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Hot days lead to do-nothing week

Hi all, I hope everyone is having a beautiful day. I sure hope it’s cooler there than here. It’s been a do-nothing week, as we are now having our fourth day of high-90 degrees. It’s hot and humid.

Yeah, I know I wished for 80 degrees, I can stand up to 85, but over that is a bit much. We’ve been having to water our garden, which, by the way, is doing real well. It looks as though we will have lots of tomatoes and, I hope, lots of beans. My potted cucumbers are really growing and beginning to climb. The ones in the garden were planted later, but they too are growing.

Red’s crepe myrtle and our Rose of Sharon are blooming. Such beautiful colors!

We were so sorry to hear of the death of Lois Baker. Our sympathy to all the family. Lois was cousin to our brother-in-law, Phil Adams, and Nathan is Red’s cousin.

My mind just isn’t in working mode today. I almost forgot it’s Thursday and I need to get this written. I usually have an appointment Thursday mornings, but it was changed this week, and that’s throwing me off .

I’m really suff ering from a severe case of ‘some-timers.’ Sometimes I’m pretty smart and sometimes I’m pretty dimwitted.

Did you have your hot dogs and watermelon on the Fourth? We had our hot dogs and, thanks to Catharine, we did have watermelon as she was kind enough to share with us.

Rose Ballard, I hope you had a good visit with your family in Letcher County, and had a safe trip home. Most of all I hope you are feeling much better. Do take care of yourself.

Hello to Oma Hatton, Gladys Smith, Clara Pfister, Kathy Hoffman, Alvania Shepherd, Patty Eubank, Betty Wells, Nellie Banks and everyone else.

I do hope everyone is well and having a great, healthy summer. As soon as it cools down and I get my wits back, I promise to get some letters written.

I haven’t heard from the Adams family since they’ve been in New York, and really didn’t expect to. I’m sure they are enjoying every minute with their brand new and only grandchild.

It’s a good thing that baby boy is still too new to spoil, but I’m sure he is being smothered with love, hugs and kisses. They are so precious.

Bill and Redia stopped by, just around lunch time. Bill was working at the store and Redia brought him lunch. For dessert she brought blackberry pie and, bless her heart, she also brought each of us a slice.

Her brother Astor came up from Columbus and picked one up from an Amish stand. We really appreciated it as I’m not making too many desserts right now. It’s been too hot to bake anything.

I talked to Georgia recently. She said she and Richard would probably stop by some time soon.

Red talked to Charles, and they have their granddaughter Abby for the week. I am sure they are enjoying every minute she’s with them. They have only one daughter, Darla. Darla and Abby live in Tennessee.

A reminder about the Engle-Sergent picnic, which will be next month. It’s on Sunday, Aug. 8, at Hill Top Park in Elyria, Oh., from noon to 4:45 p.m. You are invited, even if you are neither an Engle nor a Sergent, just tell everyone you are my personal guest.

Delmar and Bonita Sergent of Whitesburg, I’m looking forward to seeing you both this summer. But it will most likely be at the Letcher County Picnic, which will be Saturday, Sept. 11, at Mill Hollow Park in Vermilion, from 1 p.m. to whenever. I hope to see a lot of Letcher County people there.

I just saw the weather map for today, and guess who came in first for the viewing area? Yes, Lorain was at a hot humid 96 degrees, though it felt more like 100.

The well has run dry, so I am going to stop before I bore everyone to tears. You all have a great day, a peaceful night and may your summer be the best ever. Love and prayers.

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

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