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No stopping Father Time



It’s a rainy January 11 here in Lorain this evening after a very pleasant morning.

I spent most of the day at the doctor’s office and decided I would get as much written as I can because I will be having an echo-cardiogram, probably Thursday or Friday. I’m just waiting for a call.

Red still isn’t feeling any too wel, but as our doctor said, “there’s no stopping Father Time.” It seems our age finally caught up with the miles and years. Oh well, they’ve been good ones.

I got to talk to two of my brothers today. Henry Warren called from Murray, and Ronald Buford from Huntsville, Ala. I always love hearing from family.

Henry said he was doing well except for two bad knees he’s had trouble with for years. Ron said he and Johnell were both well, but Johnell’s daughter is having some medical issues.

I do hope the doctors can resolve the problem and that she will be up and around like new in record time. I just love that Johnell and hate to know that she is hurting and worried.

And Ron and Henry, you know how much I love both of you.

We also heard from Redia; Red’s niece, Carleta Adams; and dear friend Clara Pfister of Clarkston, Mich., and yesterday got a call from Dallie (Toler) Smith of Grafton.

I have met her a few times and really liked her from the get- go. I don’t intend to let so much time pass before getting in touch with her again.

I’m really sorry I haven’t been in touch with all my dear, dear friends, but I promise just as soon as I can I will be writing so many letters you’ll be begging me to stop. I miss all of you so much.

I’ve got some January birthday and anniversary wishes to send, sorry some are already late but the wishes are most sincere.

To nephew Wendell Sanders on Jan. 7; Red’s niece Terri Shortt; granddaughter of Patty Eubank, Cheyenne Novy on Jan. 18; Red’s niece Frances Howard on Jan. 19; our son Billy Wayne Engle on Jan. 20; daughter- in- law Laredia Gail Engle (Redia) on Jan. 21; Red’s brother Charles Engle and my nephew Kent Sanders on Jan. 27; and grandson Steven Wayne Engle on Jan. 28.

I hope your birthdays were all you hoped for and wish you many, many more.

The only anniversary date I have is for Jeanie and Phil Adams on Jan. 11. I wish I had thought of it earlier so I could have called them. I will call soon to give them our congratulations and love.

Oh, and by the way, the other anniversary date I have is for Willie Howard ‘Red’ Engle and Emma Lou (Sergent) Engle on January 26, 1946, 66 years ago.

I’d better call it a day, get some sleep and maybe by morning I’ll be up and at ‘em.

I got a call and will have the echo- cardiogram at Mercy Hospital, and here’s hoping I can give all a good report.

I have talked to Jeanie and also Bill and Redia.

The fact is, Redia is shopping for me right now. I don’t know what we would do without family and friends. Neither of us is able to drive or do much of anything. Soon, though! Northeast Ohio

Charles called Red a short while ago and said all seemed to be doing pretty well down that way.

I really must apologize as it seems all I have been writing about lately is our ills and ailments. I do promise to write more of anything else soon as I’m back to me being me.

Hello, Oma Hatton, Rose Ballard and all other writers (one of which I am not). Oma, I read what you wrote about my white hair and blue suit looking like a model. Boy, if you could see me now, the only thing I could model is for one of the stick figures children draw, and the suit would fall off me. But I still have the white hair.

I’m going to have to take a short rest, but will be back next week.

I love and miss everyone. Be happy, stay well and God bless each and everyone.

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



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