Whitesburg KY

Mustard would add to winter meals

Well howdy there. I hope everyone had a great week. It wasn’t too bad here weather wise. We have been having some cooler weather and did get a good slow, soaking rain, but it came just a mite too late.

Most gardens are finished, and all we have now is a few tomatoes. I can’t complain though, we had enough beans for eating and put a few packs in the freezer.

We had lots of early mustard and now our late patch is up. I just hope I get enough to put more in the freezer. They would be real good with soup beans, mashed potatoes and cornbread come wintertime, with all the cold winds and snow. I don’t want to even think about that.

Sarah Belle has been in the hospital again. They had to take her by ambulance on Saturday. I’m still not sure just what went wrong but hopefully will find out today or sometime this weekend. Not sure when she will be released, but it will be to a nursing home for rehab. She celebrated her birthday Tuesday. I called to wish her a happy birthday and the hospital brought her a cake.

My heartfelt sympathy to the family of Litton Webb, 76, of LaGrange, who died Aug. 24 at Amherst Specialty Hospital. Litton was born in Crossville, Tenn., later moving to Elyria. My love and prayers are with his wife, Judy (Potter), formerly of Letcher County, his grandchildren, greatgrandchildren, brothers, sisters and friends.

I talked to Georgia this morning. Judy is one of her first cousins. She and Richard are both doing fairly well and so is their family. I talked to Jettie earlier in the week; she and Chester both seem to be doing okay.

I got a few September birthday greetings to send: Sept. 2, my nephew Tim Sanders, Arizona, and Creighton Adams, Eolia; Sept. 4, Lauren Sergent, Lorain; Sept. 20, my cousin, Thelma (Sergent) Lundy, Ind.; Sept. 21, Red’s sister, Nina (Engle) Hobbs, Jenkins; Sept. 24, Red’s sister, Mae (Engle) Sowards, Pound, Va.; and Sept. 26, Georgia (Bentley) Starry, Alexandria, Va.

Wishing each one a great day with lots of cake and ice cream and of course loads of presents.

I would also like to send anniversary congratulations to Charles and Delores (Hampton) Engle of Jenkins, on Sept. 2. May you have a long and loving life together.

I got such a nice letter from Jeanette Adams of Isom. Thank you so much for writing. I’m sure Jeanette is one special lady because she has two very special sisters, Clara Pfister in Clarkston, Mich., and Kathy Hofmann in Erlanger. Even though I have never met them I feel as though they are very dear, longtime friends, and the same goes for Mildred Perdue, Sterling, Va., and Emilie Schmidt, Shepherdsville.

Fact is, I consider all the ones who write, call or email my dear friends. You’ll never know just how much I appreciate hearing from you. It does an old woman’s heart a world of good and I want to say “thank you”. I know I have been a bit lax in writing lately but am getting back to doing so.

Hello to Oma, Rose, Gladys Smith, Creda Isaac, and anyone else who might be reading this. I hope you are behaving yourselves and having a great summer.

Georgia and Richard just stopped by and brought some pies and I had baked a cake and made a pot of coffee. Come on by and join us.

I’ve got to finish this before Catharine shows, and it seems I hear her car in the driveway now. So will say so long till next week, have a good one, be good, stay well and smile. Love and prayers.

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

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