Hello everyone. I hope you are all doing well and looking forward to Thanksgiving.
It seems like Thanksgiving kind of gets left out. We go out of Halloween into Christmas. Thanksgiving should be every day. That’s what our Sunday School lesson was about. We are so blessed and take everything for granted. We all need to be more thankful.
Sandra Cook is having her Longaberger open house on Nov. 27 at her home. She has 40 percent off on lots of items. Come see a home decorated with over 1,000 baskets. Come and bring a friend or a whole bunch of friends — you will have a good time.
Darrel Hall, thanks for the nice things you said about my news. I appreciate that. I enjoyed talking to you and also Jimmy Craft, Jamie Hatton and Gene Smallwood. They would all be handy if you need some help or are in trouble.
It was nice seeing Carol Cook. I hadn’t seen her in a long time. She looked even prettier.
My son Billy and Sandra took me to Pine Mountain Grill for my birthday. Brother Jack and wife Donna joined us and we had a nice visit. Everyone is so busy it’s hard to get together anymore.
It was good hearing from Virginia Profitt of Ashland, and hearing about her family, Kathy and Doug and their son Brian and his family. I like keeping up with people.
I’ll tell you what. I ain’t done nothing but eat this week. A good friend came by and brought me a beautiful birthday cake and some lunch. She’s good company. I went to West Whitesburg School for ‘Grandparents’ Day’ two days with my great-grandchildren Sam and Ellie Mullins and Gracie Hatton. Turkey dinners on both days, and very good. I also went to Blair Branch Church for the benefit dinner for Travis Morton. It was a good soup bean dinner. I was really touched by the very large turnout, and all the volunteers who worked so hard. It was great support for the family and I know it was deeply appreciated.
I didn’t know anyone there, but one nice lady asked me if I was Oma Hatton. I admitted that I was. Her name was Joann Adams, and she even helped me carry my food to my car. A sweet and pretty lady.
My sister Kathleen Brock treated me to lunch on my birthday at Pine Mountain Grill. It was a very nice dinner and visit.
Sunday after church, I went to the Mexican place with Brother Delmar Butler and wife Linda. He’s one of our preachers and a Sunday School teacher. We had a real good time. They sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to me and tried to feed me ice cream and got it all over my face. I tried to get him back, but he ran from me. It was fun.
After all that eating, I’m glad that all my skirts have elastic waistbands on them or I would be in trouble. It’s sure been worth it.
Billy Hatton and Sandra spent the weekend at their lake house and went to the ball game at Somerset. I think Hubert and Joyce Howard, Charles and Brenda Howard, and Carol Day and Shannon Banks also went. They saw their team lose.
Charlie Banks was there and he talked with everyone at half-time. Everyone was glad to see him. He was one of Coach Hillard Howard’s best players.
Ada King, I have tried for three days to call you and can’t get you. I called the number you left on my answering machine, but all I get is a busy signal before I stop dialing. I’m sure I’m calling the right number. Is it the same number you’ve always had? Call me back!
I went to a very nice baby shower given for Megan Carty at Burdine Church. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many pretty little baby girl clothes. Arabella will surely be a well-dressed little girl. There was a large crowd there, and the food was delicious. I didn’t know most of the ladies, but we still showed grandbaby pictures to each other. I enjoyed it.
It has been a very good week. All of my sons, Rob, Astor, Billy and Larry, called on my birthday. That always makes a good day. I love those four sons and their families, and I’m so thankful for them.
May God bless all of you. Try to go to church somewhere this week.