By EMMA LOU ENGLE
Howdy y’all, it’s me again hoping to find everyone well and happy. How many have had the awful colds, flu or whatever it might be? So many around here have it or have had it. Sure does not treat them kindly. Some are really, really sick.
Did everyone have a happy Valentine’s Day? I’m thinking there must have been lots of engagements and weddings on that day. OK, you guys, there will be no excuse for forgetting an anniversary.
Red and I saw our doctor yesterday. We are both feeling some better but will never be well and whole again. Some ailments just aren’t fixable and we sure aren’t young anymore, but that’s alright, we’ve had a good run.
I had to go this morning to be fitted for compression stockings. My feet and ankles don’t match the rest of my body, too fat. Lost a pound since my last visit, weighed 95 then and now weigh 94. I can’t understand why, because I do eat a lot and have fattening snacks off and on during the day.
Georgia just called and said everyone is well over there except Rick and Joyce. Both have whatever is going around. Rick has been really sick but was beginning to feel some better yesterday. Northeast Ohio
He drove us to see the doctor and also had blood work done. I don’t know what we would do without our family. We will never be able to repay them. Our love to all of you!
Ava Blair, it was so nice talking with you and I do hope you are both well. Hello to all you dear friends. I did start to get a few cards written on Valentine’s Day, but I got so many phone calls and company had to give up. I spent about three hours at the doctor’s office and was too tired to even think straight and today have been busy and tired.
Delores called this evening, but I didn’t talk to her as I was taking my daily nap. She said it was raining down there. It was a bit drizzly here and by afternoon started turning really cold. Oh well, it is still winter and will be for awhile.
Before I forget ( as if I would do that), the Engle- Sergent picnic will be held on Sunday, Aug. 12, at Hill Top Park in Elyria from noon to 4:30 p.m. at shelter number one, and I hope it will be overflowing. I hope I will be up to baking dried apple pies and maybe a stack cake and green beans.
Red just got off the phone with his niece, Carleta Adams. I was cleaning up the kitchen after a supper of leftovers.
I don’t know what time Catharine will show up, so I’m going to end this pitiful excuse of a news column.
I did talk to Jeanie yesterday, and I kind of got a feeling that neither she nor Phil were feeling up to running a marathon.
A big hello to Oma Hatton, Rose Ballard, Creda Isaac and all others who write a column for The Mountain Eagle, including Relon Hampton and Jim Cornett.
I really am going to stop now and with best wishes for good health and peace and happiness always.
Emma Lou Engle, 4801 Clifton Ave., Lorain, OH 44055, (440) 233-7548, firstname.lastname@example.org.