Howdy dear friends and neighbors. I do hope your week was a good one and sincerely hope the next one is better.
Are your gardens still producing and how is school going for everyone? Schools around here just started this week so our neighborhood has been very quiet.
Hope y’all are well and looking forward to a beautiful autumn with all the gorgeous colors of the rainbow and a very mild winter with a smidgen of snow now and then.
Guess one could say I’m doing fairly well. Could complain now and then, but who wants to listen?
Red just isn’t doing so well. He has too many bad days and worse nights. He is scheduled for the third shot in his eye on Sept. 28. He says this may be his last one so we will have to wait and see. Sometimes he cannot see a thing.
Well, I’ve started selling my quilting supplies. I have already sold quite a bit of material and all the padding, plus some tops that were finished and some started. I’ve got lots more material, thread, pins, needles and found another stack of finished tops. Who knows what will become of them when I’m not around any more? It’s almost like part of me is already gone.
Mister Arthritis has moved into my right hand, the one with the plate. When I try to quilt, if I want the needle to go this way, it has a mind of its own and goes that way.
We just had company. Richard and Georgia stopped by and a short time later, Debbie with Ben and Kristen. All are gone now but Catharine will be here around 10 or 10:30. She has to close tonight.
She’s been working all the hours she can to have money for a vacation she and one of her friends will be taking in Nashville, Tenn. I really hope they get to do and see everything on their agenda. I know two old fogies who will really miss her. I’m sure Jeremy and Valerie will also miss her.
Red talks to Charles just about every day and he says he seems to be doing okay. Not great, but after the surgery he went through that’s a plus. Charles and Delores, we love you both and our prayers are with you always.
I talk with Jeanie pretty often and had a good phone visit with Clarita. I’m always glad to hear from her and she is go good about calling to check on us.
I also had a good chat with Anna Lea.
I have a partial list of September birthdays, and will have to list rest next time.
So have a great day with lots of presents and ice cream: Doris King on Sept. 1; Thelma (Sergent) Lundy on Sept. 20; great-granddaughters Elizabeth on the Sept. 14 and Brooklyn on Sept. 16; Kathy Hoffman on Sept. 23; Georgia (Bentley) Starry on Sept. 26.
I’m really not sure, but Red’s sisters have birthdays, one on Sept. 21 and the other on Sept. 23, Nina and Mae. I’m sorry but the old bean ain’t working normally all the time, forgive me? Love you both. Have some cake and ice cream for me.
I almost forgot about a call got from Orange, Texas, from a Meade. Hello to you and your wife, and I will write more about it later.
I’ve got to close up shop for now. It’s 10 p.m., and Catharine will be popping in any moment.
Have a fantastic week, enjoy the holiday, and until next time, stay well, be happy and give a smile and hello to all you meet. Love and prayers to all.
Emma Lou Engle, 4801 Clifton Ave., Lorain, OH 44055, (440) 233-7548, email@example.com.