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Three friends share birthday

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BOB MARLOWE is the son of the late Betty and Jim Marlowe. “I was Bob’s baby-sitter a long time ago,” says Whitesburg correspondent Oma Hatton. “Marlowe friends will enjoy seeing this picture. I’m sure he has changed a lot since then. It’s been many years since I’ve seen him.”

BOB MARLOWE is the son of the late Betty and Jim Marlowe. “I was Bob’s baby-sitter a long time ago,” says Whitesburg correspondent Oma Hatton. “Marlowe friends will enjoy seeing this picture. I’m sure he has changed a lot since then. It’s been many years since I’ve seen him.”

Hello everyone. Hope you are all doing well.

I can’t believe another week has gone by. If we bat our eyes, Christmas may come and be gone. Time goes so fast. When I was young I never thought I would live to see 80. I thought then I might never get old enough to vote. Time has gone by so fast, but I’ve enjoyed it all and always have been happy and blessed.

Sara Ison called me a few days ago and wanted me to come down and pick some mustard. I had company and couldn’t go, but I loved talking to her and appreciated it.

I’ve tried to call Anna Watkins in Florida and also Roberta Willie in Roanoke and wasn’t able to reach either one. I think Roland and Ruth Brown went to visit her after she got out of the hospital.

I called Maudella Fugate of Chavies to wish her a happy birthday. She and I are the same age and so is Dorothy Tackett. I can keep up with them. I think it’s a good age.

I sure enjoyed talking with my little friend in Virgie the other day. We got acquainted while our husbands were in the Veterans Center at Hazard. We liked each other from the start and we never run out of things to say. I wish she lived close by.

SISTER AND BROTHER — Roberta Willie of Roanoke, Va., is pictured with her brother Ralph Brown in her yard. Whitesburg correspondent Oma Hatton says, the two are “Marlowe friends from way back.”

SISTER AND BROTHER — Roberta Willie of Roanoke, Va., is pictured with her brother Ralph Brown in her yard. Whitesburg correspondent Oma Hatton says, the two are “Marlowe friends from way back.”

I sure enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner with my son Larry and his family and also Geneva Adams and Tina Bell, Wendy and Kevin Day and their sons Larry and Rocky, and Chris and Sara Hatton and their children Beau, Brooke and Grace. That Linda is a very good cook, much better than me. I love to cook, but I’m not all that good. I eat it anyway

I’ve been checking on the sick. Aggie Hatton is getting better every day and Anna Lou Combs is doing pretty well.

I talked with David Trent today. He is doing better, but his legs are hurting a lot. I hope it gets better. I think he said it was gout. Some of my family has that and it’s no fun.

It has been so cold I have tried to stay in and keep warm. I’ve talked a lot and have not been bored.

REUNION — Old friends gathered at a Marlowe reunion in front of the company store in the 1980s. Pictured are (front row) Philip Conn, John Brown, Bill Howard, John Stidham, Frank Necessary, Eli Banks, (back row) Clyde Hatton, and Dan Combs. All are now deceased except Dan Combs.

REUNION — Old friends gathered at a Marlowe reunion in front of the company store in the 1980s. Pictured are (front row) Philip Conn, John Brown, Bill Howard, John Stidham, Frank Necessary, Eli Banks, (back row) Clyde Hatton, and Dan Combs. All are now deceased except Dan Combs.

I had a call from Bertha (Page) Dye yesterday. We had a long talk about all our old Marlowe friends. So many are gone, but we have our memories and we try to keep up with the ones left. They are on my mind a lot. From where I live, I can see where Marlowe used to be.

Louise Shepherd, Carol Day and I went to Norton, Va., Friday and it was good seeing Lona Potter in Walmart. I hadn’t seen her since 1976. I said, “Don’t I know you?” She said, “You sure do.” I met her at Ruth’s Beauty Shop. She is a very sweet lady. She was with her daughter, but I didn’t get her name. I’m surprised I didn’t. She said she reads my news every week to see what’s going on. I told her I tell it all if I know it.

I forgot to mention I went out to my sister Louise Shepherd’s house on Thanksgiving evening and had a nice visit with her daughter Pam Gardner of Virginia. I hadn’t seen her and Rick in a long time. Carol Day and Shannon Banks were there also. I had already had my dinner, but we had a good evening.

My pastor Bro. John Conn and wife Alicia went to visit their son Daniel Conn and his family for Thanksgiving. They always enjoy that.

My son Larry and his son Chris have gone to the lake to fish. They enjoy going there so much. I hope they catch some fish and don’t freeze to death. It is so cold!

I kept calling my friend Roberta and finally reached her. She was having some phone trouble.

Her brother Roland Brown and wife Ruth and their son Roland and wife Ellen had been visiting her and they had a great Thanksgiving. They left on Sunday. Roberta said she was feeling really well and I was glad of that.

It’s good to see the pretty sunshine today, and it has got some warmer.

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

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