Hi to all, and how was your week? I guess the little ones are anxiously awaiting ‘trick-or-treat’ time, something unheard of in our community.
Of course the houses were so far apart it would have taken a full day just to walk from the head of the creek (Indian Creek is what I’m talking about) to the mouth. Our house was sort of in a curve, with no other house in sight. We could whoop and holler and sing as loud as we wanted without disturbing the neighbors.
Of course that isn’t saying the birds and small animals didn’t complain in their own way.
Oh, how I sometimes miss those days when the family was all together. I’m just so thankful that the day will come when the family circle will once again be complete.
Red and I both had doctor appointments. We both had to have blood work; of course we won’t get results until later. Red goes back in two months and I go in six.
Georgia had her tests and is waiting for results. Some days she says she feels some better, then along comes some bad ones.
I have a big kettle of mustard greens on cooking and I guess I’ll have to ‘look’ and soak some soup beans to cook. If the weather stays nice, I will pick more greens to put in the freezer and will probably give Billy Wayne and Redia a good mess. Bob really liked greens, but none of his family does.
I talked to Clara Pfister of Clarkston, Mich., recently, and she is not doing well at all and needs your prayers, as do both of her sisters and their families, Kathy Hoffman of Erlanger, and Jeanette Adams and family of Isom. I just want you to know you are all now and forever in my prayers.
I was out and about Sunday, and while driving along would suddenly spy a stand of trees saying, “look at me”, and look I did! There they were, all dressed in their finest, fiery red, burnished gold, and golden yellow, mixed with diff erent shades of green and even browns and tan. A beautiful sight to behold and one that could only be created by a Master.
Jeanie called this week, and she and Phil are like the rest of us, doctor visit after doctor visit. A bit of advice for you young people, if you find a pill to keep you young, grab it, it’s no fun getting old. But as we all know, that’s the natural order of things and nothing we can do about it.
I want to thank all who have called or sent sympathy cards, as it does my heart good to know someone cares. I got calls from Clara Pfister in Michigan, from cousin Eva Dale Douglas in California, and cousin Bill in North Carolina.
I know there were others but right now my mind has decided to go blank. I got cards from Loretta Adams in Whitesburg, Jean Cook in Mayking, Sherry Haynes in Neon, and Orbin and Kate Engle in Duffield, Va. We also got calls from Red’s brother and sisters.
Richard and Georgia came by and visited a couple hours, always good to have them. Families just don’t seem to get together as much as they used to. Course it seems everyone is busy, busy, busy.
My sympathy to the family of Henry Sergent Jr., whose family, lived above us on Indian Creek. We all grew up together, though most moved to other states and cities to find work. Junior lived in Cleveland for several years. It is so sad to hear about the death of someone you have known all your life and is also a relative.
Hello to Nettie Bentley, Eustis, Fla., and I do hope you are feeling much better. To Sue Collins Holder of the Deane area, I hope all is well with you and your family.
Also, get well wishes to Arthur Sergent and to his wife Joyce. I wish you well, and send my love and prayers to all. I know what it’s like to worry and care for a loved one who is not well.
Catharine had to close tonight and said she would be late and it’s late now, so I better say so long until next time.
Have a fun Halloween and please watch for the little ones while they are out looking for treats. We bought our candy early, so we will be ready for them. They are so cute and so polite.
Be well, be happy, share a smile and a kind word with everyone you meet. Have a blessed week. Love and prayers to all.
Emma Lou Engle, 4801 Clifton Ave., Lorain, Ohio 44055, (440) 233-7548, emmalouengle@ yahoo.com.