Whitesburg KY

Ruby Howard suffering from badly broken leg


Hello, everyone. Hope everything is going well for all of you.

We are coming to the end of another month. Before we know it, summer will be over.

This is Monday morning and would you believe, I forgot to write my little boring news?

It was good talking to Iva (Absher) Cheatham the other night. She was telling me one of our old Marlowe girls, Rachel Brown, daughter of Edna and Sylvan Brown, had died. She was a cousin of my friend, Roberta Willie, who hadn’t heard about it. She hadn’t heard from her in a long time. Our sympathy goes out to her family. I think some of them get The Eagle.

My cousins, Ruby and Kern Howard, are in need of everyone’s prayers. Kern is having health problems and Ruby fell and broke her leg, a bad break. She has to stay off her feet for six weeks. She had to spend some time in the hospital.

My sisters, Louise Shepherd, Joanne Brown, and Carol Day, left on Sunday for Myrtle Beach.

My sister, Judy Greene, had a big tree fall on her house and it did some damage. They are working on it. I hope they get it fixed soon. I know it’s upsetting.

Joanne Brown, Louise Shepherd, Carol Day, and Charles and Brenda Hatton enjoyed eating at Pine Mountain Grill on Saturday evening. I hadn’t seen Joanne in a while.

My friend, Roberta Willie, called to tell me her nephew, Rick Brown, and wife Holly have a new baby son born on Friday. He weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was named Malachi. Congratulations! I was at their baby shower at Blair Branch Church a while back. I’m sure Roland and Ruth Ann Brown are proud and so are the other grandparents.

I visited Letcher Manor Nursing Home last Thursday. I hadn’t been up there since Clyde left. It was good seeing all the people, Lucinda Roberts, Katherine Frazier, Goldie Engle, and Lovelle Day — a very pretty lady! I enjoyed talking with her. We visited Betty Cook. There were two nice ladies, Judy Meeks and Linda Brown, playing guitar and singing. They are good singers. I just joined right in and sang with them. They are from Neon Pentecostal Church, where Linda Brown’s father, Bill Brown, is pastor.

I visited a lot of people I didn’t know. I wanted to see Irene Brown, but they were busy doing something for her and I didn’t get to see her. I’ll see her next time.

I stopped off and visited with Lennon and Yvonne Hammock and Billy Ray Frazier. Lennon was doing much better I’m glad to say. He had been a very sick man.

Shannon (Shepherd) Banks is excited that her daughter, Destini, will be having her baby soon. She went to the hospital on Saturday, but they let her come home.

Everyone is busy now, gathering their garden vegetables and canning, those who were fortunate enough to have a garden. I do have a tiny little row of greasy beans. I’m watching every day to see when they are ready to pick. I’ve never planted anything except flowers. Clyde always did that. He loved working in the garden. I don’t like planting or hoeing, but I love to gather it and can it. You can’t do the last two jobs unless you do the first.

My son, Astor “Red” Hatton, and wife have been on vacation in Alabama. They came home on Friday and reported having a great time. Their daughter, Kathy Nelson, lives in Alabama. They visited her while they were there.

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

This news from the Ermine Senior Citizens Center:

“The Ermine senior citizens had their weekly bingo game. A large group attended. Everyone had a great time.

“Thursday was our potluck dinner. We had all kinds of good food from meat, vegetables, casseroles, drinks, desserts, and ice cream. We had a large crowd for it and plenty of food left. I think most of us ate too much, but the food was delicious.

“Judith Vermillion is back from her two-week vacation. Rhuford and Colleen Hart had a few days’ vacation, just going different places. Colleen didn’t say where all they went. We’re glad they and Judith are back.

“Lennon Hammock is back home from a Lexington hospital and is doing well. Judith and Lizzie Mae went to see him and Yvonne. They were glad to see him looking so well. He has had a lot of visitors, too many to list. Hang in there, Lennon, and hurry back to the center. You’re both missed a lot.

“Debbie Slone, our site manager, has been under the weather for a few days. She’s been going to Pikeville to a doctor. Hang in there, Deb, we all love you.

“Senior citizens, come to the Ermine Center and see us and what we do. We are one big happy family. You will enjoy coming and being with us.

“God bless until next time.”

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