Whitesburg KY

Bare trees await winter white

Northeast Ohio

Howdy family, friends and neighbors, hope this finds everyone happy and well and of course getting ready for a Thanksgiving feast with family and friends. I can hardly believe the universe is on a slippery slide and is moving faster and faster.

I’m not making any plans for a big dinner. I will just be so very thankful for all the blessings we now have and the ones still in store for us.

It’s been a beautiful day here, even though we did start out with a good-sized frost this morning (Thursday). We’ve just got to make up our minds to get used to that and worse, which we will surely have.

Red is having a really bad day and I could have spent time in my recliner, but needed to go see Georgia. I needed a shampoo badly, which is something that seems harder and harder to do. He got a call from niece Carlita while I was gone. She is so good to call.

I haven’t heard from any of my family lately except Jeanie, and we do talk once or twice a week. We see Richard and Georgia at least once a week, sometimes more, and we do talk often.

I haven’t heard from Bill and Redia today but did see him Wednesday.

You should see our trees, all bare, just waiting for their robes of warm white to cover them. I guess this is the saddest part of any season unless it’s mid winter with no snow covering bare branches. So sad looking.

I thought surely by now I would have gotten some letters in the mail. I really have no excuse, just some days I can hardly get these old bones moving so I spend a lot of time being plain lazy. Sorry!

Guess what is on my mind right now. Yep, I’ve got to take a break, which will most likely end up a nap.

Wow, what a long nap. I woke up to a dark looking world and thought it was morning. Must have been more tired than I thought, or just lazier.

I don’t know if Richard and Georgia will be by tonight, she didn’t say, but I’m sure Catharine will.

It was so good seeing Dole Richards and Janet Malinoski as it had been so long. I don’t go every week like I used to and sometimes I skip a week.

Our other lady, Daisy, is in Mississippi for the winter. She and her husband Tony spend summers here in Lorain at Daisy’s home, and go south for the winters at Tony’s home.

I tried making a banana cream pie last night and someone else surely must have made the crust. Mine is always flaky but tonight Red vows he has to sharpen his saw after trying to cut a slice of pie. Must have been a leprechaun.

I talked to dear friend Clara Pfister this week. She wasn’t feeling up to par, and I could tell that soon as she spoke. I do hope and pray she is beginning to feel more like herself.

I’d better finish this as sometimes Catharine gets off early on Thursdays.

Hello to Oma Hatton, Rose Ballard and all who write a column. I read each and every one and enjoy all. Keep writing, as The Mountain Eagle is my lifeline to down home.

Oma, have you seen my beautiful baby sister out and about lately? I hope she’s behaving.

Y’all have a great Thanksgiving and be sure to give thanks and try to not overeat, which is always my downfall.

Love and prayers to each and every one.

Emma Lou Engle, 4801 Clifton Ave., Lorain, OH 44055, emmalouengle@yahoo.com.

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