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It’s fall, but most of the leaves are drab




FESTIVAL-GOERS — Geraldean McCormick (left) and Loretta Church were among the residents of Letcher Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation who visited the Mountain Heritage Festival on Thursday. The residents enjoyed the day as they shopped at the craft and food booths.

FESTIVAL-GOERS — Geraldean McCormick (left) and Loretta Church were among the residents of Letcher Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation who visited the Mountain Heritage Festival on Thursday. The residents enjoyed the day as they shopped at the craft and food booths.

Another gentle soul has left on a final journey, leaving behind all pain, troubles and sorrows. Junior Taylor, 82, of Clyde, left his earthly home Tuesday morning, Sept. 21, to join his beloved wife, the late Avie Lee Taylor, in their new home where they will spend eternity together.

Junior was born in Letcher County to the late Frank and Bessie Taylor.

I wish to extend my deepest sympathy to his sons and daughter, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers and sister, many friends and other relatives and also his church family.

I met most of his family and lots of friends two years ago when Richard, Georgia and I went to Clyde’s to help celebrate his 80th birthday. He was a cousin of ours, his mother was my mom’s aunt. Junior always had a sense of humor, one had to really be on their toes else he would pull a funny before you would see it coming. I love you children and wish I could be with you in your time of sorrow. My heart and thoughts will be with you.

I want to thank my dear friend, no make that cousin, as she was married to my cousin the late Parnell (Bill) Sergent. Parnell’s dad and my dad were brothers, and his mom was my mom’s aunt. She was sister to Bessie. Thank you so very much Madge, the twin sister to Avie Lee. I will always remember you, and just want to let you know I love you, and I will be in touch.

I talked to all my family last week. I won’t say all were well, but surviving, which is good news considering.

We are getting company tomorrow (Friday), Charles and Delores. I broke down and baked a stack cake, no easy task anymore.

I would like you to put the following people on your prayer list: Clara Pfister, Evon (Taylor) Beckett, Jean Franklin, Sarah Belle Sergent, Janie Adams, Jeanette Adams and husband, the family of Kathy Hoff mann and Red Engle. Thank you.

It’s officially fall now, usually the most colorful season of the year, but due to so much hot dry weather the leaves are kind of drab.

We do have some blossoms on our crepe myrtle and several on our Rose of Sharon. We finally got enough rain to slake the thirst of late mustard, and to show its appreciation it’s really growing, and so nice and green. I do believe I will be able to pick a good cooking come next week.

I saw Georgia this afternoon, and today wasn’t one of her better days. She said she was lying down all morning. She’s another one you might want to add to the prayer list. The fact is, we all need prayers.

I haven’t seen Bill and Redia since Sunday when they came by after church and had dinner with us. Did talk to Redia today, they are doing well except Bill is busy, busy, working every day.

I had to do something I’ve never done before, except when it was my decision. A time or two I have started quilting and decided that wasn’t the way I wanted it to be, but this time was because I made a mess (boohoo).

I finally got it right and feel much better about it. I’m still finding quilting a bit difficult, and it’s hard to get the stitches as straight since my hand doesn’t work too well and sometimes needle just slips out of my hand. I’m not giving up though.

I had a really hot first full day of fall. Soon there will be cold and frosts, and then there’s that beautiful white, but sometimes treacherous, stuff . Can you believe just how soon Thanksgiving and Christmas will be here?

Rose Ballard, I do hope things are going better for you. I think about you often and pray the load will be lifted from your heart and your life. And may you find peace and healing, just keep on keeping on and keep smiling. Love you.

Until next time, I’m wishing you all a fantastic fall and a wonderful winter, be well, be happy and peace be with you. Love and prayers.

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

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