Whitesburg KY

Ruby Combs returns from two-week cruise


Hello, everyone. Hope all is going well for all of you. The weather sure is nice. For Monday, it was supposed to be 70 degrees. Sounds good to me.

I ran into Ruby (Stidham) Combs at Wal-Mart the other day, an old Marlowe friend. I love meeting them and everyone else. I love people!

She had been on two-week cruise to the Bahamas along with Betty Hunsaker and family. They visited Aruba, Costa Rica, Cartagena, the Panama Canal, South America, Jamaica, Colombia and others. She said they didn’t get any coffee while they were in Colombia. Can you believe that? She said they had a great time. I think that’s too much fun. Just kidding. I’m glad they had a good time.

Lizzie Mae Wright wants to say hello to Ben in Georgetown.

R.C. Day wants to say hello to my good friend, Anna Watkins in Florida. Hello from me also to you and all your family.

I ran into a relative I hadn’t seen in a long time at McDonald’s, Lisa Carol Bush, daughter of the late Iva Jean (Halcomb) Bush. She works at McDonald’s. I didn’t recognize her – it had been too long since I had seen her – but she knew me. She’s younger and has a better memory than me.

I finally got to go to the Ermine Center the other day. It was good seeing everyone. I like all the people up there, just can’t seem to get up there as often as I’d like to.

I went to a very large baby shower at First Baptist Church on Saturday. Of course I had a good time. The shower was for Lori and Dr. Heath Cook’s expected son. I never saw so many pretty homemade gifts and also everything else. I sat with Shirley Breeding, Mable Jo Buttrey, and Liz (Brown) Lee and my granddaughter, Angie (Hatton) Mullins and her two beautiful children, Sam and Ellie. Am I bragging? Sure I am.

Liz Lee said her mom and dad, Lloyd and Gracie Brown, were doing pretty well. I’m glad. They’ve been friends for many years. It’s hard to think about Dry Fork Market without thinking of them.

It was good seeing Ann Reynolds at the shower. I loved her as soon as I met her the first time at the Wellness Center. Some people are like that. She’s so busy!

Our sympathy goes out to those who have lost loved ones. Henry Halcomb, who died Friday, grew up next door to us. He was living in Hindman. I didn’t get to go down there. His sister, Mary Kay York, is my neighbor.

Lorene Sexton, who lived up the road from me, also died. I went to her funeral. The large crowd and all the pretty flowers told how much she was loved. I enjoyed seeing the Sexton family who sang so pretty, Mary and Rose and Velva and Wilma and of course Gary Bennett. I enjoyed talking to all of them. The Happy Notes also sang beautifully, Ruby and James. The others couldn’t make it due to sickness.

I was expecting my son, Astor “Red” Hatton, and wife Rosemary to visit me Sunday. We planned to meet Monday at the Veterans Center instead and visited with Clyde.

I met so many people last week. It was a good week. I’d love to mention all their names, but I’d miss some. Thank you, all you people who told me my news wasn’t boring. You were too kind!

A month-long revival is beginning at Cram Creek Church, where Bro. Earnest Brock is pastor. On Sunday night, local preachers will be preaching. Everyone is invited to attend. It will be going on all the month of March.

I enjoyed sitting with John and Lorraine Collins at Lorene Sexton’s funeral. I hadn’t seen them in a long time.

Shirley and I went to the Veterans Center on Friday to visit our husbands. Larue Breeding was there also to visit her husband, James Breeding. We’ve made lots of friends there. Everyone knows us by name now. All the workers there are so friendly.

Well, it’s about church time and I think I’m rattling on, so may God bless all of you. Try to be in church somewhere this week.

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