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Snow, rain cause flooding



Hey everyone, hope your week was much better than ours. Friday, we had a blizzard-like snowstorm with white-out winds and enough snow fell on what was already on the ground that it ended up about 16 inches. It was so cold none had melted, so what else could happen?

Something did; it rained so hard one could believe the heavens just opened up and the floodwaters came down. Our sump pump was working overtime so about three o’clock in the morning Red went down to check it, and he came right back up. There was water in basement, not near the pump but the front of the house, and it was coming in a steady stream. Northeast Ohio

It must have been a combination of snow melting mixed with so much rain. We had to move a few items but most were on shelves or in huge plastic containers.

I guess you could say we were pretty lucky, but we did have a lot of mopping up to do as the water wouldn’t stop. We go down every day and work a while so you can imagine just how bone weary these two oldies are right now.

I talked to Georgia today, and she says she is feeling much better and I must say she sounded a lot better. I just hope and pray they’ve found her problem and can fix it.

I have heard from Jeanie and Jettie this week and Red talked to Charles and his niece Frances. No one was complaining so everything must be okay.

Billy Wayne called and said he and Redia were well, but he was pretty tired. He had a busy day and had to work alone and they have to get up early in the morning to go pick up work clothes.

Any signs of spring in and around Letcher County? This is one year I really wish it would come early. I am so tired of all the cold, ice, snow and wind. I think I will just crawl into bed, cover my head and sleep until the first of April.

Another rainstorm is predicted for the weekend. Just what we need.

Hello to Floyd Meade Jr. and family in Orange, Tex. I hope everyone is well. I just wanted to let you know I put the onions out sometime ago, but I don’t know what’s happening with them. I haven’t seen the garden since away back when. Soon, maybe.

I just received a very nice and unexpected phone call from Beefhide. Hello, Jack Stewart, and thank you so much for the call and the nice things you said. Jack lived and worked here in Lorain several years before moving back home. At one time he must have been almost a neighbor as he lived on Bond Ave and we first lived on Vincent Ave, then moved to Liberty Ave. They are all in the same neighborhood.

He drove a school bus part time for Clearview School System. Both our sons graduated from Clearview but went to Vincent School, lower grades, a short distance from home and Clearview High School and lived within walking distance so they never had to ride bus.

I’d like to extend a personal invitation to his daughter, Barbara Slack, to join us at the Letcher County picnic on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 1: 30 p. m. until whenever at Mill Hollow Park in Vermilion. I’d like to include Jack in the invitation.

We do know and are really fond of some of his relatives, Emerson and Mae Gray. Mae is his cousin. Red always looks forward to seeing them, and he loves talking with Emerson. I hope to see both of you this year.

While I was taking my daily afternoon nap, Red said Georgia had called. It’s been awhile since they were here. Either Georgia didn’t feel well or the weather was too bad. It will be good to see them.

Redia also called while I was having my beauty nap. I declare, I have been taking beauty naps for several years and I see no improvement at all. It seems to be a lost cause.

Hello to Cliff Tyree in Tiffin. I somehow got the impression you had been on the puny list. I really hope you are feeling much better. I also wanted to say Red and I watch ‘Country Bluegrass Gospel Time’ every week and really enjoy it. We always look for you and miss you when you aren’t on. We consider you a downhome boy. Please let the others know how much we enjoy the program and we would like to have each and every one join us at the Letcher County picnic. Okay?

Richard and Georgia just left and I’m running late. Catharine will be here most anytime now.

Wishing all a wonderful week, a happy heart and think spring. Love and prayers to all.

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



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