I sincerely hope you have had a much better start on the year 2013 than Red and I have had.
First I went to the ER with severe chest pains, and spent the night there as my blood pressure went really high. It would go down some then up again.
They kept me there until about seven in the morning to keep an eye on what was going on. At around seven I was finally was moved to my room. I was diagnosed with pneumonia and prescribed an antibiotic to which I had a bad reaction. They took me off that and would not prescribe anymore.
I had a really bad episode last week and was out of it. Red said he wouldn’t have given five cents for my life. I seem to be doing better now. I may be a mite weak and my mind isn’t working at full capacity.
Now about Red. He stepped out on the patio Friday. It was kind of a warm day, no ice. Coming back in, he fell and broke his right hip and suffered a cut just over his right eye and has all kinds of bruises.
There is one short step up to porch and that’s where he fell. He had his cane, but must not have gotten his foot on the step. He had surgery was transferred to a rehab facility. I’m thinking pretty soon we should own stock in Mercy Hospital.
Poor guy, it’s like a double whammy for him, losing eyesight and now this.
Now you know why only a few Christmas cards were mailed out. I just couldn’t do any more and really missed doing them. I usually mail a hundred or more. I will try to write soon.
I have a lot of support from family, friends and my church family, food transportation, calls and visits. I could not make it without them.
I just got home from a visit with Red, and they have already had him standing. He’s in a lot of pain, which of course he will have. I just hope he will do what he has to do to heal and be able to come home. I miss him.
Joyce, Rick’s wife, took me, and on our way home stopped at Perkins for some food. We had a fine server, someone I have known all her life. Yep, Catharine waited on us.
David called and was on his way for a visit with his papaw and I’m sure he will stop by to see me.
My sincere sympathy to the family of Lawrence Beckett of Wellington, formerly from Letcher County. He leaves behind wife, Nettie (Quillen) (twin sister of Jettie Sergent), one son, daughter-in-law and one granddaughter.
There will be visitation here, then he will be taken back to Kentucky for burial. This is all I know at this time. They need your prayers.
Bill and Redia were okay when I talked to them earlier. Valerie is doing well and so is the rest of the family. At least as far as I know.
I hope this finds everyone well and happy. My love and my prayers are coming your way and soon as possible I will get back to writing letters.
Oh, by the way, the Engle Sergent picnic will be held August 18, at Hill Top Park in Elyria, from noon until 4:45. Hope to have a record crowd. See you there?
Emma Lou Engle, 4801 Clifton Ave., Lorain, OH 44055, (440) 233-7548, firstname.lastname@example.org.