Hey y’all, it’s me again coming to you from a cold, rainy Lorain, Ohio. We’ve been having to turn our furnace on and does it ever feel good. I’m sure not looking forward to winter as it’s not one of my favorite seasons.
Another precious wee one has joined our family circle. We all welcome Cameron Lee Adams, who is the latest edition to the Calvin and Mary and big brother Carson Adams family. He arrived Sept. 20, at a healthy weight of 9 pounds, 20 or 21 inches. Both mom and baby are doing well. They live in New York and that is where Mamaw and Papaw Adams are now and will be until Oct. 4.
Jeanie, Phil and who can forget Aunt Christy are taking care of Carson and helping out until Mary feels better. I’m sure Jeanie, Phil and Christy are ‘over the moon.’ This is their second grandchild.
A big hello and warm welcome, Cameron, from your Great-Aunt Emma Lou (Sergent) Engle of Lorain. I truly hope to get to meet you sometimes, but if not I wish for you a long happy, healthy life.
I received some sad news this week. A dear friend left on her final journey. On Sept. 20, Diana Edwards, 68, of Lorain, died at Specialty Hospital of Amherst following a long illness. She leaves behind two sons and one daughter to mourn her passing, Dennis and wife Denise and Jeffery, all of Lorain, and Kimberley and husband of Amherst; 12 grandchildren and two greats, one brother, Joe and Fran Dennison, Oberlin, Oh.; two sisters, Jean and Vince Harvey of Kentucky and Sharon and Burl An- derson of Marblehead; lots of nieces and nephews; and her church family from West Ridge Enterprise of Amherst. Northeast Ohio
She was preceded in death by two sons, Mark and Michael Brown, and by husband Elbert Edwards, whom we knew as Hansel. He died about 16 months ago and I’d like to think he walked slowly and was waiting by the river so they could cross over and walk that last mile together.
Red and I knew them for several years and really liked them. We send heartfelt sympathy and our love and prayers to all the surviving family.
Hello to Clara Pfister and both her sisters, Jeanette Adams of Isom, and Kathy Hofmann of Erlanger. Thank you, Clara, for the pictures of the three of you lovely ladies.
I also heard from Emilie Schmidt of Shepherdsville. Emilie, I hope you made it down or up whichever it might be, and I hope you enjoy Mountain Heritage Days.
I have a few October birthday wishes to send out though I’m sure I will probably forget some and if I do, happy birthday to you, also, Marty Sturgill, (son-inlaw of Red’s niece, Carleta Adams, husband of Pam) on Oct. 5; Thelma Watts, Kingsport, Tenn., Oct. 6; our granddaughter Jennifer, Elyria, Oct 8; our grandson Chris Engle, Elyria, Oct. 22; sister-in-law, Delores Engle of Jenkins, Chester and Jettie’s grandson, Eric Sergent of Ohio, and Red’s nephew, Teddy Sowards, Pound, Va., all on the Oct. 26; Red’s sister Jean’s great-grandson, Bailey Counts of West Virginia on Oct. 30; and before I forget, Richard’s son-in-law Bill Resor on Oct. 11 and his daughter Kristin Resor on Oct. 2, of Wellington, Oh. I’m wishing each and every one the best birthday ever and many, many more.
Anniversary congratulations to Pete and Gladys Smith, Bolivia, N.C. They will be celebrating their 14th. I wish for the both of you many more happy and loving years together.
I saw Catharine recently and she’s doing some better but still has a long way to go. I called Valerie and she’s coming along well with her therapy, but I think she just might be a tad bored. She loves to read, but I imagine even that could be old hat after awhile.
If you find any mistakes, blame me. I’m doing this in installments and just now took time out to fix our supper and I really want to finish before Catharine gets here.
Georgia had to go to Cleveland to see a doctor at the Cleveland Clinic. She’s still having sinus troubles. I sure wish they could find the problem and fix it.
I haven’t heard from Bill and Redia today. I’m pretty sure they had to go to Strongsville to pick up a load of work clothes. They had company this past weekend. Redia’s friend, Mary Turner from Columbus, came up Friday and went home Tuesday. Mary was Redia’s bridesmaid when she and Billy Wayne were married. Bob was Bill’s best man.
I said I was going to stop and I’m sure you are wishing I would. Wishing all a great week, stay well, stay warm and just enjoy being alive. Love and prayers.
Emma Lou Engle, 4801 Clifton Ave., Lorain, OH, 44055, (440) 233-7548, email@example.com.