The Mountain Eagle
Whitesburg KY

Sam Mullins is now a kindergarten graduate


Hello, everyone, hope you are all doing well and hope all you mothers had a happy Mother’s Day. If you are blessed enough to still have a mother, I hope you let her know you love and appreciate her. I sure miss mine. She was also my best friend. We did everything together. She was only 17 years older than me. She was closer to my age than some of my sisters and brothers.

Let me correct another one of my many mistakes. In last week’s news, I said there was going to be a baby shower for Roland and Ellen Brown. They don’t need to have one. The shower is for his brother, Rick, and wife Holly, who will be having the baby. Ellen is the one giving the shower. So no gifts for Roland and Ellen!

I surely didn’t appreciate someone bashing my mailbox a few days back. I had to buy a new box. No one would get anything that was interesting or valuable in mine. It would only be junk mail, bills, and being approved for credit cards. I’m too smart to ever put money in it. I hope you are sorry you did it.

Thank you, Roberta Willie, for my Mother’s Day gift. I ate the whole thing! Except for the pretty card; I kept it.

I’ve sure been enjoying the revival at Cram Creek Church. My nephew, Bro. Caleb Howard, has been doing some outstanding preaching. Aggie Hatton went to church with me on Friday night. We both enjoyed it.

I went to the kindergarten graduation on Thursday night at Whitesburg Elementary School. My great-grandson, Sam Mullins, son of Angie (Hatton) Mullins and Rich Mullins of Dry Fork, was one of the graduates. It was really nice. The kids all did real well. I really enjoyed it.

I certainly enjoyed Mother’s Day. My sons, Billy Hatton and Astor Hatton, and their wives and I had a great dinner at Parkway Restaurant Sunday. It was delicious. I hadn’t seen Astor and Rosemary for a while. I do get to see Bill and Sandra pretty often. Us moms loving spending time with our children. I think we saw everyone there. Doris Hogg and Jenetta Howard had about all their families there and James Caudill and most all their family were there.

Dorthy Caudill of Cowan, was there. It had been a long time since I had seen her. She was with her son, Sonny, and his wife, Joyce. I enjoyed seeing so many people I knew. I better stop naming names. I can’t name them all, but I enjoyed seeing and talking to them.

We had a lot of weather Sunday, strong wind and rain. Lots of places close by had a lot worse than we did. The rain was good for the gardens. I sure hope this will be a good year for our farmers. I think more people are planting gardens this year with prices of food going up on account of the high gas prices. I hope the bad stormy weather didn’t cause a lot of damage.

I finally got to go back to the Ermine Center. It was good going back and seeing everyone. We have a good, friendly bunch of people up there and some good cooks.

This news from the Ermine Senior Citizens Center:

“In our Senior Arts & Crafts Competition, several of our Ermine senior citizens won awards. In the county competition, Judith Vermillion and Coleene Hart won blue ribbons in photography. Gracie Wynn won a red ribbon for her quilt. Coleene Hart won blue for preserves, apple butter and pickled beets. In the regional at Hazard, Coleene Hart won blue for strawberry rhubarb preserves, and red for apple butter, pickled beets and photography. Judith Vermillion also won a red ribbon for photography.

“We will be having Mother’s Day bingo on Friday in honor of mothers. If the men win a prize, they must give it to one of the ladies.”

I didn’t get this in time for last week’s news so the Mother’s Day bingo is already over. I’m sure it went well.

I’ve enjoyed all the Mother’s Day calls I’ve gotten, my sister, Joann Brown in Indianapolis, and my friend, Roberta Willie, and my son, Rob, and my sisters here.

I enjoyed talking to Camille Combs on Saturday. I was thinking about her and just gave her a call and we had a long talk. I want to go spend some time with her. I’ve known her about all her life. She is one sweet girl!

Donna Holbrook came by for a while on Friday. I enjoyed her visit.

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

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