Hi friends, neighbors and relatives. I hope everyone is well and staying warm. It’s a cold but sunny day here in Lorain, and we still have lots and lots of snow. I have off ered to give some away but so far no takers. The off er still stands.
Well, I suppose you could say Red and I are both improving even though he still has some bad days. He will get up one morning with his eye not so red and swollen, but the next morning it will be really red and almost together!
I went for therapy yesterday and am really getting much better, though there’s still lots I just can’t do, there’s a lot I can. I have one more session.
Rose Ballard, I do wish you lived nearby. McDonald’s sounds just fine, but soup beans and cornbread sound better. I hope you and your family are all well.
What a beautiful girl is Emily Walker. I’m sure Pam is so proud of her and all her accomplishments. Congratulations, Emily.
Red talked to his niece Frances in Jenkins. It seems her mother Nina Hobbs in Letcher Manor, isn’t doing all that well.
He has also talked with nieces Carleta (Engle) Adams in Eolia, and Lena (Hampton) Stallard in Pound, Va., his sisters Mae (Engle) Sowards in Pound, Va., and Jean (Engle) Hunsucker in Eolia, and his brother Charles in Jenkins.
I talked to my sister Jeanie (Sergent) Adams in Louisville recently. I’m glad to report that she has not been blacking out during dialysis for several sessions. Hopefully, they have found the cause and gotten everything under control.
I have talked to both Jettie (Chester) and Georgia (Richard). Jettie said she and Chester were both okay, but Georgia said Richard was having a lot of trouble with one eye.
I guess there’s not much that can be done about it now. From what the doctor said, it was the result of 50 years of diabetes.
Our daughter-in-law Redia (Billy Wayne’s wife) has also been a diabetic for 50 years or more, and she has trouble with night driving, as does Richard.
Oma Hatton, it was good to read your column last week. I miss you when you aren’t there. I hope all is well with you and yours.
Hello to all the others who write. I read every column every week, including Relon Hampton and others. I never know when and where I will run across the name of someone I know or have met along the way.
I have met through emails, phone calls, letters and in person so many wonderful people since I sent in my first pitiful off ering. I had no idea if it would be printed, as I make no claims to being a writer, but have always loved to write letters, which really started when I lived in the dorm at Stuart Robinson School.
My family got a letter just about every week and I’m sure Mom sometimes had to work a puzzle to figure it out. Sometimes I would write first line the usual way, then turn the paper and write next line upside down. Sometimes first line was as usual and the second line I would put at the bottom, and on from there.
Sometimes I would write all around the page, ending in the middle. I bet by now you are thinking, something ain’t right with her, she surely must be a mite off center.
“Thank you” to The Mountain Eagle for taking a chance. I hope there have been no regrets.
The Engle-Sergent picnic will be August 8, on a Sunday, at Hill Top Park in Elyria, from noon until 4:45. I haven’t heard when the Letcher County picnic will be, but soon as I find I out will have it printed. I’m hoping for a big crowd at both.
A few years ago there was a Millstone picnic at Brunswick, which I attended twice, and met so many from Millstone. Some I knew about, as Dad and Mom knew practically everyone in that area.
I have been in contact with lots of relatives and friends from the beautiful mountains of Letcher County. So many have left the mountains and gone on to a more beautiful land. I miss them all.
I just got a call from Georgia, and she and Richard will be stopping by later for a visit. I guess I should get a cake or cupcakes in the oven.
Sorry about this. I think someone has been rambling on and on, not me! Oh yeah, I guess that’s what happens when one has a bad case of cabin fever. Forgive me?
Until next time I’m sending my love and prayers your way. Stay well, stay warm, be safe and be happy. May your nights be filled with sweet dreams, and your days be calm and peaceful.
Emma Lou Engle, 4801 Clifton Ave., Lorain, OH 44055, emmalouengle@ yahoo.com, (440) 233-7548.