Hi all. For about the sixth day Mister Sol has been a most welcome visitor. Not only has it been a most beautiful sight to behold but it has also been warmer, up to 60 degrees a couple of days. And the snow is slowly melting. Good that it is slow, else there would be flooding in some areas. I guess I’ll just sit back and wait for 80-plus degrees.
I had my last visit with the surgeon. Got some good news and some not so good. My wrist has healed but that dirty rotten scoundrel, Mister Arthur Ritis, has decided my right hand would make an ideal dwelling place. He just moved right in and made himself at home, with all the aches, pain and stiff ness he is so famous for.
I knew there were some things I tried to do and they would almost bring tears to my eyes. Oh, well, that’s life, no one ever said it would be easy.
I haven’t tried quilting yet, but have been appliquéing a little Dutch girl set of blocks. It’s a slow go, but I have no time limit to meet.
Today has been our warmest yet, the temperature must have reached 60. I know a lot of you have had much warmer weather, but I’ll take it and be ever so thankful.
Gladys Smith called from North Carolina, and she has not been all that well lately. Please keep her in your prayers. We did speak of one thing and I think it would be great if we could manage to do something about it. We think it would be great if all who write columns for The Mountain Eagle
could meet somewhere Memorial weekend and get acquainted. I’m thinking Pine Mountain Grill, which is where we usually have our meals. Red and I are making plans to be in Letcher County then, but who knows what might happen before.
Clara Pfister from Michigan called, and we talked and talked. I have never met her but I feel as though I’ve known her forever. She has a sister, Kathy, in Erlanger, and she, too, seems like a longtime friend. I just love them.
I got a call from a sweet lady, Dorothy Potter, in South Carolina. We didn’t get to talk as long as usual as I was in the middle of cooking, but she did tell me her son, Ty Potter, who will be 60 on Nov. 12, has liver cancer and is in need of prayers. Dorothy, I will write you real soon. Keep the faith that everything will be all right.
Richard and Georgia stopped by and helped clean up some food. I roasted a turkey, made mashed potatoes, green beans, gravy and biscuits. The turkey had been in the freezer since Christmas. Oh, I almost forgot, I also had dressing. Catharine came in and also helped clean up food.
I did something yesterday I hadn’t done since Dec. 10, I drove the car. I didn’t do too bad at all, just a wee bit hard to put it in gear. So you could say things seem to be looking up. Would be in good shape, let’s change that to good condition.
I guess I’d better say quits for now but before I do, I want to say hello to Rose Ballard. Thank you, Rose, for the cards, your caring and for mentioning us in The Mountain Eagle.
I got your cards today, Mildred. I had to laugh when I read the one for Red. Thank you so very much for the cards and for caring. Will write soon.
You all have a blessed, peaceful week. Stay well, be happy and think spring. Next week, same time, same place.
Emma Engle, 4801 Clifton Ave., Lorain, OH 44055, (440) 233-7548, emmalouengle@ yahoo.com.