Whitesburg KY

Blue sky, clouds inspire quilt top

Northeast Ohio

Howdy folks. I hope this finds all well and enjoying this gorgeous March weather. I’m sure it won’t last long, but I’ll take whatever we get.

March 1 was a sunny day with a beautiful blue sky with tufts of white. It made me visualize a quilt top of sky blue with white clouds of various shapes and sizes appliqu├ęd on. I haven’t come up with a proper name as yet.

Hello to Owen and Emma (Adams) Amburgey. I wish Owen well, as he spent some time in the hospital recently.

I had a good phone visit with my sister Jeanie. She has been doing well during dialysis. I am so glad the doctor seems to have found the cause of her blackouts and has that taken care of, or at least we hope so. She and her daughter Christy had gone to lunch with some of her friends, and they said they had a good lunch and good conversation.

Red’s eye looked much better today, but we’re not sure how it will be tomorrow. I still have some pain in my wrist, but have been doing more and more. Today I did some ironing for the first time, but still have a problem lifting some things and opening cans and some jars.

We are still getting some beautiful cards, calls and letters for which we are so very grateful. Thank you for your thoughtfulness and your payers.

Sending birthday wishes to the following who celebrate in March: Carleta Adams in Eolia, on March 3; Nellie Banks in Bloomington, Ind., and Liz Gobolich in Amherst, on March 4; Gary Hunsucker in Eolia, on March 10; Ben Edward Sergent in Roseville, Mich., on March 21; Dora Jane (Sergent) Ray in Salem, Ind., and Harold Emerson Sergent in Moses Lake, Wash., on March 25; Alfred Finley Engle in Wish, Va., Velma (Engle) Adams in Eolia, and Ronald Buford Sergent in Huntsville, Ala., on March 31.

I hope everyone has a fantastic day, and am wishing all a long and healthy life. This goes for all who have March birthdays.

Anniversary congratulations to my grandson and his wife, Chris and Jenny Engle in Elyria. I’m wishing you a long and loving life.

My sincere sympathy to the family of Marva Johnson, of Litchfield, who has taken her final journey. I have had the pleasure of meeting some members of this family, and I must say they are the kind one would be proud to call friends. Marva was from West Virginia but her husband Billy and several others are from Millstone. Downhome folk.

Also, our sympathy to the family of Lois Edwards (I don’t know her married name). I think she lived somewhere around the Lexington Louisville, area. Two of her brothers live here in Lorain County, Elmer (Faye) in Amherst, and Hansel (Diane) in Lorain. Neither was able to attend the funeral.

Elmer’s wife, Faye, isn’t well at all, and he takes care of her. Hansel is now under hospice care. Our good friend, Joyce Gaynell Adkins in Columbus, Ind., was married to Faye’s brother, the late Buford Edwards.

Charles called Red this morning, and said they had no sun but it was 40 degrees out. We’ve had sunshine but, “baby, it’s cold outside”.

I guess their sister Nina has been having some pretty bad days. She’s a resident at Letcher Manor, as is their sister-in-law, Goldie.

Awhile back a woman from Millstone called. I always keep pen and paper handy to write names but have somehow misplaced it. Please send me your name and address or call me. Thank you!

I talked to Redia and they were okay, but Bill had been busy all day getting a load of boxes to deliver. They also pick up work clothes in the morning. They buy from Cintas. Redia’s brother, Astor Keathley, is up for a visit from Columbus.

I’ve had a busy day cleaning up my desk. I couldn’t believe all the papers I needed to get rid of. For three months I’ve just kept piling things up when I should have been filing.

I also made a pot of vegetable soup, which took forever as it is still hard to peel potatoes and onions and dice them.

I didn’t get any letters written today, but plan to do so tomorrow. One of these days I’ll get caught up.

I’ve got to give my hand a rest, so until next week, stay well, stay warm, and have a blessed peaceful week. Love and prayers.

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

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