Whitesburg KY

Are you geared up for winter weather?

Northeast Ohio

Good morning all. It’s dark, dreary, and cloudy here right now, and I’m just hoping it won’t rain for awhile. I have an appointment at 10 a.m., and if I had my rathers, I would prefer no rain until later.

I hope your week was a good one, and that everyone is well and all geared up for the winter weather. Our week wasn’t anything to brag about except for the fact that we can get out of bed each morning, walk, hear, and see. I guess that does make for a super week for which we are eternally grateful.

I just read the obituaries in our morning paper and saw where Janet Meade had died. My deepest sympathy to her family. I never knew her but have known her inlaws for several years. They are James and Ruby Profitt Meade from Millstone.

The funeral will be preached by Ruby’s brother, Conard Profitt, in Letcher County. He preached the funeral of our oldest sister, Ethel Sergent Sanders, in February of ‘92. I couldn’t have wanted a more inspiring service. Thank you, Conard.

Red had been having trouble with his right leg lately, and where it had been swollen below the knee, it is now swelling above the knee.

I’ve been doing fairly well for a young old lady of 83 years. I try to keep the house in order, do the laundry, cook, embroider and quilt some, and believe it or not I have improved on that! I finally cleaned out the mustard patch yesterday. I guess if anyone so wanted, they could scrounge around and get a pretty fair cooking, but it isn’t going to be me.

I just got home following my appointment, and the weather is unbelievable, the sun is shining brightly and it’s 50 plus degrees, which is all right for me.

I talked to Georgia, and she had doctor’s appointments, too. I sure hope they can pinpoint the problems and take care of them once and for all.

I talked to Jeanie this week, and she said they had company last week. Carson came down from New York to spend his first Halloween with them. Oh yeah! His parents, Calvin and Mary, came with him, and they all really enjoyed the visit.

How many have Mister Tom Turkey in the pen to fatten up? If I decide to cook, I will just do a turkey breast with everything that goes with it. Or maybe I’ll do dinner the easy way, get a couple of frozen turkey dinners.

I may bake a stack cake and buy a pumpkin pie. Or maybe we’ll have company and I can really go all out and do all the fixings.

I’ve already started getting Christmas gifts together and wrapped. I have to do what shopping I need to do before the weather gets too bad. This old lady just ain’t too fond of winter driving.

Thank you, Greta Taylor Joseph and Georgia Bentley Starry, for the beautiful sympathy cards I received today. It’s comforting to know someone cares.

Red has talked with Charles and Jean this week, and both said they were doing okay. Jean said her daughter, Terri Hunsucker Shortt, had to postpone her eye surgery until after Thanksgiving. I keep hoping and praying everything goes well.

Speaking of eye surgery, Redia has to be at Cleveland Clinic soon for hers. What would we do without hospitals, clinics, doctors, nurses and all caregivers?

Why is it when you get older you think and remember more and more about back home? I surely do miss the mountains of Kentucky, especially Letcher County. Most of my life has been spent here in Lorain, but Indian Creek and other areas will always, in my heart, be home.

Time to get some food ready for the two of us, so I will get up and get busy.

Until next time, I’m wishing all a most peaceful week and serene nights. Be good, be well and take an extra look at the countryside, just for me. My love and prayers to all.

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

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