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Engle-Sergent family gathers for picnic

Northeast Ohio

Howdy everyone! Yes, it’s me again. Checking in to find out what’s going on in your corner of the world and to let you know what’s going on in mine. And the first thing I need to clear up is a mistake I made last week. I can’t believe I did that, not me, oh well. Just goes to prove the fact that I am not perfect, far from it. I said the Letcher County picnic was August 12 when in fact it’s September 12 and is on a Saturday at Mill Hollow Park in Vermilion. It starts at 1 p.m. Hopetoseea big crowd and I do apologize, promise to try to do better next time.

The Engle-Sergent picnic is now just a memory, but a good one even though attendance was way down. Ronald and Johnell made it to Cincinnati where their truck broke down; Sarah Belle had an accident and totaled her car, but she wasn’t hurt, just sore from the seat belt; Henry Warren was sick and Anna Lea was baby-sitting, which was half the family.

Four of us were here, Jeanie, Phil with his daughter Christy came up from Louisville, Chester and Jettie from North Ridgeville, Richard and Georgia from Lorain, and of course Emma Lou and Red Engle from Lorain. Billy Wayne and Redia and most of their family, all from Elyria, were here, Chris and Jenny with Julia and Evan, Jennifer and Shawn with Christopher, Meagan, Tyler, Lydia, Dakota, Damian, Alex, Elizabeth and their friends Cody and Shana. Steven, a truck driver, was on a run and his family didn’t make it.

Catharine and Jeremy Taylor of Lorain and a most pleasant surprise, our truck driving grandson David Engle, made it. No one had the faintest idea he was even near.

Richard’s family was present from Wellington, Billy and Debbie Resor with Debbie’s two, Cassie and Ben Provoznic and Billy’s girls Kristin and Tiana Resor, from Lorain Ricky and Joyce with Lauren, Jordan, Bailee and Brandon, from Elyria Rodney Sergent, his daughter, son-in-law and grandson, Robin, John and Gavin Nelson with friends Ovene Hamilton and Willa Harrington of Lorain, Mike and Lisa Conway of North Ridgeville, Linda Hall of Sheffield Village, Boyd and Caroline Rogers of Oberlin, Billy and Wanda Hall of Lorain and Harley Aley.

There was enough food to feed a small army. It was mighty warm, then out of nowhere or so it seemed, a quick shower then it got hot and muggy.

It was so good having Jeanie and her family visiting. Their daughter Christy is a real treasure. I told her if they ever decided to kick her out she truly has a place to go. Here!

We’ve been putting more beans in the freezer. Red picks and strings and I do the breaking, washing and putting in cooker to blanch and when ready we both do the bagging. Our tomato patch is overflowing and every day I pick a good sized bowl of tommy toes.

Ron’s daughter just had back surgery and I want to send her prayers and get well wishes. Roxanne, I love you and really hope you have a speedy recovery and not a lot of pain. Also hope Henry Warren is feeling better and Sarah Belle isn’t too bruised and sore. Sure did miss all of you who didn’t make it up for the picnic.

Lorain County had a tornado warning earlier. It has now been canceled, but several other counties are now under a warning.

Red and I picked more beans today. They are just about to reach the end, but we still have lots of ‘maters. Might have to make juice tomorrow if we can’t find someone to give them to.

This weekend is Little Edna Church time and I really do hope Red will be able to go.

Red has talked with several of his family, sisters Nina and Jean, brother Charles, nieces Frances Howard and Lena Stallard and sister-in-law Goldie Engle at Letcher Manor and I think his niece Carleta called earlier. Most are doing fairly well, some better than others. I have always heard that these were supposed to be “the golden years”, but I’m sorry, I just can’t believe there’s anything “golden” about them. I’ve heard some say they are “climbing up”, but I feel as though I’m sliding down and at a very fast pace.

It’s time once again to say so long until next time. Have a good one and stay well. Love and prayers to all.

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

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