Another precious soul has left this old world with all its sickness, sorrows, troubles and woes and gone to a place where these exist no longer and gone to a new home filled with gladness and joy.
Elder Hayes Chaffing, 80, of LaGrange, died Oct. 7, at University Hospital in Cleveland after a short illness. He was born July 4 in Floyd County.
Elder Hayes was a longtime member of Pleasant View Old Regular Baptist Church in Litchfield, and was an ordained minister. Brother Hayes leaves to mourn his passing his wife of 50 years, Pauline; daughter Marsha Zingas, Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich.; son Kevin Chaffins, Oak Harbor, Wash.; sister Verna Fraley, Tuscan, Ariz.; lots of grandchildren; nieces and nephews; many friends from all over and his church family will all really miss him. See you soon, Brother Hayes.
Has been a sunny, but cold and windy day here today. Just wait until I get hold of that baby brother of mine. He’s going to think he’s gone back in time to when I could swat him on his behind.
Guess you are wondering why I’m so upset so I’m going to tell you. He called me yesterday just to let me know he and Johnell were at the beach or shoals somewhere fishing, and it was 80 degrees. which was fine, but that young’un knows very well that I am not too fond of cold weather and have not ever been in my life!
Talked to Jeanie two or three times a week, and she still has some bad days at dialysis. Phil, you’ve got to admit you have been behaving yourself lately. You are a good man, Charlie Brown, and I just want to let both you know that if ever you get tired of Christy hanging around, I know where she can find a place to stay. I know that won’t ever happen.
Carlita called and we had a good chat. I’ll write more about that later. Also had a call yesterday from a Breeding in Florida, though I didn’t get a first name. But hello, and I really enjoyed talking with you.
Red and I are still going but very slowly. I’m still kind of battered and bruised and he’s still having trouble with his vision and his legs.
Haven’t talked with Bill or Redia today but will most likely see Bill in the morning. He brings his dad two sausage biscuits from McDonald’s on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. He’s addicted to them but sausage isn’t one of my favorite breakfast foods.
Catharine came by and did some grocery shopping for us, and Georgia called and said they would be stopping by tonight.
You should see the beautiful colors of the trees around here; only a master painter could come up with such vibrant colors. What a beautiful patchwork quilt one could make using the medley of colors, if only one could even make a quilt anymore.
Better get this finished and ready to go, it won’t be long till pick-up time.
Wishing all a happy, warm and well week, and sending a big “howdy” your way. See you next week, same time, same place. Love and prayers to all.
Emma Lou Engle, 4801 Clifton Ave., Lorain, OH 44055, (440) 233-7548.