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Engles attend union meeting

Northeast Ohio


Howdy, family, friends and neighbors. Hope this finds all well and happy. It’s hard to believe another week has come and gone. Time waits for no one.

It’s really hot and dry around here. If we don’t get some rain pretty soon Red’s garden will be in trouble. So far his beans and tomatoes are looking pretty good but the mustard patch has gone to seed.

We went to Little Edna Church; it was their union meeting. There were visiting preachers from Kentucky and Illinois, also from churches around here, lots of good preaching and some beautiful singing.

Did you see the picture of the prom girls at Ovenfork Center? Red’s sister, Jean, was in the front.

Red has talked to the two youngest members of his family. Jean called after she got back from her trip to New York. She seemed to have enjoyed herself, even made a trip over to Canada. We were there several years ago. We went over the bridge and came back through the tunnel. We had lunch and did some shopping. Bob and Valerie went a time or two and one trip brought me back a doll.

Charles called. He and Delores are going with their daughter, Darla, and granddaughter, Abby, to Huntsville, Ala. They will be leaving Abby for a week, then Delores and Darla will go bring her back home.

I finally got some letters in the mail. I ran out of stamps and had to go out and buy more. I really like to write letters but sometimes get busy with other things and get behind.

I have some July birthday wishes to send: nephew Ronny Goins in Whitesburg on the 7th; Red’s nephew Orbin Engle in Virginia on the 9th; my niece Teena Sergent Opalka in Round Lake, Ill., on the 20th; cousin Darrell Profitt in Camp Beach on the 22nd; Donnie Edwards in Jenkins on the 24th (Donnie is the son of our good friends, Gaynell Fields and the late Burford Edwards); and on the 28th sister Jeanie Adams in Louisville will celebrate. Hoping all will have a super day with family, friends, lots of cake and ice cream and other goodies. And may each of you live to 100, or why not make 101? That’s my goal. Ain’t no way!

Howdy to my new friends, Oma Hatton, Rose Ballard Durham and Mattie Hall. Hope everything is well with all of you.

Heartfelt sympathy to the family of LaRuth Johnson Burke who died June 26 at the home of her daughter, Scottie Smith, in West Virginia. Her home was here in Sheffield Twp. (Lorain) not far from where we live. She had one son, Richard, and two daughters, Scottie Smith and Lillian McKenna (Goma). She leaves three granddaughters, seven greatgrandchildren, two sisters and three brothers. The one we know best is Ernest, who also lives near us. I worked with LaRuth several years ago at Woolworth’s. Her funeral was Monday and she was buried in Ridgehill Memorial Park in Amherst, Ohio. All the Johnsons and Burkes are a really nice family and it is an honor to know them.

Georgia was planning a trip to Amish country, going with Debbie and her family. She was taking her stepdaughter down for her birthday. I asked her to see if she could find me some dried apples. It’s getting close to picnic time and I’m trying to get everything together. I’m in charge of getting paper goods, plates, napkin, silverware and prizes. I think I have everything, just have to wrap or put prizes in bags. Next year someone younger will have to take over; ain’t saying I’m too old – just tired. Nah!

I saw a cousin, Inez Criteser from Wakeman, Ohio, at church. It’s always a pleasure to see kinfolk. We did get to talk some before church. She looked good and seemed to be doing well.

Got plans for a big July 4 celebration? We’ll probably stay home and just relax, that’s what we do best anymore. I can remember when we were all still kids at home we would have a watermelon and sometimes Mom and Dad would take us on a picnic or try to do something to make the day special for us. We never had much money but we had each other and love. One thing for sure, we always had someone to play with. Being a family of nine children, how could we not? No television, no computers, very few toys, not even a radio for years. But we were never bored. Seems nowadays no matter how much kids have, they are never satisfied. Always wanting more and more.

Billy Wayne is getting ready to have a sale and I’ve been gathering up what stuff I had left to take over to his place. He lives in a good location for sales and usually does real well.

Time to say so long for now. Have a great Fourth of July, enjoy your cookouts, picnics and visiting with family and friends.

Till next time love, prayers and peace to all.

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


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