Whitesburg KY

Time to add extra cover to your bed

It is a dreary, cloudy and drizzly day here and none too warm either. We’ve really had lots of rain and it isn’t a bit warm here. Oh well, we takes what we get.

I had to add extra cover to our bed, and if it keeps getting colder will have to turn up the heat.

I do hope everyone is well and had a great weekend. It was Labor Day and that’s just what I did. I’m still trying to get my house in order. Not an easy job for an old decrepit person such as me.

I want to send condolences to the family of Judy (Potter) Webb of Lagrange, formerly of Letcher County, who left on her final journey this week. She was Georgia’s first cousin. Her husband died about seven months ago. She leaves a daughter, Nina; a son, Timmy; a sister, May Ruth Bentley; a brother; plus many other relatives and lots of friends. All have my prayers and my deepest sympathy.

Red has talked to his sisters, Nina and Mae, brother Charles, nieces Carleta, Terri and Frances. Most seem to be doing very well except Nina, who isn’t doing well at all. Terri said her mom, Jean, seems to be well satisfied at the nursing home.

I have talked to Jeanie, Georgia and Jettie, and no one really complained. Jeanie is really excited, as are Phil and Christy. They will soon be on their way to New York. They plan to be there to welcome another precious grandson. Yes, Carson will soon have a little brother, Cameron. There’s nothing more precious than a wee babe to love, cuddle and spoil.

Speaking of babies, how could I forget the birthdays of our two youngest, Jennifer’s two young daughters. Elizabeth’s is on Sept. 16, and baby Brooklyn on Sept. 15. They are both beautiful little girls. Not that I’m partial or anything. Northeast Ohio

Catharine is back to work now but not on long shifts. She is doing better but has a long way to go. Valerie is doing very well with her therapy. Redia had eye surgery, and she and Bill both had been working their hinnies off. I wish we were able to help them but the ole gray mare isn’t what she used to be.

I’m sure many of you remember Kernel ‘Buddy’ King from the Whitesburg area. I just found out that he is seriously ill and in a hospital in Davenport, Iowa. Please remember him in your prayers and also his wife Doris (Phillips) King, who is not very well herself.

I have finally gotten a few letters mailed, but still have lots more to write.

Red talked with Charles this afternoon. He had been to visit Jean, said she was doing okay. I talked with Georgia, their granddaughter, and found out that Lauren (Ricky’s girl) had to be taken to the emergency room recently, but after tests, scans and other procedures, they sent her home, but she had to go see her family doctor the next day. I sure hope it’s nothing serious.

It finally stopped raining, and just had periods of clouds and sunshine. It did turn warmer so I marched myself to garden and picked lots of beans, which will go in freezer.

I had quite a scare today. As I went to pick up lunch for us, the brakes on car went all the way down. Talk about driving like the little old lady from Pasadena, this old lady did.

I don’t know what time Catharine gets off work tonight, so I think I’ll just call a halt. It’s almost time to cook supper anyway. So until next week, same time, same place, look for me because I’ll be there, God willing.

Have a blessed day, a peaceful night, warm days and happy hearts. Love and prayers to all.

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

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