Whitesburg KY

Lot of cold and flu-like symptoms going around

Northeast Ohio

Howdy y’all and what’s going on in your corner of the world? It is a dreary cold day here, but what can one expect, after all, it is winter.

Hope this finds everyone feeling up to par. Around here there’s a lot of colds with flu-like symptoms, and it’s getting really bad. Hospitals and such are limiting visits, especially if one has colds or sniffles.

So far all I have are sneezing fits now and then, but Red has had and still does have a really bad deep cough with headaches and looks kind of feverish. I do know he is being well taken care of. You would not believe the place he is, it’s like a town in itself. It has condos, assisted living, independent living, therapy, dining room, post office, salon, cafe, beautiful rooms and much more.

The name of it is Main Street. I had no idea such a place existed, but I’m thinking we made the right choice. All who work there are so very caring and so nice and pleasant.

Richard, Georgia and I went to see Red last Thursday, and he wants to come home so bad. He seems to think that if he can use a walker during therapy he’s ready. It’s hard to explain to him that he has to do more than that.

I had to take him to see the surgeon who operated on his hip Friday and everything seems to be doing well. I really had a scare before we left. I went down the hall to get my coat and everything went black and I could feel myself going down. I have no idea how I managed to stop myself, but with the grace of God and sheer will, I came back.

I called Bill to ask him to call now and then to see if I was okay. He didn’t call but was here right away and made me promise to call 911 right away should it happen again, and then call him and I certainly will do so.

I could have died and no one would know. Just not my time I suppose.

Hey, Oma Hatton, Rose Ballard and all the others who write, I still read everyone’s article and enjoy all.

Once Red gets home and I can sort of relax. I have a whole passel of letters to write.

My love, prayers and sincere sympathy to my cousin Eva Dale Douglas and all her family for the loss of her husband, Robert Douglas of Sacramento, Calif. I will write soon as things settle down here.

Hello and love to all my Sergent and Engle families, and I’m hoping to see some or all at the Engle-Sergent picnic which will be Aug. 18, from 12 to 4:45 p.m. at Hill Top Park in Elyria. I’ll be looking for you.

I’m getting tired and will take a break and Catharine will be here soon. Love and prayers to all. Until next time.

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

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