Whitesburg KY

Mother Nature playing Halloween tricks

Northeast Ohio

My, oh my, I do believe Mother Nature is in a playful mood. After all the rain, winds and cold temps, she is now giving us warm sunny days with temperatures in the 60s, some days near 79, but alas it isn’t going to last long.

The forecast is for rain, and I’m sure temperatures will start falling. I sure do hate to say good-bye to warm sunshine, but what are you going to do?

Maybe Mother Nature is just playing Halloween tricks, which speaking of, please watch out for all the little ghosts, goblins, princesses and princes and what-evers. We need them all, they are the future of this country.

Such a beautiful time of the year. We have some trees out back that are absolutely picture perfect. One has red leaves and when the sun shines on it, it looks as though it’s on fire, and another one that looks like a tree of pure gold.

I do love this time of year and I get homesick to see the mountains of Kentucky, especially the ones I know best, Letcher County.

I’ve got some November birthday wishes to send, and lest I forget — me?

Happy birthday to Red’s sister Jean Hunsucker in Eolia, and a niece, Gloria Jean (Engle) Strough in Wise, Va., both on the 3rd; on the 5th niece Christy Adams in Indiana, and cousin Madge Sergent in Jackson; on the 7th cousin Greta (Taylor) Joseph in Louisville; on the 9th nephew Rodney Sergent in Elyria; on the 12th cousin Harold Taylor in Edgewood, Md.; on the 15th Pat Holcomb in Elyria; on the 16th brother Henry Warren Sergent in Murray, greatgranddaughter Julie Engle in Elyria, and Red’s niece Debbie (Engle) Maggard in Blackey; on the 17th Richard’s granddaughter Cassie Provoznic in Wellington; on the 20th grandson David Engle, nephew Bobby Goins and Donald Blair in Williamsburg; on the 21st Loretta Adams in Whitesburg; on the 25th Red’s nephew Langley Engle in Eolia; on the 26th great-granddaughter Anna Michel; on Oct. 27 Richard’s granddaughter Jordan Sergent in Lorain; and on the 30th nephew Larry Goins in Virginia Beach, Va.

May your day be special in every way and may you enjoy many, many more special days. To any I may have missed, I wish you the best.

Bill and Redia just left after a short visit. They usually stop by about every other day. They were both well.

I got letters from Colleen Craft in Indiana, cousin Gladys (Coots) Montgomery in Felt, Okla., and cousin Madge Sergent in Jackson. She sent me some pictures of my beautiful mom, taken at a reunion in 1980. One was with sister Sarah Belle. I do love pictures as long as they aren’t of me.

Years ago I had a picture taken at a studio and its motto was, “If beauty we take, if none we make.” Just didn’t seem to work that day.

It’s beginning to feel pretty cool outside right now, rain predicted for after midnight.

I picked enough greens for both us and Bill and Redia, a good mess. I pick, wash, cook and chop and divide, so Redia gets to fix hers how she wants them and so do I. I still have lots but I don’t think I’ll freeze any more. I guess I’m just getting lazier than normal. I have always been basically a lazy person, I just do what has to be done and things I want to do.

I had a most delicious surprise last Friday. A UPS truck backed into our driveway. I was thinking it was grandson Chris who is one of their drivers and when in the neighborhood stops by to say hello and check on us, but when the driver got out and came to the door it was not Chris but a stranger with a package. Being a very curious person, I just had to tear into it posthaste. Imagine my surprise when I discovered a dozen chocolatecovered strawberries. They were huge and so good, they were covered in white and dark chocolate with some extra goodies added.

Red being diabetic, he very seldom eats candy or sweets, but he had two and so did I. Thank you, my friend, such a thoughtful person.

Charles called Red. He and Delores are both doing well. I got a call from Jeanie. She had a pretty good week and I’m hoping this week will be even better.

Can you believe how near Thanksgiving and Christmas are? I haven’t even thought about doing any Christmas shopping but I’ll worry about that after Thanksgiving. Haven’t decided whether or not I’m going to have food and invite the family to stop by, have a bite to eat and pick up their gifts, got another little one to buy for this year. I love to buy for little girls, could be because we only had the two boys. Course when they were small, anything pleased them, now they want things I refuse to buy. I would much rather give them books than video games and such.

Sending a big howdy to everyone and also a wish for a great week. Love and prayers to all.

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

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