Whitesburg KY
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Jenkins visitors are upside

Northeast Ohio

Good morning, it’s me again, coming your way from Lorain.

We’ve finally gotten temperatures high enough to warrant the use of our air conditioner, and I had to turn it on yesterday and is supposed to be even hotter today.

Hope this finds all well and enjoyed a great week. Ours was on the up and down side.

The upside was having company for the weekend. Red’s brother and his wife, Charles and Delores of Jenkins, came Saturday afternoon and left Monday morning. A short visit but we really loved having them. We didn’t do anything special, just talked and ate.

The downside of the week was the loss of two friends of many years. The first to go was Faye Edwards, wife of Elmer Edwards. Elmer is an Old Regular Baptist preacher and if I’m not mistaken he is secretary and treasurer at Little Edna Church where he and Faye have been long time members.

Faye had been in ill health for several years. Elmer took really good care of her until he got sick and was hospitalized, so he had to admit Faye to a nursing home in Vermilion, from where she started her journey home.

Eileen Hartzell’s funeral was last week. I had known her for many years, even before I met Faye.

Eileen died at Mercy Hospital in Lorain after suffering a massive stroke, leaving three children, several grandchildren, 24 greats and nine great-greats. She attended church regularly and belonged to one.

She was a salesperson for Amway, Sarah Coventry, Stanley Products and Avon.

Both you ladies will be missed, but keep a watch because there will be many who will soon be joining you.

Just got a call from Red’s niece, Lena Stallard of Pound, Va., and a short while later his niece, Carleta Adams of Eolia, called. Everyone seems to be doing okay but I really don’t think I would like to be down that way right now.

They said temperatures were in the 90s. It’s been in the 80s here and that’s almost more than enough for me. I can remember when it never seemed too hot for me. What a change a year can make.

Just got a call from my niece, Debbie Resor of Wellington, and she and hubby Billy are on their way for a visit and bringing one of my favorite things to eat, a banana split. Red decided on a strawberry sundae. Yum, yum! I’m just patiently waiting (not really).

Oma Hatton, I hope this finds you well and enjoying yourself and also the beauties of the mountains and the panorama that has been provided by Mother Nature.

Rose Ballard, you seem to be bouncing back by leaps and bounds (wish I could). To the rest of the article writers, a big country “Howdy” and have a happy week.

Redia stopped by for a short visit, but I haven’t talked to Bill yet. He had to pick up work clothes this morning, and on pick up days he is really busy unloading, and he’s also working the counter when his help takes her breaks and lunch.

Debbie and Billy just left, and we really loved having them and would have done so even without the ice cream treats.

Just heard the weather forecast and would you believe it’s for rain? Hope it’s not heavy storms, just clouds and sunshine but no rain.

I am sending this with love and prayers and wishes for a most happy healthy week.

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

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