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Family picnics are being planned

What beautiful sunny days we’ve been having, not too warm though. Just seeing sunshine gives a big lift to sagging spirits.

I was out and about earlier in the week and saw my first daffodils, Easter lilies and forsythia, all blooming and showing off their gorgeous spring raiment. It’s good for the soul.

I hope everyone had a fantastic week and all are well and happy. Red and I are still plodding along, at least one thing is in our favor, we haven’t fallen in the last two or three weeks. Knock on wood!

Red has talked to his brother Charles, all three of his sisters, Nina, Mae and Jean, and to three of his nieces, Frances Howard of Lexington, and Lena Stallard and Terri Shortt both of Pound, Va.

Everyone seemed to be doing well and I did find out that the Engle-Sturgill picnic will be held May 29 at the Flat Gap Senior Citizens and Community Center at Flat Gap, Va. From what I understand it’s an all day affair.

And while speaking about picnics, don’t forget the Engle-Sergent one on July 31 at Hill Top Park in Elyria from noon until 4:45 p.m. Anyone who plays an instrument should bring it along, and we can always use singers too. See you there?

The Letcher County picnic will be Sept. 10 at Mill Hollow Park in Vermilion, from 1 p.m. until whenever. Instruments and singers will be most welcome there also.

I want to remind Jack Stewart of Beefhide that he has a standing invitation, and the same goes for his daughter, Barbara Slack, from here in Lorain County.

I have received several beautiful birthday cards already and want to say a big thank you to my sisterin law, Mae Sowards in Pound, Va.; cousins, Bob and Eva Dale Douglas in Sacramento, Calif.; niece Roxanne Sergent Thomas in Fayetteville, Tenn., who is Ronald Buford’s daughter; and to dear friends, Emilie Schmidt in Shepherdsville; Patty Eubanks in West Carrollton; Buddy and Doris Kind in Davenport, Iowa; and one from the White House. Northeast Ohio

I have no plans for a birthday bash, I’m too old for that.

I just talked to Billy Wayne, and that poor guy is having to work every day at the store by himself. The girl who helped him is not doing too well. She had a pacemaker put in and is slow healing.

I wish I were able to help him but I can’t even get my own work done. It’s one thing at a time now. I used to get a lot done in a day, but just plain got lazy.

I want to say hello to my cousin Ollie Profitt, McRoberts; my cousin Bobby and Norma Kincer in Mayking; to my cousin Nannie Lou Sergent Sexton in Letcher Manor Nursing Home; to Uncle James Taylor and family, Reva Sergent, Faye Anderson, the Engle clan and my sister Anna Lea Goins.

I hope all are well and wishing you a beautiful spring season. And Anna Lea, I trust you are behaving yourself and that you and all your family are planning a great summer. I sure hope your plans include a trip to Lorain in July. Come and bring a carload with you.

I almost forgot the Sanders family, Marcia, Tim, Wendell, Steve, Kent and Michelle. I hope to see some of you in July, okay?

Oma Hatton and Rose Ballard, a big howdy to both of you and I hope everything is going well with you and yours.

I thought I would get a mustard patch plowed but it’s been a bit too cold.

I finally got around to baking the angel food cake and frosted it with a combination of instant vanilla pudding, crushed pineapple and Cool Whip. Pretty tasty, if I do say so myself.

What a wonderful surprise Red and I received recently. A box was delivered to our door filled with all kinds of goodies. It was just like Christmas, an anniversary and birthday all rolled into one. Thank you, dear friend, you know how to make two old kids feel young again.

It’s time to bestir myself and get some supper started. But before I go, want to say hello to Dottie Kiser Bentley of Louisville, and to Betty Vannoy who made a trip to Kentucky for a much needed two weeks’ rest. Have fun and don’t forget to rest.

Have a most wonderful season and stay warm and well. Love and prayers.

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

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