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Rescuer nominated as hero of the month

Northeast Ohio

Hi, I hope you’re feeling better than I am. I had surgery on my arm last week, and they had to insert a plate.

I’m doing OK though. I have a real good nurse, but this poor patient husband of mine is overextending himself taking care of me.

I want to wish each and every one a blessed Christmas and a healthy, happy New Year, and I also want to thank everyone for the beautiful Christmas cards we have received. I didn’t get mine out in time.

I read in The Mountain Eagle about Jr. Welch dying. I knew him and his late wife even before my dad died in 1979. I met them when I would go to church with Dad and Mom.

Lavenna makes some delicious cakes and anytime I was down there and had a special occasion, I would order a cake from her.

Jr. used to call Mom ‘Lawnmower’ because she accidentally put her fingers under the running mower to dislodge some grass, and shaved the ends of her fingertips off. So I ended up being ‘Lawnmower Junior’.

I want to thank my grand-niece for maybe saving my life. Her name is Jordan LeeAnn Sergent, a daughter of Ricky and Joyce, a granddaughter of Richard and Georgia. She’s 15 years old and for some reason didn’t feel like going to school. When I fell I yelled, but nobody could hear me. There was no traffic, as everyone had gone to work. The school buses had run, and there was no one about.

Jordan just happened to be sitting by the window in Georgia’s living room, and said she heard me call but thought it was a cat. For some reason she glanced out the window and saw me. She flew out the door with no shoes and no coat. When Georgia saw her she came behind her.

They got me up, took me in the house and put me on the couch. Georgia asked her why she went out without shoes and her answer was, “Mamaw, shoes weren’t a priority. Auntie was lying out there and couldn’t get up, and she was freezing.”

So I now nominate Jordan as hero of the month.

I want to thank everyone for the calls and cards they have sent and for the help I have received from Bill and Redia, Richard and Georgia and Catharine.

Wishing everyone well and happy holidays. Love and prayers. Emma Lou Engle, 4801 Clifton Ave., Lorain, OH 44055, (440) 233-7548, emmalouengle@ yahoo.com.


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