Whitesburg KY
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Winter is slipping up on us

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. I think winter is slipping up on us. It’s cold out in the mornings and I’m staying in. I freeze in the summer sometimes.

My sister, Louise Shepherd, is in the hospital. I hope not for long.

One of our friends, Darlene (Collins) Spears’s husband, died recently. I don’t know his first name, but they lived at Mayking. I’ve known Darlene all of her life. In fact, when she was six years old she married my son, Billy Hatton, who was also six, in a grade school play. It was a beautiful wedding!

Late happy anniversary to Merlene and Doyle Day, the parents of Kevin Day.

I’m expecting my son, Astor Hatton, and his wife Rosemary to come and see me next weekend. I think they are coming for an old woman’s birthday, and she will be so glad to see them.


I just got word that a good friend, Judy Fields, had died. She was a sister of my pastor’s wife, Alicia Conn. They lost another sister, Sonia “Sunny” Fields, the wife of Levine Fields, a very short time ago. We sure offer our sympathy to all the family.

I called my good friend Dorthy Tacket and she is doing well and having rehab for her shoulder. She’s going to church Sunday, and she’s glad of that.

It’s hard to find some good things to write about. There is so much sickness and death and trouble going on. I’ve been watching all that killing and destruction going on in Paris. It’s heartbreaking and we have our little problems here, and think they are bad.

We never know what’s in our future. It’s hard to even imagine all that. I hope things will get better for them all.

I hope all our people who have lost jobs will find another job. All right, that’s enough of that! I hope for some better news real soon.

I think Rose Ballard and the other writers are having the same problem I am. No good, exciting news, and no one has any good news to tell me.

I guess it’s just the time of the year. No one is getting out and going places and making Christmas and Thanksgiving plans yet.

I’m glad we are having this nice weather, but I’ve still not been out much.

Hello to Iva (Absher) Cheatham. I hope you and your family are doing all right, and also Bertha (Page) Dye. She has been having health problems.

I hope that Elzie Ray Hatton and wife Irene are doing okay.

I guess I had better get up and get busy. May God bless all of you, and try to be in church somewhere if you are able.

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