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New family member arrives

Howdy and hope you are having a pleasant, sunny day in your neck of the world. It’s a hot humid day here, with a mixture of clouds and sunshine. I’m a’thinkin’ my wishing done got me more than I bargained for. I do love the heat but the humidity is a bit much.

I want to say hello and welcome to the newest member of our extended family. On Saturday, June 19, around the hour of four in the afternoon, in New York, Carson Quinton Adams arrived, weighing in at eight pounds plus. He is the first child of Calvin and Mary Adams who welcomed him with loving arms. He is also the first grandchild of sister and brother-in-law Jeanie and Phil Adams, Louisville. They are both over the moon and when Jeanie called me said she couldn’t stop smiling, which I knew right away as one could hear the smile in her voice. They are both so happy and are planning a short trip to New York sometime in July to see and hold him. I am so happy for them. Now I must not forget his Aunty Christy Adams, Indiana, who will be one doting aunty and given half a chance will spoil him rotten. Me? I’m his great aunt.

Mustard patch is no more, picked the last Monday evening. It sure did flourish this year, huge leaves and lots and lots, have several packs in freezer. Had all we wanted to eat and gave away the rest. Our garden consists of beans, ‘maters, peppers (four plants) and cucumbers. Now if we had just put out lettuce and onions, we would have fixings for a salad.

Talked to baby brother, Ronald Buford and have made a decision. When I next see him, he’s gonna git a good whoopin’. He just has to let me know all about the good garden vittles they are a’havin. Makes my mouth water just hearing about them. Fresh green beans, new ‘taters, one of my favorite foods, cornbread and all the fixin’s. He raises two gardens practically every year and Alabama must be a good gardening state.

Jeanie called and said everything is healing as it should but she just can’t get her strength back. She and Phil are both looking forward to the trip to New York around the first week or so in July to get to see and cuddle their grandson.

Redia just stopped by a few minutes. She was delivering some groceries, my own personal shopper and I have my own private secretary too, now ain’t I the lucky one? If I only had a housekeeper! Been doing some cleaning and have to do it in stages, these old bones jist seem to git too tird. Oh, to be a few years younger, mind you, ain’t saying I’m gitting old. Yeah! Just add up the years and mileage.

I have taken a week off or maybe I just have one of my lazy days which has lasted a week. Have not written even one letter.

Red has talked to most of his family and I talked to his niece Carleta one day. She said she and Creighton would be up for a visit about July 16. We are looking forward to seeing them

I do hope everyone is well and having a fun-filled summer and I wish each and every one a happy and safe Fourth of July. Hope the weather will be just what you want for picnics and family gatherings. I can remember when all our family up here would get together for hot dogs, chips, ‘tater salad, baked beans and whatever else someone would bring. And we always had a watermelon or two. Gotta get one this year.

Better send July birthday greetings before I wait too long. A very happy birthday to Ronny Goins, Whitesburg, Bobby Joe Pass, New Palestine, Ind., and twins Bailee and Brandon Sergent, Lorain, Ohio on the seventh; Orbin Engle, Virginia, on the ninth; Jeanie Adams, Louisville, on the 28th, niece Teena (Henry’s daughter), Illinois, on the 20th, Darrell Profitt, Whitesburg, Sidney Hull, Detroit, Mich., on the 26th, Janet Flynn, Pekin, Ind., on the 30th. Hope your special day is a most happy one and may you celebrate many more. I’m sure there are many others celebrating and I extend the same wish for all.

Gonna stop for now by wishing all a peaceful, healthy and happy summer, good night and pleasant dreams to all. Love and prayers.

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

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