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Much for which to be thankful

It’s not been a very happy week as I had to say so long to a dear and longtime friend. Mary Lore, 88, of Lorain, died at a hospice facility on Nov. 18. She was born August 15, 1923 in Cater County, moving from Portsmouth, in 1957. She married Stanley Lore in April, 1946.

Mary is survived by three children, a beautiful daughter, Diana (Lewis) Adkins; two handsome sons, Roger (Diane) Lore and Rick (Alexis) Lore; seven grandchildren and 11 greats.

She was preceded in death by her husband, son, Ronnie Lore, grandson, Derek Roger Lore, her parents, three brothers, and six sisters.

Mary was a faithful member of the Amherst Church of the Nazarene. Her God and church were a very important part of her life, and it was apparent to any and all who knew and loved her. She was a soft-spoken and beautiful person, both on the inside and on the outside. She was so proud of her three children and with good reason. I have known them for several years. I worked with Diana when she was a young, shy girl of 16. The boys used to hang out with our boys.

My deepest sympathy to all the family. I’m sure you will really miss her and will never forget her, but try to remember that she is now where she wished to be. Anytime one would ask how she was feeling, her answer was always the same, “I’m tired and want to go home.” I will miss you, Mary, and will most likely join you soon. Save a place at the table for me.

Another sad thing happened. Catherine’s dog, Grommet. She had had him since he was a puppy and he was her baby. He was also pretty much a clown. I feel so sorry for her. This probably won’t be her best Thanksgiving. Their plans were to go to Columbus to visit Jeremy’s mom, sister, and other family members.

Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 2011. I wish for all a blessed day with family and friends. Let’s not forget to give “ thanks” for our many blessings. I for one am thankful that I could rise from the bed, walk down the hallway, smell the aroma of freshly brewing coffee, see the face of my beloved husband, and hear his dear voice. I’m also thankful for our son, our two daughtersin law, five grandchildren, and 13 greats. I am also thankful for my family and my Engle family. And I must not forget to give thanks for this day, and a beautiful one it is. No rain, no snow, no cold wind blowing. Just a beautiful sunshiny day, and one that is not so very cold, should be close to 60 degrees today. Northeast Ohio

I am also thankful for the many special friends I have made through writing an article each week. Thank you to The Mountain Eagle for giving me the opportunity.

Ricky’s wife, Joyce, called and wants to bring us a plate of food and desserts from their family Thanksgiving dinner, which they have at the dining hall of their church. Now we will be all set for supper. Thank you to all the Resors and Sergents. That is what I call being a cheerful giver. Our love to all of both families.

I called Catherine and she is still in pretty bad shape after the loss of her dog. They canceled their trip to Columbus, for which I am thankful. Not that I wanted them not to go, but Catherine has to do all the driving and right now she does not need to be on the road.

Georgia just called and said they are bringing plates for the two of us and also for Valerie, Catherine, and Jeremy. This will be our supper. I don’t know how we will ever be able to thank them enough. What a family we are blessed to have.

I do hope everyone is doing well and wonder just how many will spend tomorrow Black Friday. There is no way I would ever shop on that day. Never have and never will.

Red and I are neither one having one of our better days. It’s nothing major, just one of those days.

Bill called, and he and Redia are picking up lunch now and will soon be here so I had better end this now as he will have to send it in for me.

Y’all have a great week, stay well, and start thinking Christmas. I’m thinking it but don’t plan to do very much. Have a peaceful week, sweet dreams, and be good to one another.

Same time, same place next week.

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



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