Hardaway family celebrates reunion at Doe Run

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The grandchildren of the late C.D. and Margaret Helm Hardaway met at Doe Run Restaurant for their first reunion ever. There was much reminiscing going on as the guests looked over old photographs and created new memories by posing for pictures.

The cousins of C.D. and Margaret hailing from Indiana were Clara Hardaway Buck, Elliot Hardaway and Helen Francis Hardaway-Warren. Traveling even further from Arkansas was cousin Bill Hardaway. Bob Wilson, Bud Wilson Dave Wilson, all of Brandenburg; Judith Hardaway-Lockard, Louisville; Margaret Hardaway- Robinson, Irvington; and Dianna Wilson Skeeters, Radcliff, were also present for the festivities. Sisters Mary D. Newton, Louisville and Eleanor Hardaway- Burnett Big Bend, shared in the fun as they talked with other family members. Others present were Aimee Mangin, Royce Burnett, Rosemary Hardaway, Isabel Wilson, Joan Wilson, Ted Newton, Donald Skeeters and Donnie Robinson.

One of the fond memories shared at the reunion was of the little Hardaway brothers, Tom, Truman and Carroll. When it snowed in the wintertime, the boys liked to run around the house barefoot. Not only were the brothers daring, but they also liked to be mean and ornery to their sisters. Another tale told at the reunion was that of Carroll Hardaway, Eleanor's father. His sister had a beautiful doll with a china head and sparkling blue eyes. Carroll shot out the dolls eyes with marbles.

The guests had a great time telling tales and learning stories of their relative's past. Although everyone's lives are apart from each other, those in attendance are connected by their past and memories of the two days they spent together for this reunion.

The Meade County Messenger, Brandenburg Kentucky, Wednesday August 14, 2002, page 7A.