Whitesburg KY

Could anyone use some snow?

Northeast Ohio

Hi, could anyone use some snow? We have an overabundance and would really like to get rid of it. Not snowing right now, but it sure is cold! I’m seriously thinking about crawling into bed and staying there until spring.

I sort of believe Red and I both have a bad case of cabin fever. If I could start quilting again I’m sure I would feel much better. I can use my hand and arm pretty well, but there is still much I just cannot do, but soon I will.

Red’s shingles seem to be getting some better. His eye is not so red and swollen as it has been.

The sun has decided to pay us a visit and there must be some warmth behind it because the icicles hanging from the awnings are melting.

Our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of June (Adams) Whitaker. She was Phil’s sister, and her funeral was in Louisville. The only ones of the family who were able to attend were Phil and his twin brothe, Hal. Their sister Emma (Adams) Amburgey (Owen) of Letcher County was unable to make it and a brother in West Virginia was snowbound. I really feel for them. I know how hard it was for Red to not be able to go down when his brother Chalmer Engle died. He was too sick and roads and weather were terrible.

I just got our mail and have received a beautiful card and letter from a very sweet, young friend, Emilie Schmid, of Shepherdsville. Thank you and also thanks to Rose, Rita and Mildred, and all who have sent cards, and thank you for your prayers.

Mildred, Red really got a chuckle from reading the card from you, and he made sure I read it. Funny! Rose we really do appreciate your comments in The Mountain Eagle, the cards and concern. We’ll be looking forward to seeing you at the Pine Mountain Grill on the Saturday of Memorial weekend, also Emilie, all the Brown family members, Oma Hatton and just everyone. I don’t know just what may happen before then, but we can still plan.

Bill and Redia brought us a fresh loaf of bread, which was all we needed. They and Catharine have been so good about doing our shopping. To tell the truth, I’m almost afraid to venture out. I don’t think I could survive another broken bone right now.

Yeah, I know I’m being a cowardly chicken, but I can still enjoy the beauty of the season from inside. Everything looks so sparkling white and clean, and the snow on green pine trees is absolutely breathtaking.

It takes me back in time. There were lots of pine trees where we lived, and it always made me think of our Christmases when all the family was together. Christmas at our house was a very noisy time with nine children wanting to show off what Santa had brought.

I guess the only time it was sort of quiet was when we all sat at the table laden with all the good food Mom fixed, and of course Dad was home with us. When he worked in the mines, which he did for 50 years or more, he had to leave before daylight and got home after dark, or spent workdays at Grandma Sergent’s and weekends at home. Mom had to keep up with everything at home, and I know now what a hard time it was for them, but I don’t remember either of them ever complaining.

Richard and Georgia came and spent a couple of hours with us. We always enjoy their visits.

Hello to Oma Hatton. I missed your article in the Feb. 3 Eagle. I do hope you are well. Also, hello to cousins Denver Profitt and Bill Sergent, Gladys Smith, Bernice Grubb, Sue (Collins) Holder, Nettie Bentley, James and Janice Jordan, Gerri Cossins, and everyone else. If I name each one I will be writing all night, but I can’t forget to say hello and send my love to all my family, both Sergents and Engles.

Don’t forget the Engle- Sergent picnic on Sunday, Aug. 8, at Hill Top Park in Elyria, from noon till 4:45 p.m. See you there?

Until next week, same time, same place, wishing all well and sending love and prayers your way.

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

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