Hello everyone, hope you are all well and happy. We’ve had some cool weather and some cold.
I saw my first woolly worm today, and it was light brown. According to the old tale, it will be a light winter, if that’s true — sometimes it does work. We will know soon.
Thank you, Elzie Ray Hatton, for all the pictures you sent me. I gave your sister, Joyce Morris, the pictures of her mother, sisters and herself. She was glad to get them, and I had some already.
Our church had a great picnic and pig roast and also church on Pine Mountain last weekend. I didn’t get to go. I was too tired after all the funerals, and I didn’t want to drive at night. They all talked about what a good time they had. They had about 100 people there.
My son Larry Hatton and wife Linda spent a couple of days at their camper, getting it ready for winter, and had a good time.
I enjoyed talking to Kathy Palumbo the other day. She told me Jewel Adams of Florida has been getting The Eagle for a long time. She and I started first grade together. She was so much smarter than me! I wouldn’t want her to know I said that, but I’m sure she knew it. She was so good at long division in math. I don’t think they do that anymore, do they? I sure didn’t like it, and wasn’t good at all at it.
I think they knew more about the Howards than I did. We talked about a lot of them that I haven’t kept up with. Kathy is a great person and a special friend. I’m glad she’s in our family.
I went to Cram Creek Church on Wednesday night to hear my nephew Bro. Caleb Howard preach. He preached outstanding on Tuesday night.
We are so proud of all of our young preachers. They are young enough to be my sons. One of them, Bro. Delmar Butler, calls me ‘Sister Mom’ and I call him ‘Brother Son.’
He is a great Sunday School teacher and preacher. We have three Sunday School teachers who take turns, Bros. Donald Enfusse, Rodney Allen, and Delmar Butler, and our pastor, Bro. John Conn. We are so proud of them all.
Happy birthday Oct. 12 to Gary Joe Bennett and Janie Frazier, two good friends.
I got a call from a former Whitesburg lady who now lives in Slade. She’s been getting The Eagle for years. She is a relative of the Hattons and she wanted to talk to me. We knew all the same people, so we talked a long time. Her mother was Bessie Hatton. She was killed by a train at Whitco many years ago.
I enjoyed talking to her. Her name is Ruby Niece. I’m sure all you Hattons in Whitco know her. She lives near the Natural Tunnel in Slade.
We had our Howard reunion on Sunday at Pine Mountain. It was a beautiful day and we had a great time. A lot of our family didn’t make it this year, but we had a good crowd.
It was good to see Bobby Lewis, a good friend of our family. Our friends are all welcome. We were also glad to see Elmer Hammonds and his son. We’ve known the Hammonds family for many years, even their parents, the late George and Nola Hammonds.
We were all glad our brother Hillard made it in from Florida, and also his daughter Hillary and her husband Jason Boohart, their two children Jewel and Harrison got to come.
It was a good day, and everyone enjoyed it.
Rose Ballard called us from Blackey Day, and the noise kept us from hearing her while we were there.
I got a call from Claudine Sturgill in Bloomville, Oh. She likes The Eagle so much she has been getting it for her children who live away. We have known each other for over 60 years, but we got reunited through The Eagle. That makes me feel good.
I went to a birthday party Sunday for a pretty little five-year-old greatgranddaughter, Anna Hatton. There were so many pretty little children, girls and boys. I enjoyed it.
May God bless all of you. Try to be in church somewhere this week.