Whitesburg KY

Each season is beautiful, unique

Northern Ohio

Howdy y’all! Hope this finds everyone well and having a great day. Not too bad here, lots of sunshine with a cloud hovering overhead at times, not too cool, just a warm balmy day.

Hope your Labor Day picnics were good’uns. It rained here most of the day, of course we don’t plan picnics or cookouts anymore. We do attend three picnics a year which is enough for us, the Engle, down home, and the Engle-Sergent and the Letcher County, both here in Lorain County. About time for the Letcher County one, it’s just days away. Hope we have nice weather and a good crowd.

We didn’t get to go to Pleasant View Church Sunday. Red got up, got dressed and had to go back to bed. He was sick just about all day.

Friday past he had an appointment to have new glasses made and Wednesday he had to see his glaucoma doctor, so we’ve been quite busy as I’m also getting ready to have my last ever garage sale. I have years of accumulation of stuff that has to go. It will be a ‘make a deal sale, no reasonable offer refused.’ I can hardly believe how much stuff I need to get rid of and how and why I collected so much. I’m just a pack rat I suppose.

Red has talked to most of his family, Nina, Charles, Jean, sister-in-law Goldie and niece Carleta, and everyone seems to be doing fairly well. He did say Carleta’s husband has fallen, must be something going around, maybe fallitis.

I haven’t talked to any of my family, but Red did talk to Jettie. Hoping to see her and Chester at the Letcher County picnic.

Our sympathy to the family of Cassie Mae (Gray) Lewis of Partridge. Her brother and sister-in-law, Emerson and Mae Gray, live here and we met them at one of the Letcher County picnics. They were such a nice couple, and we really liked them and look forward to seeing and visiting with them each year.

Where, oh where did the summer of ’09 go? Red’s eye doctor is west of here and I could hardly believe how much color is beginning to show, making the world a rainbow of beautiful colors. I can’t decide which season is the most beautiful, spring when the earth is just waking up; summer when everything is fully clothed in all its glory; winter when the world is clothed in its bridal white; or autumn when the countryside looks like a patchwork quilt with all the beautiful colors imaginable. Guess each season is special with its own uniqueness.

Won’t be long till I can pick a mess of fresh mustard greens. I declare I never saw anything grow so fast. I have already planned my dinner, soup beans, fried potatoes, mustard greens and cornbread. It’s got to be one of my all time favorite meals with maybe a glass of cold buttermilk and a slice of onion. I guess that makes me a true hillbilly and proud to be one.

Just got a call from an Indian Creek boy who now lives in Michigan. He had called me once before, but this time he wanted to know about the Letcher County picnic, which is Saturday. He said he was thinking about attending. He and his family were the last house at the foot of Millstone Hill. His name is Ben Edward Sergent, which takes me a minute or so to work out, as I have a first cousin by the same name, son of Dad’s brother, Arch. I hope he can make it, always good to see home folk.

We had company this afternoon. our ex-grandson in-law Fritz McAtee (Jennifer’s ex) with two of our greats, Christopher and Meagan, and his adopted son, Michael. Red had gotten the lawn mower out so Christopher just took over and mowed both front and back lawns and I must say he did a great job. All our greats seem to be growing like weeds, all are in school except Elizabeth. Jennifer is doing well right now but has to take it easy till birth time.

Got a most welcome letter from Patty (Blair) Eubanks in West Carrollton, Oh. Pat, so sorry you have been a mite peaked lately, sending love and prayers your way. Tell Cheyenne she will be hearing from me real soon.

I had a most interesting call from a dear friend, Joyce Gaynell and her husband Doug Adkins from Columbus, Ind. They had just left Cincinnati and crossed the bridge into Kentucky on their way to West Virginia to visit his mother a few days. Then to Jenkins, for the Rose family reunion, if all show up Jenkins would possibly overflow. They are a big and lovely family. We have met a lot of them and really like them all. I hope they have a good crowd, a sunny day and I’m sure there will be lots of delicious food. I know it will be only a beautiful memory by the time this will appear, but I just wanted to say hope it was such a fun, happy time it will be a conversation item for years to come.

Guess it’s time to say so long for now but wishing for all a beautiful fall season, peace and happiness with love and prayers to all.

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

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