Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well.
I read in The Eagle about the Hatton reunion. Everyone wondered why I hadn’t put it in the paper for them and why I wasn’t there. I didn’t hear about it. I heard it went really well. I’m glad I was missed. I would have been there if I had known about it.
Emma Lou Engle, you have almost starved me to death talking about your mustard greens, soup beans, fried potatoes, and cornbread. What time will you have it ready? I hope I can make it. Wishful thinking!! I did cook me some Friday just for myself. I hadn’t had any in a long time, so I enjoyed it.
It was good seeing Wanda and Harrison Stidham and Burl Morton at church up at the walking track on Thursday night. Bro. Caleb Howard was having what was supposed to be a tent revival there, but due to circumstances he didn’t put up the tent, so they put out chairs and bleachers. It went real good. The temperature was good and we didn’t get rained on. I was looking forward to going again. I surely enjoyed it all.
To the person who lives in Mansfield, Ohio, I enjoyed what you put in Speak Your Piece. I’m glad you enjoyed the pictures I put in. I always know they are someone’s family and I usually hear from them. Those were old pictures of the Stidham family and I know Lenville Sexton is your uncle. I also knew your parents, the late Florence and Raymond Sexton, and I knew their parents, Mary and Price Whitaker. He was night watchman at Marlowe. They lived in a little house by the road and their granddaughter Bobby Jean lived with them. I wish you had signed your name so I would know who you are. Maybe I’ll hear from you again.
Joyce Howard and I visited Clyde. He is not doing well at all. Alberta Hatton, I appreciated you going to visit Clyde. He is the last one of his family left.
I’m so glad Sonia Fields’s surgery went well and I sure hope she will be OK. She and her husband Levine and their girls Greta and Rachel are sure a help to our church. We missed them last Wednesday night.
Our Howard reunion is on Sept. 26. I hope everyone can be there. I hope the Brown family can make it, Roberta and Roland and Ruth and Little Roland and Ellen. They are like family, good friends.
Linda and Larry have gone to their place at the lake for a couple of days. They work hard and they deserve a little rest.
Billy Hatton was at the Black Gold Festival in Hazard, showing off trucks. He enjoys that.
I’ve had to be gone so much, haven’t got to see or talking to many people so I don’t have much news.
I would love to get back down and see Sara and Clarence Ison. I think about you real often and I love coming to your house.
May God bless all of you. Try to go to church somewhere this week.
Elzie Ray Hatton, did you make it to the Hatton reunion? If you did, you forgot to come see me. Shame! Shame!