Whitesburg KY
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Partly cloudy

A day with clouds and sunshine

Northeast Ohio

What a week this has been.

Kind of like a day with clouds and sunshine and it all started on Friday, May 11.

Red had an appointment to see a retina specialist, supposedly for laser surgery to stop bleeding in his left eye (his good one). It wasn’t that at all. There was blood, but after extensive tests and pictures he was diagnosed with macular degeneration.

Really didn’t want to hear that but have to live with it. He was given a shot in the eye and has an appointment in June for another one.

The white of his eye is just now clearing up after being blood red. Needless to say his vision is very limited. His right eye was injured years ago and he also had shingles in it. The doctor said it was badly scarred.

That was the cloudy part, and then came the sunny part. We had a visit from the moderator of Pleasant View Church in Litchfield, Larry and Patsy Newsome, and what a most pleasant time we did have. They are so easy to talk to and such a caring couple. Before they left they sang three or four songs and held prayer. I sure hope they decide to honor us with another visit soon.

Saturday, Red was saying he wished Larry and Patsy would come back for a visit

The whole week has gone up and down, today has been another downer. This morning the gas company truck parked in front of our house blocking the driveway. They had been checking lines earlier and found a leak. They fixed it but had to wait for someone to come turn on the gas and light appliances.

Wouldn’t you know? There’s a leak in the new meter or something, so that’s another wait. Now supper will be late but I don’t think we’ll starve to death. ENOUGH!

Now I want to know what’s going on in your corner of the world. I hope all are well and all gardens are flourishing, schools are out, children are safe and having fun and all graduates will find a summer job should they be looking for one. If college is in their future plans, I hope they are accepted to their chosen one.

I decided to call and check on Jeanie and Phil to see if they were well and behaving themselves and it seems as though everything is going as well as these so-called golden years permit.

As you might know, Red and I have surpassed the golden years, but not sure just what years we are now members of. By the way, Phil, would you like to have a good mess of deep fried dill pickles? Did I hear a big yum, yum?

I talked to Georgia earlier, said she and Richard would most likely stop by later as they will be in the neighborhood, will be attending a concert in which one of their grandchildren is involved.

Hello Oma Hatton, Rose Ballard, Creda Isaac and everyone else. I hope all are well and enjoying the season. Not sure just what season it is, we have one warm day then a cool one or two. Usually have to turn the furnace on sometime during the night.

Hello to Mildred Perdue, what a perfectly lovely person you must be and I stand by what I’ve said before. You have got to be an angel. I’m just wondering how you manage to hide your wings.

Red has talked to his brother Charles, sister Jean, nieces Frances Howard, Lena Stallard and Carleta Adams and I got a call from our girl Liz Gobolich.

I’m truly sorry if I have bored you to tears. Forgive me? On that I will close but hope to be coming your way next week. Have a good one, love and prayers to all.

Emma Lou Engle, 4801 Clifton Ave., Lorain, OH 44055, emmalouengle@yahoo.com, (440) 233-7548.

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