Whitesburg KY

Winter is dreaded because of snow-covered roads


Hello again, everyone. Hope you are all doing well. I can’t believe it’s news time again. I haven’t been anywhere this week except the Veterans Center and church and grocery store and there doesn’t seem to be much going on, or at least I haven’t heard about it.

We have another Whitesburg man at the Veterans Center – another James Breeding. That makes two with the same name. My sister, Betty Tyree, and I talked with him on Thursday and also his pretty wife. I think he will do well there. They are sure good to them there and try hard to please them.

My son, Larry Hatton, had a birthday on Oct. 10, and my brother, Hubert Howard, had one on Oct. 16. My granddaughter, Angela Mullins, has one on Oct. 28. Happy birthday to all of you and anyone else having one. I hope it will be the best one ever.

Emma Lou Engle, in regard to the school picture you put in the Eagle, Irene (Potter) Banks said she was in it and also Fayetta Hall and Freddie Isaac. She would like for you to put your phone number down so she can call you.

I haven’t had a chance to get back up to the Ermine Center. They are having all kinds of fun. I miss that. I keep saying I want to get back up there. If I don’t, they will forget me.

Larry Hatton wants to thank Sheriff Danny Webb for getting out of bed and 11:00 and coming to Cumberland and charging his battery.

I read this in a book the other day: “Good people are only half as good, and bad people are only half as bad as people regard them.” I kinda liked it.

Did all of you like the little cold spell we had? It sure came on suddenly, but lately the weather has been nice. I really dread winter. The snow is beautiful and I love it, but I’ll dread our trips to Hazard when the roads get slick.

The schoolchildren were off on their break. I’m sure they enjoyed getting to sleep late and had lots of fun.

We have so many sick folks that are in need of prayers – Betty Sturgill of Cowan; Dan Combs’s daughter, Camille (I don’t know her last name; she still lives in Marlowe); and Ralph Profitt Jr., who was hurt in an accident. I hope they all get better soon.

I’m looking forward to my next great-grandbaby girl. She will be Jamie and Julie Hatton’s first. It will be number 11 for me and 10 grandchildren. The Hatton family is growing!

My son, Rob, and I were pleased to run into Brenda and Charles Howard and also Jerome Howard at Pine Mountain Grill. We also saw Doretha and Ben Bentley and all their family. They were all enjoying themselves.

Jerome Hatton (the new owner of Everidge Funeral Home) was telling me his wife, Melissa, will be walking 60 miles for Breast Cancer Awareness this month. That’s a lot of walking. I forget how many days she will be walking. Everidge Funeral Home will be sponsoring her.

I had a very enjoyable evening on Saturday. Dorthy Tackett invited me to go to church with her at Whitco Freewill Baptist Church to hear Paul Tyree preach. They had heard him before and were very impressed. I saw lots of Marlowe people there, all the Pennington girls, Dorthy, Pearl Noble and Linda and Dennis Hall, and Pat Wright and Linda and Rickey Polly and Kathy Wolfe and her husband, Wanda (Tyree) Stidham and Glen and Eva Dean Webb and so many more.

We heard some beautiful singing by Bobby Bates and Willie Perry. I loved his piano playing and Bobby sounded good on his guitar.

The preacher was also a good singer. They had a large crowd. I didn’t know the other singers’ names. They were real good and the preaching was good. I enjoyed every minute.

The preacher, Paul Tyree, is a son of the late Ira Tyree of Dry Fork. He used to work with my dad, Bill Howard, in Marlowe Mines. I think Paul lives in Ohio, maybe Tiffin. Master’s Harmony singers will be going to his church to sing soon.

My grandchildren, Chris and Sara Hatton, will be singing at Cowan Chapel next Saturday night. Of course I don’t want to brag, but they are good singers. Come and hear them.

May God bless all of you. Try to be in church somewhere. Smile, God loves you.

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