Howdy friends and neighbors, and of course all of the family members, both Engles and Sergents.
Hope this finds all in tip- top condition and enjoying the beautiful weather we are having. Today has been kind of a mish- mash day with periods of clouds, sun, and some pretty strong winds now and then. Got up Tuesday morning to a pretty good frost but so far the only things that I have seen that were completely brown, withered and on the ground were the magnolia, or tulip trees, or whatever one might call them. I do know that they have a name, just can’t seem to recall it right now. Not that I’m forgetful. Believe that if you want, seems to be a most of the time affliction lately. Could I be getting old? Nah, already there.
Have gotten several calls today and I guess the worst one was from cousin Denver Profitt of Romulus, Mich., with news that no one wants to hear. An Old Regular Baptist preacher has gone home. Johnnie Bentley (Audrey) is now at peace and rest with no more troubles, pain, or sorrow. This is a couple we met at different churches over the years and we dearly loved both of them. It just did my heart good whenever I saw them walk into the church building.
Just had the nicest talk with Patsy (Larry) Newsome. They are a very special couple and we really do love them.
Had a nice long talk with cousin, Harold Taylor of Edgewood, Md. He and wife Millie recently returned from spending some time in Florida. Also had a call from a very nice lady from Greenwood, Ind.
Hattie Chitwood, you can be expecting a letter from Lorain soon and I want to thank you for the condolences concerning my brother, Chester.
Also want to thank Jean Cook, Mildred Perdue, and everyone else who sent cards and/or called with such comforting words.
Red has gotten calls from his brother Charles and niece, Carleta (Engle) Adams. Always love to hear from family.
Just talked to Jettie. She’s managing fairly well, has some really bad days and some just so-so.
Bill will be sending this in and he closes the store at 6 p.m. Catherine will be attending a concert in Cleveland.
Before I close, I have to tell you what a stupid thing one old woman did. Don’t think I will disclose her name since it might be a bit embarrassing. She went to pick up a few groceries, parked her car, unfastened her seat belt, turned off the ignition, removed the key and put it in her pocket, exited the car after locking it from the inside, did her shopping, came to the car and felt in her pocket for her keys. Not there or in any pocket. Looked inside and guess what was in plain sight on the seat. Yep! Keys.
Had either missed her pocket or fell out because they weren’t in far enough. Sent out an SOS to her son who came rushing to rescue just like a knight in shining armor.
So all’s well that ends well. A true story.
Almost six, so I’ve got to rush, rush, rush. Wishing all a happy week, good health, and hope you are having warmer weather than we’ve been having. Mother Nature sure pulled a dirty April Fool’s early trick on us. I was loving the warm sunshine. Oh well! We take what we get.
Be good to yourself and to each other. Love and prayers.