It’s a cool, cloudy day here in Lorain, but a flirty sun keeps peeking through ever so often. I hope everyone had a good week and the next one will be even better.
I am writing this a day early, as Catharine celebrated her birthday on April 15. She took the day off and had plans for the whole day.
I have received so many beautiful birthday cards and I want to thank one and all, Don and Ava Blair in Williamsburg, Oh.; sister-in-law Vera Mae Sowards of Pound, Va.; and from cousins Bill Sergent in Huntersville, N.C., Eva Dale Douglas of Sacramento, Calif., and Beulah Bentley of Jackson, with a lovely hanky inside. Thanks, Beulah, I love pretty hankies.
The two old geezers who live on Clifton Ave. seem to be on the mend. Hallelujah and amen. Maybe we’ll get to Letcher County one more time after all. I really want to be there this year because the way it is, could be our last trip down. I guess you could say I’m a mite homesick to see the beautiful mountains one last time, and I’m also looking forward to seeing friends and relatives.
I just got the mail and found another pretty card from Buddy and Doris King of Davenport, Iowa, and a nice letter from Alvania Shepherd of Isom. My thanks to all of you.
It is much warmer this afternoon and the sun is brightly shining. Much better.
I talked with Georgia and she and Richard are both well. I have talked to both Jeanie and Sarah Belle. Jeanie wasn’t doing so well again. The veins in her arms are tiny and deeply buried, which is one reason for the bad days she has at dialysis. She had to go in the hospital for a procedure to bring veins closer to the surface and put in a stent to open them further. Sarah Belle sounded really good and had new windows put in her house.
My baby brother Ronald Buford called. He and Johnell were both well, and he’s back to hauling trailers. He had been to Canada and was getting ready for a trip to Texas.
His garden is doing well with the potatoes up, and he was getting ready to plant beans. We’re really going to miss having fresh veggies this year. I just might sow some mustard if I can get Billy Wayne or grandson Chris to plow some ground for me.
Our great-grandson Christopher was in an accident and had a dislocated shoulder, which was put back into place, and some cracked ribs. He’s home from school for a few days per doctor’s orders and is plenty sore. We’re just thankful it wasn’t worse.
Oh! I almost forgot to tell you, I did try quilting this week, but I’m afraid my stitches aren’t so small and I just could not pull the needle through without using a gripper or puller. When I go buy some, one store calls them grippers and some call them pullers. I don’t really care what they are called as long as they work for me.
Hello to all Engle and Sergent families, all relatives, and all friends and I’m wishing for each and every one a warm, sunshiny, blessed and peaceful week.
Until next time love, prayers and happiness to all.
Emma Lou Engle, 4801 Clifton Ave., Lorain, OH 44055, (440)233-7548, emmalouengle@ yahoo.com.