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Virginia, Letcher visitors go to Ohio

We’re back to hot, humid weather after several days of my kind of weather. We do need some rain; our garden is looking pretty thirsty. There have been several storms and heavy rains around us, but for some reason they missed us except for a few sprinkles.

I hope everyone had a good week, and I do hope your summer is a most pleasant one. We have had a most pleasant week. Our company arrived Friday and left Tuesday morning.

What a great visit we had with Mae (Engle) Sowards, Pound, Va., and Creighton and Carleta (Engle) Adams, Eolia. We did nothing special, just got caught up on all the news we have been missing since we can’t get down to talk to everyone. It sure was good having them and so lonesome after they left.

Red’s sister-law, Goldie Engle, left her home at Letcher Manor and went to join her husband Chalmer in their new home. Now they will have no more sickness, aches or pains. My sympathy to her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends. She died at Whitesburg Hospital Sunday, July, 18.

We lost Bob in 2002, eight years ago, and I still miss him and think about him every day and probably always will.

I’ve had phone calls from three I consider special friends in the past few days. First Nellie Banks called, then Miss Rose, and last night Clara Pfister, and I must say I enjoyed every minute of each call.

We also got a call from our grandson, David, one of our long distance drivers. We always love hearing from him as we don’t get to see him very often. He was in town and was calling to let us know he’d planned to stop by, but got a call and had a load that had to be in Texas quickly, and was getting ready to pull out.

I talked to Sarah Belle, and she’s home now. Buford and Johnell had been there and were leaving that day. Anna Lea came up to spend some time with her. I’d really like to go down and spend a day with them, and will if I can get someone to go with me. Sarah isn’t doing all that well, and your prayers would be most appreciated. Thank you!

Hello and many thanks to Red’s nephew, Orbin Engle, of Virginia. The fudge and chocolate cake were delicious, and thank you for the canned goods. They will be a pleasant addition to our winter meals.

Hello to Faye Anderson, it was so good to hear from you. It’s been a long time, hasn’t it? If ever we get back to Letcher County we must get together. I always ask Anna Lea about you when I talk to her.

I’ve had sort of a busy time today. I picked a basket of beans, fixed and cooked them, did laundry, went to store and took a nap. This old body had just ran out of steam. I have a pone of cornbread in the oven, and it’s going to be done pretty soon now.

Georgia just called, and she talked to Red as I was in the midst of stirring and said she and Richard might stop by later. I just peeked at my cornpone, and it’s nice and brown and smells great. I wonder how it’s going to taste.

Red has talked to Charles, Jean, Mae and Carleta, and Creighton called to let us know they were safe at home.

It’s almost 8 o’clock, time for Kitty Catt to come show up on our doorstep, so I had better get a move on. I just have to watch ‘Jeopardy’ each evening, and sometimes I surprise myself by knowing the correct answer, or on ‘Jeopardy’ it’s the correct question.

We are in a severe thunderstorm warning and some places have tornado warnings.

Hopefully by next week I will have more to write about. I think I’ll start keeping notes.

Have a good week, be well, be happy and peace be with you. Love and prayers, Emma Lou Engle, 4801 Clifton Ave, Lorain, OH 44055. (440) 233-7548, emmalouengle@ yahoo.com

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