Whitesburg KY

I guess you can’t slow down time

Northeast Ohio

I just can’t believe how fast the weeks are passing by and I don’t know where the brakes are located to slow time down. Oh well, guess that’s the way it goes as one gets older.

A big howdy to each and every one and I do hope your week was a good one.

It’s cloudy, rainy and windy here today and also a mite on the cool side. I need to go pick up a few groceries but just can’t seem to get motivated. Maybe early in the morning before I run out of energy.

I have received more beautiful birthday cards and several calls, but not all pertaining to birthday.

I have talked to Jeanie, Christy, Jettie, Georgia and two dear friends, Joyce (Gaynell) Adkins of Columbus, Ind. and Clara Pfister of Clarkston, Mich.

We have known Gaynell since her children were small and now all of them have children of their own and some even have grandchildren of their own (I think).

Hello to Donnie, Jennifer and Regina. I love all three of you, and, Regina, want to wish you a belated happy birthday. I’m sorry I forgot but just chalk it up to ‘sometimers disease’. Sometimes I can remember and sometimes not.

Speaking of birthdays, I want to send out best wishes and hopes for a happy day to all who are celebrating in May. Twins Brook and Bailey Graham, Tennessee, May 5; Tyler Dawson, May 10; Steve Sanders (nephew), Tennessee, May 11; Gaynell Adkins, Indiana, May 15; Red’s nephew, Troy Lynn Engle, Pennsylvania, May 18; granddaughter of Creighton and Carleta Adams, May 19; my niece Lana Sergent (don’t know last name), May 22; and greatgrandson, Joshua Presley Engle, May 13.

Have a super day, just don’t eat so much cake and ice cream, that it might give you a tummy ache.

I would also like to send birthday wishes and anniversary congratulations to all who celebrate in the merry, merry month of May.

Catharine came by and mowed the front lawn and this was after she did some shopping for me and brought me some books from the library. I’ve got to tell you, that’s one gal we couldn’t do without.

Billy Wayne came by after closing the store last night and cut the weeds. What would one do without family and friends?

My nephew Rick Sergent makes sure we keep doctor appointments and that we have what prescriptions we need.

Hello to Oma Hatton and Rose Ballard. I do hope you are both feeling fit as a fiddle. Also a big hello to all others who write articles. I do enjoy reading each and every one.

Sometimes I feel as though I should put away pen and paper for awhile and do some practice writing or maybe take a course in journalism. Nah, it’s too late, the old brain is not working at full capacity right now.

Red has not had a very good day. I surely hope tomorrow is a much better day for him.

I did go do some shopping this afternoon after I had my daily nap and got some energy back. I bought some McIntosh apples, and think I may try to make a stack cake. I will probably start out with a half recipe.

Red has gotten calls from his sister Jean, his brother Charles and niece Carleta. It is so good to hear from family and friends.

I am now able to write so that it can be read (not so shaky), so I will get down to the business of getting some letters written soon, if not sooner.

I hope all who have started gardens will have bumper crops and no killing frosts. I’m still yo-yoing, should I or should I not? I would really like some fresh green beans and ripe tomatoes just to eat. No more trying to pick and freeze, just maybe a few short rows of beans and tomatoes in pots on the patio.

Better finish this up before Gal Friday gets here.

Wishing all a warm, funfilled summer and don’t forget the Engle-Sergent picnic on Sunday, Aug. 12 from 12 to 4:30 at Hill Top Park in Elyria. I hope we have a good crowd.

Sending love and prayers your way and may God be with you always.

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

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