Whitesburg KY
Mostly clear
Mostly clear

April showers have stayed through May

Northeast Ohio

Howdy y’all, hope everyone had a great week. Not too bad here, even though we did have some cool, windy days. It’s been a soggy time here, but it looks like we just may get a bit of sunshine.

Oh well, April showers must have decided to stay around, even into May.

Hope all mothers had a blessed Mother’s Day. We went to Little Pilgrim Home Church in Ruggles. Not a very large crowd but a good meeting. We sang several good songs, which I sometimes prefer instead of the preaching even though Sunday was an exception. We had some visiting preachers and all did well. Bill and Redia came by in the afternoon and brought dessert, one I had never had, a pineapple upside down pie, not bad at all.

Thelma (Campbell) Watts, of Kingsport, Tenn., called. I just love talking with her. She’s a bubbly person, and was even while at Stuart Robinson.

By this time next Thursday we will be well on our way to them there hills, and I can hardly wait. But once I am there, and see everyone and do what I have planned, I’m ready to head home.

I started quilting another quilt last night, one I pieced a while ago. It’s called the Tumbler, and is done in red with white dots (strawberry material) and set up with alternate white blocks, very colorful. I’ve got a pretty good start on it.

Red keeps thinking he may not be up to a long trip as he’s been having trouble with back and hip. I do believe it’s the result of one of his many falls. Valerie and I will most likely make the trip anyway. I have already alerted Bill and Redia and Catharine, and I’m sure the three of them will try to make him behave.

I haven’t talked to any of the family except Georgia. She and Richard are OK. I’m sending a big hello and lots of love to all of you and just want to let you know, my address and phone number are still the same.

I’ll back up a minute; I did call Anna Lea as I wanted to make sure she would have a free day so we can visit, shop, eat and whatever else. We’ll spend one day with her.

Remember when Memorial Day was called Decoration Day? So many things have changed, some for the better and some I wish had stayed the same.

I got a beautiful hanging basket of a variety of flowers from Red’s niece, Lena (Hampton) Stallard. She is like a daughter. She lost her mother when she was quite young, and when she was about eight years old came to live with us, staying until she was about 13 when she decided she wanted to return to Kentucky and be with her three sisters. She also came back when in high school and spent a year. Another one of his nieces, Carleta (Engle) Adams, spent almost all of one summer with us, so we consider her a daughter also. It was nice having another female around even though we were still outnumbered.

It’s a right beautiful day around here now, with the sun out and temperature around 70.

I got such a special card in the mail, the kind that really touches one’s heart. Thank you so very much, D.J., and know that I do love you and hope to see you soon.

Well, I have everything ready for our trip except a few last minute items. Do I perhaps seem a mite too anxious? Maybe so! I just hope we have warm, sunny weather for traveling and for the picnic. I hope to see lots of Engles and Sturgills there and I’m sure there will be an abundance of food.

I seem to have run dry, so it’s time to say so long until next time. Stay well, be happy with love, peace and prayers to all.

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

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