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Ice has created a white fairyland

Well, another week has come and gone and what a week it was! We’ve had ice, cold, wind and rain with a bit of sunshine here and there. For the past two days the view around here has looked like a white fairyland. Trees, bushes and power poles are all covered with a thick coating of ice, and looked just beautiful!

This has been a week for phone calls. I have talked to Jeanie, Anna Lea, Dorothy Potter, Liz Gobolich and Clara Pfister, plus the ones around here, like Georgia, Jettie, Wanda Hall, Catharine, and of course Bill and Redia. I have also written several letters, and just might get caught up one of these days.

A cousin called me yesterday, Ollie Profitt of McRoberts, and we had a good, long chat. She was married to my first cousin, the late Dennis Profitt. She is one special lady, a good Christian woman, a very good singer of gospel songs. She sings at church for funerals and anywhere or anyplace and anytime she is asked.

She is also a very good cook, chicken and dumplings, stack cakes, gingerbread and any good old country grub you can mention. Yum yum! She has a grandbaby who came into this old world about eight weeks early, and he’s doing well with weight gain but having trouble with his heart. Please keep this precious one in your prayers.

I’ve been cleaning house. No, not spring cleaning. I don’t do that anymore. I’m just gathering up some dust catchers that have been around too long and packing clothes that don’t fit anymore. I have lots of new and gently worn items and no, they didn’t shrink, I did. Northeast Ohio

Our snow and ice are beginning to melt, but joy, oh joy, another storm is predicted for tonight.

Loretta Adams, hello to you, and I do hope your son is doing well or at least better. You and your family are still and always will be in our prayers.

Hello to Kathy Hofmann in Erlanger. I hope and pray that you are doing well.

I have made a very sad and difficult decision. I am going to stop making quilts. It is getting too hard to handle the hoops and I have gotten so slow I just can’t seem to make any headway. I have several sets of blocks, some finished tops, material, padding, thread and other items, which I plan to sell. I will probably have to wait for warmer weather, but that will give me time to get everything ready. It’s like losing a part of who I am, and if you want to cry with me that will be okay.

I talked to Georgia this morning, and she said she was feeling better, and I must say she sounded better. She had a couple of doctor’s appointments this afternoon and said if it wasn’t too late and she’s not too tired they just might stop by for awhile tonight.

I called Wanda Hall yesterday to find out when the Letcher County Picnic will be and here is the information: It will be the first Saturday after Labor Day, which will be Sept. 10, from 1 p.m. until whenever, at Mill Hollow Park in Vermilion.

I really hope we have a huge crowd this year, but a little advice, from what one hears on the news, the price of gasoline will be $3 or more, so you might want to get a large container, jar or box, and drop all extra change in it. Or maybe some could travel together and share expenses.

Hello Ron and Johnell. I just made a bowl of Congeal so if you want to stop by you can have a serving or two, or even three. Hope you are both well and I really hope it’s warmer there than here.

I’d better get March birthdays in before I forget ( now would I do such a thing? Absolutely). First I have a February one I forgot, Harold Taylor of Edgewood, Md., (first cousin), Feb. 12.

Now for March: Gladys Montgomery of Felt, Okla., March 13; my first cousin Harold Emerson Sergent, March 21; Madonna Pass, March 24; another cousin, Dora Jane, on March 25; Red’s nephew Alfred Finley Engle on March 28; my cousin Ben Edward Sergent on March 25; my baby brother Ronald Buford Sergent, Red’s niece Velma (Engle) Adams and Pete Smith, all on March 21; and as Johnell’s birthday is April 2, I decided to include her.

Happy birthday to all, and may your day be extra special this year.

Anniversary congratulations to Brandon and Shelly (Hunsucker) on March 9.

I’d better stop now. Have a great week. Love and prayers, Emma Lou Engle, 4801 Clifton Ave., Lorain, OH 44055, (440) 233-7548, emmalouengle@yahoo.com.

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