Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well and staying in out of the rain. We are sure getting a lot of it. I hope there will be no flooding.
I want to wish a belated happy birthday to Tim Amburgey on Aug. 6. I won’t tell you his age because I don’t know it. Anyway, you aren’t old.
I sure did enjoy the storytelling at the Harry Caudill Memorial Library on Wednesday. I enjoy being with all the ladies and the men, also.
I’ll tell you all right now that they will be having a play at Mountain Heritage and it will be wonderful. I hope everyone will see it. I will be telling more about it. They wanted me to be in it, but I chickened out. I was afraid I’d mess it up.
I don’t have a lot of confidence in me. The others are so good!
R.C. Day is a great singer and he will be singing, and so will some of the others.
I had a preview of it. Carol Ann Ison is so good! So are the others. I don’t know all their names. I’m not good at names, but try to make plans to be there. I sure look forward to it.
All of you Hattons, get ready for the Hatton reunion at Cowan Community Center on Aug. 24. I promise you that you will enjoy it. I look forward to it. There’s always a big crowd there. They come from everywhere.
Jerry Barker and Chris Caudill work so hard. They stay at the grill, and, boy, do they do a good job! So do all the rest and the ladies are all great cooks.
I enjoyed talking to Alberta Barker. She keeps me up on all the family. She said that Hazel Hart wasn’t doing very well, but she gets good care from her children, Johnny and Lula Bell Caudill, and Renee Campbell.
I went to the dentist the other day. I hadn’t been in 20 years. I had to have a filling, and it was a rough one. Charlotte Brown told me that I was one of the best patients she had ever had. I appreciated that, Charlotte. I knew the girls, and liked them both, and actually enjoyed the visit.
I’m glad I was good at something. Maybe that’s my calling!
We lost another good friend this week, Joe Walker. He was well loved at Ermine Center. He always made Mexican cornbread at our buffet and it was good and hot!
I went to his funeral. He loved having his name in The Eagle. I teased and aggravated him a lot, and he loved it. I don’t like the reason for the teasing this time.
He was 89 years old, and I think he had a good life and was always smiling. He will be missed.
My son Bill Hatton and wife Sandra and I all had lunch at Pine Mountain Grill on Friday. We had a special guest with us, Eli Hatton, son of Julie and Jamie Hatton. He is so good, sweet, cute and pretty and everything!
That’s what my son, Larry Hatton always said about himself when he was a little boy. I don’t think he still says it now.
Larry and wife Linda, and Kevin Day and wife Wendy and son Larry Kevin are at the lake for a few days. I’m sure they will enjoy themselves. They love being together.
It’s getting close to time for the Bristol races. My four boys love going to them and spending time together.
Keep praying for Dorthy Miles. They had an accident coming home from her treatment. A lady hit them in the rear end. I’m glad they weren’t hurt, though their car had damage. She didn’t get to have her treatment as something was broken down. I hope it’s fixed now. She’s anxious to get all of her treatments over with. She seems to be doing okay.
I was glad to see Emma Lou Engle’s news last week. I only met her once, but I was impressed with her and wished she lived close to me. I hope she’s feeling better.
I went to the funeral of Ora McClain on Saturday night. I didn’t know him, but he was a brother to my next- door neighbor who had a stroke and was in a Bristol hospital. I was surprised and pleased to see so many Marlowe people there, Paul Hatton and Mae, some of Ralph Sexton’s family, Rita Gibson, Ellen Wilson, Bro. Donald Enfusse and his son Bro. Donnie Enfusse, who preached the funeral, and the singers were really good; our own Jennifer Absher, Eli Smith and another lady. I didn’t get her name.
I want to thank all the people who came and shook my hand and told me they enjoyed my news, and told me they were making a scrapbook of my pictures. That’s what keeps me keeping on. There are times when I know it’s boring, and I want to quit.
I want to say hello to my misplaced friends, Anna Watkins of Florida, Iva Cheatham in Sanford, and Ada (Miller) King in Miamisburg, Oh. I haven’t heard from her in awhile. I need to call her.
Please pray for all those who have health problems, Sonia Fields, Dorthy Miles, Emma Lou Engle, Ruby Howard in Indiana, Paul Hatton and Mae, and anyone else you know.
I know you have to be tired of reading all of this, and I’m also tired of writing. I have to write it all by hand.
May God bless all of you. Try to be in church somewhere this week if you are able.