Whitesburg KY

Apple butter leads to stack cake

Northeast Ohio

Good evening to all. Yes, it’s gotten late and I know someone who is way behind on everything.

Has been a busy day since early morning. I did a bit of work in garage before it got too hot, drove Red to Lowe’s to get a seat for the throne and a part for a gutter, fixed a bite of lunch, went to Georgia’s for a shampoo, and pretty soon will have to fix something for supper.

So as you can see, I’m doing okay, not fantastic, just okay. Wish I could say the same for Red, but he isn’t having any good days or nights. He had to see the retina specialist at 8:45 in the morning for another shot in the eye. Billy Wayne took us.

July, 2012 has been a month I shall never forget. I joined the church, was baptized and took part in my first communion, a very humbling and spiritual occasion. I am still getting beautiful cards, uplifting phone calls and precious letters.

Got a call from dear friend, Clara Pfister of Michigan, and had a most interesting and welcome gabfest with our only living uncle. Yep, we do have a real live uncle living in Letcher County and, believe it or not, he is younger than our two boys.

I have a picture of the three of them, Bill and Bob (late) were in regular play clothes and Uncle James was fashionably dressed in a one-piece suit, a diaper!

I plan to keep in touch with him and any other family I can contact.

We have some new neighbors who always seem to be around when Red tries to do something outside. They gave us three quarts of homemade apple butter and as soon as I tasted it, stack cake came to mind.

It turned out pretty well so I made one for them.

Our neighbors on the other side also watch out for us. What would one do without neighbors, family and friends?

Red has talked to Charles, Jean and Carleta, and I talked to Lena and Jeanie. Should call her now but need to finish this before anyone shows up. Catharine usually gets off work early on Thursdays.

Almost forgot, we had a visitor this week. My grandson David came by and spent a good while with us. He doesn’t get home too often, and we cherish anytime we can spend with our family.

Is everyone still having plenty fresh produce? I really missed having a garden this year, especially going out and picking a nice ripe tomato and eating it with maybe a bit of juice dripping off my chin.

Wishing all a most happy week and sending my love and prayers your way.

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

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