Hello everyone, hope everything is going well for all of you. We sure have been having some nice weather.
Chris and Sara Hatton’s children, Beau, Brooke and Gracie, all went swimming in their pool the other day. They sure did enjoy it. I’m sure the water was a little bit cold, but they didn’t seem to mind.
Bennett Adams of Van, called me the other day to tell me two of our Letcher County men spent nine days in West Virginia and helped with the recovery of the 29 miners killed there. I’m sure it was hard on them, but I’m sure it made them feel good to help and I’m sure the families appreciated it. That was such a tragic thing and we all sure sympathize with the families. There were a lot of prayers that went up for them.
Dorothy Tackett called to tell me they went to Little Colley Church on Sunday where Bro. Buford Combs is pastor. The men had cooked a big breakfast. She said the food was delicious. and they all enjoyed it and gave the men a big applause. She was glad to see my niece Margaret (Hatton) Combs there and said she looked real good. She always does!
She said they also went to Millstone Missionary Church to hear Kevin Spencer sing. He is also my family, married to my niece Tabatha (Hatton) Spencer. He sure is a great singer. His family are all great singers.
I have a new great-granddaughter. They call her Kate. She is the daughter of Andrea and Jonathan “Jump” Hatton, who is a doctor in Pikeville. He delivered the baby. He did a good job and of course the baby is beautiful.
I enjoyed talking with Eva Sergent of Lexington on Saturday. She is doing well and looking forward to coming to Whitesburg. She has family in Huntington, W.Va. She asked me about a doctor at King’s Daughters Hospital, Dr. Sam Adams. He said he was from Whitesburg and had an aunt that works with The Mountain
I’m supposed to find out about it and let her know. I’ve already found out who he is. He is the son of Faye and Bill Adams, good friends of ours.
King’s Daughters Hospital is in Ashland. I had two grandchildren born there eight days apart, Dr. Kevin Hatton of Lexington and Jennifer Hatton of Ashland. Jennifer is a registered nurse and she worked in the hospital she was born in. I thought that was real interesting.
I enjoyed a visit from one of the late John Brown’s daughters, Brenda. I don’t know her last name. I had some old pictures of her dad made at Marlowe reunions. I wish she could have stayed longer. Maybe she will come back.
Our revival ended Friday night. It was a great revival. We were sorry to see it end.
My sister Louise Shepherd and her daughters Carol Day and Shannon Banks have gone to Indianapolis, Ind., for the weekend to visit our sister Joann Brown. I sure they will enjoy their trip. We don’t get to see Joann often but we talk often.
Madonna Pennington remains a very sick lady and needs everyone’s prayers. Her family is taking very good care of her.
Tina Belle Adams, daughter of Geneva Adams of Craft’s Colly, is still in St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington, very sick but is somewhat improved. She still needs everyone’s prayers. She is a sweet girl and everyone loves her.
I got a call from my son Rob Hatton Sunday morning. He was in Lexington visiting his daughter Rocki Hall and son Dr. Kevin Hatton and their children so he was a happy camper. He is coming to visit me on Monday so I will be a happy camper.
I just heard Hazel Hart was in Whitesburg Hospital. I hope she is OK.
I’m going to a funeral in Hazard. A good friend of ours from the Veterans Center, Harold Miller, died. His wife Georgia became a very close friend while Clyde was there. Harold was across the hall from Clyde and Georgia was so good to him. When I wasn’t there she looked after him and we spent a lot of time together. She is a special lady that I will never forget. I went back down there once after Clyde died to visit her. Harold was very sick then. Before he got so sick he kept everyone laughing.
I hope the frost we had didn’t hurt anyone’s garden or flowers. It didn’t hurt my one bunch of rhubarb. That’s my crop.
Ruby Howard in Fort Wayne, Ind., I saw your friends Bayless and Faye Caudill and her sister Betty Sue at church last week. They said tell you hello.
May God bless all of you. Try to go to church somewhere while you are still able.