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Whitesburg


COUSINS — Pictured are Sam and Ellie Mullins, children of Rich and Angie Mullins; Anna and Eli Hatton, children of Julie and Jamie Hatton; and Kate Hatton, daughter of Dr. Jonathan and Andrea Hatton of Pikeville.

COUSINS — Pictured are Sam and Ellie Mullins, children of Rich and Angie Mullins; Anna and Eli Hatton, children of Julie and Jamie Hatton; and Kate Hatton, daughter of Dr. Jonathan and Andrea Hatton of Pikeville.

Hello again everyone. I hope you are all doing well and surviving all this snow.

I’ve been snowed in up on my hill for over two weeks, but I’ve survived so far. My car has six or eight inches of snow on it, and I may have to learn to drive all over again. I haven’t been able to go renew my driver’s license yet, but I hope to do so this coming week if the snow will hold off .

I haven’t done too badly; I still have lots of food, and haven’t lost electricity or water so far. I’m really thankful for that. I’ve worked on Christmas cards, if I can just get out to mail them.

I’d like to wish everyone a merry Christmas and a happy New Year. I have enjoyed all the cards and calls I have received.

I just got a card from Iva Absher Cheatham in Stanford. She is one of our Marlowe neighbors. She and her two children, Jackie and Brenda, visited with me last year, and we had a good visit. Her son Jack needs everyone’s prayers. He has been in poor health for a while. I sure hope he is doing better.

MARLOWE BOYS — Earl King and Ray Hatton are pictured in June 1960.

MARLOWE BOYS — Earl King and Ray Hatton are pictured in June 1960.

Thank you so much, Sally Barto, for the pretty card and your son’s picture. He is almost too cute! I love that little fellow.

I got a call from David Fields, who lives in Winchester. He says his mom, Zoe Fields, is doing well. I haven’t seen them since they left Marlowe.

He saw the photo of Bob Marlowe and wanted to get in touch with him. Someone called me and told me that he was in Winchester, and I would like to hear from him also. He called me ‘Homa’ when he was a little boy.

We did get to have our Howard Christmas party at Cowan Community Center. We thought we would have to cancel, but the weather changed a little just in time. We had a large crowd, lots of food, and we all enjoyed it. Hillard Howard and Betty Tyree weren’t able to make it, but the rest of the gang was there.

We are hoping to have our Christmas play at our church this Sunday. I hope the weather stays okay. Greta Fields and the children have worked hard on it, and I’ve heard it will be real good.

We have so many folks sick. Bro. Randall Combs of Perry County has been really sick, but they say he is doing much better. He and his wife, Faye, are so faithful to attend church, and we love them and miss them.

Our good friend Bro. Eugene Noe and his wife Marie have moved to Ohio, and they are missed terribly.

Aggie Hatton is still sick and can’t get out. We are praying for a recovery very soon.

I haven’t been out and about because of this snow. I miss going to the store and seeing everyone. I look forward to that, but I haven’t been bored or lonely. I have my telephone, and I’ve about worn it out.

Loren Hatton, son of Kevin Hatton of Lexington, had a birthday Dec. 21. A very happy birthday to you, little man. We love you.

Thank you, Elzie Ray Hatton, for your letter, card, and for all the news about your family. He sends me a long letter at the end of every year and tells me everything that has happened. I enjoy the pictures.

I hope everyone is about ready for Christmas. It’s coming on so fast. I don’t do much anymore.

I’ve been enjoying watching the Christmas party at the Veterans Center in Hazard on the Government Station. Clyde sure did enjoy that when he was there. He asked Santa Claus if he hadn’t lost a lot of weight. He asked if he had been sick.

Clyde was treated real good while he was there. They took good care of him and the nurses all liked him and he liked them.

I am proud of all of our people here who helped raise money for the veterans. Some of them didn’t have any visitors or family. It’s been real good for the veterans to have such a nice place to stay, and they were nice to us when we visited.

We really appreciate that Channel 98. It keeps us up on what goes on, and we know most of the people who are on it.

My son Rob of Owensboro, will be having a birthday Dec. 24, Christmas Eve. He was the best Christmas gift I’ve ever had. My four sons have been life’s greatest gifts to me. I appreciate them so very, very much.

May God bless all of you. Try to be in church somewhere this week. It’s the reason for the season, and not just the gifts.

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