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The bad thing about not cooking is no leftovers

Northeast Ohio

I received my issue of The Mountain Eagle and was saddened to read about the death of Tom Gish. My deepest sympathy to all his family, friends and relatives. I never met Tom Gish but have heard the name for years.

I did meet some of the family at Pine Mountain Grill a couple of years ago. They were so very gracious even though I did disturb their lunch. I don’t remember apologizing, but I do so now, please forgive me, and I am so very, very sorry for your loss.

Howdy to everyone and I hope all had an unforgettable Thanksgiving. We did go to Golden Coral with Bill and Redia. We finally convinced them to let us treat, and of course Bill had us an argument as usual. I had to convince him to listen to and respect his elders. The bad thing about not cooking at home is not having any leftovers.

Had a most interesting phone visit with Gladys Smith of North Carolina. I do believe I could have talked for hours. That’s what happens when I hear from someone from the mountains who grew up the same way I did. Howdy, Gladys. I do hope you and all your family are well.

On the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, kind of late in the afternoon there was a knock on the door, and when I answered there stood a delivery man with a basket of gorgeous flowers! The card read, “Happy Thanksgiving”, and was signed your anonymous friend. So to my good friend I send my sincere thanks.

Believe it or not, I have most of my Christmas shopping done and have mailed out several cards. I have a lot more to send. I try to do some each day.

Red and I attended Little Edna Church. It was pretty cold but there was a good crowd. All in all it was a good meeting. I always enjoy the singing. Hargis Tuttle sang, “There Was One Drop He Shed Just For Me,” a beautiful song and he is a really good singer. He’s from the mountains of Kentucky, and it seems I did hear he was from Knott County.

This Sunday will be church at Pleasant View, and we want to go but it will depend on how well Red is feeling, and the weather. By Sunday the forecast is for snow and from what the weatherman says it won’t just be a few flakes but a goodly amount. Winter done got here! Been a cold windy day here, no rain or snow but I do believe the temperature almost made it to 40 degrees.

Did you read the recipes the little ones decided for their turkeys and other dishes? They were so cute and I discovered that two relatives told how they would fix their turkeys, Luke and Alli Goins, twin grandchildren of my sister, Anna Lea Goins, and the children of Ronny and Tiffany Goins. They have a younger sister, Kelsey. Wouldn’t want to hurt their feelings but I just don’t believe I could eat dinner with them. Luke was leaving the feathers on his turkey and Alli was going to shoot hers with a real gun, which Dad and Mom had to buy for her.

I talked to Georgia. All were doing well except Richard had taken a fall in the bathtub and had some sore spots. Guess one doesn’t have to be in their 80s to take a tumble.

Haven’t seen or talked to Bill and Redia today, but they were by yesterday bringing us 500 plus pieces of clothing (pants and shirts) to check and sort. I have worked on them today and will finish them in the morning.

I’m suffering from a severe mental block, so I am gonna call it quits for now.

Have a good week, stay warm, stay well and love and prayers to all.

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

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