Whitesburg KY

Mother Nature is wondrous sight

’Tis a rite purty day here in Lorain, the sun is a’shinin’ and a slightly cool wind is a’blowin’ (Thursday). Much diff erent from yesterday, it was so cold in the morning we had to put the furnace on long enough to get the house all warm and cozy.

Neither of us can take the cold anymore. Might as well face facts, we are now the older generation. By mid afternoon Wednesday the sun was shining and a gentle wind blowing. So nice.

Red and I sat outside watching and listening to birds singing. We saw two butterflies (I really miss seeing them), saw two small rabbits scampering about, and watched leaves blowing in the wind. Most were just waving to and fro but one seemed to shimmy and shiver, and with the slightest of breezes it would start to quiver from top to bottom. Ain’t Mother Nature a wondrous sight to behold?

Charles called Red telling him about a horrible accident that claimed the life of one woman. I don’t know who she was but her family and friends have my heartfelt sympathy and my prayers.

I talked to Georgia. She is on the puny list. I feel as though I should call her but don’t want to disturb her if she is lying down and maybe taking a nap. I will call her later. Sure hope it’s nothing serious.

When reading Rose Ballard’s column, noticed she mentioned flowers we also called Flags. All along the creek banks they grew really thick and were the color orange. My sister, Jeanie, and I were talking about a week or so ago and we spoke of Flags. Don’t know how or why they go the name, guess it was a hill country thing.

Also read Relon Hampton’s article in which he was talking about squirrels. I wonder what he would have thought about one that was around here about two years ago. I would be sitting on the back porch when he would come a’begging. I would toss a piece of bread out, which he would pick up, move off a little ways, come back for more. I would toss a bit closer until he was eating from my hand. Finally he jumped onto the end of the porch, took the bread, moved back to the end and pretty soon he was sitting beside me, eating out of my hand. This became a daily routine, all I had to do was say, “come on, baby” and he came right up beside me.

Took a short break and called Georgia. She said she was feeling some better.

I haven’t talked to or heard from Bill and Redia today. I do know they were picking up work clothes this morning and are probably busy working on them. They buy from Cintas rental company, lost accounts and overstocks. Wish I could help them; I have the want to but not the can do.

Did laundry this morning and worked some on my quilt. It’s getting a wee bit easier but still not so good. I finished the pillowcases I was embroidering and started another pair. Have also made several potholders, no fancy ones, just usable and square which is just about my limit. Sometimes I have trouble sewing a straight seam.

Talked to Anna Lea. She seems to be doing very well but she sure ‘nuff can make me feel tired or maybe just lazy listening to her tell about all she does. Wish I could do more.

Still haven’t heard much about the Engle reunion. I’ve been waiting for someone to let us know all about it. Speaking of picnics and such, just a reminder about the Engle-Sergent picnic which will be on Sunday, August 8, from noon to 4:45 p.m. at Hill Top Park in Elyria, Ohio. Hoping for a warm sunny day and a big crowd this year. Regardless of what the temperature might be, there’s always a breeze and my long sleeves feel good. The Letcher County picnic will be Saturday, Sept. 11, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Mill Hollow Park in Vermilion, Ohio. See you there?

Howdy, Oma Hatton, hope this finds you well. I was really looking forward to seeing you this summer but that doesn’t seem likely. I also missed seeing all the Brown family, they all seem like near and dear friends. Did everyone make it to Letcher County this year? I hope so and hope all had a wonderful time, being together, eating at Pine Mountain Grill and catching up on all the latest news of each family.

Hello to James and Rosie Slone, Kentucky; Dorothy Potter, South Carolina (will write soon); cousin Bill Sergent, North Carolina; Jean Cook, Kentucky; Bill and Fay Swims, Michigan; Dennis and Linda Back, Ohio (hope you are both well); and to anyone who might be reading this. Hello and have a great day.

Talked with Clara Pfister. She has been having some health issues, but says she is doing much better. My prayers are with you, Clara, I will write soon. Before I forget, a big hello and many thanks to Kathy Hoff man in Erlanger. There are so many letters I need to write but a limit on how many at a time, in fact this article is written in installments, which is probably why it sounds like so much babbling. I do apologize!

Wow! Time does seem to fly when one gets busy. I had to stop and make supper. Red is diabetic and I try to sorta keep him on schedule.

Almost seven o’clock and the sun is still brightly shining. Gal Friday will show up around 8 p.m. and I need to say so long for now. Same time, same place next week. In the meantime, have a wonderful summer, stay safe and before I say bye-bye, I want to send congratulations to all graduates. May your future be bright and may all your dreams come true.

Love, prayers and peace to all.

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

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