Hi all. I sure hope everything is better there than here. I thought things were going to get better but that didn’t happen.
Last week I had to call an ambulance to take Red to the emergency room. He had been in distress almost a week. All of us tried to get him to go sooner, but his excuse was that he couldn’t leave me alone. I know there are lots I can’t do with my left hand, but I’m sure the family would have been right here when and if I needed help.
He had a UTI and a bad bladder infection. They prescribed nine days of antibiotics and two dosages of three pills a day.
I sure hope none of you ever need these unless you have a good prescription plan, as six pills cost him over $260!
I have gotten several phone calls this week and I’d like to thank each and every one who called, and wish I could really express how much I enjoy your calls and how much I enjoy chatting with you.
My dear friend Joyce (Gaynell) Adkins called from Columbus, Ind., and said that she and her husband Doug were okay, but a 13-year-old nephew in Kentucky had a headon collision with a fourwheeler while sledding. He broke his nose in three or four places and one eye was knocked out of the socket. They had to do some surgery, but he came home for a few days, and then had to go back to the hospital to have the eye removed.
Alex L. Hall from Sturgis, formerly of Ermine, called. He also called my cousin, Eva Dale Douglas in Sacramento, Calif., formerly of Craft’s Colly. She and Alex were friends.
I got a call from Rita Goodman in McRoberts, and then Clara Pfister from Michigan, Norma Toller from Millstone, and Gladys Smith of Bolivia, N.C.
I called my brothers and sisters recently to impart some sad news. Our brother Chester and his wife Jettie called and said that their son Rodney’s daughter, Rachel Sergent, was found in a park in Cleveland, dead. She was in her late 20’s, and no one is exactly sure just what happened yet. A detective said he didn’t see any sign of foul play, but they are checking everything out.
She lived in Strongsville and worked in a nursing home there. The family can’t figure out what she was doing in Cleveland.
Wyers Funeral Chapel here in the community handled funeral arrangements. Jettie said they were going to have the body cremated.
Red has been in bed practically all day. He’s not doing well at all, but my arm is beginning to feel better. Maybe my next doctor’s visit I can get a shorter cast, or this one removed.
The family is still bringing food and treating us like family.
Do you think I’m getting better at dictating? Do you think maybe I’d make a good boss lady?
Well, I guess that’s the end of my dictation for this week. If the good Lord’s willing and the creek don’t rise, I will be in touch next week. Love and prayers.
Emma Lou Engle, 4801 Clifton Ave., Lorain, OH 44055, (440)233-7548, emmalouengle@ yahoo.com.