Hello everyone. Hope you are all doing well.
I want to offer my sympathy to the family of Shirley Collins. I didn’t know she was a neighbor of mine when she was growing up. She was a daughter of the late Myrtle and Lonzie Halcomb, and had been in Chicago for a long time.
She was a sister of my next-door neighbor, Mary (Halcomb) York, Dorothy (Halcomb) Sexton of Sandlick, Esma Hart of Texas, and Betty Wilson of Alabama.
I didn’t get to go to the funeral because of the snow. All the Halcombs were great neighbors.
I got a call from an old friend, Iva (Absher) Cheatham of Stanford. She and her son Jack were both having health problems.
I love hearing from my old Marlowe friends. Iva, I didn’t know where Stanford was until I went through there on Friday. We had been to Lexington for Larry’s doctor’s appointment and went on to Somerset where Larry and Kevin Day had to broadcast a ballgame.
Larry’s wife Linda, Kevin’s wife Wendy and I went shopping while they were there.
Iva, if I had your phone number with me I would have called you.
I also got a call from Clifford Tyree of Tiffin, Oh. He was trying to get in touch with Merrell Landrum. I think I located him with some help from Alberta Hatton. He was living near here. I’ve been pretty good at lost and found sometimes.
It was good seeing Charlie Hatton and his daughter Delana on Saturday. He has not been feeling well for awhile, especially since his wife, Aggie Hatton, died.
I went to a baby shower at our church for Melissa Adams. It was a great shower with lots of people there, lots of pretty gifts, and super good food. Our church ladies really know how to cook.
It was good seeing everyone. I don’t want to start naming names as I know I’d leave some out, but I sure enjoyed myself.
It was so good seeing my son, Astor ‘Red’ Hatton. He came to Lexington Clinic while we were there with Larry, and then we all went to Denny’s for breakfast. Saturday we went to Cracker Barrel, so we were well fed.
We also went to Golden Corral and left there well fed. I’m back home now and of course the food won’t be nearly as good, but it’s always good to get back home. I’m really a home person myself, and don’t go much.
I think my sister Kathleen and her husband Earnest Brock are doing some better, but still need prayer, and also Shirley Niece and Kathy Miller, Brenda (Hicks) Adams and other members of our church are in need of prayer, and all the people in New York and New Jersey are going through all that.
We can’t even imagine how bad it is. It’s heartbreaking just to see it on TV. We take it for granted when we have our homes and our electricity and our water. We need to be so thankful!
It’s beginning to feel like winter is coming on early. I hope it won’t be a real bad one.
Well, I have rattled on and on. It’s been a busy week, but I haven’t done much or seen many people, and certainly have not done much work.
Maybe I’ll catch up next week, and then again, maybe not.
I guess by now that the election is over. I hope all the best ones win and do a good job and do what they promised to do.
May God bless all of you. Try to be in church somewhere this week if you can be there. Maybe there’ll be bad weather until you can’t go later on.