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Tornadoes bring devastation to many



Good morning. It ’s Wednesday morning and ‘tis a cool, dreary, rainy morning. We had tornado warnings for late last night, but all we got was rain, thunder, lightning, winds and cold temps. We are very thankful that it wasn’t any worse after seeing and hearing about the devastation suffered by so many. My heart goes out to them and my prayers are with them.

Still not looking very springlike around here, but my early mustard patch is now a reality. Yep, got it sowed, just hope it does well. Have to wait until the threat of frost is over before I can even think about planting beans or ‘maters.

I really had a happy birthday, got so many beautiful cards and calls. Bill and Redia brought dinner on Sunday and ate with us. He had to work Saturday. I got a book and a cow cream pitcher from Catharine and family. Got calls from Jettie and Chester, North Ridgeville, Oh.; Lena Stallard, Pound, Va.; Bill and Redia; Beulah Bentley, Jackson, Oh.; Iva J. Cheatham, Stanford; Ronald Buford and Johnell, Huntsville, Ala.; Buddy and Doris King, Davenport, Io., and grandson David Engle called from Arizona. Cards came from Madge Sergent, Jackson; Lena Stallard, Pound, Va.; Buddy and Doris King, Davenport, Io.; Bill and Redia; Catharine; cousin Bill Sergent, North Carolina; Jeanie and Phil Adams, Louisville, and I’m sure there are more but am having a senior moment. Thank you one and all. I had about decided to stop having birthdays, but you have changed my mind. Northeast Ohio

Before I fergit, want to wish a very, very happy birthday to the following: twins Brooke and Bailey, Tennessee, May 5; Eva Dale Douglas, California, May 9; Joyce ‘Gaynell’ Adkins, Indiana, May 15; nephew Steve Sanders, Tennessee, May 11; Red’s nephew Troy Lynn Engle, Pennsylvania, May 18; and Victoria Diane Adams, Kentucky, May 19. Wishing all a fantastic day with lots of cake, ice cream and gifts and may you live to celebrate many, many more special days.

Also, congratulations to James and Janice Jordan, Indiana, as they celebrate a wedding anniversary.

To any and all who are having special days in May, my best wishes and congratulations.

The Iva I wanted to get in touch with called me Saturday, bet we talked an hour. We’ve never met but that doesn’t matter as now I have another good friend from the hill country. It seems as though everyone from our neck of the woods is extra friendly and nice. One can’t help but love them and consider them as long time friends. Hello, Iva Cheatham, Stanford, will be in touch soon.

Hello May Ruth Bentley, saw the picture of you and the girls, beautiful! You look really good and I want to know your secret. How do you stay looking so young? Talked to Georgia ( your cousin) this morning, she’s really doing much better. Richard has had a really bad cough, but she said he was getting better. She talked to your sister, Judy Webb, guess she is doing fairly well but could use all our prayers. Hey, how about joining us at the Letcher County Picnic, Sept. 10 at Mill Hollow Park in Vermilion, Oh., OK?

Also, hello to Georgia’s aunt Nettie Bentley, Eustic, Fla.; her cousins, Janice, Florida; Sue Collins Holder, Deane, and Joyce and Arthur Sergent, also of Deane. I do hope all are doing well and wishing you a great summer with lots of sunshine.

Finally, have spotted a few trees with a smidgen of green showing. Our neighbor across the street has a dogwood tree which is absolutely brown and bare.

Got a couple more cards this week, one from Clara Pfister, Clarkston, Mich., and one from her sister, Kathy Hofmann, Erlanger. Thank you so very much, dear friends.

Dear friend, Gaynell Adkins, Columbus, Ind., said she would be coming our way around the 29th. Will be so good to see her, we have been friends for years.

Red has talked to his sisters, Vera Mae Sowards, Pound, Va., and Jean Hunsucker, Eolia, and to his brother Charles, Jenkins. All said they were doing well, but isn’t that what we all say?

Thursday evening and it’s warmer than it has been for some time. Forty degrees and in some places a few degrees more.

Hope you had a dry and happy Easter. Dry, so the children could have their Easter egg hunt.

Wishing all well and a great week. Love, prayers and peace to all.

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



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