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Mornin’ all, ‘tis a cool damp morning here, but is supposed to go to 40 degrees. We had a beautiful sunshiny day yesterday (Wednesday) and tomorrow, New Year’s Eve is supposed to be 52 with 53 on New Year’s Day. I’ll take it and be ever so grateful for every higher degree.

Any plans for a New Year’s celebration? Guess we’ll just spend a quiet evening at home. I do want to wish for everyone a happy, healthy, peaceful and prosperous New Year.

Got some birthday wishes to send for January, but before I get into that got to wish our great-grandson a belated happy birthday. How could I forget this one? I’m not sure. Damian Gage had a birthday December 24, our early Christmas present. I’m sorry, Damian.

Now for the New Year and I do hope every one has the best birthday ever. On the 7th, my nephew, Wendell Phillip Sanders; on the 9th, Red’s niece, Terri (Hunsucker) Shortt and also his sister Jean’s great-grandson, Hunter Holbrook; on the 15th Red’s niece, Janie (Engle) Sturgill; on the 17th, Hunter’s dad, Jody Holbrook; on the 19th, Frances Howard; on the 20th our son Billy Wayne Engle; on the 21st, our daughter in-law, Redia (Keathly) Engle; the 27th, Red’s brother Charles Engle, and also two of my nephews, Kent Sanders and the late Kert Sanders (twins). Before I forget, Patty Eubanks’s granddaughter, Cheyenne Brooke Novy, on the 18th and last but not least, grandson, Steven Wayne on the 28th.

Also have anniversary congratulations going out to Phil and Jeanie Adams in Louisville on the 11th. Oh, by the way, Red and I will celebrate our 65th on January 26.

Talked to Ronald Buford Christmas Day and I really believe he was having a bit of trouble with Johnell. She was enjoying her first white Christmas ever and was as excited as a child. Yep, Huntsville, Ala., was having snow. There was even a picture in one of our local newspapers of a Christmas tree in Huntsville with snow.

This has been a busy week and I’ve still got more to do. I’m trying to get my house back in order. The tree is down, a very hard task, took it off the crate and carried it to the basement, lights, decorations were already on it. We have put away what few Christmas items that were displayed.

Just received a package today with real dried apples, dried beans and fruitcake. Thank you so much, Colleen. Around here the apples you buy are sulfured apples. They are okay but just not the real stuff.

Talked to Georgia. She and Richard will be by tonight. It’s kinda become a tradition, their stopping by on Thursday nights. She was telling me her cousin Judy was home now but is still having physical therapy at home now after suffering a stroke earlier. She has paralysis on her right side and is in a wheelchair. Please keep Judy (Potter) Webb and her family in your prayers.

My sympathy to the family of Geraldine (Sparks) Hall (Bruce) who took her final journey recently. Geraldine was one of Georgia’s first cousins. Sympathy also to the family of young Kenny Sergent of Indian Creek.

Hadn’t heard from Bill and Redia today so I called to check on them. Bill was still working; he closes the store at 6 p.m. He said both were okay.

Haven’t talked to Catharine since Tuesday. They were supposed to go to Columbus Monday for their Christmas visit, but Jeremy wasn’t feeling well so they were going yesterday (Wednesday). They really had a nice day to travel. Jeremy’s mom, Jean, and his sister, Julie, and her family all live there.

Come the weekend I plan to get some letters written. I could make a New Year’s resolution to keep up with all letters, but knowing my track record that wouldn’t last too long.

Better get this finished before my ‘Gal Friday’ gets here. So in closing, I wish everyone a warm happy day, a night filled with peace and sweet dreams, and may only good things come your way.

Emma Lou Engle, 4801 Clifton Ave., Lorain, OH 44055, (440) 233-7548, emmalouengle@yahoo.com.



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