Well, today is the first day of December and, believe you me, that’s exactly what it feels and looks like. There’s a cold, cold wind blowing off the lake and we did have snow this morning. Not a lot, but it was really coming down for awhile. We had to go pick up a few groceries and I was really wishing for some Long John’s.
Before I forget, want to get the December anniversaries and birthdays sent out. I should have done so before, but hit a lazy patch.
Anniversary congratulations to Chester and Jettie Quillen Sergent, North Ridgeville, on the first, and to Denver and Lorene Profitt, Romulus, Mich., on the 18th. Wishing both couples a long, happy and loving life.
Happy birthday to the following: Phil Adams, Louisville, on the fifth; Lorene Profitt, Romulus, Mich., on the 10th; Angela Hunsucker, Eolia, on the 19th; her daughter, Sandy Holbrook on the 29th and also Otho Holcomb, Elyria, on the 29th. Wishing each and everyone a perfect birthday and may you live to celebrate many, many others. Not too much cake, okay?
My heart is absolutely aching for Loretta Adams, of Whitesburg. Her 62-year-old son, Gary, is seriously ill in a hospital in Tennessee. The whole family is in need of all the prayers that are possible, so would each and every one say a prayer that God will give them the strength and courage to face whatever is in His plan. Loretta, my love and prayers are with you.
I heard from Clara Pfister, Clarkston, Mich., and she is home now and seems to be doing well after surgery. Her sister, Kathy Hofmann, of Erlanger, is now in Michigan and planning to spend at least two weeks with Clara. It’s always so special when sisters can be together.
Oops! I started to get a Christmas card ready for cousin Greta Taylor Joseph, of Louisville, and remembered she and husband, Doug will be celebrating 49 years together on Dec. 26. Congratulations you two, and I’m wishing you many, many more years together. If we make it to Jan. 26, 2011, we will celebrate 65 years of marriage.
Georgia called, and she and Richard plan to attend a ballgame at Clearview where Brandon is playing basketball, and Bailee is one of the cheerleaders. They plan to stop by here after the game. It’s a good thing it’s an indoor game, the weather is wicked, in the low 20s. But after seeing what devastation other places are experiencing, I’ll just be thankful it isn’t worse around here.
I’m doing fairly well, but can’t say the same for Red. He’s still on the puny list. We’re just thankful that we are still around and neither of us is past going. We’re a little slow perhaps, like a turtle or snail.
I’ve really been busy trying to get gifts ready and
EYE Care cards in the mail. Time just seems to be going too fast. Does anyone know a way to slow time?
Belated birthday wishes to Kernel ‘Buddy’ King, Davenport, Io., on Dec. 1, and congratulations to Buddy and Doris Phillips King, who will be celebrating Dec. 12. Love you both and wishing you the best now and always.
I’m sure I missed some birthdays and anniversaries, not that I’ve gotten a bit forgetful, but just what was it I was talking about? If I forgot anyone I now send you a big happy birthday and anniversary congratulations, and hope you have a good one!
Hello to all my Sergent and Engle families. I hope everyone is well and looking forward to a most joyous Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.
This is Emma Lou Engle signing off for now, but will return next week. Same time, same place. In the meantime have a good week, stay warm and be happy, love and prayers to all.
Emma Lou Engle, 4801 Clifton Ave., Lorain, Oh., 44055, (440) 233-7548, emmalouengle@ yahoo.com.