Whitesburg KY

Construction work leads to fall

Northeast Ohio

July 22, seven years ago, we lost our youngest son, Bobby Nathaniel Engle. I still miss him every day and probably will as long as I live. That was the most heartbreaking time of my entire life.

We only had the two boys and I thank God every day for Billy Wayne, and I don’t know what we would do without him. I really I don’t think I could handle losing another child.

How was your week? I hope everything went as planned. Ours was kind of uneventful, though we both did talk to members of our families. Red has talked to Charles and Jean, and he called Nina, but she was out, so he talked with her daughter, Frances Howard. I have talked with Sarah Belle, Henry Warren and Jeanie; all seemed to be doing fairly well.

When I called Anna Lea, it was quite another story, and, Anna, I have some advice for you. You haven’t earned your wings yet, so please do not try to fly anymore. Yes, she took a tumble. She is having a back porch added onto her house, and right now has no steps, just stacked crates. When she started down they fell over, sending her flying. She hurt both ankles and the next morning got up with a really sore and aching back. The builder decided steps were needed. I do hope you are feeling better and forgive me for blabbing.

We’ve had rain off and on all day and that’s what we have to look forward to the next few days. It gets quite cool sometimes.

Before I forget, I’ve got a few birthday wishes to send. On Aug. 1, Ava Blair in Williamsburg, and Wanda Norwood in McEwen, Tenn.; on the 5th, my niece Missy Sergent Taylor in Murray; on the 7th, Colleen Craft in Fairland, Ind.; on the 10th, Red Engle in Lorain, and Anna Lea Goins in Whitesburg; on the 11th, my nephew Ricky Sergent in Lorain; on the 14th, my niece Marcia Hall in Whitesburg; on the 21st, Red’s niece Darla (Engle) Rea in Kingsport, Tenn.; on the 22nd, my cousin Darrell Profitt in Thornton, sister Sarah Belle Sergent in Cincinnati, and before I forget, cousin Janice Jordan in Muncie, Ind., and greatgranddaughter Lydia August Marie in Elyria. Wishing all of you a most happy and fun-filled day and may each and every one have many, many more.

Anniversary congratulations to the following couples: Donald and Ava Blair in Williamsburg, Aug. 7; Billy and Debbie Resor in Wellington, Aug. 24; and Phillip and Terri (Red’s niece) in Pound, Va., on the 29th. Sending best wishes to all of you and wishing for you many more years of love and happiness.

This weekend is Little Edna Church time. I’m hoping we will be able to go, we’ll just have to wait and see. We were unable to go to Little Pilgrim Home Church at Ruggles last weekend.

I talked to Georgia and she and Richard, along with Chester and Jettie, are planning a trip to Amish Country. I just hope they have a warm, sunshiny day. They will have breakfast and maybe dinner there.

Georgia says she wants to visit Miller’s Bakery, a cheese factory, and there’s a huge farmer’s market where we usually stop and shop. If a person wanted, they could have a complete meal just by trying all the samples of food and drinks available.

Ricky, Joyce, their four children, and Debbie’s three, are in Santa Claus, Ind., at a water park. Debbie drove down for a few days and then came home.

I just put a cake in the oven, and I’m still trying to get better acquainted with my new oven. I’ve got the temperature down pat for cornbread and biscuits, and decided I’d better try a cake before I need to bake one for company.

I want to send a big hello to all the beautiful people I met at Antioch Church in Louisville. I really would love to return sometime, and would love seeing everyone. Maybe someday some of you will be in my part of the country. Just let Jeanie know and she will let me know which church you plan to visit.

Well, time to say so long for now, but I will be seeing you next week. Same time, same place. Have a blessed week and stay well. Love and prayers to all.

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

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