracked. All the Gishes are nice people; I like all of them and I know he will be remembered and missed. I think their Mountain Eagle put Whitesburg on the map.

I’m expecting my son, Astor “Red” Hatton, and wife Rosemary to visit me today (Sunday). I sure look forward to it.

I think our church (Whitco Pentecostal) did really well on its fried apple pie sale on Thursday. I didn’t get to help; that was my day to be in Hazard. We appreciate all the people who helped with it and the ones who bought them.

May God bless all of you. Try to be in church somewhere this week.

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