Whitesburg KY

Good weather for trip to Pennsylvania chocolate factory

Northeast Ohio

Happy sunshiney days to all. We dun bin hevin sum springlike days up thisa way. Of course on Sunday, on our way to Ruggles Little Pilgrim Home Church, we had rain all the way down and back. Not a hard rain, just drizzling off and on, and before we got home we saw some snowflakes but they were gone by the time they hit the ground.

Valerie and I are planning a trip to Sharon, Penn. We plan to visit Daffins Chocolate Factory. We used to go at least once a year but have missed about three or four years. Well, I just added another year and several more miles but I still refuse to get old (yeah, as if I can do anything about that). I got so many beautiful cards and a lot of phone calls. I just got off the phone with cousin Eva Dale Douglas, who called from Sacramento, Calif. She said the weather was just beautiful and her roses were all in bloom. I could handle the 80-degree weather they have there.

I want to say thank you to the following for the lovely cards: Buddy and Doris King in Davenport, Iowa; Emilie Schmidt in Shepherdsville; cousin and family Bill Sergent in Huntersville, N.C.; James and Janice Jordan (cousin) in Sunman, Ind.; Gladys Montgomery in Felt, Okla.; Richard and Georgia Sergent in Lorain, Ohio; and sis-in-law Vera Mae Sowards in Pound, Va. I also want to thank those who called: Nellie Banks in Bloomington, Ind.; Madge Sergent in Jackson; sis-in-law Jean Hunsucker in Eolia; Doris King in Davenport, Iowa; Glenora Bryant Eldrigde in Milan, Ind., and our over-theroad truck-driving grandson David Engle, who called from Nebraska. I’m sure I’ve forgotten some and I do apologize and many, many thanks to all.

I really had a great day. Red took me out for breakfast, and Billy Wayne, Redia and two of their grandchildren, Christopher and Meagan, brought dinner and a cake. Catharine stopped by on her day off with chocolate-covered strawberries. Needless to say, I et ’em all. Good thing I don’t have to worry about my weight else I would end up looking like Pillsbury Dough Girl. I knew I had forgotten some calls, Valerie and Charles and Delores.

I just got the mail and two more beautiful cards, Creighton and Carleta Adams in Eolia, and Mildred Perdue in Stirling, Va., with a most interesting letter enclosed.

Red and I went to the doctor. We both had great checkups. Red had gained three pounds and we both had good blood pressure readings. So what happens? By afternoon he was getting a sore throat, eyes watering, sneezing and all in all feeling rotten. It may have been an allergy or sumpin, not being a doctor or nurse cain’t diagnose. He does seem to be feeling somewhat better today.

Finally, some signs of spring around this area. Forsythia is budding out, pale yellow so far, some color showing on trees and lots of Easter lilies blooming, especially to the south of us. Easter being so early this year, it seems they weren’t quite ready to be awakened.

Hello to all the Sergent and Engle families. Hope everyone is doing well and making plans for the upcoming picnics. Love you all.

I just saw the weather report and looks like Valerie and I will have a perfect day for our outing. It is supposed to be in the 70s. I’m really looking forward to the trip to Daffins. They make really delicious fudge and I’m getting a yen for some of their maple nut fudge which could possibly add up to another pound or two, maybe three, but whose counting? Not me!

It’s getting time for Catharine to stop by so I had better get this finished and ready for her.

Y’all be good now, share a smile and a kind word and think spring. Love, peace and prayers to all.

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

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