Whitesburg KY
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House guests are missed after they leave

Northeast Ohio

A big ‘ole country howdy to one and all. Hope you had a great week and also hope it was warmer there than here. We saw some snowflakes and cold, cold winds. Today was a kinda nice day but the forecast is for fair tonight and tomorrow morning and a cold, snowy weekend. It may not be the kind of weather one would like but we takes what we gits.

Sending prayers and get well wishes to James Wesley Muncy who is very ill in a Lexington hospital. James is grandson of Red’s sister, Nina, and the only child of the late Jim and Linda Muncy. Please put him on your prayer list.

We sure ’nuff enjoyed having Charles and Delores visit with us. I have only one complaint, it is so lonesome for a few days after they leave and we really miss them. They’re really great house guests. I never feel like I have to go out of my way to entertain them.

I have finally gotten a few letters in the mail and have a lot more to go. Some of you may get two letters. Seems I have misplaced some that I wanted to answer.

I got out yesterday and picked enough mustard greens for a good pot full. I had made up my mind to not pick anymore but just couldn’t help myself, it was so pretty and green and the weather was nice and sunny.

I have talked to Georgia and Jettie. Both families are well, just getting ready to dig in for the winter.

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and I still have not made any plans but I do have my Christmas cards and some gifts ready to wrap or bag. With 12 greats, I have to get an early start.

Guess most leaves are off the trees now. They are here, have been falling like we’re having a brown rainfall. Kinda sad when the trees are bare but soon they will be covered in a sheet of bridal white.

I would still like to make a trip to Letcher County and have come up with a sneaky scheme but don’t tell Billy Wayne. He would swear his mom has lost what few senses she had left. So if anyone in Letcher County would like to order some used work clothes, just e-mail or call me and once I get or if I get enough orders I will tell Bill he has to drive me to Letcher County in his new shiny red truck. Oops! Just thought of something. Letcher County ain’t no small place and there are many, many communities that I have no idea where they are located and how to get there and Billy Wayne knows even less. I did grow up in Letcher County but we didn’t get around much, too far to walk. I still think that was a great idea but I can just hear Bill say, “Mom! Whatever were you thinking?”

Red has had a pretty bad day. He spent most of it on the couch, and that ain’t Red’s style.

It may sound a bit nosy but I’m just wondering how y’all will be spending the cold winter months. I will be quilting, embroidering, reading and of course having my daily nap.

I haven’t talked to any of my away family this week and will take that as an indication that all is well with them. Howdy y’all, my phone number is still the same and so is my address.

I had a real good phone visit with good friend Nellie Banks in Bloomington, Ind. She had a couple of falls and is with one of her daughters now but is chomping at the bit to go back to her home. Guess it’s true, there just ain’t no place like home. When we were younger and would go down home for a week’s vacation I could hardly wait to get there but before the week was over all I wanted to do was come home to our humble house in Lorain. It was a lot different as long as our parents and some of our brothers and sisters still lived there. We usually got in after dark and it was like a beacon, seeing the lights shining through the windows of the house we called home from the time we were small children. In fact, some were born there. It is so sad now to pass the sad looking house with empty windows, no flowers growing and no barefoot young’uns running around playing and making as much noise as children can. We didn’t have to worry about disturbing neighbors as none were that close. Some say not, but I still say those were the “good ole days”.

‘Bout time for my private secretary to stop by for her home assignment, so I will say so long for now. Hope your week will be full of love, fun and a whole heap of well being. Love, prayers and peace.

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

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