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Summer not done with us yet

OMA (HOWARD) HATTON is 13 months old in this photo made 79 years ago. She says, “I’ve changed some, but that happens. Somewhere inside me, that’s still me.”

OMA (HOWARD) HATTON is 13 months old in this photo made 79 years ago. She says, “I’ve changed some, but that happens. Somewhere inside me, that’s still me.”

Hello everyone. I hope you are all doing well. How about this weather? I love it! It feels like fall.

Goldenrod and a lot of other fall flowers are blooming, but I’m sure summer is not done with us yet. That’s okay, I love all the seasons.

I enjoyed a long talk with my friend Anna Watkins in Florida the other day. I can’t believe it’s been 55 years — we talk like it was only yesterday.

I’m glad to report that Earl Profitt has the braces off of his arms, and that he can use them some. He’s still getting therapy on them, and I’m glad that Jamie Hatton’s wife, Julie, is doing it. I know from experience that she is good! I told her she showed no mercy on me being family, but she sure helped me a lot.

While I was visiting with Earl and Juanita, I also visited Anna Lou Combs, Lucinda Roberts, Louise Joseph, Jerry Hall and Blanch Hatton. Bro. Elwood Cornett was visiting Earl and probably a whole bunch more. Ralph Collier was there to visit, and also for the church service.

As I was leaving, I met Mark Adams, the grandson of Buggy and the late Earl Adams and the late Barbara and Ervin (Peanut) Napier, old Marlowe friends. He looks just like Peanut, who was a friend and hunting buddy of Clyde’s. He was killed in the mines in Virginia. He worked in the mines a long time in Marlowe, and also in Virginia. It was good seeing you, Mark.

Our sympathy goes out to the family of Clyde Lucas, who lived just up the road from me.

Arnold Conn, I saw your daughter, Rachel, while I was at the hospital. She looked so pretty! I’m sure you think she gets all her good looks from you, right?

Sara Ison called me the other day to tell me that I have a real good brother. I said, “Which one?” She said, “Bobby Ray Howard.” She and her husband, Clarence Ison, think he is the greatest, and I agreed. He’s a special person and we are all so proud of him. He has never caused us any trouble, and has always been a good boy!

My son, Rob Hatton, is in Lexington to celebrate the birthday of his daughter, Rocki Hill, and his grandson, Will Hatton. I talked with Rocki and she said they were having a great time.

I met Bro. Lloyd Mullins for the first time the other day at the radio station. Kevin Day asked if he had met me, and he said, “No, but I’ve read her news.” I said no, that I hadn’t met him, but I still listened to him on the radio. So we decided that we all knew each other.

We were sorry to hear Ron Lester got a bad cut on his hand. I hope it is doing better by now.

My grandson, Chris Hatton, and wife, Sarah, and their three children, Beau, Brooke, and Gracie, have been in a concert in Alabama. It’s a Christian concert, and they were excited about going. I’m sure they will enjoy it.

Betty Cook, I’m sorry you were called the other grandmother for all of our pretty children in last week’s paper. It was Maggie Cook. You are not old enough for all of them. It was a misprint. Sorry!

I’m hoping to get a chance to go to Owensboro next week to visit my son, Rob Hatton. It’s been so long since I have been there. It’s 350 miles.

I think next week will be homecoming at Cram Creek Church. Bro. Glen Wilson and Bro. Caleb Howard will be the evangelists.

I enjoyed going to Ermine Center on Friday, and seeing everyone. I went two days, and they were closed. They make a lot of trips, and that’s good. They all enjoy it.

They had the Hatton reunion Saturday. I didn’t go because I didn’t know about it. They said it went well, and they had lots of good food. I don’t think Elzie Ray Hatton made it either. I hope he wasn’t sick. He and his wife, Irene, have worked hard all summer canning all the big garden stuff they raised.

May God bless all of you. Try to be in church somewhere this week, and try to do a good deed for someone, and be a good neighbor.

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