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Howdy y’all. It’s been a gorgeous, sunny, warm day here in Lorain and believe you me I’m enjoying every minute of it, ’cause I know too soon the weather will be a’changin. I’m really not looking forward to what’s ahead but what will be, will be. No need to complain but bein’ human we all do so now and then.

We done got company and we are really enjoying every minute, even though ’bout all we have done so far is talk and eat. Gives us a chance to catch up on what’s going on down Letcher County way. Of course Red calls his family and they call him, but having a conversation face to face is so much better. Oh, by the way, in case you are wondering our company is Red’s baby brother, Charles, and his wife, Delores (Hampton) Engle, from Jenkins. Both of them were babies of their respective families. There were seven of us here for supper tonight, our company, Bill and Redia, Redia’s brother, Margen Keathly from Columbus and of course the two of us. I fed them breakfast food, ham, bacon, sausage, apples and tomatoes. Sometimes I think I prefer breakfast for supper. Does that make sense?

I got an early Christmas gift. Charles and Delores dried apples and brought me two bags, my kind of gift. Delores said she had nothing to with the drying. Thanks, Charles.

I needed some more energy so I took a short break for a slice of dried apple pie and a cup of coffee. Now I’m ararin’ to go agin.

A big howdo to Bobby Joe and Madonna, hope this finds both of you in good health. I was asking Delores if she knew Madonna and she said their daughter, Darla, was one of your pupils. She’s a lovely young woman now, with a daughter of her own. She lives in Johnson City, Tenn., is a CPA and has her own business.

How are the daughters of the late Edna Bentley? I got a letter from one my first cousins, Thelma (Sergent) Lundy, daughter of my Uncle Arch who taught school at the Forks of Millstone for several years. Thelma is a retired school teacher and lives in Salem, Ind. Anyway what I’m getting at even though it’s in a roundabout way, is that Thelma said they went to school with some of the Bentley girls. If or when you see or talk to them tell them I said hello and I really treasure the pictures of Edna which they sent me. I will always regret never having met her. Had I known she was so near Louisville I would have taken my mom to visit her on one of my trips down.

Well, the election is over and I for one am glad it is, just a bit much. Hope your favorite candidate won but whoever is in office we should support and offer a little prayer for them that they will do what has to be done and what is best for the country and all the people. I’m sure a lot are very disappointed but such is life.

Red just talked to his sister Jean, and from what she said Letcher County has sunshine also. She was cleaning windows. I don’t do windows. Not exactly correct, I do inside. I have vertigo and stay off ladders unless it’s an absolute necessity.

I got a letter from a new cousin I just found out about recently. I will be writing letters during the weekend and next week will have more time now that outside work is over. I also got an invitation to a 16th birthday party, Richard’s granddaughter, Cassie (Debbie’s daughter). They live in Wellington and it’s at six o’clock so we probably won’t be going; we don’t go out too much at night. I’m afraid of the dark, just kidding.

This weekend is Little Pilgrim Home Church time. I’m not sure we’ll be able to make it, just have to wait and see. We had planned to go to Pleasant View this past weekend but Red had such a bad time Saturday night I absolutely refused to start out with him. I had to help him to the bathroom and back, thought sure he was going to fall, very unsteady! He has done some better the past few days.

Georgia’s niece, Jennifer (Don’s daughter), has a new baby boy, eight pounds and 19 inches long. She has a little daughter from her first marriage, Sydney. This is the first child for her second husband and I’m sure he is one proud papa. Georgia said she and Richard just might stop over for a short visit. They want to say hello to Charles and Delores before they head fer them thar hills.

Got Thomas Turkey in the pen and is he good and fat? Gonna have punkin pie? Save me a slice, it’s one of my favorites. I may have punkin pie but will be a store bought one, in fact my whole dinner could be store bought unless Bill and Redia or Richard and Georgia decide to share Thanksgiving with us. That might give me an incentive to cook. I ain’t as keen about cooking much anymore. Could be ’cause we just don’t have the appetite we used to. It’s kinda hard to plan a meal when no one wants to eat a lot or can’t decide what they want. Guess I’ll just stick to the good ole standbys, beans and ‘taters.

Guess it’s time to hesh up as I’m sure some have fallen asleep from boredom but, as I have said before, I do not claim to be a great (not even close) writer. Sometimes I do tend to ramble. Forgive me?

Wishing all a blessed, sunny day with love and peace forever, till next time.

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


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