Hi all. I hope you are having sunshine at your place. Not here, it’s bitter cold and there’s snow on the ground. How long until springtime? It sure won’t come too soon for me.
Red is still feeling poorly, these shingles are really treating him rough. His right eye stays red and swollen and so does his nose. He also has lots of bad pains on the right side of his head. I got my cast off Monday, went Wednesday for therapy and now I’m trying to write. I only hope Catharine will be able to read my scribbling okay. I have to write awhile and rest awhile; my hand wants to cramp.
We received some of the most beautiful anniversary cards and so many calls. I do want to say thank you from my heart to all who called and wrote. I guess we’ll have to celebrate at a later date as neither of us were in a festive mood. Bill and Redia did bring dinner and ate with us.
I have another big thank you to send, had planned to last week but my feeble mind just plain shut down. Thank you, Mildred, for your kindness, your generosity, your love and caring and most of all for your beautiful heart. We have already enjoyed many of the goodies and still have more to go. How can we ever repay you for everything?
To my dear friend Emilie Schmidt, her sister Shirley Sizemore and all the other members of their family, my heartfelt sympathy and my love and prayers go out to you after reading about the death of your sister, mother, aunt, cousin and friend.
I called all my brothers and sisters to let them know about the death of Rachel Lynn Sergent, the 27-yearold daughter of our nephew, Rodney and Barbara (Dunlap) Sergent. Rachel had one sister and brother-in-law, Robin, Jon and Gavin Nelson, grandparents, Chester and Jettie Sergent and Darlene Dunlap and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Sarah Belle came up from Cincinnati Saturday and back home Monday. She and I went to the funeral home Sunday; Red wasn’t able to sit up that long. Bill and Redia were there as were Richard and Georgia and their two, Debbie and Billy and Ricky and Joyce. George Aliff , and his four children, Eric and wife, Brian, Jill, husband and baby and Trish and husband all came down from Youngstown and surrounding areas, George is Rodney’s brother-in-law, widower of Wanda Sergent. My heart aches for the family. I know how heartwrenching it is to lose a child.
I’ve got some February birthday wishes to send. I’m sure some will be late and I’m sorry, but a special day to all who celebrate in this month.
My brother, Chester Sergent in Northridgeville, on the 2nd, cousin Virginia Lapoli of Cathedral City, Calif. on the 7th, cousin Denver Profitt of Romulus, Mich. on the 13th, two of Red’s nieces, both of Pound, Va., on the 15th, Lena Stallard and Terri Shortt, two of our greats of Elyria, Oh., Tyler on the 25th and Alex on the 14th, both are sons of Jennifer, and niece Debbie Resor of Wellington, on the 20th. Wishing all of you many, many more birthdays, and may each one be better than the ones before.
Congratulations to all who have an anniversary in February. May you have a long and happy life together.
I’ve just got stop and rest my hand and do exercises the therapist recommended. Give me a few more days and I will be getting some letters in the mail.
Stay well, stay warm, love and prayers. Emma Engle, 4801 Clifton Ave. Lorain, OH 44055, (440) 233-7548, emmalouengle@ yahoo.com.