It’s been a really cold, windy day here in Lorain and tonight and tomorrow will be a repeat. I have worn long sleeves all day.
I hope this finds everyone well and getting ready for cool days and nights. You just keep a sweater handy. Fall is usually one of my favorite seasons but for some reason the coldness is getting to me. Could it be age, mileage or the fact that I’m now a Skinny Minnie? Yep, I’ve lost a lot of weight and I don’t like it, it’s too hard to find clothes that fit. Oh well, that’s the way it goes sometimes.
Redia had her eye surgery and did well but has had to have several tests done (not because of her eyes). Right now she is wearing a 24-hour monitor, but will have it removed soon. I sure hope everything will be well.
It seems this family has really hit a rough patch, what with Catharine being so sick for so long, and she still has a long way to go, and then Valerie in nursing home for therapy after knee surgery. We just have to trust in a higher power that all will be well.
I put more beans in the freezer but the tomatoes are gone. They all came on at once, and we had lots and lots, and were they ever good.
I just made a trip to the kitchen and what a delicious aroma. I just baked a black forest cake. Georgia called and said she and Richard would probably stop by tonight.
I’ve been going through papers and getting rid of lots and lots and more to go through. Why do we save all this stuff?
Red just talked to Charles, and I guess Jean isn’t doing any too well.
If this sounds a bit goofy, it probably is. Catharine called me at 6 p.m. to tell me she would be late tonight and I had not even started writing. I don’t know what day it is anymore. Senile!
Georgia’s cousin, Ronnie Vanover, just got out of the hospital and now has to see a kidney specialist. He and any and all who are ailing need our prayers.
I have been getting a few letters in the mail every day, but am still way behind. You could say the letters are in the mail, but no check.
Jeanie, Phil and Christy will be coming this way tomorrow. Will be stopping by Richard’s and Georgia’s for the night. This is the halfway mark between their place and Phoenix, N.Y. They are going to visit Calvin, Mary and Carson and welcome their second grandson, Cameron. Jeanie has dialysis and will need a rest, and so will Christy as she does the driving.
Howdy, Rose Ballard, Oma Hatton and all other writers. I read every one, even Relon Hampton, and enjoy all of them. By the way my great-grandparents on Mom’s side were Hamptons. My grandma was Nellie Ellen (Hampton) Taylor, grandpa (Poppy) was John Wesley Taylor.
I had better get this finished and try a slice of cake with cup of coffee.
Y’all stay warm and think sunshine, sunshine, sunshine. Too soon we’ll be seeing frost and then that dreaded cold and snow. I think I’ll hibernate.
Sending love and prayers your way and wishing you well.
Emma Lou Engle, 4801 Clifton Ave., Lorain, OH 44055, (440) 233-7548, email@example.com.