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Letcher Countians visit relatives in Ohio



It’s me again, coming to you from a wet, cool to cold, Lorain, Ohio. We did have some sun today but is supposed to be in the low 30s tonight.

Our dear friend Joyce Gaynell Adkins and her husband, Columbus, Ind., along with her sister-in-law Dianne Edwards (the late Hansel) from here in Lorain came by Saturday and spent some time with us. Red and I enjoyed every minute of their visit. Wish they lived close enough so we could see each other oftener. And speaking of Gaynell, I’d like to say hello to her beautiful daughter Jennifer (Hall, I think, if wrong I apologize). She and her husband live in Jenkins. I knew her when she was just a child and it is so hard to imagine her all grown up, married with children and grandchildren. I saw a picture of her and her daughter when the daughter was married, it was hard to tell which was the bride, so beautiful! Hoping your life is everything you wanted it to be and wishing you love and happiness always.

Hello to Donny and Regina also, they were here in Lorain, we missed seeing the two of you. Maybe next time, OK?

I’m going to get company Friday, Charles and Delores are coming up from Jenkins. It will be so good to see them. We always enjoy their visits. I have an early appointment and as soon as I get home, have a stack cake to bake, apples are cooked and spiced and ready to go. Northeast Ohio

To all my friends who haven’t heard from me lately, it’s been quite a busy time for me. What with Easter weekend, expecting company and doing a bit of dusting and shopping but I promise you will hear from me soon, just don’t get upset with me, please.

I talked to Jeanie and Ronald Buford this evening. Jeanie is having back trouble, seems Mister Arthur has moved in. Phil has lots of garden stuff in the ground, Christy and her friend helped him. Good girl, Christy!

It’s Thursday and time for me to finish this. It’s been a beautiful day, with sunshine and warmer temperatures. Had some frost last night. I sometimes wonder if I’ll ever get to plant my bean seeds. I may end up putting tomato plants in pots and set them on the patio.

When I talked to Ron yesterday they were finally home, had been without electricity since the tornadoes went through Alabama. A couple communities near them were completely destroyed. I am just so thankful that they weren’t directly in the path taken. It just breaks one’s heart to see the pictures and hear about all the destruction and deaths. Makes one wish there were no televisions and newspapers. But on the other hand we want to know what’s going on.

My deepest sympathy to Joyce and Arthur Sergent of the Deane area. I was so very, very sorry to hear about the death of your grandson, Nathaniel. My prayers are with you, and my love.

I just had the nicest surprise. I got a call from a longtime friend, Thelma Campbell Watts of Kingsport, Tenn. We went to Stuart Robinson School together and finally got to meet again at Pine Mountain Grill a few years back. Her great-granddaughters, twins Brooke and Bailey Graham, were celebrating their 13th birthday today. Now they are teenagers and young, beautiful ladies. I haven’t seen them lately but such pretty, pretty girls. Wishing the best for both of you, now and always.

I will write soon, Thelma, some rainy day when I can’t do any gardening, and we will try to catch up. Never happen.

I really hope you can make sense of this. I seem to be flitting thither and yon so I’m not going to bore you any longer. Thanks for putting up with me.

Y’all have a great week and to all mothers everywhere, I’m wishing you a perfect Mother’s Day.

Stay well, be happy and be good to one another. Love and prayers.

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



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