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Family mourns loss of sister

Northeast Ohio

Good morning all. I do hope your week has been much better than mine and my brothers’ and sisters’.

We had to say farewell to one of our own. Sarah Belle of Cincinnati, Ohio, died Oct. 5. We will surely miss her, but for her there will be no more heartaches, no pain, and no sorrow.

Billy Wayne took me down on Sunday to see her. I don’t think she even knew we were there. She only opened her eyes once, but wasn’t really seeing. We spent about three hours with her and I kept talking to her but there was no response. I rubbed her face, smoothed her hair, and kissed her because I felt that I would not see her any more.

Sarah was a schoolteacher for more than 40 years, starting in Letcher County in a one-room schoolhouse, teaching grades one through eight. She eventually moved to Cincinnati and while teaching she was also attending college, earning a master’s degree.

Sarah loved to travel and visited many cities and states, including Hawaii. She also enjoyed nothing better than going out to eat with family and friends. She especially liked a good juicy steak. So, Sarah, whenever I go out for a steak dinner, I will raise one juicy morsel in your memory.

Jeanie called me to let us know that Phil’s brother in-law, Owen Amburgey (Emma) had died around three o’clock on the morning of October 6. My heartfelt love and sympathy to all the family.

I talked to Georgia and she had been to see her doctor and is scheduled for a whole battery of tests. I will pass along results when all are finished.

We finally got plenty of rain and have also had some real cold weather. If it were dry, I would pick a good mess of mustard greens.

I just talked to Billy Wayne. Redia had an appointment with her eye doctor this morning and will most likely have surgery some time next month. She has been a diabetic since she was 12 years old and the eyes are one part of the body that is affected.

Catherine had to have some dental work done and I wasn’t sure she would feel up to sending this article, so if you notice a new e-mail address for me, I have one on Bill’s computer also and he’s subbing as my secretary this week.

Not really in much of a writing mood, so, till next time, keep a good thought and enjoy every minute you can

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

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