Hello again, everyone, everywhere, and I do mean everywhere. I get letters and calls from everywhere and I enjoy every one. I know I don’t have the time to answer them all, but I surely do appreciate all my old friends and my new ones I’ve made through the Eagle.
Iva (Absher) Cheatum, I really enjoyed hearing from you and talking about old times, but I’m not home a lot of the time when you call and I have a lot of calls when I get home. With a family as big as mine, my phone stays pretty busy. There’s been a lot going on with us. I spend as much time as I can at Hazard with Clyde.
I have sure enjoyed Shirley Breeding while we are traveling together. She is so nice! I have known her for a lot of years, but I know her much better now. We have a lot in common with both of our husbands there.
I enjoyed talking with Judy Corder the other evening. We found a lot to talk about I didn’t know Bill Collier was her brother. He teases me a lot and calls me a cattle woman. His wife, Margaret, used to come down to my mom’s house and eat with us. She always brought some of the best hot rolls I’ve ever tasted.
Mandy King was real pleased that I put her son, Willis King’s, picture in the Eagle last week. I had the picture from Marlowe School days.
Mandy wanted me to say hello to Bob Bullock, who lives in the Housing Project. I think he goes to the grocery store for a lot of the people there. That’s nice of him to do that and I am sure they all appreciate it.
Louise Shepherd and I went to the Ermine Center on Friday and enjoyed seeing everyone. It had been a long time since we had been there.
It was good seeing Helen Bentley. She looked so good! Mabel Absher and Patty Majority, Lizzie Mae Wright, Kathy Palumbo and John Duty, Janice Foster, Yvonne and Lennon Hammock and Jim Craft, Judy Vermilion and so many more we had missed seeing. I hope I can get to go more often if things ever get back to normal, whatever that is.
The people at the Hazard Veterans Center sure enjoyed Bobby Howard and Caleb and their families coming down and singing and playing music for them last Sunday. They want them to come back real soon. It sure meant a lot to the residents and all the ones that work there. We surely enjoyed it also.
We had some rain last week and got some Saturday. We need much more. The rivers and creeks are drying up. I’m surprised that the gardens did as well as they did.
I attended the funeral of Meldia (Slone) Baker. She was such a sweet and friendly lady. Our sympathy goes out to her family. I met her daughter, Angie, that I had heard so much about. There was a large crowd there and the flowers were so beautiful. It was a beautiful service.
It was so good seeing Nellie Banks at our Sunday School on Sunday.
I sure enjoyed lunch at Pine Mountain Grill on Sunday. I think everyone I know was there, Jenetta Howard and Doris Hogg, Bro. Bill Craft and wife June, and my good friends, the 49ers from the Ermine Center. I appreciate the picture Lennon Hammock gave me of Clyde and the friends from the Ermine Center. They visited him down there and he was pleased. Two special friends, Bro. Delmar Butler and wife Linda, joined me for lunch. I think I’ve adopted them. They are so nice! He is our Sunday School teacher. They live in Perry County. He sure is a good teacher.
My grandson, Dr. Kevin Hatton, will be having a birthday Sept. 17. He will reach the birthday number 31. I can’t even remember being that age. I must have, it’s just been so long ago.
My sister, Betty Tyree, and I visited Clyde on Thursday. He was doing about the same. We also visited with James Breeding. I’m sure he recognized me. He nodded his head at us.
The Ermine Senior Citizens Center went to Hazard to the community college for the health fair. They have this every year for the senior citizens of different counties. Letcher County had all six of its centers there. They gave away lots of beautiful gifts and six of our seniors won. Thanks to the sponsors for all their hard work. After leaving Hazard, the group stopped at Isom at the Dairy Bar for ice cream. All enjoyed that. They had a wonderful day.
I enjoyed my usual Wednesday evening with my son, Rob, and also Sandra and Billy Hatton at the Pine Mountain Grill and Rob spent the night. I love getting him off to work on Thursday morning.
May God bless all of you. I hope you had a good Labor Day weekend. Try to be in church somewhere this week.