2015-09-30 / Families & Friends

Rain falls on parade, reunion

By OMA HATTON


Louise Shepherd sits with her granddaughter, Lindsey. Louise Shepherd sits with her granddaughter, Lindsey. Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well.

I was so sorry not to get to go to the funeral of Clyde Dixon. I had known him and all his family about all his life. We lived next door to his family when he was a little boy, and I also knew all his family after he married. I wasn’t able to get out much.

My sympathy goes out to his wife, Lelah, and Joanna and all the rest of the family, his brothers and his sister, Louise King.

Whitesburg

I had a nice surprise visit the other day. My cousin Imogene Adkins and Mildred (Necessary) Spence. She was a neighbor of ours when she was a little girl. She is a daughter of Frank Necessary.

I was so glad to see her. She came to one of our Howard family reunions with her husband and her sister Sharon, a few years ago. We sure enjoyed them.


Whitesburg Correspondent Oma Hatton stands with her four sons, Rob, Astor, Billy and Larry Hatton. Whitesburg Correspondent Oma Hatton stands with her four sons, Rob, Astor, Billy and Larry Hatton. Our Howard reunion was Saturday, too late for me to announce it.

I visited my brother Hubert Howard and his wife Joyce the other day. My sister Betty Tyree was there and also Harold Stidham, so we all had a good visit.

I’m not out much, so I’m not getting any news. I hope they give me some news, I hate being so boring.

I hope to be getting out and around before long. I am doing so much better, and I’m sure thankful of that, and getting to church and Sunday School.

My son Astor and wife Rosemary came in for the reunion, and we saw a lot of family and friends. I can tell more about it next week.

I haven’t been able to go to our Mountain Heritage Festival and I know I’ve missed seeing a lot of old friends. We always have a real great turnout every year. I hope I hear of what all was going on.


Rob Hatton, son of Whitesburg correspondent Oma Hatton, is pictured with Tom Howard, son of the late Bernie and Russell Howard. Rob Hatton, son of Whitesburg correspondent Oma Hatton, is pictured with Tom Howard, son of the late Bernie and Russell Howard. We had rain on our parade day and on our reunion, but we had a covered place. There are a lot of us and a lot of our friends who live away came. We had a good time.

I also got to visit my sister Kathleen and her husband and Bro. Earnest and Kathy Slace of Virginia, on Sunday. I enjoy seeing people.

I got a call from Jane Cox telling me she was coming to our family reunion. I tried to give her directions. It’s untelling where she ended up. I told her I was a dummy, but don’t tell anyone! I am really bad with directions, especially if there is no sign.

My son Astor got in touch with an old friend, Ernie Napier in Lexington, and they went out to dinner and had a great time. Ernie lived in Marlowe and they went to school together. He was a son of the late Norma and Burchel Napier. They later moved to Millstone and lived there until they passed away.

I went to Food City recently. I mostly went to see who all I could see. I needed to see people where I had been tied down.

I saw Lizzie Mae Wright, Ernie Collier and my pastor, Bro. John Conn, and my cousin Ida Hatton. I think we blocked the aisle for a while.

I didn’t stay long. I was hungry, or I could have seen more people. The store was packed out.

I hope Bertha (Page) Dye is doing better. Hazel Hart is needing everyone’s prayers. She has been good to help everyone else.

I’ll never forget how good she was to my aunt, the late Etta Hatton, and my grandmother, Maggie Fields, and to so many other people.

May God bless all of you and all the sick get better. Try to be in church somewhere if you are able.

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