Hello everyone. Hope you are all doing well.
Today is Friday and the rain is pouring. That’s OK with me. I don’t have to go out. I love to hear it rain, but I can do without the thundering and lightning.
It was a good week. I went over to Cumberland College with a good friend to pick up some college books and we stopped at Dairy Queen for lunch. I really enjoyed it. We saw Bobbie Jean Collins at Dairy Queen. I was glad to see her. It had been a while so we had a lot to talk about.
Alma Tindal, you didn’t know you graduated high school with me, did you? It was with my son Rob. I knew it wasn’t me because I never graduated. Someone made a mistake in The Mountain
(probably me). Sorry. For a little while I was a graduate, right? I quit school to work.
I had lunch at Pine Mountain Grill with our cousin Elzie Ray Hatton and really enjoyed it. He is a good friend. I was sorry his sister Hazel Hart couldn’t make it. She wasn’t feeling well. Their sister, Bertha (Hatton) Sizemore, had died. She was 103 years old. We went to her funeral at Carty Funeral Home in Neon. It was good see Jim Craft there. I had forgotten he had lived in Neon about all his life. He read the obituary and talked real good and Bro. Bill Craft preached good.
Bennett Adams of Van, called me and asked about blackberries. He wanted to know when they got ripe. He thought I would surely know because Clyde always picked berries. He loved to!
Bennett was wanting to make some blackberry jam with seeds in it. I had some and gave him a little jar and he sure was pleased.
I finally got to see Julie and Jamie Hatton’s baby. He is so sweet and beautiful. We had dinner at Pine Mountain Grill with Sandra and Billy Hatton and Hannah and Joe Hatton. We all enjoyed it and taking turns holding the baby, little Eli.
A really good friend, Bro. Jamie Niece, is in the hospital. He was real sick and had to go to the hospital Thursday night. He needs everyone’s prayers. He is one of the best preachers. He preached so good the last time he came to our church and I failed to put it in The Eagle.
I meant to. I told him that was the best I had ever heard him preach. I’m so proud of our young preachers here, Bro. Jamie and Bro. Caleb Howard and Bro. Josh Sturgill. Jamie’s wife, Judah, is a great singer. So are Caleb’s wife, Erica, and Josh’s wife, Tiff any.
Today is Saturday. It’s been a good day. I went out to the housing project with my sister Louise Shepherd. They had some singing going on and had hot dogs for lunch and then had a cakewalk. I had never been to one and I won a cake. I had a good time and it was good seeing Betty Jo Taylor, Alpha Fields, Thelma Brown, and Rosco Noble’s daughter. I didn’t know her name and some of the others. It was good talking to them.
I just heard my nephew Jerome Hatton had to be taken to a hospital in Somerset last night. He was real sick and had to have surgery He came through the surgery and is doing better, but he needs prayer. Remember him.
I called to see if we were having jury duty this week. We are not. It’s hard for me to remember to call.
I really appreciated Doyle Day putting up a storm door for me. He did such a good job. Doyle Day is a good friend and so is his wife Merlene.
I found out my son Astor ‘Red’ Hatton and wife Rosemary and her daughter Caroline are coming for a visit. I’m looking forward to that. I know I’ll enjoy that.
Rose Ballard, I saw your brother Jerry and wife Mattie. They seemed to be doing well and enjoying the music.
May God bless all of you. Try to be in church somewhere this week. Our church is having a picnic next Sunday.