Whitesburg KY

Beans and ‘maters growing

Northeast Ohio

Howdy all, hope you are having nicer weather than we’ve had all day, rain. damp and chilly. With the rain and a few days of sunshine, Red’s beans and ‘maters are really growing and looking good.

How was your week? A warm, sunny one with only good things happening, I hope. There have been many graduations in Lorain and all other towns and cities in this area.

Got two interesting letters from two cousins, one on the Sergent side (Dad), Eva Dale Douglass in Sacramento, Calif., and the other from the Taylor side (Mom), Greta Joseph in Louisville. Both write good letters.

Red has talked to his brother Charles and niece Carleta. Everyone down that way seem to be doing fairly well, though Carleta’s sister Janet Bea in Wise, Va., had to have an appendectomy. Sure hope she is feeling much better. We send our love and prayers down your way, Bea.

Jeanie called me and at the time she seemed to be doing OK, but the day before had been a pretty bad day for her. She is plagued with old Arthur in her back and kind of blacked out during dialysis. I do worry about that girl.

That baby brother of mine also called and I just want him to know that when I see him, he’s going to get a whipping like he has never had before. Would you believe he called just to try my patience? He and Johnell were having new potatoes and yellow squash for supper, both of which I really like. Maybe I just might think twice about the whipping. He isn’t a little guy, about 6’4″ with a solid build, and I’m a mere 128 and 5’4″. Guess I’ll just have to come up with another diabolic plan to get even.

We still don’t have our bedroom painted. Harley’s mother’s funeral was a week after her death. They were probably waiting for all the family to get in, some in Florida and one or more in Alaska. Red is still sleeping on a rollaway bed and I have the couch. Guess one good thing has come about, I’m setting up for a sale, getting rid of a lot of my stuff, some I have had for years but just too much dusting for me. Did I tell you, I am a wee bit (a lot) on the lazy side?

I took a break to fix supper and clean up the dishes, also did a bit of quilting. Catharine is closing tonight so I was sure she would be late.

I want to say hello and hope you are feeling better to Sue Meade in Sheffield Lake, and I better not forget to send a big howdy to her husband, Denver.

This past weekend was Pleasant View Church time but we didn’t get to go. Red was a bit on the puny side. He’s just up and down and I do mean that literally. He has been very unsteady on his feet lately.

I saw and talked with Richard and Georgia. Richard had an appointment to see his eye doctor. I should have called and checked on him but I got busy and forgot. Georgia must have forgotten also; I know she was having a very busy day.

Howdy to Oma Hatton. I hope Clyde is doing well, you are both in our prayers.

Rose Ballard, have you been behaving yourself? I was really hoping to see you in Letcher County during Memorial weekend. The mountains were just gorgeous. I felt as though I had just gotten my spring tonic. And Gladys Smith, I do hope you are feeling well, sure would love to bump into you someday, somewhere. To the rest of the writers, I want you to know I read each and every article every week. I really enjoy The Mountain Eagle.

Hello and have a great summer to all members of the Brown family. You really are a special group of people and I’m looking forward to seeing you again next year, same time, same place.

Well, here it is almost 11:00 and my secretary should be arriving any time now. She had a long day and I’m sure she will be tired, so I don’t want her to have to wait for me to finish writing.

You all be good now, to yourselves and to one another. Have a safe, happy summer, be seeing you, love, prayers and peace to all.

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

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