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Former Letcher Countian calls from Texas

Howdee and hoping you had a happy and safe Labor Day weekend. I’m sure a lot of picnics, BBQ’s and family gatherings were planned. I’ll keep wishing for a not too hot sunny day with no rain. Either way, won’t interfere with our plans ‘cause don’t got none.

Ron called. He had talked with Sarah’s nurse. She seems to be doing well, just hope and pray she keeps improving. Ron and Johnell will be coming to Cincinnati to see her. Sarah is in a nursing home for rehab and so far she doesn’t have a phone so we have been unable to call her. Fact is, I don’t even know the name or where it is. Ron plans to try to get her a phone so at least the family can call.

Got an unexpected call and a very welcome one. Floyd Meade from Orange, Tex., called. I really do love to talk with anyone who is from Letcher County, which is where he is from. His dad was Riley Meade and he also mentioned Newt and Ballard Meade. All these names sound so familiar, I do believe I’ve heard my dad and mom mention them. I think I’ve heard them say something about a close friendship with Newt and Moria Meade. I’m here to tell y’all, you just can’t find any better people than them thar hill country folk.

Got a call from our dear friend Liz. She fell and hurt her leg, spent time in hospital and has been in rehab. Said she was hoping to go home tomorrow. Hello to her Aunt Alvina Shepherd of Isom. Hope everything is well with you and you are having a great summer. Better enjoy it while there’s still time. All too soon fall will be here.

Been another hot day here but rain is in the forecast, so hopefully it will be a mite on the cooler.

Talked to Georgia last night. She’s still having sinus trouble. Hope they can get it all cleared up soon. Other than that, she and Richard and their family are all doing well. All their grandchildren are now back in school.

Haven’t talked to Chester and Jettie in a few days but Bill and Redia did visit them over the weekend. They were both well, just trying to stay cool.

Can you believe how fast everything is changing? Leaves are beginning to change colors, summer flowers are mostly gone but the fall ones are just beautiful. Around here lawns aren’t covered with a green carpet, just mostly brown. I just went out and gathered what tomatoes (very few) were left. Guess you know what we’ll be having for dinner tomorrow, yep, fried green ‘maters. Now the only green in our garden is the mustard patch.

Red had a really bad week but has seemed to be a bit better the past three days. Guess that’s the way it will be, good’uns ‘n bad’uns. Just wish the good’uns would last longer.

We had a good supper tonight, thanks to Miz Catharine, sloppy joes and for dessert, strawberry cheesecake. Yum-yum! If ever I have to go on a diet I hope strawberries are one item I can have lots of, but will probably be the ones I have to avoid. To tell the truth about it, I just like to eat. One of my favorite things to do.

I’m still working on the quilt I started before I broke my wrist. Maybe one of these days I’ll get it finished, but I have just about finished the pillowcases I started embroidering. Lots easier than quilting.

Howdy to all the Sergents and Engles. Hope all are well and being good.

Had the nicest call from Clara Pfister in Clarkston, Mich. It’s always such a pleasure to talk with her. She is such a special person as is her sister, Kathy Hoff man in Erlanger. Another special person is Mildred Perdue in Sterling, Va., that I have met through letters, phone calls and e-mails. This has been one of the best parts of writing for The Mountain
My heartfelt thanks to each and every one, my love to all.

Y’all have a great week, be good to one another and have a blessed peaceful night. Love and prayers.

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

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