Hello friends and neighbors, and how is everyone this sunny but frosty morning? It’s supposed to get up to 60 degrees more or less today. I can handle that! This whole week has been pretty nice days, but nights are something else.
I am doing well for an ole biddy, but Red has been having some pretty rough days. Oh well! I guess at this stage of life one can’t expect too much.
I’m cooking a pot of soup beans and a small cooking of mustard greens. Yeah, I know I said I wasn’t picking any more; I fibbed. The sun was shining yesterday and mustard looked so pretty and green just couldn’t help myself.
I called Jettie to check on her and Chester. She said they were both well, had been getting all outside work done before winter. I think most of ours is finished. We even washed the car yesterday.
I have talked to Georgia. She said all their family are doing okay. Brandon has a basketball game this evening and Bailee is a cheerleader so Richard and Georgia plan to attend and they plan to stop by here afterward.
I still haven’t made any plans for Thanksgiving. I guess I’m really not in much of a holiday mood even though I have started getting Christmas ready. I don’t wrap anymore, I just use gift bags and with the size of our family I really need to start early.
I have received more sympathy cards and just want all to know how much I appreciate each and every one. Thank you, Rose Ballard, for your comment in The Mountain Eagle.
There were nine children born to the late Sam and Polly Ann Taylor Sergent. We lost our oldest sister, Ethel, in 1992 and Sarah Belle in 2010, who was younger than me. Now there are seven left, three girls and four boys. I don’t believe one ever gets over losing family members.
I took time out to put a chocolate chip cake in the oven. I like to make them as you mix all ingredients in baking pan so there’s only one spoon to wash. I’m not saying I’m lazy, though some may disagree with me. Truthfully, I am a bit on the lazy side.
I have so many I want to send ‘hellos’ to but it would take up too much time and space so I’ll just send one huge hello to all. I do have several letters to write but for some reason I just can’t seem to sit still long enough, but I do promise to get busy.
Just about all leaves have fallen around here, making the trees seem bare and cold. We do have one tree out back that is still beautiful and full of greenish gold leaves mixed with a pale yellow, gorgeous when the sun is shining right on it.
I just can’t seem to concentrate so I might as well call it quits for now, but before I do just want to send my love and get well wishes to my two sisters. They have both been having health issues. Anna Lea said she was feeling better but still doesn’t sound so good. She was a pretty sick girl for a couple of weeks or more, and Jeanie spent some time in the hospital with pneumonia and her back. She also says she is better but she doesn’t sound too good either. Both of you please take very good care of yourselves. Love you!
Wishing all a pleasant week and hoping all will be well with you now and always. Love, prayers and peace to all.
Emma Lou Engle, 4801 Clifton Ave., Lorain, OH 44055, (440) 233-7548, emmalouengle@ yahoo.com.