Hello all, and how was your week? Mine was here and gone almost before I knew it. If anyone ever discovers a way to slow time, be sure to let me know. I don’t want it to stop, because you know what that means.
We have been having some horrendous weather. The winds have been really bad, and we had a bad storm last week. The rain came down so hard the house across the street was barely visible. It was like looking through a thick white curtain.
My heartfelt sympathy to Harvey and Emajean Bentley for the loss of their son, Gary. I know how hard it is to lose a child. It leaves a hole in the heart that won’t heal.
I have talked to Anna Lea, Jeanie and Georgia. Anna has been really sick, but she said she seemed to be getting better.
Jeanie said they were okay, and Georgia should be getting the results from her tests soon. I sure hope and pray that all three of you will soon be up and at ‘em. To me, at my advanced age, they are girls.
I got calls from Clara Pfister, of Clarkston, Mich., and Colleen Craft, of Fairland, Ind. I can sure sympathize with Colleen as she fell and broke her arm and of course it had to be the right one. It had to have been a really bad break as they had to do surgery on it. Colleen, I guess we both need to use a cane or walker, huh?
I am still getting some beautiful cards. Thank you to all who have sent one. I really appreciate every one.
My mustard patch has sort of waffled. It came in strong and I had to pick often, but then it sort of faltered (dry weather, I’m guessing), then we have been having rain. Now I pick every two or three days. Pretty soon I will have a winter supply in the freezer.
We didn’t get to go to church Sunday at Little Edna. Red’s leg was so bad he could hardly walk and it’s still bothering him. We did have company after church. Mildford Clark and a friend stopped by. It was so good to see them! We also received a call from two very dear friends, Jay and Beulah Sammons. We just love them!
With all the strong winds we’ve been having, about all the brown leaves have fallen, leaving behind some very beautiful muted shades of reds, golds and yellows with some tans and shades of green. Mother Nature sure knows how to put on a good show. I’m really thankful I have eyes to see and enjoy the everchanging seasons.
I just talked with Ron and Johnell, and they are well but they have had some wild weather there in Alabama.
Needing prayers is a young man in Michigan, whose name is David, and he is a grandson of Norma Jean, but, oh no, I seem to have just experienced a senior moment. I cannot remember her last name! She is from Letcher County and is a cousin to my brother-inlaw, Phil Adams.
By the time you read this Halloween will be over and done with. I hope all the little ones had a safe one and got oodles of goodies. For all the grown-up kids, if you had a party or got together with friends, I hope you also had a good one.
Can you believe how close Thanksgiving and Christmas are? I guess I’d better start making plans as it takes me much longer to get things done. I really don’t do a lot of decorating anymore, I just make sure the tree is up, mostly for the little ones.
Bill called and Redia had gone to the doctor for pretesting before eye surgery, which will be soon now.
Don’t forget to turn your clocks back. Now that’s an interesting conception, turning clocks back to give one some extra time, but of course we know that doesn’t really work.
Have a great, blessed, happy week and share a smile and a friendly greeting. Love and prayers.
Emma Lou Engle, 4801 Clifton Ave., Lorain, OH 44055, (440) 233-7548, emmalouengle@ yahoo.com.