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Winter is not through with us yet

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Whitesburg correspondent Oma Hatton describes this photograph as “my good friend Anna Watkins for over 50 years, former Marlowe neighbor now living in Florida and still remembered and loved.”

Whitesburg correspondent Oma Hatton describes this photograph as “my good friend Anna Watkins for over 50 years, former Marlowe neighbor now living in Florida and still remembered and loved.”

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well.

How about all this snow? It’s pretty, but I just as soon not have so much. If it stays on, this might be last week’s news. We haven’t had this much in a long time.

I called Glen Miles the other day. He seemed to be doing O.K. He was sad over losing his wife. They had a good marriage and worked well together. He was worried about his daughter, Glenda Jean. She has been so sick, but is some better. She still needs prayer.

My sister Betty Tyree and husband Bertus and daughter Robin went to Virginia for dinner to celebrate Betty’s birthday.

I talked with my sons Rob in Owensboro, and Astor “Red” in Georgetown. They still have snow, but not as much as us. I offered to send them some of ours, but they didn’t want it.

My sister Louise Shepherd hadn’t been feeling well, so we went to Arby’s a few days later to celebrate the birthdays of sisters Kathleen Brock and Betty Tyree. We always enjoy all four of us getting together.

Pictured is the late Della Howard Pennington in 1975, who died in 1985. She was a daughter of the late Cinda and Bill Howard, as a sister of Whitesburg correspondent Oma Hatton.

Pictured is the late Della Howard Pennington in 1975, who died in 1985. She was a daughter of the late Cinda and Bill Howard, as a sister of Whitesburg correspondent Oma Hatton.

I called my granddaughter Kathy (Hatton) Nelson in Alabama to wish her happy birthday. Hers was Feb. 10. We had about 12 inches of snow. I asked her about their temperature there. It was 70 degrees. How about that? I sure enjoyed talking to her. We talked for almost an hour. She teaches school there. She has a daughter, Caroline, who is almost 15 and beautiful of course. All my grandchildren are.

Late happy birthday to Janie Benton on the 13th. She lives up the road from. Also to Rokie Frazier and my niece Edwina Adams, daughter of my brother the late Eddie Howard, whom I still miss terribly.

Late happy anniversary to Judy and Tim Amburgey of Roxana on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14.

This was last week’s news. I couldn’t get out, so I’m back!

I was invited to a dinner at the Presbyterian Church and I sure enjoyed all the good food, especially the shucky beans and the nice lady that brought them. I didn’t get her name, but I told her they were the best I had ever had.

It was good seeing Irene Smith there. She taught some of my sons in high school and she looks about as good as she did then. Some people do!

It was also good seeing the Barto family, especially Grant. I’ve loved him all his life. He’s six years old now and still has those beautiful blue eyes. He came over to our table and we had a hug and a kiss.

It was so good to be with my grandson Jamie Hatton and wife Julie and their children Anna and Eli, beautiful of course. All my grandchildren are. I always enjoy being with my son Billy and wife Sandra. So it was four generations together. It made a great day for me, even with all the snow. I hadn’t been off my hill for seven days. Thanks to Billy for coming and getting me. It was good seeing everyone there. I love people!

I talked with my good friend Dorthy Tacket today. I heard she was sick and I was so glad she wasn’t. She said her sister Pearl Noble had not been feeling well. Dorthy was bragging on her good neighbor Wendell Cook for bringing her mail to her. His wife Alicia is also a good neighbor. She was a neighbor of my mom’s when she was growing up.

I heard from my son Rob. He is going to Lexington to see his children and grandchildren. I think his grandson Daniel will be having a birthday, two years old.

I got a call from my son Astor “Red”. He was all excited. I thought he had won the lottery or something. (My sons don’t do the lottery.) He was excited because he had a visit from an old grade school friend, Jerry Allen Hall of Florida. He was so pleased to see him. He also heard from three more, Sonia Stidham, Joanna Brown and Brenda (Hicks) Adams, all from Marlowe School, all in one day. He was so excited!

My brother-in-law Bro. Earnest Brock is a patient in Whitesburg Hospital. Please pray for him. I visited him yesterday. He sure wasn’t feeling well. His daughter Barbara and her husband Pat were there. I enjoyed talking with them.

I’ve enjoyed these warm days. I don’t think it’s going to last. I don’t think winter is through with us yet.

I am so proud of my grandson Chris Hatton! He preached his first sermon on Wednesday at Jenkins where his family goes. I know he will do well. All his family are talented. They all play music and sing. His wife Sara sings at church and at a lot of funerals. I’m so proud of all of them.

Please excuse me if I brag. I’m proud of all my family. They are so good to me!

I’m sure you are tired reading all this. Have a great day! May God bless all of you. Try to be in church this week if you are able and we’ve not got any snow.


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