Howdy friends, neighbors and relatives. I hope this finds one and all in good health and enjoying the kind of weather we are having. It’s just about perfect.
Isn’t spring a most glorious season? It seems to be when the world seems to come alive again, and as though there’s a rebirth and all things are new again.
For the first time that I can remember April has given us some fantastic weather, such beautiful, warm, sunshiny weather. I do believe Mother Nature is treating us to a spectacular preview of coming events.
I don’t know how it might be in your corner of the world, but here it is unbelievable. Some trees have leaves of a goodly size, others tiny ones and some are just budding. Tulip trees are just gorgeous dressed in their spring gowns of purplish-pink, forsythia is now a golden yellow, Bradford pear trees are showing off their perfect shaping in their lovely bridal whites, cherry umbrellas are being very coy with their hanging pink blossoms, spring flowers of many colors and hues are lifting their heads toward the sun.
The grass is a lush green that just begs a person to shuck their shoes and walk barefoot over it. Birds are lifting their voices in a medley of happy tunes. Mister Sol is beaming down and gently blowing a warmth over all. Mister Wind is causing a gentle, warm breeze, causing trees and flowers to sway back and forth and the grass to ripple like a slow, lazy ocean wave. Mister Rain is so filled with emotion that his warm tears fall to earth giving a much-needed drink to all living things.
This is definitely not a plan of any mortal man, it has to be the work of a master artist.
I didn’t hear from Jeanie this week. Calvin and Mary (my son and daughter-inlaw) were coming in from New York and were going to spend some time with them.
They don’t get to see them that often and I didn’t want to disrupt their visit. I hope they had a good one, which I’m sure they did.
Red’s eye has been looking some better, for which I am very thankful. It kind of makes me more hopeful about our trip to the mountains.
Well here it is Thursday, and what a diff erence a day makes. I can’t find spring, it’s got up and went. We had a pretty bad storm during the night, and still having rain and wind and it is getting downright cold. I guess we just got a bit spoiled with all the sunshine and warmth.
Bill and Redia were by this week, and they are both well, but busy. They’re trying to get everything ready so they can move as soon as the new store is finished. I think both bathrooms are done, and they’re working on wiring now, and there’s some partitions to be put up. They’re hoping to be in by May 1.
I have talked with Georgia, and she’s still having sinus problems and will be having another surgery. I hope this will take care of everything.
Richard has been having trouble with his diabetes. It goes really high sometimes and then too low. I just hope he will see his doctor and see if they can get it regulated.
I haven’t talked to Chester and Jettie this week. I don’t think Red has heard from any of his family this week. Maybe before the week is over.
I’ve got a correction to make, I said the Letcher County Picnic was from noon to six, wrong! It will be from one to six on Saturday, Sept. 11, at Mill Hollow Park in Vermilion.
Also remember the Engle picnic, Sunday, May 30, all day at the Community Senior Citizens Center, the Old Flat Gap School, Flat Gap, Va., and the Engle-Sergent picnic Sunday, Aug. 8, from noon to 4:45 p.m. at Hill Top Park in Elyria.
I’m hoping we’ll be able to attend all three of these and will get to see lots of kinfolk, friends and neighbors. See you there.
I just haven’t tried quilting yet, but I do have most of the Dutch Girl blocks finished.
I put dinner in the oven. I do a lot of that lately, either a TV dinner or something to bake, and sometimes I do a crockpot meal.
I’m getting lazy in my old age, but I do think I’ll bake a chocolate chip cake once the oven is available.
I got a most welcome call from a dear cousin, Beulah Bentley in Jackson. Beulah, I really loved talking with you and I hope someday soon we can meet and do our gabbing face to face. I love you and hope your birthday on April 21 will be a very special one.
Oh my, here I have been rambling on and on and still haven’t said anything. I do apologize if I have bored you.
Hello to all you who write columns. Have you given any thought to trying to meet somewhere Memorial Weekend?
I think it would be fun to try to put a face to the words, though I would have no trouble with Oma Hatton and Rose Ballard. I count them as dear friends.
I’m going to give you a break and shut up. Wishing all a blessed peaceful week and a great summer.
Stay well and keep smiling. Love and prayers to all.
Emma Lou Engle, 4801 Clifton Ave., Lorain, OH 44055, (440) 233-7548, emmalouengle@ yahoo.com.