We had another sunny but cool day, but are supposed to get rain tomorrow. Mother Nature has just given us another wondrous showing of her specials, the redbuds and white and pink dogwoods are now in full bloom.
Red and I want to send our deepest sympathy to the family of a longtime good friend, 72-year-old Elbert Hansel Edwards, who died at home on April 16. Our love and prayers to his wife Diana, sons Dennis and Jeffrey, all of Lorain, Ohio, and to his daughter, Kimberly of Amherst, Ohio, his 12 grandchildren, two greats, two brothers, Elmer of Amherst, Ohio, Danny of Clincho, Va., and sister Dixie of Birchleaf, Va. He was preceded in death by two stepsons, Mark and Michael Brown, two brothers, Buford and Robert, and sister Lois Mullins just two months ago. Hansel will always be loved and remembered by his family, friends, relatives and by his church family.
Also want to send our sympathy to Kathy Hofmann, Erlinger, Clara Pfister, Clarkston, Mich., and Jenetta Adams, Isom. So very sorry about the death of your niece, Nikki. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you and all of her family.
Red called Charles. He and sister-in-law Delores said they were coming our way. I’m looking forward to their visit, they are really great house guests. We do a lot of eating and yakking.
Other than the accumulating of years, I had a really great birthday, got lots of cards, calls, money from Red, candy from Catharine, roses from niece Debbie and her family and Bill and Redia wanted to take me out to eat but I opted for a banana split from Dairy Queen. If I have an addiction, that’s it! As for the years, I am just thankful for every one of them and should I live to be a 101 I’ll still be thankful.
Just got back from a shopping spree (groceries) and now I’m ready to start cooking. First thing is peel apples and cook for a stack cake, got a ham to put in oven, come morning. Gotta put soup beans in to soak, make a cottage cheese Jell- O salad, take green beans and mustard greens out of freezer and debating about mac and cheese or kraut and kielbasa. I’m so slow anymore I do as much cooking ahead as I can.
I talked to Georgia and Redia. Both families were well.
Red had a really bad day. He felt sick and thought he was going to upchuck; he seems to be better today.
I talked to Jeanie. She did not have a very good week but it was a busy one. On the three days off dialysis, either she, Phil, or both had doctor and dentist visits. I would say they were missing their son and daughter-in-law, Calvin and Mary Adams, who had returned to their home in New York after spending Easter week with both sets of parents. I know how quiet and lonesome it can be when company leaves.
Henry Warren just called from Murray. He said he and his family are all well and from what he said their weather was just about like we are having. He also said he would try to be here for the Engle-Sergent picnic. The only one who hasn’t said anything about being here is Anna Lea.
If any children of the late Herman and Eva Collier read this, will you please contact me? Call, write or e-mail me at emmaengle@ aol.com. Hello to Jack, Paul, Ted and John and girls, Barbara and Crystal.
Hello and get well wishes to Patty Eubank, West Carrollton, Ohio. I do hope you are well on the road to recovery. Ain’t no fun being on the peaked list. I was so sorry to hear about the death of your uncle, he must have been a special person. My sympathy to you and all your family. Also sympathy to Loretta Adams in Whitesburg, who is still grieving and missing a grandson, 29-year-old Carl Jason Adams, who died in September ‘09. Such a handsome young man. Loretta, I do hope you and your family have a great time at your family reunion this summer and I really hope the weather is perfect.
Got more beautiful birthday cards and most were delivered on my day. Thank you cousin Madge Sergent, Jackson; Emilie Schmidt, Shepherdsville, and Red’s niece and our adopted daughter, Carleta (Engle) Adams and her husband, Creighton. I started to open the card and if felt kinda heavy. Imagine my surprise to discover three quarters, a nickel and three pennies! I’m sure I have forgotten some and if so you have my sincere love and thanks.
Had myself a short nap this afternoon, then got up and baked a stack cake.
Hello to dear friend, Gaynell Adkins, Columbus, Ind. Gaynell’s brother-inlaw was Hansel Edwards, her first husband was the late Buford and he was the father of her three children, Jennifer, Donny and Regina. By the way, Regina, I heard from the grapevine that you recently celebrated a birthday. Belated birthday wishes.
Gaynell was unable to make it to Lorain for the funeral but plans to come for a visit soon. Looking forward to seeing you.
Better stop before this feeble brain of mine decides to take a nap or maybe slip away for a short while.
Wishing everyone well and hoping all have a great summer and a most peaceful day. Love and prayers to all.
Emma Engle, 4801 Clifton Ave., Lorain, OH 44055, (440) 233-7548, emmalouengle@ yahoo.com.