Whitesburg KY

It’s time to plan for upcoming holidays

Northeast Ohio

Hope all the little ghosts, goblins, witches and all others had a safe night and got loads and loads of treats. We had the fewest this year that we have ever had. Course a lot of little ones are now big ones.

It’s a sunny day here, but there’s a chill in the air. We have had a couple of frosty mornings but those farther from the lake have had more. Red’s roses are still blooming but you should see our lawn, a most beautiful carpet of reds, gold, brown and rust with a smidgen of green here and there.

Red and I went to Little Edna Church. They had a big crowd and some visiting preachers, one from Florida and Billy Miller from Detroit. He’s the son-in-law of Ralph and Leona Caudill. His wife, Brenda, (a very sweet lady) and daughter were with him. Ralph is moderator of Little Ida Church in Ecorse, Mich. Brenda said her dad and mom weren’t doing all that well, especially Leona. I’m sure prayers would be most welcome.

Hello to Nellie Banks in Indiana. We sure had a good visit. We cooked up a storm and did a whole bunch of sewing. I always enjoy her calls. Also, hello to Dottie Bentley in Louisville. If I ever get down to visit Jeanie and Phil I’m going to make sure it’s on a church time. She wants to take me to church with her.

Hello to Dallie Toler Smith. I do hope your brother is better. They are from Millstone. Dallie lives here in Ohio now, and Roy in Pound, Va. He is very sick and needs lots of prayers; please remember him.

Our little Elizabeth seems to be doing well now, I just hope she can keep on doing so. Children are so precious. Has anyone logged onto bounceradio.net and caught “Bobby Joe’s Gospel Jubilee”? Isn’t it one of the best programs on the air? I can’t get it but I do have some CDs and I’m hooked. Close your eyes and listen. Can you hear the old songs being sung from homes, someone plowing a field, doing housework, rocking a baby, churches’ old-time singings and graveyards? They are echoing over and through the mountains. Now I’m homesick for the mountains.

Can you believe how close the holidays are? Are you ready? Not me, I have no idea what fixin’s I’m going to make. I will probably fix a turkey breast, mashed ‘taters, gravy, green beans, yams and whatever else comes to mind. For dessert, I will bake a couple dried apple pies and buy a pumpkin pie.

I gotta get started on my Christmas shopping soon. With five grandchildren, their spouses, 12 greats, Billy Wayne, Redia and Valerie, it’s going to take a week or two or three. I plan to have Christmas open house the Sunday before Christmas. That’s the only day no one has to work, except Catharine; she goes in mostly afternoons.

I just had a really good conversation with my baby brother, Mr. Ronald Buford Sergent, calling from Huntsville, Ala. He said he was sitting outside in some balmy fall weather. I wouldn’t do that here this evening; we had some really bright sunshine but it’s cold, cold, cold and cold is not my favorite kind of weather.

I need to finish this before my Gal Friday stops by to pick up and send on its way.

Wishing for everyone a most happy day and a peaceful life.

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

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