Whitesburg KY

Letcher natives meet in Ohio

Northeast Ohio

Howdy y’all. It’s hard to believe another week has come and gone, but the calendar says so. Been a soso week around here with some good days but more bad ones.

We did go to Little Pilgrim Home Church at Ruggles last Sunday. I drove down and back, but no more long trips, too tiring.

I hope this finds everyone doing well and having some beautiful weather. Today has been one of those days when the sun shines really bright and soon it ain’t so bright.

Nights and mornings are pretty cool and sometimes it’s downright cold. We’ve had the furnace going a couple times, and it felt good.

Just talked to Jeanie, and they seem to be like the rest of us, just making it. Also talked to Redia and Red’s niece.

Frances Howard called. She was at Letcher Manor Nursing Home where her mother Nina Hobbs is now a resident, and so is Jean Hunsucker. Guess Jean is doing fairly well but Nina not so well.

Red hasn’t talked to Charles, but Frances said he is really doing well. The staples were removed, and now he can have regular food, no more broth, Jell-O and liquids. He’s also driving some. Way to go, Charles!

Had a most pleasant phone visit with a neighbor I met at one of the Letcher picnics, and right away we became friends. During our talk we found out we are both Letcher County girls, had grown up on farms, our dads were both coal miners and she went to Hemphill School with some of my family, and no doubt Fleming High School.

So hello to Fayetta (Fleming) Hall and hubby Charles, and also to her sister, Wanda (Fleming) Damron and her hubby Ray. Love you both and am looking for a visit real soon.

Oh, we did grow up in different ‘hollers,’ me on Indian (Injun) Creek, and they grew up just across Jim Wright Mountain. A more citified place, they had a fountain (food and such) there, but all we had was Indian Creek School and a small country store.

I’ve got to admit though they aren’t a bit citified, just good old country girls.

Catharine really enjoyed her mini vacation. She fell in love with Nashville and I’m sure given half a chance she would make a return visit. I wish she could go for a whole week.

I got a call earlier this week from dear friend Clara Pfister, of Michigan. Always a pleasure talking with her.

I had some of the best peanut butter fudge this week.

We met this very special couple at Letcher County picnic, Otho and Pat Holcomb. Otho is from Goose Creek — I’m sure many of you know exactly where that — but he found his treasure while working in Michigan.

We missed the picnic this year to attend the funeral of a dear friend and Pat, knowing how much I love her fudge, made sure I got a share. Thanks to Wanda Hall (Billy Joe) and daughter-inlaw Redia. Wanda brought it to church and Redia delivered it here. A well traveled plate of fudge.

Here are a few more September birthdays I didn’t get in last time: Doris King, Sept. 1; Creighton Adams and nephew Tim Sanders on Sept. 2; Lauren Sergent, Sept. 4, cousin Thelma (Sergent) Lundy on Sept. 20; and Georgia (Bentley) Starry on Sept. 26. Happy birthday to all.

Anniversary congratulations to Charles and Delores Engle, which was on Sept. 2, and Phillip and Terri Short, Sept. 29. May you have many loving and happy years together.

It’s now getting time for Ms. Catharine to be showing up so I need to end this for now.

Love and prayers to you all. Hoping y’all have a special week.

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

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