Hello all, I decided to get an early start writing this as I have to rest my hand now and then. Well, I graduated. I had my last therapy session and received a Cleveland Clinic t-shirt. I will see the surgeon on March 8, and will graduate a second time.
Red is still seesawing, one day his eye will look pretty good and the next it will be all red and swollen. He’s got to be miserable.
Oh, goody, goody, we’re getting some snow (just what we need) and a snowstorm is in the forecast.
Red has talked with his brother Charles, sister Jean, and niece Carlota. That Jean is one proud great-greatgrandma to a beautiful baby boy named Cadent. Babies are so precious and I’m a bit jealous, as Jean beat me. I’m not really sure I will ever be a great-great-grandmother, though I do have 13 greatgrandchildren.
This has been a great week. I have gotten several beautiful cards, and a phone visit with a special lady from Clarkston, Mich. Hello Clara Pfizer, I really enjoy our talks. I just like talking to someone I have known for years. I feel the same way about your sister Kathy Hofmann, who lives in Erlanger. You are both so special I would like to meet the other sisters.
I talked to Georgia, and she is still having sinus trouble. Her daughter Debbie Resort had a birthday Feb. 20, and to celebrate she and her husband Billy spent a few days in Amish Country. I think they stayed at a bed and breakfast in Sugar Creek. A belated happy birthday to you, Debbie.
I also talked with Jettie, and she and Chester were doing fairly well. They had had for company one of our second cousins and wife, Jesse and Jean Franklin from Somerset. Theyhad come up for the funeral of a cousin of Jean’s and had stopped by. I would have liked to have seen them.
I had a good long talk with a first cousin from Salem, Ind., Thelma (Sergent) Lundy, a daughter of our uncle Arch and Sola (Cook) Sergent. It was so good to hear from her and to hear about all the rest of the family.
We’re getting more snow. Our driveway is in need of cleaning and Redial’s brother, Margin Deathly, is coming by to do just that. It’s so cold I don’t think I’ll be venturing out anytime today. I don’t like cold weather at all, and I never did.
Red’s eye is giving him fits this morning, it is almost swollen together. I just can’t imagine how much he must be suff ering.
Catharine is off work today. She traded days with a co-worker took me for therapy yesterday, and then had to go to work at 2:00. She was so sick I felt bad that she had to drive me. I sure hope she is better.
Bill and Redia stopped by yesterday. They had been to pick up work clothes for their store. They buy from Cintas. I believe Bill said he had to work the store today.
I’ve been getting a few notes mailed, but that’s about all I can manage right now. After two or three, hand and arm hurt.
A big hello to Rose, Oma, Gladys Smith (I do hope and pray you are feeling better), all the writers of The Mountain Eagle (I read all), Patty Evans, sure miss the fabric shop and I do hope that you and your husband are doing well, cousins Denver Profitt and family, Bill Sergent and family, Bobby and Norma Kinder, Nannie Lou and all my brothers and sisters and their families. Anna Lea, Oma said you told her to tell me you are behaving yourself, now that is hard for me to believe. I know you too well and don’t say you take after me. I also want to say hello to all the Engles, to Wanda Ferrell of Middaugh, and Mary Taylor of Columbus. I’m still waiting for your addresses and I also have the name Lois Berry, Missouri written in my book but no address, help me, ladies!
Our driveway is cleaned, the sun is out but there are still a few flakes of snow falling, just won’t give up.
My hand and arm are saying ouch, ouch, ouch, so I’d better give them a rest.
Wishing each and every one a blessed, peaceful weekend, stay well and be happy. Love and prayers.
Emma Lou Engle, 4801 Clifton Ave., Lorain, OH 44055, emmalouengle@yahoo. com, (440) 233-7548.