Whitesburg KY

Mother Nature has a sense of humor

Howdy everyone, hope this finds all well and hope you had a warm, sunny week. We had a warm day or two but mostly cold and now rain with thunder a bit of hail and the promise of some snow by morning. Mother Nature sure has a funny (?) sense of humor.

It’s been quite a week for us. Red has gotten calls from his brother Charles, sister Jean, niece Frances Howard, and got to speak with his sister Nina.

Bill, Frances and Nina are now at their new home in Lexington, and live closer to Bill and Frances’s three sons, Greg and Maureen in Cincinnati, Robert and Chris and his wife and their twins Chandler and Elizabeth, only grandchildren of Bill and Frances.

I got to talk with Frances and Nina. First time I had heard Nina’s voice in over a year. She sounded really good, does make me a wee bit homesick. Red did call his niece Carleta, she and Creighton were doing fairly well.

I talked to Jeanie this evening. She had her procedure today and everything was okay, for which we are very, very thankful.

We received a call from two very dear friends, Jay and Beulah Sammons. They are members of Little Edna Church of Old Regular Baptist, a couple we dearly love.

We’ve had company today. Bill and Redia came by and so did Catharine. Red and I also did a bit of visiting and we took Christmas gifts out to Chester and Jettie. We hadn’t seen them since last year. They both seemed to be doing fairly well. Anyway, it was good to see them.

I had an early appointment this morning, and thankfully no snow. While out and about I ran into Irene Anderson Stover, a downhome girl. I hadn’t seen her in a while but she looked great and still has that beautiful smile.

I talked to Georgia, and she and Richard are really doing well. I just hope it stays that way. She said they might stop by for a visit tonight.

I guess I should get busy and bake something, maybe an angel food cake. Yeah, that sounds pretty good to me as I’m really not all that fond of iced cakes.

I should be getting some letters ready for mailing but that will be my big project for tomorrow. I think I’m a bit on the lazy side, just one thing a day. Don’t you agree with me?

You should see what a beautiful blue sky we are seeing here today. One glorious shade covering all within sight, a brilliant sun shining, but cold and I do mean cold. It would be an almost perfect day were it not for the brown bare trees, shrubbery and such. There is one redeeming feature though, some green grass showing. It probably kept warm with its covering of snow. Northeast Ohio

Just a reminder of the two picnics coming up here later, the Engle-Sergent, July 31, and the Letcher County, Sept. 10.

I have not heard anything about the Engle reunion in Letcher County, which is usually held Memorial weekend. I will try to find out when and where soon.

I would also like to know if, when, and where the Bates clan plan to have theirs. How about it, Joe? Can you let me know and I will get the word out? I hope you and all your relatives will attend the Letcher County picnic.

The cake is in the oven, but it isn’t an angel food. I picked lemon instead.

My Gal Friday likes lemon with cream cheese frosting, and she will be stopping by tonight so thought I would surprise her. She sure is a good one. If she’s at a store or planning to go, she calls to see if we need anything. It’s usually bread or milk. I don’t know what we’d do without her.

Does anyone have garden vegetables growing? It will be awhile before I can even think about planting. It’s not going be a big garden, just a few short rows of beans, two or three tomato plants and a mustard patch. I’ve got to have mustard greens.

Catharine is here and having some cake, so I’ll finish this here and now. Have a blessed week, wishing you a warm and happy one. Love and prayers.

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

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