It’s that time again and I almost forgot. I know now that I’m a’gittin old and fergetful, much as I hate to admit it. Now let me see, what can I blame it on? The hot humid weather we’ve been having? Too much work? Just ain’t no excuse!
It’s been one of our nicer days here, a bit cooler than usual, but we do need a good, slow, soaking rain. Red sowed the late mustard patch and it’s looking as though we may have to spray some water on it. Our beans are all gone, picked the last Tuesday, we still have plenty ‘maters, still giving to family, friends and neighbors. Could say we had a bumper crop.
Chester, Jettie and their neighbor came by Sunday past, had a real good visit with them. Richard and Georgia stopped by after church last night. All left with bags of tomatoes.
We have talked to Henry Warren, Sarah Belle and Jeanie, all have their aches and pains. Sarah was to have her second chemo treatment today; I will wait till tomorrow to call her. Ronald Buford called last night. He was to have surgery today to take care of a dislocated shoulder, the result of the wreck he had earlier. Haven’t heard anything so I’m sure all went well.
Bill and Redia have had company. Redia’s maid of honor at their wedding, Mary Turner from Columbus, came up Friday and went back Tuesday. She visits them at least once a year, sometimes twice a year.
Speaking of weddings, Richard and Georgia celebrated 53 years August 20. Congratulations you two and I’m sorry I forgot to put it in earlier.
Red has had a few really bad days lately but seems to be a wee bit better today. Clara Pfister of Michigan, he says thanks so much for the beautiful card and I want to say thank you for the card you sent to me. You and your sister Kathy Hofman are so special.
Hello to Oma Hatton, Rose Ballard, Gladys Smith, Dorothy Potter, Emilie Schmidt, Mildred Perdue and all you other good people. Hope you are staying cool and having a great summer.
Got a letter from Don and Ava Blair. They had been to Letcher County for the Stuart Robinson School reunion and saw two of the guys who graduated the year I did, Wesley Amburgey and Milton Smith. I remember both very well and if I’m not mistaken both were on the basketball team. Our class of ‘45 was one of the smallest. I would really like to find out about all, how they are, what they have done during the years and where they are now.
I do know Gladys (Coots) Montgomery lives in Felt, Okla., as she and I have been exchanging letters for some time. And Stella Elam, I sorta know where you are, keep reading about you in The Mountain Eagle,
a busy on-the-go gal and still in Letcher County surrounded by the beautiful mountains, something I have missed for many years but have sorta gotten used to this flat country.
Having our family all living fairly close by makes it all worthwhile. Course two of our five grandchildren are over-the-road truck drivers and we don’t see them very often, Jennifer and Chris live in Elyria, Ohio and Catharine here in Lorain. We have 13 greats and the oldest was 18 in June and the youngest will be one in September.
I’d like to say hello to all the so very nice people at Antioch Old Regular Baptist Church in Louisville. I really enjoyed meeting everyone the two times I was privileged to attend there, would love to see everyone again. A special hello to Hillard Newsome, the moderator, hope you are well and that everything is going well for you and your family.
Hope all the Adams family in and around Letcher County are well. Hope you don’t mind, but as Phil Adams is my brother-in-law, I sorta claim you as relatives.
Hope all the Brown families are well. I really missed seeing y’all in May.
Almost time for Catharine so must say so long for now, see you next week, same time, same place. In the meantime have a good week and don’t forget the Letcher County picnic on September 11 from 1 to 5 p.m. or later, at Mill Hollow Park in Vermilion, Ohio. Hope to see a big crowd this year. To be truthful, I just hope Red will be up to going. I really don’t like going alone and leaving him here.
Am going to stop now, be well, be happy and may peace and love be with you. Love and prayers.
Emma Lou Engle, 4801 Clifton Ave., Lorain, OH 44055, (440) 233-7548, emmalouengle@ yahoo.com.