Whitesburg KY

Rains affected mustard greens

My dear friends and relatives, I thought I would write a few lines to let you know how things are going around here and maybe find out how it is with you and yours.

Red has had a really bad week. In fact, one night thought I was going to have to call an ambulance and take him to the hospital. He has been a wee bit better today. I’m doing fairly well.

I checked the garden this morning and what a great surprise. The beans I replanted are just about showing above ground and the tomato plants are doing well.

Have received several most welcome calls. Dor- othy Potter of Madison, called and we had a really good visit. Another call was from Clara Pfister of Clarkston, Mich., and we were gabbing away when my cell phone rang and when Red answered, it was Catharine at the back door and I had already locked up. Northeast Ohio

Our friend Milford Clark called Sunday. He was telling us about one of the Old Regular Baptist Church members who had died, Kenny Robinson of True Vine Church in Clinton. Kenny was moderator there.

We also got a call from two dear people, Jay and Beulah Sammons, who belong at Little Edna Church here in Lorain. I have also talked to Red’s brother, Charles.

Did everyone have a good week? Did you have a picnic or cookout? We spent the weekend at home.

Bill and Redia went to Columbus for the day. Most of Redia’s people are buried there. She got to see several of her family and also a friend, Mary Turner. Mary was Redia’s bridesmaid when she and Bill got hitched.

How is the weather where you are? We have had a couple days of 90 degrees, more in some areas, but today was just perfect, 83 degrees, sunny and warm with a balmy breeze which kept it from being humid.

I picked some mustard today. It just isn’t what it usually is but still tastes good. Too many hard rains and winds so it’s like the one who sowed it, sort of bowed and beaten down.

I talked to Georgia today, and she and Richard are attending granddaughter Lauren’s graduation. She said they might stop by for a cup of coffee and a slice of cake if it isn’t too late.

This letter is for everyone but I still have individual letters to write. In fact, I got a sweet one from Don and Ava Blair of Williamsburg. I was so glad to know they are doing well and taking some trips. Way to go, friends!

I would like to take this opportunity to invite everyone who has ties to the Engle or Sergent families to attend our picnic on July 31 at Hill Top Park in Elyria, from 12 to 4:45 p.m. Singers and musicians will be most welcome.

Don’t forget the Letcher County picnic on Sept. 10 ( the first Saturday after Labor Day) at Mill Hollow Park in Vermilion, from 1:30 p.m. to whenever. We’re hoping for a huge crowd at both picnics. Please consider attending.

I will close for now but you will be hearing from me again. Have a happy week and now that school is no longer in session, please watch out for the precious little ones. Keep them safe and well.

Hoping to hear from some of you. With love and prayers, Emma Lou Engle, 4801 Clifton Ave., Lorain, OH 44055, (440) 233-7548, emmalouengle@yahoo.com.

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